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The Best Folk Albums of 2005

1.

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

3.

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

4.

Six Organs of Admittance - School of the Flower
January 25, 2005
Critic Score
83
5 reviews

5.

Bright Eyes - I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning
January 25, 2005
Critic Score
83
14 reviews

6.

Bonnie 'Prince' Billy & Matt Sweeney - Superwolf
January 25, 2005
Critic Score
82
5 reviews

7.

Iron & Wine - Woman King
February 22, 2005
Critic Score
82
10 reviews

8.

Ry Cooder - Chávez Ravine
June 7, 2005
Critic Score
81
8 reviews

9.

Laura Veirs - Year of Meteors
August 23, 2005
Critic Score
80
7 reviews

10.

Josh Rouse - Nashville
February 22, 2005
Critic Score
80
6 reviews

11.

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

13.

Dirty Three - Cinder
October 11, 2005
Critic Score
79
10 reviews

14.

Okkervil River - Black Sheep Boy
April 5, 2005
Critic Score
78
7 reviews

15.

Akron/Family - Akron/Family
March 22, 2005
Critic Score
78
6 reviews

16.

Vashti Bunyan - Lookaftering
October 17, 2005
Critic Score
78
8 reviews

17.

Castanets - First Light's Freeze
October 11, 2005
Critic Score
78
6 reviews

18.

Calexico & Iron and Wine - In the Reins
September 12, 2005
Critic Score
77
9 reviews

19.

M. Ward - Transistor Radio
February 22, 2005
Critic Score
76
10 reviews

20.

Martha Wainwright - Martha Wainwright
April 12, 2005
Critic Score
76
8 reviews

21.

Smog - A River Ain't Too Much To Love
May 31, 2005
Critic Score
76
11 reviews

22.

Magnolia Electric Co. - Trials & Errors
January 18, 2005
Critic Score
75
6 reviews

24.

Emiliana Torrini - Fisherman's Woman
January 31, 2005
Critic Score
73
7 reviews

25.

Damien Jurado - On My Way to Absence
April 5, 2005
Critic Score
73
5 reviews
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