The Best Folk Albums of 2011

1. Ry Cooder - Pull Up Some Dust and Sit Down

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Ry Cooder - Pull Up Some Dust and Sit Down
August 29, 2011
Critic Score
87
6 reviews

2. Bon Iver - Bon Iver, Bon Iver

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

3. Fleet Foxes - Helplessness Blues

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

4. King Creosote & Jon Hopkins - Diamond Mine

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King Creosote & Jon Hopkins - Diamond Mine
May 23, 2011
Critic Score
82
9 reviews

5. Paul Simon - So Beautiful or So What

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Paul Simon - So Beautiful or So What
April 12, 2011
Critic Score
82
13 reviews

6. Laura Marling - A Creature I Don't Know

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Laura Marling - A Creature I Don't Know
September 13, 2011
Critic Score
81
20 reviews

7. Megafaun - Megafaun

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Megafaun - Megafaun
September 20, 2011
Critic Score
80
8 reviews

8. A.A. Bondy - Believers

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A.A. Bondy - Believers
September 13, 2011
Critic Score
80
13 reviews

9. Six Organs of Admittance - Asleep on the Floodplain

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Six Organs of Admittance - Asleep on the Floodplain
February 22, 2011
Critic Score
80
8 reviews

10. Sarah Jarosz - Follow Me Down

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Sarah Jarosz - Follow Me Down
May 17, 2011
Critic Score
80
6 reviews

11. Iron & Wine - Kiss Each Other Clean

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Iron & Wine - Kiss Each Other Clean
January 25, 2011
Critic Score
80
30 reviews

12. The Dø - Both Ways Open Jaws

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The Dø - Both Ways Open Jaws
November 15, 2011
Critic Score
79
11 reviews

13. Marissa Nadler - Marissa Nadler

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Marissa Nadler - Marissa Nadler
June 14, 2011
Critic Score
79
14 reviews

14. The Civil Wars - Barton Hollow

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The Civil Wars - Barton Hollow
February 1, 2011
Critic Score
79
6 reviews

15. Akron/Family - Akron/Family II: The Cosmic Birth and Journey of Shinju TNT

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Akron/Family - Akron/Family II: The Cosmic Birth and Journey of Shinju TNT
February 8, 2011
Critic Score
78
13 reviews

16. William Elliott Whitmore - Field Songs

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William Elliott Whitmore - Field Songs
July 12, 2011
Critic Score
78
5 reviews

17. Bill Callahan - Apocalypse

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Bill Callahan - Apocalypse
April 5, 2011
Critic Score
78
15 reviews

18. Frank Turner - England Keep My Bones

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Frank Turner - England Keep My Bones
June 7, 2011
Critic Score
78
8 reviews

19. The Unthanks - Last

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The Unthanks - Last
April 19, 2011
Critic Score
77
9 reviews

20. Jessica Lea Mayfield - Tell Me

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Jessica Lea Mayfield - Tell Me
February 8, 2011
Critic Score
77
8 reviews

21. Beirut - The Rip Tide

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Beirut - The Rip Tide
August 30, 2011
Critic Score
77
22 reviews

22. Little Scream - The Golden Record

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Little Scream - The Golden Record
April 12, 2011
Critic Score
77
9 reviews

23. Sarabeth Tucek - Get Well Soon

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Sarabeth Tucek - Get Well Soon
April 18, 2011
Critic Score
76
9 reviews

24. Abigail Washburn - City of Refuge

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Abigail Washburn - City of Refuge
January 11, 2011
Critic Score
76
10 reviews

25. Lisa Hannigan - Passenger

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Lisa Hannigan - Passenger
September 20, 2011
Critic Score
75
7 reviews

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