The Best Folk Albums of 2012

1. Mount Eerie - Clear Moon

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Mount Eerie - Clear Moon
May 22, 2012
Critic Score
83
14 reviews

2. Grizzly Bear - Shields

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Grizzly Bear - Shields
September 18, 2012
Critic Score
82
27 reviews

3. Meursault - Something for the Weakened

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Meursault - Something for the Weakened
July 16, 2012
Critic Score
82
8 reviews

4. Anaïs Mitchell - Young Man in America

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Anaïs Mitchell - Young Man in America
February 28, 2012
Critic Score
82
8 reviews

5. Darren Hayman and The Long Parliament - The Violence

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Darren Hayman and The Long Parliament - The Violence
November 5, 2012
Critic Score
81
7 reviews

6. Bonnie 'Prince' Billy & Trembling Bells - The Marble Downs

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Bonnie 'Prince' Billy & Trembling Bells - The Marble Downs
April 10, 2012
Critic Score
80
5 reviews

7. Daniel Rossen - Silent Hour / Golden Mile

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Daniel Rossen - Silent Hour / Golden Mile
March 20, 2012
Critic Score
80
12 reviews

8. Damien Jurado - Maraqopa

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Damien Jurado - Maraqopa
February 21, 2012
Critic Score
79
15 reviews

9. Sharon Van Etten - Tramp

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Sharon Van Etten - Tramp
February 7, 2012
Critic Score
79
23 reviews

10. Angel Olsen - Half Way Home

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Angel Olsen - Half Way Home
September 4, 2012
Critic Score
79
6 reviews

11. Bill Fay - Life Is People

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Bill Fay - Life Is People
August 21, 2012
Critic Score
79
6 reviews

12. Bob Dylan - Tempest

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Bob Dylan - Tempest
September 11, 2012
Critic Score
78
17 reviews

13. Lost In The Trees - A Church That Fits Our Needs

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Lost In The Trees - A Church That Fits Our Needs
March 20, 2012
Critic Score
77
9 reviews

14. Father John Misty - Fear Fun

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Father John Misty - Fear Fun
May 1, 2012
Critic Score
77
15 reviews

15. Bowerbirds - The Clearing

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Bowerbirds - The Clearing
March 6, 2012
Critic Score
76
18 reviews

16. First Aid Kit - The Lion's Roar

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First Aid Kit - The Lion's Roar
January 24, 2012
Critic Score
76
18 reviews

17. The Amazing - Gentle Stream

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The Amazing - Gentle Stream
June 19, 2012
Critic Score
76
6 reviews

18. Field Report - Field Report

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Field Report - Field Report
September 11, 2012
Critic Score
76
6 reviews

19. Ben Howard - Every Kingdom

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Ben Howard - Every Kingdom
April 3, 2012
Critic Score
75
5 reviews

20. Lucy Rose - Like I Used To

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Lucy Rose - Like I Used To
September 24, 2012
Critic Score
75
6 reviews

21. Laura Gibson - La Grande

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Laura Gibson - La Grande
January 24, 2012
Critic Score
75
13 reviews

22. Choir of Young Believers - Rhine Gold

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Choir of Young Believers - Rhine Gold
April 10, 2012
Critic Score
74
12 reviews

23. Six Organs of Admittance - Ascent

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Six Organs of Admittance - Ascent
August 21, 2012
Critic Score
74
13 reviews

24. Dark Dark Dark - Who Needs Who

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Dark Dark Dark - Who Needs Who
October 2, 2012
Critic Score
74
9 reviews

25. Beth Jeans Houghton & The Hooves of Destiny - Yours Truly, Cellophane Nose

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Beth Jeans Houghton & The Hooves of Destiny  - Yours Truly, Cellophane Nose
February 28, 2012
Critic Score
74
10 reviews

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