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
83
10 reviews

2. Mount Eerie - Clear Moon

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Mount Eerie - Clear Moon
May 22, 2012
Critic Score
82
16 reviews

3. Meursault - Something for the Weakened

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

4. Grizzly Bear - Shields

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Grizzly Bear - Shields
September 18, 2012
Critic Score
82
31 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
8 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. Bill Fay - Life Is People

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Bill Fay - Life Is People
August 21, 2012
Critic Score
80
10 reviews

8. Sharon Van Etten - Tramp

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

9. Damien Jurado - Maraqopa

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

10. Daniel Rossen - Silent Hour / Golden Mile

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Daniel Rossen - Silent Hour / Golden Mile
March 20, 2012
Critic Score
79
14 reviews

11. Father John Misty - Fear Fun

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Father John Misty - Fear Fun
May 1, 2012
Critic Score
78
18 reviews

12. Angel Olsen - Half Way Home

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Angel Olsen - Half Way Home
September 4, 2012
Critic Score
78
7 reviews

13. Josephine Foster - Blood Rushing

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Josephine Foster - Blood Rushing
September 18, 2012
Critic Score
78
5 reviews

14. Bob Dylan - Tempest

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

15. 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

16. Bowerbirds - The Clearing

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Bowerbirds - The Clearing
March 6, 2012
Critic Score
77
19 reviews

17. Field Report - Field Report

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

18. The Amazing - Gentle Stream

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

19. First Aid Kit - The Lion's Roar

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

20. The Black Swans - Occasion for Song

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The Black Swans - Occasion for Song
July 31, 2012
Critic Score
76
5 reviews

21. Six Organs of Admittance - Ascent

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Six Organs of Admittance - Ascent
August 21, 2012
Critic Score
75
15 reviews

22. Choir of Young Believers - Rhine Gold

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Choir of Young Believers - Rhine Gold
April 10, 2012
Critic Score
75
13 reviews

23. Ben Howard - Every Kingdom

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Ben Howard - Every Kingdom
April 3, 2012
Critic Score
74
6 reviews

24. Laura Gibson - La Grande

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Laura Gibson - La Grande
January 24, 2012
Critic Score
74
14 reviews

25. John K. Samson - Provincial

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John K. Samson - Provincial
January 24, 2012
Critic Score
74
7 reviews

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