Critic Score
User Score

The Best Folk Albums of All Time

1. Joni Mitchell - Court and Spark

Joni Mitchell - Court and Spark
January 1, 1974
Critic Score
100
5 reviews

2. Bob Dylan - Blood on the Tracks

Bob Dylan - Blood on the Tracks
January 20, 1975
Critic Score
100
5 reviews

7. The Microphones - The Glow Pt. 2

The Microphones - The Glow Pt. 2
September 25, 2001
Critic Score
92
6 reviews

8. Neil Young - After the Gold Rush

Neil Young - After the Gold Rush
September 19, 1970
Critic Score
92
5 reviews

9. Anaïs Mitchell - Hadestown

Anaïs Mitchell - Hadestown
March 9, 2010
Critic Score
92
5 reviews

10. Sufjan Stevens - Illinois

Sufjan Stevens - Illinois
July 5, 2005
Critic Score
92
20 reviews

11. 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

12. Mount Eerie - A Crow Looked at Me

Mount Eerie - A Crow Looked at Me
March 24, 2017
Critic Score
90
17 reviews

13. Sufjan Stevens - Carrie & Lowell

Sufjan Stevens - Carrie & Lowell
March 31, 2015
Critic Score
89
37 reviews

14. Elliott Smith - Either/Or

Elliott Smith - Either/Or
February 25, 1997
Critic Score
88
6 reviews

15. Father John Misty - I Love You, Honeybear

Father John Misty - I Love You, Honeybear
February 10, 2015
Critic Score
88
34 reviews

16. Joanna Newsom - The Milk-Eyed Mender

Joanna Newsom - The Milk-Eyed Mender
March 23, 2004
Critic Score
88
7 reviews

17. Augie March - Strange Bird

Augie March - Strange Bird
October 14, 2002
Critic Score
88
5 reviews

18. Bob Dylan - Modern Times

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

21. Bob Dylan - Time Out of Mind

Bob Dylan - Time Out of Mind
September 30, 1997
Critic Score
88
6 reviews

22. Joanna Newsom - Divers

Joanna Newsom - Divers
October 23, 2015
Critic Score
88
36 reviews

23. Cat Power - You Are Free

Cat Power - You Are Free
February 18, 2003
Critic Score
87
10 reviews
NEXT »
MORE GENRES:

Connect with AOTY
Like Us
Follow Us
Critic Score
User Score

October Playlist
Forums
Vinyl Me, Please