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Best Folk Albums of 2012

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1. Anaïs Mitchell - Young Man in America

Anaïs Mitchell - Young Man in America
February 28, 2012
CRITIC SCORE
82
Based on
5 reviews





2. Darren Hayman and The Long Parliament - The Violence

Darren Hayman and The Long Parliament - The Violence
November 5, 2012
CRITIC SCORE
81
Based on
7 reviews





3. The Amazing - Gentle Stream

The Amazing - Gentle Stream
June 19, 2012
CRITIC SCORE
80
Based on
4 reviews





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

Bonnie 'Prince' Billy & Trembling Bells - The Marble Downs
April 10, 2012
CRITIC SCORE
80
Based on
5 reviews





5. Sharon Van Etten - Tramp

Sharon Van Etten - Tramp
February 7, 2012
CRITIC SCORE
80
Based on
21 reviews





6. Damien Jurado - Maraqopa

Damien Jurado - Maraqopa
February 21, 2012
CRITIC SCORE
80
Based on
15 reviews





7. Bill Fay - Life Is People

Bill Fay - Life Is People
August 21, 2012
CRITIC SCORE
79
Based on
6 reviews





8. Father John Misty - Fear Fun

Father John Misty - Fear Fun
May 1, 2012
CRITIC SCORE
77
Based on
12 reviews





9. Young Man - Vol. 1

Young Man - Vol. 1
May 22, 2012
CRITIC SCORE
77
Based on
4 reviews





10. Alexander Tucker - Third Mouth

Alexander Tucker - Third Mouth
May 15, 2012
CRITIC SCORE
76
Based on
4 reviews





11. First Aid Kit - The Lion's Roar

First Aid Kit - The Lion's Roar
January 24, 2012
CRITIC SCORE
76
Based on
12 reviews





12. Ben Howard - Every Kingdom

Ben Howard - Every Kingdom
April 3, 2012
CRITIC SCORE
75
Based on
5 reviews





13. Sweet Billy Pilgrim - Crown and Treaty

Sweet Billy Pilgrim - Crown and Treaty
April 30, 2012
CRITIC SCORE
75
Based on
4 reviews





14. The Black Swans - Occasion for Song

The Black Swans - Occasion for Song
July 31, 2012
CRITIC SCORE
75
Based on
4 reviews





15. Field Report - Field Report

Field Report - Field Report
September 11, 2012
CRITIC SCORE
75
Based on
5 reviews





16. James Yorkston - I Was a Cat from a Book

James Yorkston - I Was a Cat from a Book
August 13, 2012
CRITIC SCORE
74
Based on
8 reviews





17. Six Organs of Admittance - Ascent

Six Organs of Admittance - Ascent
August 21, 2012
CRITIC SCORE
73
Based on
12 reviews





18. Shearwater - Animal Joy

Shearwater - Animal Joy
February 14, 2012
CRITIC SCORE
73
Based on
19 reviews





19. Laura Gibson - La Grande

Laura Gibson - La Grande
January 24, 2012
CRITIC SCORE
73
Based on
11 reviews





20. Neil Halstead - Palindrome Hunches

Neil Halstead - Palindrome Hunches
September 11, 2012
CRITIC SCORE
73
Based on
9 reviews





21. Cult of Youth - Love Will Prevail

Cult of Youth - Love Will Prevail
September 4, 2012
CRITIC SCORE
72
Based on
5 reviews





22. The Tallest Man On Earth - There's No Leaving Now

The Tallest Man On Earth - There's No Leaving Now
June 12, 2012
CRITIC SCORE
72
Based on
14 reviews





23. Rufus Wainwright - Out of the Game

Rufus Wainwright - Out of the Game
May 1, 2012
CRITIC SCORE
72
Based on
11 reviews





24. The Avett Brothers - The Carpenter

The Avett Brothers - The Carpenter
September 11, 2012
CRITIC SCORE
71
Based on
10 reviews





25. Martha Wainwright - Come Home To Mama

Martha Wainwright - Come Home To Mama
October 16, 2012
CRITIC SCORE
71
Based on
9 reviews





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