The Best Folk Albums of 2012

1. Anaïs Mitchell - Young Man in America

Anaïs Mitchell - Young Man in America
February 28, 2012
Critic Score
84
10 reviews

2. Mount Eerie - Clear Moon

Mount Eerie - Clear Moon
May 22, 2012
Critic Score
83
16 reviews

3. Meursault - Something for the Weakened

Meursault - Something for the Weakened
July 16, 2012
Critic Score
82
9 reviews

4. Bill Fay - Life Is People

Bill Fay - Life Is People
August 21, 2012
Critic Score
82
15 reviews

5. Bob Dylan - Tempest

Bob Dylan - Tempest
September 11, 2012
Critic Score
82
25 reviews

6. Grizzly Bear - Shields

Grizzly Bear - Shields
September 18, 2012
Critic Score
81
31 reviews

9. Damien Jurado - Maraqopa

Damien Jurado - Maraqopa
February 21, 2012
Critic Score
79
16 reviews

10. Field Report - Field Report

Field Report - Field Report
September 11, 2012
Critic Score
79
7 reviews

11. Sharon Van Etten - Tramp

Sharon Van Etten - Tramp
February 7, 2012
Critic Score
79
27 reviews

12. Father John Misty - Fear Fun

Father John Misty - Fear Fun
May 1, 2012
Critic Score
78
19 reviews

13. Josephine Foster - Blood Rushing

Josephine Foster - Blood Rushing
September 18, 2012
Critic Score
78
5 reviews

15. Daniel Rossen - Silent Hour / Golden Mile

Daniel Rossen - Silent Hour / Golden Mile
March 20, 2012
Critic Score
78
15 reviews

16. Angel Olsen - Half Way Home

Angel Olsen - Half Way Home
September 4, 2012
Critic Score
77
8 reviews

17. Sweet Billy Pilgrim - Crown and Treaty

Sweet Billy Pilgrim - Crown and Treaty
April 30, 2012
Critic Score
76
5 reviews

18. First Aid Kit - The Lion's Roar

First Aid Kit - The Lion's Roar
January 24, 2012
Critic Score
75
21 reviews

19. The Black Swans - Occasion for Song

The Black Swans - Occasion for Song
July 31, 2012
Critic Score
75
5 reviews

20. Bowerbirds - The Clearing

Bowerbirds - The Clearing
March 6, 2012
Critic Score
75
20 reviews

21. John K. Samson - Provincial

John K. Samson - Provincial
January 24, 2012
Critic Score
75
8 reviews

22. Neil Halstead - Palindrome Hunches

Neil Halstead - Palindrome Hunches
September 11, 2012
Critic Score
75
11 reviews

23. Shearwater - Animal Joy

Shearwater - Animal Joy
February 14, 2012
Critic Score
74
23 reviews

24. Laura Gibson - La Grande

Laura Gibson - La Grande
January 24, 2012
Critic Score
74
14 reviews
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