The Best Indie Folk Albums of All Time by User Score

1.

Neutral Milk Hotel - In the Aeroplane Over the Sea
February 10th, 1998
USER SCORE
91
2216 reviews

2.

The Microphones - The Glow Pt. 2
September 25th, 2001
USER SCORE
90
1116 reviews

3.

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

4.

Sufjan Stevens - Carrie & Lowell
March 31st, 2015
USER SCORE
88
2083 reviews

5.

Elliott Smith - Either/Or
February 25th, 1997
USER SCORE
88
608 reviews

6.

Joanna Newsom - Have One on Me
February 23rd, 2010
USER SCORE
87
385 reviews

7.

Mount Eerie - A Crow Looked at Me
March 24th, 2017
USER SCORE
87
1279 reviews

8.

Fleet Foxes - Helplessness Blues
May 3rd, 2011
USER SCORE
86
1009 reviews

9.

Bon Iver - For Emma, Forever Ago
July 8th, 2007
USER SCORE
86
1253 reviews

10.

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

11.

Bonnie 'Prince' Billy - I See a Darkness
January 19th, 1999
USER SCORE
85
166 reviews

12.

Bon Iver - Bon Iver, Bon Iver
June 21st, 2011
USER SCORE
85
1269 reviews

13.

Bright Eyes - I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning
January 25th, 2005
USER SCORE
84
384 reviews

14.

Grizzly Bear - Veckatimest
May 26th, 2009
USER SCORE
84
541 reviews

15.

Father John Misty - I Love You, Honeybear
February 10th, 2015
USER SCORE
84
1267 reviews

16.

Elliott Smith - Elliott Smith
July 21st, 1995
USER SCORE
84
256 reviews

17.

Mount Eerie - Dawn
November 1st, 2008
USER SCORE
84
132 reviews

18.

Sufjan Stevens - Carrie & Lowell Live
April 28th, 2017
USER SCORE
84
104 reviews

20.

The Microphones - Microphones in 2020
August 7th, 2020
USER SCORE
84
710 reviews

21.

Jeff Mangum - Live at Jittery Joe's
August 28th, 2001
USER SCORE
83
28 reviews

22.

Joanna Newsom - The Milk-Eyed Mender
March 23rd, 2004
USER SCORE
83
253 reviews

24.

Mount Eerie - Wind's Poem
August 18th, 2009
USER SCORE
82
133 reviews

25.

The Mountain Goats - All Hail West Texas
February 19th, 2002
USER SCORE
82
111 reviews
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