Melodious rock and folk for any fall day

There’s something about autumn that somehow manages to combine nostalgia with newness. For me, it’s something like a mixtape of epic melancholy, but with a pep in your step. This playlist, featuring some decades-old songs and others fresh on the airwaves, promises strong melodies that feel iconic whether you’re hearing them for the first time, or the millionth. —Mary Rose Somarriba