2012 Folk Album Releases

2012
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EP (11)
LP (86)
Sep 18
Grizzly Bear - Shields
Grizzly Bear
Shields
81
critic score
(31)
83
user score
(488)
May 1
Father John Misty - Fear Fun
Father John Misty
Fear Fun
78
critic score
(19)
77
user score
(284)
Sep 25
Mumford & Sons - Babel
Mumford & Sons
Babel
55
critic score
(27)
59
user score
(154)
Feb 7
Sharon Van Etten - Tramp
Sharon Van Etten
Tramp
79
critic score
(27)
81
user score
(153)
May 22
Mount Eerie - Clear Moon
Mount Eerie
Clear Moon
83
critic score
(16)
79
user score
(116)
Apr 3
The Lumineers - The Lumineers
The Lumineers
The Lumineers
65
critic score
(5)
69
user score
(95)
Jan 24
First Aid Kit - The Lion's Roar
First Aid Kit
The Lion's Roar
75
critic score
(21)
77
user score
(90)
Jun 12
The Tallest Man On Earth - There's No Leaving Now
The Tallest Man On Earth
There's No Leaving Now
73
critic score
(20)
78
user score
(87)
Sep 4
Angel Olsen - Half Way Home
Angel Olsen
Half Way Home
77
critic score
(8)
80
user score
(77)
Apr 3
Ben Howard - Every Kingdom
Ben Howard
Every Kingdom
72
critic score
(7)
78
user score
(76)
Sep 11
Bob Dylan - Tempest
Bob Dylan
Tempest
82
critic score
(25)
72
user score
(66)
May 29
Sun Kil Moon - Among The Leaves
Sun Kil Moon
Among The Leaves
71
critic score
(15)
71
user score
(40)
Mar 20
Lost In The Trees - A Church That Fits Our Needs
Lost In The Trees
A Church That Fits Our Needs
78
critic score
(9)
81
user score
(37)
Feb 28
Anaïs Mitchell - Young Man in America
Anaïs Mitchell
Young Man in America
84
critic score
(10)
82
user score
(32)
Jan 12
Waxahatchee - American Weekend
Waxahatchee
American Weekend
80
critic score
(1)
78
user score
(29)
Mar 20
Daniel Rossen - Silent Hour / Golden Mile
Daniel Rossen
Silent Hour / Golden Mile
78
critic score
(15)
80
user score
(25)
Oct 9
Lord Huron - Lonesome Dreams
Lord Huron
Lonesome Dreams
65
critic score
(8)
75
user score
(25)
May 29
Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros - Here
Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros
Here
68
critic score
(15)
68
user score
(24)
Feb 21
Damien Jurado - Maraqopa
Damien Jurado
Maraqopa
79
critic score
(16)
79
user score
(22)
Mar 6
Bowerbirds - The Clearing
Bowerbirds
The Clearing
75
critic score
(20)
76
user score
(21)
Sep 24
Lucy Rose - Like I Used To
Lucy Rose
Like I Used To
73
critic score
(7)
79
user score
(21)
Feb 24
Passenger - All the Little Lights
Passenger
All the Little Lights
82
critic score
(2)
76
user score
(20)
Feb 14
Shearwater - Animal Joy
Shearwater
Animal Joy
74
critic score
(23)
77
user score
(18)
Apr 17
Dry The River - Shallow Bed
Dry The River
Shallow Bed
68
critic score
(13)
76
user score
(16)
Aug 21
Bill Fay - Life Is People
Bill Fay
Life Is People
82
critic score
(15)
78
user score
(16)
Sep 11
The Avett Brothers - The Carpenter
The Avett Brothers
The Carpenter
71
critic score
(10)
80
user score
(15)
Apr 30
Mystery Jets - Radlands
Mystery Jets
Radlands
66
critic score
(12)
74
user score
(14)
Oct 30
Andrew Bird - Hands of Glory
Andrew Bird
Hands of Glory
68
critic score
(10)
75
user score
(14)
Jan 24
Laura Gibson - La Grande
Laura Gibson
La Grande
74
critic score
(14)
73
user score
(12)
May 1
Rufus Wainwright - Out of the Game
Rufus Wainwright
Out of the Game
74
critic score
