“There’s an oddly strong in-the-moment consensus on how everyone is feeling these days, and it is not good. At some point it became a routine conversational tic for all sorts of people, of all sorts of persuasions, to express, with an incredulous gesture, that things feel a bit grueling and frantic lately, don’t they? Musicians are no exception.” From the NYT Mag’s Music Issue, The 25 Songs That Matter Right Now. (The first two are from Springsteen and Ariana Grande, a double-billing that perfectly fits the bill for my ten year-old daughter and me.)