AOTY 2022

2005 Folk Album Releases

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Jul 5
Sufjan Stevens - Illinois
Sufjan Stevens
Illinois
93
critic score
(22)
91
user score
(2,584)
Jan 25
Bright Eyes - I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning
Bright Eyes
I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning
85
critic score
(19)
85
user score
(775)
Mar 22
The Decemberists - Picaresque
The Decemberists
Picaresque
81
critic score
(19)
81
user score
(169)
Apr 26
The Mountain Goats - The Sunset Tree
The Mountain Goats
The Sunset Tree
78
critic score
(15)
82
user score
(169)
Aug 16
Mount Eerie - "No Flashlight": Songs of the Fulfilled Night
Mount Eerie
"No Flashlight": Songs of the Fulfilled Night
77
critic score
(3)
77
user score
(161)
May 24
Animal Collective - Prospect Hummer
Animal Collective
Prospect Hummer
71
critic score
(8)
78
user score
(154)
Feb 1
Matt Elliott - Drinking Songs
Matt Elliott
Drinking Songs
76
critic score
(2)
83
user score
(138)
Jul 12
Xiu Xiu - La Forêt
Xiu Xiu
La Forêt
76
critic score
(10)
76
user score
(132)
Oct 17
Vashti Bunyan - Lookaftering
Vashti Bunyan
Lookaftering
79
critic score
(10)
80
user score
(88)
Apr 5
Okkervil River - Black Sheep Boy
Okkervil River
Black Sheep Boy
80
critic score
(13)
82
user score
(85)
Jul
Paavoharju - Yhä hämärää
Paavoharju
Yhä hämärää
74
critic score
(2)
79
user score
(81)
Sep 13
Devendra Banhart - Cripple Crow
Devendra Banhart
Cripple Crow
78
critic score
(17)
79
user score
(59)
Dec 13
David Thomas Broughton - The Complete Guide to Insufficiency
David Thomas Broughton
The Complete Guide to Insufficiency
84
critic score
(5)
79
user score
(48)
Sep 6
Mount Eerie - Singers
Mount Eerie
Singers
68
critic score
(1)
67
user score
(47)
Nov 1
City and Colour - Sometimes
City and Colour
Sometimes
60
critic score
(1)
75
user score
(45)
2005
Sufjan Stevens - Casimir Pulaski Day
Sufjan Stevens
Casimir Pulaski Day
95
user score
(43)
May 31
Smog - A River Ain't Too Much To Love
Smog
A River Ain't Too Much To Love
76
critic score
(11)
80
user score
(41)
Sep 13
CocoRosie - Noah's Ark
CocoRosie
Noah's Ark
51
critic score
(8)
67
user score
(36)
Nov 1
Sun Kil Moon - Tiny Cities
Sun Kil Moon
Tiny Cities
59
critic score
(6)
65
user score
(35)
Jun 21
Dropkick Murphys - The Warrior's Code
Dropkick Murphys
The Warrior's Code
73
critic score
(3)
73
user score
(34)
May 1
Marissa Nadler - The Saga of Mayflower May
Marissa Nadler
The Saga of Mayflower May
74
critic score
(2)
74
user score
(28)
Mar 22
Akron/Family - Akron/Family
Akron/Family
Akron/Family
78
critic score
(6)
77
user score
(27)
Apr 5
Magnolia Electric Co. - What Comes After The Blues
Magnolia Electric Co.
