The Best Indie Folk Albums of All Time by User Score

1. Neutral Milk Hotel - In the Aeroplane Over the Sea

Neutral Milk Hotel - In the Aeroplane Over the Sea
February 10th, 1998
USER SCORE
91
1767 reviews

2. The Microphones - The Glow Pt. 2

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

3. Joanna Newsom - Ys

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

4. Elliott Smith - Either/Or

Elliott Smith - Either/Or
February 25th, 1997
USER SCORE
89
447 reviews

5. Sufjan Stevens - Carrie & Lowell

Sufjan Stevens - Carrie & Lowell
March 31st, 2015
USER SCORE
88
1853 reviews

6. Joanna Newsom - Have One on Me

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

7. Mount Eerie - A Crow Looked at Me

Mount Eerie - A Crow Looked at Me
March 24th, 2017
USER SCORE
86
1107 reviews

8. Fleet Foxes - Helplessness Blues

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

9. Bon Iver - For Emma, Forever Ago

Bon Iver - For Emma, Forever Ago
July 8th, 2007
USER SCORE
86
1042 reviews

10. Bonnie 'Prince' Billy - I See a Darkness

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

11. Bon Iver - Bon Iver, Bon Iver

Bon Iver - Bon Iver, Bon Iver
June 21st, 2011
USER SCORE
85
1108 reviews

12. Elliott Smith - Elliott Smith

Elliott Smith - Elliott Smith
July 21st, 1995
USER SCORE
85
181 reviews

13. Fleet Foxes - Fleet Foxes

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

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

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

17. Joanna Newsom - The Milk-Eyed Mender

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

18. Grizzly Bear - Veckatimest

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

19. Father John Misty - I Love You, Honeybear

Father John Misty - I Love You, Honeybear
February 10th, 2015
USER SCORE
84
1232 reviews

20. Mount Eerie - Dawn

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

21. The Decemberists - The Crane Wife

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

22. The Mountain Goats - All Hail West Texas

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

24. Beirut - Lon Gisland

Beirut - Lon Gisland
January 30th, 2007
USER SCORE
83
34 reviews

25. Grizzly Bear - Yellow House

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