This Playlist Will Hopefully Help Get You Through the Next Four Years

The next four years won't be easy. But hopefully these songs—from artists like D'Angelo, Nina Simone, 2Pac, and more—will provide some comfort.

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Donald Trump protestors demonstrate outside the Pennsylvania Capitol Building before electors arrive to cast their votes from the election at December 19, 2016 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Electors from all 50 states cast votes today in their respective state capitols. Donald J. Trump won Pennsylvania by less than 1%, the first Republican to carry the state since George H. W. Bush 1992. (Photo by Mark Makela/Getty Images)

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We're facing a long, difficult four years. The end of the Obama presidency leaves us staring down an uncertain future, now that Donald Trump will be president. He and his cabinet have effectively promised to make life in America disastrous for, among others, women, immigrants, Muslims, journalists, and the LGBTQ community.

Music is powerful but art is rarely enough. Activism, protest, and policy change (or protection) will be paramount. But in terms of day-to-day life, music can help sustain us, focus us, and deliver us from the stress and anxiety the mere thought of the next four years engenders. Here are some staff selections for surviving the Trump presidency.

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