The Best Indie Folk Albums of All Time

1. The Microphones - The Glow Pt. 2

The Microphones - The Glow Pt. 2
September 25, 2001
Critic Score
91
6 reviews

2. Sufjan Stevens - Carrie & Lowell

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

3. Mount Eerie - A Crow Looked at Me

Mount Eerie - A Crow Looked at Me
March 24, 2017
Critic Score
90
16 reviews

4. Father John Misty - I Love You, Honeybear

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

6. Cat Power - You Are Free

Cat Power - You Are Free
February 18, 2003
Critic Score
87
9 reviews

7. Grizzly Bear - Veckatimest

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

8. Bonnie 'Prince' Billy - I See a Darkness

Bonnie 'Prince' Billy - I See a Darkness
January 19, 1999
Critic Score
87
5 reviews

9. Joanna Newsom - Ys

Joanna Newsom - Ys
November 14, 2006
Critic Score
86
21 reviews

10. Mount Eerie - Wind's Poem

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

11. Elliott Smith - Either/Or

Elliott Smith - Either/Or
February 25, 1997
Critic Score
86
6 reviews

12. Fleet Foxes - Sun Giant

Fleet Foxes - Sun Giant
April 8, 2008
Critic Score
85
7 reviews

13. Joanna Newsom - The Milk-Eyed Mender

Joanna Newsom - The Milk-Eyed Mender
March 23, 2004
Critic Score
85
6 reviews

14. Califone - Quicksand / Cradlesnakes

Califone - Quicksand / Cradlesnakes
March 18, 2003
Critic Score
85
5 reviews

15. The Decemberists - Picaresque

The Decemberists - Picaresque
March 22, 2005
Critic Score
85
12 reviews

17. The Decemberists - The Crane Wife

The Decemberists - The Crane Wife
October 3, 2006
Critic Score
84
16 reviews

18. Bon Iver - Bon Iver, Bon Iver

Bon Iver - Bon Iver, Bon Iver
June 21, 2011
Critic Score
84
30 reviews

20. Bright Eyes - I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning

Bright Eyes - I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning
January 25, 2005
Critic Score
84
12 reviews

21. Fleet Foxes - Fleet Foxes

Fleet Foxes - Fleet Foxes
June 3, 2008
Critic Score
84
21 reviews

22. Bon Iver - For Emma, Forever Ago

Bon Iver - For Emma, Forever Ago
February 19, 2008
Critic Score
84
18 reviews

23. Fleet Foxes - Helplessness Blues

Fleet Foxes - Helplessness Blues
May 3, 2011
Critic Score
84
31 reviews

24. Joanna Newsom - Have One on Me

Joanna Newsom - Have One on Me
February 23, 2010
Critic Score
83
25 reviews

25. Grizzly Bear - Yellow House

Grizzly Bear - Yellow House
September 5, 2006
Critic Score
83
10 reviews
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