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The Best Folk Albums of All Time

1.

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

2.

Joni Mitchell - Court and Spark
January 17, 1974
Critic Score
100
5 reviews

3.

Nick Drake - Five Leaves Left
July 3, 1969
Critic Score
99
5 reviews

4.

Grateful Dead - Workingman's Dead
June 14, 1970
Critic Score
98
5 reviews

6.

Leonard Cohen - Songs of Leonard Cohen
December 27, 1967
Critic Score
95
5 reviews

7.

Nick Drake - Pink Moon
February 25, 1972
Critic Score
95
6 reviews

12.

Sufjan Stevens - Illinois
July 5, 2005
Critic Score
93
22 reviews

13.

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

14.

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

15.

Sufjan Stevens - Carrie & Lowell
March 31, 2015
Critic Score
91
45 reviews

16.

Mount Eerie - A Crow Looked at Me
March 24, 2017
Critic Score
91
18 reviews

17.

The Magnetic Fields - 69 Love Songs
September 7, 1999
Critic Score
91
10 reviews

18.

Lankum - The Livelong Day
October 25, 2019
Critic Score
90
7 reviews

19.

Linda Perhacs - Parallelograms
January 1, 1970
Critic Score
89
5 reviews

20.

Sam Lee & Friends - The Fade In Time
June 16, 2015
Critic Score
89
8 reviews

21.

Sufjan Stevens - Carrie & Lowell Live
April 28, 2017
Critic Score
89
5 reviews

22.

Ry Cooder - Pull Up Some Dust and Sit Down
August 29, 2011
Critic Score
89
10 reviews

23.

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

24.

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

25.

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