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The Best Folk Albums of the 2000s

2. The Microphones - The Glow Pt. 2

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

3. Sufjan Stevens - Illinois

Sufjan Stevens - Illinois
July 5, 2005
Critic Score
92
20 reviews

4. Joanna Newsom - The Milk-Eyed Mender

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

5. Augie March - Strange Bird

Augie March - Strange Bird
October 14, 2002
Critic Score
88
5 reviews

6. Bob Dylan - Modern Times

Bob Dylan - Modern Times
August 29, 2006
Critic Score
88
15 reviews

9. Cat Power - You Are Free

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

11. Grizzly Bear - Veckatimest

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

12. Joanna Newsom - Ys

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

13. Mount Eerie - Wind's Poem

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

14. The Decemberists - Castaways and Cutouts

The Decemberists - Castaways and Cutouts
May 21, 2002
Critic Score
85
5 reviews

15. The Decemberists - Picaresque

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

16. Fleet Foxes - Fleet Foxes

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

17. Fleet Foxes - Sun Giant

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

18. Beth Gibbons & Rustin Man - Out of Season

Beth Gibbons & Rustin Man - Out of Season
October 28, 2002
Critic Score
85
8 reviews

19. Iron & Wine - The Creek Drank The Cradle

Iron & Wine - The Creek Drank The Cradle
September 24, 2002
Critic Score
84
5 reviews

20. Sun Kil Moon - Ghosts of the Great Highway

Sun Kil Moon - Ghosts of the Great Highway
November 4, 2003
Critic Score
84
6 reviews

21. Bon Iver - For Emma, Forever Ago

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

22. Iron & Wine - The Shepherd's Dog

Iron & Wine - The Shepherd's Dog
September 25, 2007
Critic Score
84
21 reviews

23. Iron & Wine - The Sea & The Rhythm

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

24. Califone - Quicksand / Cradlesnakes

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

25. Grizzly Bear - Yellow House

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