PopMatters' 20 Best Folk Albums of 2020

PopMatters' 20 Best Folk Albums of 2020

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18.

Laura Marling - Song For Our Daughter
April 10, 2020
Critic Score
87
30 reviews

16.

Shirley Collins - Heart's Ease
July 24, 2020
Critic Score
84
15 reviews

Deftly indisputable on Heart's Ease, Collins' music acts as a cultural time capsule to preserve legacies.

13.

Bonny Light Horseman - Bonny Light Horseman
January 24, 2020
Critic Score
77
12 reviews

Indie-folk supergroup Bonny Light Horseman find ways to turn a collective vision into a singular sound with their reworkings of traditional songs.

12.

Sally Anne Morgan - Thread
September 11, 2020
Critic Score
80
2 reviews

11.

Courtney Marie Andrews - Old Flowers
July 24, 2020
Critic Score
76
19 reviews

Folk singer-songwriter Courtney Marie Andrews' Old Flowers is about the dissolution of a nine-year relationship and has many strengths. Still, it often falls prey to the cliches of the break-up album.

9.

Julian Taylor - The Ridge
June 19, 2020
Critic Score
75
2 reviews

8.

J.S. Ondara - Folk n' Roll Vol. 1: Tales of Isolation
May 29, 2020
Critic Score
75
2 reviews

7.

Arlo Mckinley - Die Midwestern
August 14, 2020
Critic Score
88
4 reviews

6.

Tre Burt - Caught It From The Rye
January 31, 2020
Critic Score
77
1 review

5.

The Microphones - Microphones in 2020
August 7, 2020
Critic Score
85
13 reviews

Microphones in 2020 might be his apex as a songwriter.

4.

Waxahatchee - Saint Cloud
March 27, 2020
Critic Score
84
34 reviews

Saint Cloud, like Car Wheels, finds an artist operating at the top of her game, embracing, as Crutchfield put it, "the contradictions and the unknown" to produce a thrilling and inspirational work.

3.

Adrianne Lenker - instrumentals
October 23, 2020
Critic Score
83
17 reviews

3.

Adrianne Lenker - songs
October 23, 2020
Critic Score
85
24 reviews

1.

Tyler Childers - Long Violent History
September 18, 2020
Critic Score
70
1 review
Original Source: https://www.popmatters.com/best-folk-albums-2020-2649095712.html
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