Mary Chapin Carpenter
- Ashes and Roses (Rounder, 2012)
- The Things That We Are Made Of (Lambent Light/Thirty Tiger, 2016)
Editorials and Country Musings
For a few years running, country acts put out greatest hits packages with a catch. Since there wasn't enough songs that really were hits, the discs also usually contained two or three new cuts. The result was the fanatic would be forced to buy the latest album for a few songs. But kudos must go to Mary Chapin Carpenter for "Party Dolls and Other Favorites," her new greatest hits offering. Carpenter, who rode the increasing popularity of country for a few years before opting for a more folk/singer/songwriter kind of existence, came back strong with her greatest hits plus package. ...