2012 Folk Album Releases

2012
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EP

(12)

LP

(109)
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Ambient

(54)

Art Pop

(71)

Country

(47)

Folk

(129)

Hip Hop

(294)

K-Pop

(71)

Metal

(228)

Pop

(286)

Punk

(49)

R&B

(44)

Rock

(442)
Sep 18
Grizzly Bear - Shields
Grizzly Bear
Shields
80
critic score
(37)
82
user score
(602)
May 1
Father John Misty - Fear Fun
Father John Misty
Fear Fun
79
critic score
(21)
77
user score
(518)
Apr 3
Of Monsters and Men - My Head Is an Animal
Of Monsters and Men
My Head Is an Animal
71
critic score
(14)
74
user score
(263)
Sep 25
Mumford & Sons - Babel
Mumford & Sons
Babel
57
critic score
(34)
59
user score
(235)
May 22
Mount Eerie - Clear Moon
Mount Eerie
Clear Moon
81
critic score
(18)
78
user score
(230)
Feb 7
Sharon Van Etten - Tramp
Sharon Van Etten
Tramp
81
critic score
(31)
79
user score
(205)
Sep 4
Angel Olsen - Half Way Home
Angel Olsen
Half Way Home
77
critic score
(8)
76
user score
(192)
Apr 3
The Lumineers - The Lumineers
The Lumineers
The Lumineers
68
critic score
(6)
69
user score
(170)
Apr 3
Ben Howard - Every Kingdom
Ben Howard
Every Kingdom
72
critic score
(7)
79
user score
(140)
Sep 11
Bob Dylan - Tempest
Bob Dylan
Tempest
84
critic score
(31)
73
user score
(130)
Jan 24
First Aid Kit - The Lion's Roar
First Aid Kit
The Lion's Roar
75
critic score
(21)
76
user score
(125)
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
(21)
77
user score
(114)
May 29
Sun Kil Moon - Among The Leaves
Sun Kil Moon
Among The Leaves
71
critic score
(18)
69
user score
(75)
Oct 16
Chelsea Wolfe - Unknown Rooms: A Collection of Acoustic Songs
Chelsea Wolfe
Unknown Rooms: A Collection of Acoustic Songs
75
critic score
(8)
78
user score
(70)
Feb 24
Passenger - All the Little Lights
Passenger
All the Little Lights
82
critic score
(2)
74
user score
(49)
Mar 27
Half Moon Run - Dark Eyes
Half Moon Run
Dark Eyes
74
critic score
(7)
76
user score
(47)
Oct 9
Lord Huron - Lonesome Dreams
Lord Huron
Lonesome Dreams
70
critic score
(11)
74
user score
(46)
Jan 12
Waxahatchee - American Weekend
Waxahatchee
American Weekend
80
critic score
(1)
76
user score
(42)
Feb 28
Anaïs Mitchell - Young Man in America
Anaïs Mitchell
Young Man in America
84
critic score
(11)
82
user score
(39)
Mar 20
Lost In The Trees - A Church That Fits Our Needs
Lost In The Trees
A Church That Fits Our Needs
77
critic score
(11)
78
user score
(39)
Aug 21
Bill Fay - Life Is People
Bill Fay
Life Is People
82
critic score
(19)
75
user score
(33)
Nov 13
Sufjan Stevens - Silver & Gold: Songs for Christmas, Volumes 6-10
Sufjan Stevens
Silver & Gold: Songs for Christmas, Volumes 6-10
75
critic score
(17)
79
user score
(33)
Mar 20
Daniel Rossen - Silent Hour / Golden Mile
Daniel Rossen
Silent Hour / Golden Mile
78
critic score
(16)
78
user score
(32)
Sep 24
Lucy Rose - Like I Used To
Lucy Rose
Like I Used To
73
critic score
(7)
79
user score
(32)
Feb 21
Damien Jurado - Maraqopa
Damien Jurado
Maraqopa
78
critic score
(18)
75
user score
(26)
May 29
Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros - Here
Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros
Here
68
critic score
(16)
67
user score
(25)
May 1
Rufus Wainwright - Out of the Game
Rufus Wainwright
Out of the Game
72
critic score
(24)
70
user score
(22)
Mar 6
Bon Iver - Towers
Bon Iver
Towers
50
critic score
(1)
89
user score
(21)
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Sep 11
The Avett Brothers - The Carpenter
The Avett Brothers
The Carpenter
70
critic score
(12)
82
user score
(21)
Feb 14
Shearwater - Animal Joy
Shearwater
Animal Joy
75
critic score
(26)
74
user score
(20)
Mar 6
Bowerbirds - The Clearing
Bowerbirds
The Clearing
75
critic score
(21)
75
user score
(20)
Apr 17
Dry The River - Shallow Bed
Dry The River
Shallow Bed
67
critic score
(14)
73
user score
(19)
May 29
Marissa Nadler - The Sister
Marissa Nadler
The Sister
70
critic score
(15)
75
user score
(18)
Oct 30
Andrew Bird - Hands of Glory
Andrew Bird
Hands of Glory
68
critic score
(10)
77
user score
(18)
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)
62
user score
(17)
Jun 5
Brandi Carlile - Bear Creek
Brandi Carlile
Bear Creek
80
critic score
(2)
77
user score
(16)
Apr 10
M. Ward - A Wasteland Companion
M. Ward
A Wasteland Companion
70
critic score
(29)
69
user score
(15)
Jul 17
Milo Greene - Milo Greene
Milo Greene
Milo Greene
70
critic score
(2)
72
user score
(15)
Nov 12
The Staves - Dead & Born & Grown
The Staves
Dead & Born & Grown
76
critic score
(9)
79
user score
(15)
Jan 24
Laura Gibson - La Grande
Laura Gibson
La Grande
74
critic score
(15)
74
user score
(14)
Jul 10
Family of the Year - Loma Vista
Family of the Year
Loma Vista
64
critic score
(5)
68
user score
(14)
Oct 16
A Fine Frenzy - Pines
A Fine Frenzy
Pines
70
critic score
(2)
73
user score
(14)
Apr 30
Mystery Jets - Radlands
Mystery Jets
Radlands
66
critic score
(17)
69
user score
(11)
Nov 13
Sufjan Stevens - Silver & Gold
Sufjan Stevens
Silver & Gold
73
user score
(11)
Jan 2
Orchestre El Gusto - El Gusto
Orchestre El Gusto
El Gusto
63
user score
(10)
Sep 11
Neil Halstead - Palindrome Hunches
Neil Halstead
Palindrome Hunches
74
critic score
(12)
76
user score
(9)
Oct 2
Dark Dark Dark - Who Needs Who
Dark Dark Dark
Who Needs Who
74
critic score
(9)
76
user score
(9)
2012
Jun Konagaya - Organ
Jun Konagaya
Organ
75
user score
(8)
Apr 10
Choir of Young Believers - Rhine Gold
Choir of Young Believers
Rhine Gold
74
critic score
(13)
78
user score
(8)
Aug 6
Eugene McGuinness - The Invitation to the Voyage
Eugene McGuinness
The Invitation to the Voyage
67
critic score
(12)
73
user score
(8)
Sep 18
Josephine Foster - Blood Rushing
Josephine Foster
Blood Rushing
78
critic score
(5)
75
user score
(8)
Jan 24
John K. Samson - Provincial
John K. Samson
Provincial
75
critic score
(9)
80
user score
(7)
Aug 21
Six Organs of Admittance - Ascent
Six Organs of Admittance
Ascent
72
critic score
(19)
79
user score
(7)
Sep 4
Two Gallants - The Bloom and the Blight
Two Gallants
The Bloom and the Blight
69
critic score
(17)
74
user score
(7)
Sep 4
Cult of Youth - Love Will Prevail
Cult of Youth
Love Will Prevail
70
critic score
(8)
77
user score
(7)
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