(18)
73
user score
(12)
Oct 16
A Fine Frenzy - Pines
A Fine Frenzy
Pines
70
critic score
(2)
74
user score
(11)
Nov 19
Phillip Phillips - The World from the Side of the Moon
Phillip Phillips
The World from the Side of the Moon
59
critic score
(5)
66
user score
(11)
May 29
Marissa Nadler - The Sister
Marissa Nadler
The Sister
70
critic score
(14)
77
user score
(10)
Jun 5
Brandi Carlile - Bear Creek
Brandi Carlile
Bear Creek
80
critic score
(2)
77
user score
(9)
Jul 17
Milo Greene - Milo Greene
Milo Greene
Milo Greene
70
critic score
(2)
80
user score
(9)
Apr 10
M. Ward - A Wasteland Companion
M. Ward
A Wasteland Companion
69
critic score
(25)
72
user score
(8)
Jul 10
Family of the Year - Loma Vista
Family of the Year
Loma Vista
64
critic score
(5)
66
user score
(8)
Aug 6
Eugene McGuinness - The Invitation to the Voyage
Eugene McGuinness
The Invitation to the Voyage
69
critic score
(10)
73
user score
(8)
Nov 12
The Staves - Dead & Born & Grown
The Staves
Dead & Born & Grown
74
critic score
(6)
78
user score
(8)
Oct 2
Dark Dark Dark - Who Needs Who
Dark Dark Dark
Who Needs Who
74
critic score
(9)
83
user score
(7)
Sep 4
Two Gallants - The Bloom and the Blight
Two Gallants
The Bloom and the Blight
68
critic score
(15)
75
user score
(6)
Sep 4
Cult of Youth - Love Will Prevail
Cult of Youth
Love Will Prevail
70
critic score
(8)
77
user score
(6)
Jan 24
John K. Samson - Provincial
John K. Samson
Provincial
75
critic score
(8)
82
user score
(5)
Apr 10
Choir of Young Believers - Rhine Gold
Choir of Young Believers
Rhine Gold
74
critic score
(13)
80
user score
(5)
Sep 11
Neil Halstead - Palindrome Hunches
Neil Halstead
Palindrome Hunches
75
critic score
(11)
77
user score
(5)
Apr 17
Horse Feathers - Cynic's New Year
Horse Feathers
Cynic's New Year
71
critic score
(7)
86
user score
(4)
Apr 24
James Blackshaw - Love Is The Plan, The Plan Is Death
James Blackshaw
Love Is The Plan, The Plan Is Death
76
critic score
(4)
74
user score
(4)
May 22
Smoke Fairies - Blood Speaks
Smoke Fairies
Blood Speaks
69
critic score
(10)
86
user score
(4)
Jul 10
Husky - Forever So
Husky
Forever So
61
critic score
(11)
69
user score
(4)
Jul 17
Alberta Cross - Songs of Patience
Alberta Cross
Songs of Patience
59
critic score
(7)
57
user score
(4)
Aug 21
Six Organs of Admittance - Ascent
Six Organs of Admittance
Ascent
73
critic score
(16)
76
user score
(4)
Sep 18
Josephine Foster - Blood Rushing
Josephine Foster
Blood Rushing
78
critic score
(5)
73
user score
(4)
Oct 23
Other Lives - Mind the Gap EP
Other Lives
Mind the Gap EP
70
critic score
(1)
82
user score
(4)
Feb 14
Frànçois & the Atlas Mountains - E Volo Love
Frànçois & the Atlas Mountains
E Volo Love
69
critic score
(9)
73
user score
(3)
Apr 2
Simone Felice - Simone Felice
Simone Felice
Simone Felice
68
critic score
(4)
63
user score
(3)
Apr 3
Great Lake Swimmers - New Wild Everywhere
Great Lake Swimmers
New Wild Everywhere
68
critic score
(11)
83
user score
(3)
Apr 24
Sarah Jaffe - The Body Wins
Sarah Jaffe
The Body Wins
71
critic score
(2)
85
user score
(3)
Jul 17
Angus Stone - Broken Brights
Angus Stone
Broken Brights
63
critic score
(4)
74
user score
(3)
Sep 7
The Paper Kites - Young North
The Paper Kites
Young North
69
user score
(3)
Oct 16
Martha Wainwright - Come Home To Mama
Martha Wainwright
