The Best Folk Rock Albums of the 1980s

1. Richard & Linda Thompson - Shoot Out the Lights

Richard & Linda Thompson - Shoot Out the Lights
March 15, 1982
Critic Score
100
2 reviews

2. The Waterboys - This Is the Sea

The Waterboys - This Is the Sea
September 16, 1985
Critic Score
90
2 reviews

4. The Triffids - Born Sandy Devotional

The Triffids - Born Sandy Devotional
March 1, 1986
Critic Score
90
1 review

5. Billy Bragg - Brewing Up with Billy Bragg

Billy Bragg - Brewing Up with Billy Bragg
November 1, 1984
Critic Score
90
1 review

8. The Waterboys - Fisherman's Blues

The Waterboys - Fisherman's Blues
October 1, 1988
Critic Score
85
2 reviews

9. Richard Thompson - Hand of Kindness

Richard Thompson - Hand of Kindness
June 1, 1983
Critic Score
85
2 reviews

10. Cowboy Junkies - The Trinity Session

Cowboy Junkies - The Trinity Session
January 1, 1988
Critic Score
85
2 reviews

11. Elvis Costello - King of America

Elvis Costello - King of America
February 21, 1986
Critic Score
84
7 reviews

12. Crosby, Stills & Nash - Daylight Again

Crosby, Stills & Nash - Daylight Again
June 21, 1982
Critic Score
67
3 reviews

13. Neil Young - Hawks & Doves

Neil Young - Hawks & Doves
November 3, 1980
Critic Score
59
2 reviews
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