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The Best Indie Folk Albums of 2009

1. Grizzly Bear - Veckatimest

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

2. Mount Eerie - Wind's Poem

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

3. Various Artists - Dark Was The Night

Various Artists - Dark Was The Night
February 17, 2009
Critic Score
79
11 reviews

5. Bowerbirds - Upper Air

Bowerbirds - Upper Air
July 7, 2009
Critic Score
76
17 reviews

6. DM Stith - Heavy Ghost

DM Stith - Heavy Ghost
March 10, 2009
Critic Score
76
9 reviews

7. The Swell Season - Strict Joy

The Swell Season - Strict Joy
October 27, 2009
Critic Score
75
9 reviews

8. Tara Jane O'Neil - A Ways Away

Tara Jane O'Neil - A Ways Away
May 5, 2009
Critic Score
74
7 reviews

9. Bon Iver - Blood Bank EP

Bon Iver - Blood Bank EP
January 20, 2009
Critic Score
74
14 reviews

10. Jesca Hoop - Hunting My Dress

Jesca Hoop - Hunting My Dress
November 16, 2009
Critic Score
73
6 reviews

11. Dead Man's Bones - Dead Man's Bones

Dead Man's Bones - Dead Man's Bones
October 6, 2009
Critic Score
71
8 reviews

12. Port O'Brien - Threadbare

Port O'Brien - Threadbare
October 19, 2009
Critic Score
71
6 reviews

13. Emmy the Great - First Love

Emmy the Great - First Love
February 9, 2009
Critic Score
70
8 reviews

15. Beirut - March of the Zapotec/Holland EP

Beirut - March of the Zapotec/Holland EP
February 17, 2009
Critic Score
69
18 reviews

16. Fruit Bats - The Ruminant Band

Fruit Bats - The Ruminant Band
August 4, 2009
Critic Score
68
9 reviews

17. Dawn Landes - Sweet Heart Rodeo

Dawn Landes - Sweet Heart Rodeo
September 8, 2009
Critic Score
68
6 reviews

18. Devendra Banhart - What Will We Be

Devendra Banhart - What Will We Be
October 27, 2009
Critic Score
67
21 reviews

20. Dan Mangan - Nice, Nice, Very Nice

Dan Mangan - Nice, Nice, Very Nice
August 11, 2009
Critic Score
66
8 reviews

22. Noah and The Whale - The First Days Of Spring

Noah and The Whale - The First Days Of Spring
October 6, 2009
Critic Score
65
15 reviews

23. Joker's Daughter - The Last Laugh

Joker's Daughter - The Last Laugh
April 7, 2009
Critic Score
63
9 reviews

24. The Dodos - Time To Die

The Dodos - Time To Die
September 15, 2009
Critic Score
61
15 reviews
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