"Automatic"

Add Nashville's toughest mega-diva to the list of iPhone-hating celebrities that already includes Arcade Fire and Louis C.K. "C'mon, let's take a picture/The kind you gotta shake," she sings on this slow-build remembrance of simpler times. She evokes snail mail and cassettes with the same heart-hitting wistfulness her country elders devoted to farming, and it kills.

From The Archives Issue 1203: February 27, 2014