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The Best Folk Albums of 2012

1.

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

2.

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

3.

Mount Eerie - Clear Moon
May 22, 2012
Critic Score
82
17 reviews

4.

Bill Fay - Life Is People
August 21, 2012
Critic Score
81
16 reviews

6.

Meursault - Something for the Weakened
July 16, 2012
Critic Score
80
11 reviews

7.

Grizzly Bear - Shields
September 18, 2012
Critic Score
80
37 reviews

8.

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

9.

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

10.

Father John Misty - Fear Fun
May 1, 2012
Critic Score
79
21 reviews

11.

Damien Jurado - Maraqopa
February 21, 2012
Critic Score
78
18 reviews

12.

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

13.

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

14.

Sweet Billy Pilgrim - Crown and Treaty
April 30, 2012
Critic Score
77
7 reviews

16.

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

18.

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

19.

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

20.

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

21.

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

22.

Shearwater - Animal Joy
February 14, 2012
Critic Score
75
26 reviews

23.

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

24.

The Staves - Dead & Born & Grown
November 12, 2012
Critic Score
75
7 reviews

25.

James Blackshaw - Love Is The Plan, The Plan Is Death
April 24, 2012
Critic Score
74
5 reviews
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