The Best Indie Folk Albums of 2015

1. Sufjan Stevens - Carrie & Lowell

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Sufjan Stevens - Carrie & Lowell
March 31, 2015
Critic Score
90
31 reviews

2. Father John Misty - I Love You, Honeybear

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Father John Misty - I Love You, Honeybear
February 10, 2015
Critic Score
89
30 reviews

3. Laura Marling - Short Movie

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Laura Marling - Short Movie
March 23, 2015
Critic Score
80
23 reviews

4. Stornoway - Bonxie

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Stornoway - Bonxie
April 13, 2015
Critic Score
79
6 reviews

5. Marika Hackman - We Slept At Last

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Marika Hackman - We Slept At Last
February 16, 2015
Critic Score
79
6 reviews

6. Sharon Van Etten - I Don't Want To Let You Down

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Sharon Van Etten - I Don't Want To Let You Down
June 9, 2015
Critic Score
78
12 reviews

7. Lady Lamb the Beekeeper - After

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Lady Lamb the Beekeeper - After
March 3, 2015
Critic Score
77
11 reviews

8. Bill Ryder-Jones - West Kirby County Primary

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Bill Ryder-Jones - West Kirby County Primary
November 6, 2015
Critic Score
77
8 reviews

9. The Staves - If I Was

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The Staves - If I Was
March 23, 2015
Critic Score
77
10 reviews

10. Peter Broderick - Colours of the Night

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Peter Broderick - Colours of the Night
April 28, 2015
Critic Score
75
5 reviews

11. The Mountain Goats - Beat the Champ

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The Mountain Goats - Beat the Champ
April 7, 2015
Critic Score
74
18 reviews

12. Samantha Crain - Under Branch & Thorn & Tree

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Samantha Crain - Under Branch & Thorn & Tree
July 17, 2015
Critic Score
72
6 reviews

13. The Decemberists - What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World

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The Decemberists - What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World
January 20, 2015
Critic Score
72
24 reviews

14. Lord Huron - Strange Trails

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Lord Huron - Strange Trails
April 7, 2015
Critic Score
72
7 reviews

15. Villagers - Darling Arithmetic

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Villagers - Darling Arithmetic
April 14, 2015
Critic Score
71
16 reviews

16. José González - Vestiges & Claws

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José González - Vestiges & Claws
February 17, 2015
Critic Score
70
18 reviews

17. The Lone Bellow - Then Came The Morning

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The Lone Bellow - Then Came The Morning
January 27, 2015
Critic Score
69
5 reviews

18. Nicole Dollanganger - Natural Born Losers

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Nicole Dollanganger - Natural Born Losers
October 9, 2015
Critic Score
69
5 reviews

19. Juan Wauters - Who Me?

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Juan Wauters - Who Me?
May 12, 2015
Critic Score
65
6 reviews

20. Lucy Rose - Work It Out

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Lucy Rose - Work It Out
July 7, 2015
Critic Score
62
7 reviews

21. Beirut - No No No

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Beirut - No No No
September 11, 2015
Critic Score
62
17 reviews

22. Seth Avett & Jessica Lea Mayfield - Seth Avett & Jessica Lea Mayfield Sing Elliott Smith

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Seth Avett & Jessica Lea Mayfield - Seth Avett & Jessica Lea Mayfield Sing Elliott Smith
March 17, 2015
Critic Score
62
5 reviews

23. Great Lake Swimmers - A Forest of Arms

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Great Lake Swimmers - A Forest of Arms
April 21, 2015
Critic Score
61
5 reviews

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