So now we go back and look at the records we maybe missed when we sped through the year, back to great dream-pop records from January, or great rock records from the spring, or great rap records we're still figuring out.
Kacey Musgraves: Pageant Material
No Joy: More Faithful
'Her Story' Asks You to Learn Your Story
A Wicked Sense of Humor Veers Heavily Towards the Sadistic in 'Crow Fair'
Motopony: Welcome You
Dylan, Cash, and the Nashville Cats: A New Music City
KEN Mode: Success
Susie Glaze and the HiLonesome Band: Not That Kind of Girl
"Australian sextet Alpine's newest album is a fantastic expansion of their joyous pop sound, but two members give us five records apiece that helped define their unique musical identities.