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The Best Indie Folk Albums of the 2000s by User Score

1.

The Microphones - The Glow Pt. 2
September 11th, 2001
USER SCORE
91
2,771 ratings

2.

Sufjan Stevens - Illinois
July 5th, 2005
USER SCORE
91
2,718 ratings

3.

Bon Iver - For Emma, Forever Ago
July 8th, 2007
USER SCORE
86
2,417 ratings

4.

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

5.

Fleet Foxes - Fleet Foxes
June 3rd, 2008
USER SCORE
85
1,572 ratings

7.

Jeff Mangum - Live at Jittery Joe's
August 28th, 2001
USER SCORE
84
71 ratings

8.

Sufjan Stevens - Michigan
July 1st, 2003
USER SCORE
84
888 ratings

11.

Elliott Smith - Figure 8
April 18th, 2000
USER SCORE
84
531 ratings

12.

The Decemberists - The Crane Wife
October 3rd, 2006
USER SCORE
84
235 ratings

13.

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

14.

Right Away, Great Captain! - The Bitter End
January 14th, 2007
USER SCORE
83
28 ratings

15.

Beirut - Lon Gisland
January 30th, 2007
USER SCORE
83
48 ratings

16.

Grizzly Bear - Veckatimest
May 26th, 2009
USER SCORE
83
789 ratings

17.

Mount Eerie - Dawn
November 1st, 2008
USER SCORE
82
292 ratings

18.

The Mountain Goats - Tallahassee
November 5th, 2002
USER SCORE
82
181 ratings

19.

Okkervil River - Black Sheep Boy
April 5th, 2005
USER SCORE
82
87 ratings

20.

Grizzly Bear - Yellow House
September 5th, 2006
USER SCORE
82
405 ratings

21.

The Mountain Goats - The Sunset Tree
April 26th, 2005
USER SCORE
82
178 ratings

22.

The Decemberists - Picaresque
March 22nd, 2005
USER SCORE
81
174 ratings

23.

Sufjan Stevens - Seven Swans
March 16th, 2004
USER SCORE
81
797 ratings

24.

Gregory & The Hawk - Moenie and Kitchi
October 7th, 2008
USER SCORE
81
83 ratings

25.

The Tallest Man On Earth - Shallow Grave
March 18th, 2008
USER SCORE
81
148 ratings
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