The Best Indie Folk Albums of All Time

1. The Microphones - The Glow Pt. 2

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

2. Sufjan Stevens - Carrie & Lowell

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

3. Mount Eerie - A Crow Looked at Me

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

4. Father John Misty - I Love You, Honeybear

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

5. Sufjan Stevens - Greetings From Michigan: The Great Lakes State

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Sufjan Stevens - Greetings From Michigan: The Great Lakes State
July 1, 2003
Critic Score
88
7 reviews

6. Cat Power - You Are Free

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

7. Grizzly Bear - Veckatimest

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

8. Joanna Newsom - Ys

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

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

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Bonnie 'Prince' Billy - I See a Darkness
January 19, 1999
Critic Score
86
6 reviews

10. Mount Eerie - Wind's Poem

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

11. Elliott Smith - Either/Or

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

12. Fleet Foxes - Sun Giant

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

13. Joanna Newsom - The Milk-Eyed Mender

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

14. Califone - Quicksand / Cradlesnakes

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

15. The Decemberists - Picaresque

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

16. Iron & Wine - Our Endless Numbered Days

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Iron & Wine - Our Endless Numbered Days
March 23, 2004
Critic Score
84
7 reviews

17. The Decemberists - The Crane Wife

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

18. Bon Iver - Bon Iver, Bon Iver

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

19. Neutral Milk Hotel - In the Aeroplane Over the Sea

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Neutral Milk Hotel - In the Aeroplane Over the Sea
February 10, 1998
Critic Score
84
8 reviews

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

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

21. Fleet Foxes - Fleet Foxes

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

22. Bon Iver - For Emma, Forever Ago

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

23. Fleet Foxes - Helplessness Blues

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

24. Joanna Newsom - Have One on Me

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

25. Grizzly Bear - Yellow House

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

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