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The Best Folk Albums of the 2000s by User Score

1. Sufjan Stevens - Illinois

Sufjan Stevens - Illinois
July 5th, 2005
USER SCORE
91
951 reviews

2. The Microphones - The Glow Pt. 2

The Microphones - The Glow Pt. 2
September 25th, 2001
USER SCORE
91
555 reviews

3. Joanna Newsom - Ys

Joanna Newsom - Ys
November 14th, 2006
USER SCORE
90
413 reviews

4. Bon Iver - For Emma, Forever Ago

Bon Iver - For Emma, Forever Ago
July 8th, 2007
USER SCORE
86
867 reviews

5. Beirut - Lon Gisland

Beirut - Lon Gisland
January 30th, 2007
USER SCORE
86
30 reviews

7. Fleet Foxes - Fleet Foxes

Fleet Foxes - Fleet Foxes
June 3rd, 2008
USER SCORE
85
639 reviews

8. Songs: Ohia - Didn't It Rain

Songs: Ohia - Didn't It Rain
March 5th, 2002
USER SCORE
85
31 reviews

9. Grizzly Bear - Veckatimest

Grizzly Bear - Veckatimest
May 26th, 2009
USER SCORE
85
447 reviews

10. Bright Eyes - I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning

Bright Eyes - I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning
January 25th, 2005
USER SCORE
85
225 reviews

12. Elliott Smith - From a Basement on the Hill

Elliott Smith - From a Basement on the Hill
October 19th, 2004
USER SCORE
84
74 reviews

13. Sun Kil Moon - Ghosts of the Great Highway

Sun Kil Moon - Ghosts of the Great Highway
November 4th, 2003
USER SCORE
84
100 reviews

14. The Mountain Goats - All Hail West Texas

The Mountain Goats - All Hail West Texas
February 19th, 2002
USER SCORE
84
69 reviews

15. The Decemberists - The Crane Wife

The Decemberists - The Crane Wife
October 3rd, 2006
USER SCORE
84
121 reviews

16. Joanna Newsom - The Milk-Eyed Mender

Joanna Newsom - The Milk-Eyed Mender
March 23rd, 2004
USER SCORE
84
174 reviews

17. Sibylle Baier - Colour Green

Sibylle Baier - Colour Green
January 13th, 2006
USER SCORE
84
39 reviews

18. Grizzly Bear - Yellow House

Grizzly Bear - Yellow House
September 5th, 2006
USER SCORE
83
219 reviews

19. Mount Eerie - Wind's Poem

Mount Eerie - Wind's Poem
August 18th, 2009
USER SCORE
83
83 reviews

20. Iron & Wine - The Shepherd's Dog

Iron & Wine - The Shepherd's Dog
September 25th, 2007
USER SCORE
83
107 reviews

21. Animal Collective - Sung Tongs

Animal Collective - Sung Tongs
June 1st, 2004
USER SCORE
83
396 reviews

22. Elliott Smith - Figure 8

Elliott Smith - Figure 8
April 18th, 2000
USER SCORE
83
117 reviews

23. The Tallest Man On Earth - Shallow Grave

The Tallest Man On Earth - Shallow Grave
March 18th, 2008
USER SCORE
83
97 reviews

24. Fleet Foxes - Sun Giant

Fleet Foxes - Sun Giant
April 8th, 2008
USER SCORE
83
155 reviews

25. The Decemberists - Picaresque

The Decemberists - Picaresque
March 22nd, 2005
USER SCORE
83
83 reviews
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