The Best Indie Folk Albums of 2009

1. Grizzly Bear - Veckatimest

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Grizzly Bear - Veckatimest
May 26, 2009
Critic Score
87
27 reviews

2. Mount Eerie - Wind's Poem

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Mount Eerie - Wind's Poem
August 18, 2009
Critic Score
86
8 reviews

3. Califone - All My Friends Are Funeral Singers

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Califone - All My Friends Are Funeral Singers
October 6, 2009
Critic Score
79
7 reviews

4. Various Artists - Dark Was The Night

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Various Artists - Dark Was The Night
February 17, 2009
Critic Score
79
10 reviews

5. DM Stith - Heavy Ghost

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DM Stith - Heavy Ghost
March 10, 2009
Critic Score
78
7 reviews

6. Bowerbirds - Upper Air

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Bowerbirds - Upper Air
July 7, 2009
Critic Score
77
16 reviews

7. Tara Jane O'Neil - A Ways Away

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Tara Jane O'Neil - A Ways Away
May 5, 2009
Critic Score
76
7 reviews

8. Bon Iver - Blood Bank EP

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Bon Iver - Blood Bank EP
January 20, 2009
Critic Score
76
13 reviews

9. The Swell Season - Strict Joy

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The Swell Season - Strict Joy
October 27, 2009
Critic Score
74
8 reviews

10. Jesca Hoop - Hunting My Dress

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Jesca Hoop - Hunting My Dress
November 16, 2009
Critic Score
72
6 reviews

11. Dead Man's Bones - Dead Man's Bones

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Dead Man's Bones - Dead Man's Bones
October 6, 2009
Critic Score
72
7 reviews

12. Fruit Bats - The Ruminant Band

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Fruit Bats - The Ruminant Band
August 4, 2009
Critic Score
71
8 reviews

13. Port O'Brien - Threadbare

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Port O'Brien - Threadbare
October 19, 2009
Critic Score
71
6 reviews

14. Beirut - March of the Zapotec/Holland EP

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Beirut - March of the Zapotec/Holland EP
February 17, 2009
Critic Score
71
16 reviews

15. The Wave Pictures - If You Leave It Alone

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The Wave Pictures - If You Leave It Alone
May 4, 2009
Critic Score
70
6 reviews

16. Choir of Young Believers - This Is for the White in Your Eyes

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Choir of Young Believers - This Is for the White in Your Eyes
August 18, 2009
Critic Score
69
6 reviews

17. Emmy the Great - First Love

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Emmy the Great - First Love
February 9, 2009
Critic Score
66
7 reviews

18. Dan Mangan - Nice, Nice, Very Nice

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Dan Mangan - Nice, Nice, Very Nice
August 11, 2009
Critic Score
66
8 reviews

19. Joker's Daughter - The Last Laugh

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Joker's Daughter - The Last Laugh
April 7, 2009
Critic Score
64
8 reviews

20. Noah and The Whale - The First Days Of Spring

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Noah and The Whale - The First Days Of Spring
October 6, 2009
Critic Score
64
14 reviews

21. Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros - Up From Below

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Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros - Up From Below
July 14, 2009
Critic Score
60
7 reviews

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