For this episode, we discuss the questions: Why do you like what you like? And what does that mean? Rolling Stone Executive Editor Nathan Brackett sits down with Tom Vanderbilt, author of You May Also Like: Taste in an Age of Endless Choice to talk about the real roots of music taste, why people stop finding new bands at age 23, whether Pink Floyd appeals more to Republicans or Democrats and much more. Plus, inside the new Beyoncé and Drake albums, and our readers respond to Pearl Jam’s new tour.
Rolling Stone Music Now, hosted by Executive Editor Nathan Brackett, is a new 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. Brackett is joined each week by a rotating panel of Rolling Stone’s writers and editors.