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Rolling Stone writers and editors discuss Kanye West's new album, the death of the CD and more on the latest episode of 'Rolling Stone Music Now.' Credit: Dimities Kambouris/Getty

A new episode of Rolling Stone Music Now, our first-ever podcast, is now available. Listen and subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, or check out the latest installment below.

In this episode, Rolling Stone's writers and editors jump into one of the biggest music news stories of the moment: Kanye West's pained, fragmented masterpiece The Life of Pablo. Led by Executive Editor Nathan Brackett, the panel of senior writer Rob Sheffield, staff writer Brittany Spanos and senior editor Simon Vozick-Levinson discusses the album in depth to lead off the podcast.

Stay tuned for an exclusive update on what else we're listening to around the RS office. This week, it's Courtney Barnett's "Three Packs a Day," where she turns the mundane experience of boiling ramen in the kitchen into a concise, catchy garage-pop nugget. Barnett might not have won that Best New Artist Grammy, but she's our favorite Aussie singer-songwriter.

And that's not all! In our first-ever Rolling Stone Music Now debate, contributing editor David Browne mounts a passionate, lonely defense of the compact disc – while senior writer Brian Hiatt argues that it can't get to history's scrapheap soon enough. 

Rolling Stone Music Now is a weekly podcast that features interviews with marquee artists, a look inside the week's hottest music news, a sampling of what’s playing in the Rolling Stone office and much more. Subscribe now on iTunes and tune in next Monday for another episode.