It's easy, in theory, to see this album more for its collaborations than its heart and soul, but even if she has A-list roots musicians guesting throughout (whether it be Billy Strings on "Dooley's Farm," or Gillian Welch on a favorite song of the year in "Side Saddle") the parts don't overshadow the whole. It's a cool, confident record that deserves any and all praise it gets and more.
Worth it if you love bluegrass, worth it if you don't. Either way, it's one of the best of the year.
Songs of note: "Side Saddle," "Crooked Tree," "She'll Change," "Dooley's Farm"