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The Best Folk Albums of 2012

1. Anaïs Mitchell - Young Man in America

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

2. 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

3. 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

4. Sharon Van Etten - Tramp

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Sharon Van Etten - Tramp
February 7, 2012
Critic Score
80
22 reviews

5. Damien Jurado - Maraqopa

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

6. Bill Fay - Life Is People

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

7. 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

8. The Amazing - Gentle Stream

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

9. Ben Howard - Every Kingdom

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

10. Field Report - Field Report

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Field Report - Field Report
September 11, 2012
Critic Score
75
5 reviews

11. Laura Gibson - La Grande

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

12. Young Man - Vol. 1

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Young Man - Vol. 1
May 22, 2012
Critic Score
74
5 reviews

13. Six Organs of Admittance - Ascent

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Six Organs of Admittance - Ascent
August 21, 2012
Critic Score
73
12 reviews

14. Shearwater - Animal Joy

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Shearwater - Animal Joy
February 14, 2012
Critic Score
73
20 reviews

15. Dark Dark Dark - Who Needs Who

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Dark Dark Dark - Who Needs Who
October 2, 2012
Critic Score
73
8 reviews

16. Neil Halstead - Palindrome Hunches

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Neil Halstead - Palindrome Hunches
September 11, 2012
Critic Score
73
9 reviews

17. Alexander Tucker - Third Mouth

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Alexander Tucker - Third Mouth
May 15, 2012
Critic Score
73
5 reviews

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

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James Yorkston - I Was a Cat from a Book
August 13, 2012
Critic Score
72
9 reviews

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

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The Tallest Man On Earth - There's No Leaving Now
June 12, 2012
Critic Score
72
17 reviews

20. Cult of Youth - Love Will Prevail

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Cult of Youth - Love Will Prevail
September 4, 2012
Critic Score
72
6 reviews

21. Martha Wainwright - Come Home To Mama

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Martha Wainwright - Come Home To Mama
October 16, 2012
Critic Score
72
9 reviews

22. Sun Kil Moon - Among The Leaves

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Sun Kil Moon - Among The Leaves
May 29, 2012
Critic Score
71
14 reviews

23. The Avett Brothers - The Carpenter

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The Avett Brothers - The Carpenter
September 11, 2012
Critic Score
71
10 reviews

24. Old Crow Medicine Show - Carry Me Back

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Old Crow Medicine Show - Carry Me Back
July 17, 2012
Critic Score
70
8 reviews

25. Rufus Wainwright - Out of the Game

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Rufus Wainwright - Out of the Game
May 1, 2012
Critic Score
70
14 reviews

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