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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
984 reviews

2. The Microphones - The Glow Pt. 2

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

3. Joanna Newsom - Ys

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

4. Bon Iver - For Emma, Forever Ago

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

5. Fleet Foxes - Fleet Foxes

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

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

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

7. Grizzly Bear - Veckatimest

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

9. The Decemberists - The Crane Wife

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

10. Sun Kil Moon - Ghosts of the Great Highway

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

11. Joanna Newsom - The Milk-Eyed Mender

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

12. Iron & Wine - The Shepherd's Dog

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

13. Grizzly Bear - Yellow House

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

14. Animal Collective - Sung Tongs

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

15. Fleet Foxes - Sun Giant

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

16. Elliott Smith - Figure 8

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

17. Sufjan Stevens - Seven Swans

Sufjan Stevens - Seven Swans
March 16th, 2004
USER SCORE
83
323 reviews

19. Iron & Wine - Our Endless Numbered Days

Iron & Wine - Our Endless Numbered Days
March 23rd, 2004
USER SCORE
81
127 reviews

20. Bon Iver - Blood Bank EP

Bon Iver - Blood Bank EP
January 20th, 2009
USER SCORE
80
181 reviews

21. Beirut - The Flying Club Cup

Beirut - The Flying Club Cup
October 9th, 2007
USER SCORE
80
102 reviews

22. Mumford & Sons - Sigh No More

Mumford & Sons - Sigh No More
October 2nd, 2009
USER SCORE
66
167 reviews
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