Top Folk Albums




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RankAll Time
Rank
ArtistAlbumYearSubgenre(s)Other Genre(s)
1 15 Van Morrison Astral Weeks 1968 Chamber Folk Singer/Songwriter
2 50 Love Forever Changes 1967 Psychedelic Folk Psychedelic Pop
Psychedelic Rock
3 51 Joni Mitchell Blue 1971 Contemporary Folk Singer/Songwriter
4 83 Bob Dylan Bringing It All Back Home 1965 Contemporary Folk Folk Rock
Singer/Songwriter
5 119 Simon and Garfunkel Bridge Over Troubled Water 1970 Folk Pop Pop Rock
Singer/Songwriter
6 136 Bruce Springsteen Nebraska 1982 Contemporary Folk Americana
Singer/Songwriter
7 149 Leonard Cohen Songs of Leonard Cohen 1967 Contemporary Folk Singer/Songwriter
8 163 Nick Drake Five Leaves Left 1969 Chamber Folk Singer/Songwriter
9 176 Bob Dylan The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan 1963 Contemporary Folk Singer/Songwriter
10 219 Joni Mitchell Court and Spark 1974 Folk Pop Singer/Songwriter
11 261 Neutral Milk Hotel In the Aeroplane Over the Sea 1998 Indie Folk Indie Rock
12 266 Nick Drake Bryter Layter 1970 Chamber Folk Singer/Songwriter
13 269 Joanna Newsom Ys 2006 Chamber Folk Singer/Songwriter
14 270 Fleet Foxes Fleet Foxes 2008 Chamber Folk
Indie Folk
Americana
15 284 Bon Iver For Emma, Forever Ago 2007 Indie Folk Singer/Songwriter
16 289 Nick Drake Pink Moon 1972 Contemporary Folk Singer/Songwriter
17 300 Elliott Smith Either/Or 1997 Indie Folk Singer/Songwriter
18 343 Bonnie "Prince" Billy I See a Darkness 1999 Contemporary Folk Alt-Country
Americana
Singer/Songwriter
19 345 Bon Iver Bon Iver, Bon Iver 2011 Indie Folk Art Pop
20 398 Simon and Garfunkel Bookends 1968 Folk Pop Folk Rock
21 405 Sun Kil Moon Benji 2014 Contemporary Folk Singer/Songwriter
22 411 Richard and Linda Thompson I Want to See the Bright Lights Tonight 1974 Contemporary Folk British Folk Rock
23 434 Grizzly Bear Veckatimest 2009 Indie Folk
Psychedelic Folk
Psychedelic Pop
24 461 Leonard Cohen Songs of Love and Hate 1971 Contemporary Folk Singer/Songwriter
25 481 James Taylor Sweet Baby James 1970 Folk Pop Singer/Songwriter
Soft Rock
26 491 Bright Eyes I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning 2005 Indie Folk
27 504 Bob Dylan John Wesley Harding 1967 Contemporary Folk Folk Rock
Singer/Songwriter
28 603 Tim Buckley Happy Sad 1969 Psychedelic Folk Singer/Songwriter
29 679 Various Artists Woodstock 1970 Contemporary Folk Film Soundtrack
Folk Rock
Psychedelic Rock
30 708 Syd Barrett The Madcap Laughs 1970 Psychedelic Folk Psychedelic Rock
Singer/Songwriter
31 722 Tim Buckley Goodbye and Hello 1967 Contemporary Folk Folk Rock
Singer/Songwriter
32 729 Grizzly Bear Shields 2012 Indie Folk
Psychedelic Folk
33 732 Simon and Garfunkel Parsley, Sage, Rosemary & Thyme 1966 Folk Pop Folk Rock
34 745 Tim Buckley Starsailor 1970 Avant-Folk Experimental Rock
Folk Rock
Singer/Songwriter
35 780 The Microphones The Glow, Pt. 2 2001 Indie Folk
Psychedelic Folk
Lo-Fi Indie
36 784 Gillian Welch Time (The Revelator) 2001 Contemporary Folk Americana
37 786 Angel Olsen Burn Your Fire for No Witness 2014 Indie Folk
Psychedelic Folk
Singer/Songwriter
38 791 The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band Will the Circle Be Unbroken 1972 Bluegrass
39 816 Fleet Foxes Helplessness Blues 2011 Chamber Folk
Indie Folk
40 831 Joanna Newsom Have One On Me 2010 Chamber Folk
Progressive Folk
Singer/Songwriter
41 836 Bob Dylan The Times They Are A-Changin' 1964 Contemporary Folk Singer/Songwriter
42 863 Woody Guthrie Dust Bowl Ballads 1940 Contemporary Folk Singer/Songwriter
43 866 Cat Power You Are Free 2003 Indie Folk Indie Rock
Singer/Songwriter
44 870 Elliott Smith Figure 8 2000 Indie Folk Indie Pop
Singer/Songwriter
45 879 The Incredible String Band The Hangman's Beautiful Daughter 1968 Psychedelic Folk
46 886 John Prine John Prine 1971 Contemporary Folk Country
Singer/Songwriter
47 893 Damien Rice O 2002 Contemporary Folk Singer/Songwriter
48 901 Bob Dylan The Bootleg Series Vol. 4 - Live 1966: The "Royal Albert Hall" Concert 1998 Contemporary Folk Folk Rock
Singer/Songwriter
