The Best Folk Albums of 2012

1. Anaïs Mitchell - Young Man in America

Anaïs Mitchell - Young Man in America
February 28, 2012
Critic Score
83
10 reviews

2. Mount Eerie - Clear Moon

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

3. Meursault - Something for the Weakened

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

4. Grizzly Bear - Shields

Grizzly Bear - Shields
September 18, 2012
Critic Score
82
31 reviews

7. Bill Fay - Life Is People

Bill Fay - Life Is People
August 21, 2012
Critic Score
80
10 reviews

8. Sharon Van Etten - Tramp

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

9. Damien Jurado - Maraqopa

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

11. Father John Misty - Fear Fun

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

12. Angel Olsen - Half Way Home

Angel Olsen - Half Way Home
September 4, 2012
Critic Score
78
7 reviews

13. Josephine Foster - Blood Rushing

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

14. Bob Dylan - Tempest

Bob Dylan - Tempest
September 11, 2012
Critic Score
78
18 reviews

16. Bowerbirds - The Clearing

Bowerbirds - The Clearing
March 6, 2012
Critic Score
77
19 reviews

17. Field Report - Field Report

Field Report - Field Report
September 11, 2012
Critic Score
76
7 reviews

18. The Black Swans - Occasion for Song

The Black Swans - Occasion for Song
July 31, 2012
Critic Score
76
5 reviews

19. First Aid Kit - The Lion's Roar

First Aid Kit - The Lion's Roar
January 24, 2012
Critic Score
76
21 reviews

20. Six Organs of Admittance - Ascent

Six Organs of Admittance - Ascent
August 21, 2012
Critic Score
75
15 reviews

21. Choir of Young Believers - Rhine Gold

Choir of Young Believers - Rhine Gold
April 10, 2012
Critic Score
75
13 reviews

22. Ben Howard - Every Kingdom

Ben Howard - Every Kingdom
April 3, 2012
Critic Score
74
6 reviews

23. Laura Gibson - La Grande

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

24. John K. Samson - Provincial

John K. Samson - Provincial
January 24, 2012
Critic Score
74
7 reviews

25. Neil Halstead - Palindrome Hunches

Neil Halstead - Palindrome Hunches
September 11, 2012
Critic Score
74
11 reviews
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