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The Best Indie Folk Albums of All Time

1. The Microphones - The Glow Pt. 2

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

2. Mount Eerie - A Crow Looked at Me

Mount Eerie - A Crow Looked at Me
March 24, 2017
Critic Score
90
17 reviews

3. Sufjan Stevens - Carrie & Lowell

Sufjan Stevens - Carrie & Lowell
March 31, 2015
Critic Score
90
37 reviews

4. Father John Misty - I Love You, Honeybear

Father John Misty - I Love You, Honeybear
February 10, 2015
Critic Score
89
34 reviews

5. Elliott Smith - Either/Or

Elliott Smith - Either/Or
February 25, 1997
Critic Score
88
6 reviews

6. Joanna Newsom - The Milk-Eyed Mender

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

8. Cat Power - You Are Free

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

10. Grizzly Bear - Veckatimest

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

11. Joanna Newsom - Ys

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

12. Mount Eerie - Wind's Poem

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

13. Big Thief - Two Hands

Big Thief - Two Hands
October 11, 2019
Critic Score
86
20 reviews

14. Fleet Foxes - Fleet Foxes

Fleet Foxes - Fleet Foxes
June 3, 2008
Critic Score
85
23 reviews

15. Fleet Foxes - Sun Giant

Fleet Foxes - Sun Giant
April 8, 2008
Critic Score
85
9 reviews

16. The Decemberists - Picaresque

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

17. Fleet Foxes - First Collection: 2006-2009

Fleet Foxes - First Collection: 2006-2009
November 9, 2018
Critic Score
85
5 reviews

18. Mount Eerie - (after)

Mount Eerie - (after)
September 21, 2018
Critic Score
85
6 reviews

19. Bon Iver - For Emma, Forever Ago

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

20. Bonnie 'Prince' Billy - I See a Darkness

Bonnie 'Prince' Billy - I See a Darkness
January 19, 1999
Critic Score
84
5 reviews

21. Joanna Newsom - Have One on Me

Joanna Newsom - Have One on Me
February 23, 2010
Critic Score
84
28 reviews

22. Julia Jacklin - Crushing

Julia Jacklin - Crushing
February 22, 2019
Critic Score
84
26 reviews

23. Califone - Quicksand / Cradlesnakes

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

24. Iron & Wine - The Sea & The Rhythm

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

25. Bon Iver - Bon Iver, Bon Iver

Bon Iver - Bon Iver, Bon Iver
June 21, 2011
Critic Score
84
33 reviews
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