Come Home To Mama
72
critic score
(11)
74
user score
(3)
2012
Jun Konagaya - Organ
Jun Konagaya
Organ
74
user score
(2)
May 15
Alexander Tucker - Third Mouth
Alexander Tucker
Third Mouth
73
critic score
(5)
75
user score
(2)
May 22
JBM - Stray Ashes
JBM
Stray Ashes
78
critic score
(2)
83
user score
(2)
Jun 5
River City Extension - Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Your Anger
River City Extension
Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Your Anger
60
critic score
(2)
83
user score
(2)
Jul 17
Old Crow Medicine Show - Carry Me Back
Old Crow Medicine Show
Carry Me Back
73
critic score
(10)
60
user score
(2)
Aug 13
James Yorkston - I Was a Cat from a Book
James Yorkston
I Was a Cat from a Book
73
critic score
(10)
61
user score
(2)
Sep 25
Jason Molina - Autumn Bird Songs
Jason Molina
Autumn Bird Songs
76
user score
(2)
Nov 5
Darren Hayman and The Long Parliament - The Violence
Darren Hayman and The Long Parliament
The Violence
81
critic score
(8)
74
user score
(2)
Feb 21
The Chieftains - Voice of Ages
The Chieftains
Voice of Ages
69
critic score
(7)
74
user score
(1)
Feb 21
Josh Ritter - Bringing In The Darlings
Josh Ritter
Bringing In The Darlings
70
critic score
(1)
87
user score
(1)
Mar 6
Good Old War - Come Back as Rain
Good Old War
Come Back as Rain
57
critic score
(6)
74
user score
(1)
Mar 12
Tall Firs - Out of It and Into It
Tall Firs
Out of It and Into It
59
critic score
(7)
60
user score
(1)
Apr 10
Bonnie 'Prince' Billy & Trembling Bells - The Marble Downs
Bonnie 'Prince' Billy & Trembling Bells
The Marble Downs
80
critic score
(5)
77
user score
(1)
Apr 10
Sea of Bees - Orangefarben
Sea of Bees
Orangefarben
65
critic score
(4)
19
user score
(1)
Apr 30
Sweet Billy Pilgrim - Crown and Treaty
Sweet Billy Pilgrim
Crown and Treaty
76
critic score
(5)
80
user score
(1)
May 8
S. Carey - Hoyas
S. Carey
Hoyas
64
critic score
(6)
70
user score
(1)
May 15
Tu Fawning - A Monument
Tu Fawning
A Monument
69
critic score
(6)
90
user score
(1)
May 22
Young Man - Vol. 1
Young Man
Vol. 1
72
critic score
(6)
82
user score
(1)
Jul 3
Las Malas Amistades - Maleza
Las Malas Amistades
Maleza
80
critic score
(1)
72
user score
(1)
Jul 16
Meursault - Something for the Weakened
Meursault
Something for the Weakened
82
critic score
(9)
65
user score
(1)
Jul 24
Family Band - Grace & Lies
Family Band
Grace & Lies
64
critic score
(6)
76
user score
(1)
Aug 28
Poor Moon - Poor Moon
Poor Moon
Poor Moon
60
critic score
(7)
55
user score
(1)
Sep 11
Field Report - Field Report
Field Report
Field Report
79
critic score
(7)
88
user score
(1)
Oct 30
Bellowhead - Broadside
Bellowhead
Broadside
80
critic score
(2)
84
user score
(1)
Feb 14
Amos Lee - As the Crow Flies
Amos Lee
As the Crow Flies
64
critic score
(4)
Mar 5
Fenster - Bones
Fenster
Bones
75
critic score
(2)
Mar 6
Mike Wexler - Dispossession
Mike Wexler
Dispossession
71
critic score
(8)
Mar 27
Poor Moon - Illusion
Poor Moon
Illusion
62
critic score
(7)
Apr 8
The Cornshed Sisters - Tell Tales
The Cornshed Sisters
Tell Tales
66
critic score
(5)
Jul 31
The Black Swans - Occasion for Song
The Black Swans
Occasion for Song
75
critic score
(5)
Sep 25
Ben Sollee - Half Made Man
Ben Sollee
Half Made Man
60
critic score
(1)

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