As the medium continues to struggle with significance in the steady "streaming" of the 21st Century, here are PopMatters' picks for the best the format(s) have to offer.
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.