What do we listen to when all the news is bad? Music is motivating, but over the past year, in a hailstorm of political outrage we couldn't have prepared for even if we'd known, old playlists haven't always kept up. We want to feel energized by the history of artistic activism, but we also deserve time to log off, escape, and recharge. What does resistance sound like in 2017? For the past few months, SPIN has asked some of the musicians we know to share, in many words or few, the music they turn to—for inspiration, catharsis, or comfort—when things just aren't okay. Below, read their responses and hear the songs that help each of them navigate tumultuous times.