The Best Folk Albums of 2011

1. Ry Cooder - Pull Up Some Dust and Sit Down

Ry Cooder - Pull Up Some Dust and Sit Down
August 29, 2011
Critic Score
90
8 reviews

2. Gillian Welch - The Harrow & The Harvest

Gillian Welch - The Harrow & The Harvest
June 28, 2011
Critic Score
85
18 reviews

4. Bon Iver - Bon Iver, Bon Iver

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

5. Paul Simon - So Beautiful or So What

Paul Simon - So Beautiful or So What
April 12, 2011
Critic Score
83
13 reviews

6. Fleet Foxes - Helplessness Blues

Fleet Foxes - Helplessness Blues
May 3, 2011
Critic Score
83
34 reviews

7. Laura Marling - A Creature I Don't Know

Laura Marling - A Creature I Don't Know
September 13, 2011
Critic Score
82
21 reviews

9. Megafaun - Megafaun

Megafaun - Megafaun
September 20, 2011
Critic Score
80
8 reviews

10. William Elliott Whitmore - Field Songs

William Elliott Whitmore - Field Songs
July 12, 2011
Critic Score
80
5 reviews

11. Sarah Jarosz - Follow Me Down

Sarah Jarosz - Follow Me Down
May 17, 2011
Critic Score
80
6 reviews

12. Six Organs of Admittance - Asleep on the Floodplain

Six Organs of Admittance - Asleep on the Floodplain
February 22, 2011
Critic Score
80
9 reviews

13. A.A. Bondy - Believers

A.A. Bondy - Believers
September 13, 2011
Critic Score
80
13 reviews

14. The Dø - Both Ways Open Jaws

The Dø - Both Ways Open Jaws
November 15, 2011
Critic Score
79
11 reviews

15. Iron & Wine - Kiss Each Other Clean

Iron & Wine - Kiss Each Other Clean
January 25, 2011
Critic Score
79
32 reviews

16. Sarabeth Tucek - Get Well Soon

Sarabeth Tucek - Get Well Soon
April 18, 2011
Critic Score
78
9 reviews

18. The Unthanks - Last

The Unthanks - Last
April 19, 2011
Critic Score
78
9 reviews

19. Bill Callahan - Apocalypse

Bill Callahan - Apocalypse
April 5, 2011
Critic Score
78
16 reviews

20. Kurt Vile - Smoke Ring for My Halo

Kurt Vile - Smoke Ring for My Halo
March 8, 2011
Critic Score
77
23 reviews

21. The Civil Wars - Barton Hollow

The Civil Wars - Barton Hollow
February 1, 2011
Critic Score
77
9 reviews

22. Marissa Nadler - Marissa Nadler

Marissa Nadler - Marissa Nadler
June 14, 2011
Critic Score
77
15 reviews

23. Abigail Washburn - City of Refuge

Abigail Washburn - City of Refuge
January 11, 2011
Critic Score
77
10 reviews

24. Beirut - The Rip Tide

Beirut - The Rip Tide
August 30, 2011
Critic Score
76
23 reviews

25. Emmy the Great - Virtue

Emmy the Great - Virtue
June 13, 2011
Critic Score
76
6 reviews
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