49 924 Leonard Cohen Songs from a Room 1969 Contemporary Folk Singer/Songwriter
50 933 Cowboy Junkies The Trinity Session 1988 Contemporary Folk Alt-Country
51 941 Okkervil River Black Sheep Boy 2005 Indie Folk Indie Rock
52 958 Animal Collective Sung Tongs 2004 Avant-Folk
Freak Folk
Neo-Psychedelia
53 993 Simon and Garfunkel Sounds of Silence 1966 Folk Pop Folk Rock
54 1017 Beck Morning Phase 2014 Chamber Folk Singer/Songwriter
55 1074 Alexander Skip Spence Oar 1969 Psychedelic Folk Singer/Songwriter
56 1111 Bruce Springsteen The Ghost of Tom Joad 1995 Contemporary Folk Americana
Singer/Songwriter
57 1120 Aretha Franklin Amazing Grace 1972 Gospel Southern Soul
58 1126 Grizzly Bear Yellow House 2006 Indie Folk
Psychedelic Folk
59 1143 Fred Neil Fred Neil/Everybody's Talkin' 1966 Contemporary Folk Folk Rock
Singer/Songwriter
60 1151 Paul Simon There Goes Rhymin' Simon 1973 Folk Pop Folk Rock
Singer/Songwriter
61 1179 The Decemberists The Crane Wife 2006 Indie Folk Folk Rock
Indie Pop
62 1193 Bright Eyes Lifted or the Story Is in the Soil, Keep Your Ear to the Ground 2002 Indie Folk
63 1198 The Decemberists Picaresque 2005 Indie Folk Chamber Pop
64 1200 Devendra Banhart Rejoicing in the Hands 2004 Contemporary Folk Singer/Songwriter
65 1232 Sufjan Stevens Michigan 2003 Chamber Folk
Indie Folk
Singer/Songwriter
66 1282 The Pentangle Basket of Light 1969 Folk Baroque British Folk Rock
67 1284 Le Mystère des Voix Bulgares Le Mystère des Voix Bulgares 1975 Bulgarian Folk Music
68 1294 Beirut Gulag Orkestar 2006 Indie Folk
69 1300 Palace Brothers There Is No-One What Will Take Care of You 1993 Indie Folk Alt-Country
70 1303 Midlake The Trials of Van Occupanther 2006 Indie Folk Americana
Folk Rock
71 1306 Joan Baez Joan Baez 1960 Folk Revival
72 1347 Joanna Newsom The Milk-Eyed Mender 2004 Contemporary Folk Singer/Songwriter
73 1429 Bob Dylan Another Side of Bob Dylan 1964 Contemporary Folk Singer/Songwriter
74 1452 Joni Mitchell Ladies of the Canyon 1970 Contemporary Folk Singer/Songwriter
75 1453 Nico The Marble Index 1969 Avant-Folk
Chamber Folk
76 1460 Joni Mitchell For the Roses 1972 Folk Pop Singer/Songwriter
77 1462 Donovan Sunshine Superman 1966 Psychedelic Folk Psychedelic Pop
Singer/Songwriter
78 1472 Iron & Wine Our Endless Numbered Days 2004 Indie Folk Singer/Songwriter
79 1557 Beirut The Flying Club Cup 2007 Indie Folk
80 1605 Roy Harper Stormcock 1971 Progressive Folk Singer/Songwriter
81 1613 The Everly Brothers The Everly Brothers (They're Off and Rolling) 1957 Close Harmony Pop
Rock & Roll
82 1622 Sharon Van Etten Tramp 2012 Indie Folk Alternative Singer/Songwriter
83 1630 Bonnie "Prince" Billy The Letting Go 2006 Contemporary Folk Americana
Singer/Songwriter
84 1644 Clifton Chenier Bogalusa Boogie 1975 Zydeco
85 1684 Suzanne Vega Suzanne Vega 1985 Folk Pop Singer/Songwriter
86 1687 Marty Robbins Gunfighter Ballads and Trail Songs 1959 Cowboy
87 1695 Bob Dylan Bob Dylan 1962 Contemporary Folk
Country Blues
88 1740 Karen Dalton It's So Hard to Tell You Who's Going to Love You the Best 1969 Contemporary Folk
89 1741 Cat Stevens Teaser and the Firecat 1971 Folk Pop Folk Rock
Singer/Songwriter
90 1749 Van Morrison & The Chieftains Irish Heartbeat 1988 Celtic Folk Music
91 1762 Laura Marling Once I Was an Eagle 2013 Contemporary Folk Singer/Songwriter
92 1785 Muddy Waters Folk Singer 1964 Delta Blues
93 1795 The Art Tatum - Ben Webster Quartet The Art Tatum - Ben Webster Quartet/The Tatum Group Masterpieces, Vol. 8 1958 Stride Cool Jazz
94 1840 M. Ward Post-War 2006 Indie Folk Folk Rock
Singer/Songwriter
95 1869 Beth Orton Central Reservation 1999 Folk Pop Singer/Songwriter
96 1892 John Grant Queen of Denmark 2010 Folk Pop Singer/Songwriter
97 1894 Iron & Wine The Shepherd's Dog 2007 Indie Folk Americana
Folk Rock
Singer/Songwriter
98 1963 Iron & Wine The Creek Drank the Cradle 2002 Contemporary Folk Lo-Fi Indie
Singer/Songwriter
99 2034 Vashti Bunyan Just Another Diamond Day 1970 Chamber Folk Singer/Songwriter
100 2064 Tim Hardin Tim Hardin 1 1966 Contemporary Folk Singer/Songwriter



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