What Comes After The Blues
75
critic score
(7)
75
user score
(25)
Jan 25
Bonnie 'Prince' Billy & Matt Sweeney - Superwolf
Bonnie 'Prince' Billy & Matt Sweeney
Superwolf
83
critic score
(7)
81
user score
(20)
Sep 12
Calexico & Iron and Wine - In the Reins
Calexico & Iron and Wine
In the Reins
77
critic score
(9)
78
user score
(17)
2005
DeYarmond Edison - Silent Signs
DeYarmond Edison
Silent Signs
74
user score
(16)
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Mar 21
Angels of Light - The Angels of Light Sing 'Other People'
Angels of Light
The Angels of Light Sing 'Other People'
79
critic score
(6)
64
user score
(16)
May 3
Aimee Mann - The Forgotten Arm
Aimee Mann
The Forgotten Arm
73
critic score
(8)
70
user score
(16)
Jan 25
Six Organs of Admittance - School of the Flower
Six Organs of Admittance
School of the Flower
83
critic score
(5)
80
user score
(15)
Feb 22
Iron & Wine - Woman King
Iron & Wine
Woman King
83
critic score
(11)
76
user score
(15)
Jan 31
Emiliana Torrini - Fisherman's Woman
Emiliana Torrini
Fisherman's Woman
73
critic score
(7)
75
user score
(13)
Feb 22
Josh Rouse - Nashville
Josh Rouse
Nashville
80
critic score
(6)
80
user score
(13)
Feb 22
M. Ward - Transistor Radio
M. Ward
Transistor Radio
76
critic score
(10)
81
user score
(13)
Aug 23
Laura Veirs - Year of Meteors
Laura Veirs
Year of Meteors
78
critic score
(9)
80
user score
(13)
Jan 11
Cass McCombs - PREfection
Cass McCombs
PREfection
65
critic score
(7)
71
user score
(12)
Apr 19
Josephine Foster - Hazel Eyes, I Will Lead You
Josephine Foster
Hazel Eyes, I Will Lead You
74
critic score
(2)
79
user score
(11)
Jun 7
Phosphorescent - Aw Come Aw Wry
Phosphorescent
Aw Come Aw Wry
70
critic score
(7)
77
user score
(11)
Apr 12
Martha Wainwright - Martha Wainwright
Martha Wainwright
Martha Wainwright
76
critic score
(8)
80
user score
(10)
Aug 30
Jack Rose - Kensington Blues
Jack Rose
Kensington Blues
80
critic score
(1)
79
user score
(10)
Oct 11
Dirty Three - Cinder
Dirty Three
Cinder
79
critic score
(10)
67
user score
(10)
Jan 18
Magnolia Electric Co. - Trials & Errors
Magnolia Electric Co.
Trials & Errors
75
critic score
(6)
81
user score
(8)
Apr 21
Jackie-O Motherfucker - Flags of The Sacred Harp
Jackie-O Motherfucker
Flags of The Sacred Harp
75
critic score
(6)
77
user score
(8)
Feb 7
Ane Brun - A Temporary Dive
Ane Brun
A Temporary Dive
74
critic score
(4)
87
user score
(7)
Apr 5
Damien Jurado - On My Way to Absence
Damien Jurado
On My Way to Absence
71
critic score
(6)
71
user score
(7)
Jan 7
Uaral - Sounds of Pain...
Uaral
Sounds of Pain...
81
user score
(6)
Mar 22
Vic Chesnutt - Ghetto Bells
Vic Chesnutt
Ghetto Bells
70
critic score
(5)
82
user score
(6)
Jun 7
Ry Cooder - Chávez Ravine
Ry Cooder
Chávez Ravine
81
critic score
(8)
72
user score
(6)
Feb 22
Jeff Hanson - Jeff Hanson
Jeff Hanson
Jeff Hanson
74
critic score
(5)
80
user score
(4)
Feb 22
Ben Lee - Awake Is the New Sleep
Ben Lee
Awake Is the New Sleep
64
critic score
(9)
68
user score
(4)
May 24
Xavier Rudd - Food In the Belly
Xavier Rudd
Food In the Belly
67
critic score
(3)
64
user score
(4)
Sep 13
Tracy Chapman - Where You Live
Tracy Chapman
Where You Live
72
critic score
(5)
66
user score
(4)
Nov 15
Sarah Harmer - I'm a Mountain
Sarah Harmer
I'm a Mountain
82
critic score
(4)
60
user score
(4)
2005
John Fahey - On Air
John Fahey
On Air
80
critic score
(1)
82
user score
(3)
Oct 11
Castanets - First Light's Freeze
Castanets
First Light's Freeze
78
critic score
(6)
75
user score
(3)
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