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The Popcast is hosted by Jon Caramanica, a pop music critic for The New York Times. It covers the latest in pop music criticism, trends and news.
This week, just before the Grammy Awards celebrate the year that just concluded, the Popcast is celebrating the year that’s yet to unfold.
Hear What Music Will Sound Like in 2018
This week’s episode features music from nearly 20 artists the pop music staff of The New York Times — Mr. Caramanica, the chief critic Jon Pareles, the reporter Joe Coscarelli and the editor Caryn Ganz — are most looking forward to hearing more from in 2018: promising punk music, intricate bluegrass, flamboyant hip-hop and much more.
But wait, there’s more! The Popcast also welcomed staffers from other sections of The Times: Choire Sicha, Joanna Nikas and Bonnie Wertheim from the Styles desk; culture department news assistant Andrew Chow; and the software engineer James Thomas. The list includes Soccer Mommy, Bad Bunny, Ssion, Brent Faiyaz, I’m With Her, Lizzo and more — listen to a playlist of songs included in this episode below.
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