The Best Indie Folk Albums of the 2000s

1. The Microphones - The Glow Pt. 2

The Microphones - The Glow Pt. 2
September 25, 2001
Critic Score
92
6 reviews

3. Joanna Newsom - The Milk-Eyed Mender

Joanna Newsom - The Milk-Eyed Mender
March 23, 2004
Critic Score
88
7 reviews

4. Cat Power - You Are Free

Cat Power - You Are Free
February 18, 2003
Critic Score
87
10 reviews

5. Grizzly Bear - Veckatimest

Grizzly Bear - Veckatimest
May 26, 2009
Critic Score
86
30 reviews

6. Mount Eerie - Wind's Poem

Mount Eerie - Wind's Poem
August 18, 2009
Critic Score
86
9 reviews

7. Joanna Newsom - Ys

Joanna Newsom - Ys
November 14, 2006
Critic Score
86
24 reviews

8. The Decemberists - Picaresque

The Decemberists - Picaresque
March 22, 2005
Critic Score
85
12 reviews

9. Fleet Foxes - Fleet Foxes

Fleet Foxes - Fleet Foxes
June 3, 2008
Critic Score
84
22 reviews

10. Iron & Wine - Woman King

Iron & Wine - Woman King
February 22, 2005
Critic Score
84
8 reviews

11. Fleet Foxes - Sun Giant

Fleet Foxes - Sun Giant
April 8, 2008
Critic Score
84
8 reviews

12. Bon Iver - For Emma, Forever Ago

Bon Iver - For Emma, Forever Ago
July 8, 2007
Critic Score
84
20 reviews

13. Califone - Quicksand / Cradlesnakes

Califone - Quicksand / Cradlesnakes
March 18, 2003
Critic Score
84
5 reviews

14. Iron & Wine - The Sea & The Rhythm

Iron & Wine - The Sea & The Rhythm
September 9, 2003
Critic Score
84
5 reviews

15. Grizzly Bear - Yellow House

Grizzly Bear - Yellow House
September 5, 2006
Critic Score
84
11 reviews

17. The Decemberists - The Crane Wife

The Decemberists - The Crane Wife
October 3, 2006
Critic Score
82
17 reviews

18. Bright Eyes - I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning

Bright Eyes - I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning
January 25, 2005
Critic Score
82
12 reviews

19. Iron & Wine - Our Endless Numbered Days

Iron & Wine - Our Endless Numbered Days
March 23, 2004
Critic Score
82
8 reviews

20. Beirut - Gulag Orkestar

Beirut - Gulag Orkestar
May 9, 2006
Critic Score
81
11 reviews

21. Califone - Heron King Blues

Califone - Heron King Blues
January 20, 2004
Critic Score
81
7 reviews

22. Sufjan Stevens - Seven Swans

Sufjan Stevens - Seven Swans
March 16, 2004
Critic Score
81
12 reviews

23. Okkervil River - Black Sheep Boy

Okkervil River - Black Sheep Boy
April 5, 2005
Critic Score
80
6 reviews

24. The Mountain Goats - The Sunset Tree

The Mountain Goats - The Sunset Tree
April 26, 2005
Critic Score
79
9 reviews

25. Midlake - The Trials of Van Occupanther

Midlake - The Trials of Van Occupanther
July 25, 2006
Critic Score
79
12 reviews
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