The Best Folk Albums of 2006

1. Bob Dylan - Modern Times

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

2. Joanna Newsom - Ys

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

3. Grizzly Bear - Yellow House

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

4. Bert Jansch - The Black Swan

Bert Jansch - The Black Swan
September 18, 2006
Critic Score
82
6 reviews

6. The Decemberists - The Crane Wife

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

7. Beirut - Gulag Orkestar

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

8. Bonnie 'Prince' Billy - The Letting Go

Bonnie 'Prince' Billy - The Letting Go
September 19, 2006
Critic Score
81
10 reviews

9. M. Ward - Post-War

M. Ward - Post-War
August 22, 2006
Critic Score
79
15 reviews

10. Midlake - The Trials of Van Occupanther

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

11. Old Crow Medicine Show - Big Iron World

Old Crow Medicine Show - Big Iron World
August 29, 2006
Critic Score
79
6 reviews

12. Shearwater - Palo Santo

Shearwater - Palo Santo
May 9, 2006
Critic Score
78
7 reviews

13. Califone - Roots & Crowns

Califone - Roots & Crowns
October 10, 2006
Critic Score
78
7 reviews

14. Josh Ritter - The Animal Years

Josh Ritter - The Animal Years
April 11, 2006
Critic Score
77
7 reviews

15. Shugo Tokumaru - L.S.T.

Shugo Tokumaru - L.S.T.
November 6, 2006
Critic Score
75
5 reviews

16. Sufjan Stevens - The Avalanche

Sufjan Stevens - The Avalanche
July 11, 2006
Critic Score
75
13 reviews

17. Paul Simon - Surprise

Paul Simon - Surprise
May 9, 2006
Critic Score
74
10 reviews

18. Two Gallants - What the Toll Tells

Two Gallants - What the Toll Tells
February 13, 2006
Critic Score
74
10 reviews

22. Espers - II

Espers - II
May 16, 2006
Critic Score
72
7 reviews

23. Beth Orton - Comfort of Strangers

Beth Orton - Comfort of Strangers
February 7, 2006
Critic Score
72
15 reviews

24. Pete Yorn - Nightcrawler

Pete Yorn - Nightcrawler
August 29, 2006
Critic Score
72
8 reviews

25. Vetiver - To Find Me Gone

Vetiver - To Find Me Gone
May 19, 2006
Critic Score
72
7 reviews
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