Top Indie Folk Albums




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RankAll Time
Rank
ArtistAlbumYearSubgenre(s)Other Genre(s)
1 261 Neutral Milk Hotel In the Aeroplane Over the Sea 1998 Indie Rock
2 270 Fleet Foxes Fleet Foxes 2008 Americana
Chamber Folk
3 284 Bon Iver For Emma, Forever Ago 2007 Singer/Songwriter
4 300 Elliott Smith Either/Or 1997 Singer/Songwriter
5 345 Bon Iver Bon Iver, Bon Iver 2011 Art Pop
6 434 Grizzly Bear Veckatimest 2009 Psychedelic Folk
Psychedelic Pop
7 491 Bright Eyes I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning 2005
8 729 Grizzly Bear Shields 2012 Psychedelic Folk
9 780 The Microphones The Glow, Pt. 2 2001 Lo-Fi Indie
Psychedelic Folk
10 786 Angel Olsen Burn Your Fire for No Witness 2014 Psychedelic Folk
Singer/Songwriter
11 816 Fleet Foxes Helplessness Blues 2011 Chamber Folk
12 866 Cat Power You Are Free 2003 Indie Rock
Singer/Songwriter
13 870 Elliott Smith Figure 8 2000 Indie Pop
Singer/Songwriter
14 941 Okkervil River Black Sheep Boy 2005 Indie Rock
15 1126 Grizzly Bear Yellow House 2006 Psychedelic Folk
16 1179 The Decemberists The Crane Wife 2006 Folk Rock
Indie Pop
17 1193 Bright Eyes Lifted or the Story Is in the Soil, Keep Your Ear to the Ground 2002
18 1198 The Decemberists Picaresque 2005 Chamber Pop
19 1232 Sufjan Stevens Michigan 2003 Chamber Folk
Singer/Songwriter
20 1294 Beirut Gulag Orkestar 2006
21 1300 Palace Brothers There Is No-One What Will Take Care of You 1993 Alt-Country
22 1303 Midlake The Trials of Van Occupanther 2006 Americana
Folk Rock
23 1472 Iron & Wine Our Endless Numbered Days 2004 Singer/Songwriter
24 1557 Beirut The Flying Club Cup 2007
25 1622 Sharon Van Etten Tramp 2012 Alternative Singer/Songwriter
26 1840 M. Ward Post-War 2006 Folk Rock
Singer/Songwriter
27 1894 Iron & Wine The Shepherd's Dog 2007 Americana
Folk Rock
Singer/Songwriter
28 2077 The Mountain Goats The Sunset Tree 2005 Singer/Songwriter
29 2270 Father John Misty Fear Fun 2012 Psychedelic Folk
Singer/Songwriter
30 2353 Sufjan Stevens Seven Swans 2004 Chamber Folk
Singer/Songwriter
31 2648 First Aid Kit The Lion's Roar 2012 Folk Pop
32 2679 First Aid Kit Stay Gold 2014 Folk Pop
33 2929 Laura Marling I Speak Because I Can 2010 Singer/Songwriter
34 2953 Kings of Convenience Quiet Is the New Loud 2001 Folk Pop
Indie Pop
35 2980 Bright Eyes Cassadaga 2007 Alt-Country


Albums "bubbling under" the all-time top 3000:
Laura Marling A Creature I Don't Know 2011 Singer/Songwriter
The Mountain Goats Tallahassee 2002 Folk Rock
Singer/Songwriter
José González Veneer 2003 Singer/Songwriter
The Dodos Visiter 2008 Folk Pop
Folk Rock
Indie Rock
Micah P. Hinson Micah P. Hinson & The Gospel of Progress 2004 Singer/Songwriter
Villagers Becoming a Jackal 2010 Indie Pop
Beirut The Rip Tide 2011
Monsters of Folk Monsters of Folk 2009 Folk Rock
The Decemberists The King Is Dead 2011 Country Rock
Kristin Hersh Hips and Makers 1994 Alternative Singer/Songwriter
Avi Buffalo Avi Buffalo 2010 Indie Pop
Elliott Smith Elliott Smith 1995 Lo-Fi Indie
Singer/Songwriter
Smog Dongs of Sevotion 2000
Kings of Convenience Riot on an Empty Street 2004 Folk Pop
Indie Pop
Avi Buffalo At Best Cuckold 2014 Indie Pop
Department of Eagles In Ear Park 2008
Okkervil River The Silver Gymnasium 2013 Indie Rock
Laura Marling Alas, I Cannot Swim 2008 Singer/Songwriter
Get Well Soon Rest Now, Weary Head! You Will Get Well Soon 2008 Alternative Rock
Chamber Pop
Elliott Smith New Moon 2007 Lo-Fi Indie
Singer/Songwriter
Gorky's Zygotic Mynci Spanish Dance Troupe 1999 Folk Rock
Indie Pop
Psychedelic Folk
Damien Jurado Where Shall You Take Me? 2003 Americana
Singer/Songwriter
Sufjan Stevens The Avalanche: Outtakes and Extras from the Illinois Album 2006 Chamber Pop
Singer/Songwriter
Iron & Wine Woman King EP 2005 Folk Rock
Singer/Songwriter
The Mountain Goats Get Lonely 2006 Singer/Songwriter



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