Top American Folk Music Albums

Rate Your Music: American Folk Music

RankAll Time
ArtistAlbumYearSubgenre(s)Other Genre(s)
1 791 The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band Will the Circle Be Unbroken 1972 Bluegrass
2 1120 Aretha Franklin Amazing Grace 1972 Gospel Southern Soul
3 1613 The Everly Brothers The Everly Brothers (They're Off and Rolling) 1957 Close Harmony Pop
Rock & Roll
4 1644 Clifton Chenier Bogalusa Boogie 1975 Zydeco
5 1687 Marty Robbins Gunfighter Ballads and Trail Songs 1959 Cowboy
6 1695 Bob Dylan Bob Dylan 1962 Country Blues Contemporary Folk
7 1785 Muddy Waters Folk Singer 1964 Delta Blues
8 1795 The Art Tatum - Ben Webster Quartet The Art Tatum - Ben Webster Quartet/The Tatum Group Masterpieces, Vol. 8 1958 Stride Cool Jazz
9 2286 Lightnin' Hopkins The Roots of Lightnin' Hopkins/Lightnin' Hopkins 1959 Acoustic Texas Blues
10 2292 Bruce Springsteen We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions 2006 Americana
Folk Rock
11 2359 The Original Soundtrack O Brother, Where Art Thou? 2000 Country
Film Soundtrack
12 2390 The Everly Brothers Songs Our Daddy Taught Us 1958 Close Harmony Country Pop
Folk Pop
13 2637 The Everly Brothers It's Everly Time 1960 Close Harmony Pop
14 2705 The Everly Brothers Roots 1968 Close Harmony Country Pop
15 2839 Skip James Today! 1966 Delta Blues
16 2917 Mahalia Jackson Newport 1958 1958 Gospel

Albums "bubbling under" the all-time top 3000:
The Louvin Brothers Tragic Songs of Life 1956 Close Harmony
James Cleveland and The Angelic Choir Peace Be Still 1962 Gospel
Dixie Chicks Home 2002 Bluegrass Contemporary Country
Elvis Presley How Great Thou Art 1967 Gospel
Mississippi Fred McDowell Delta Blues 1964 Delta Blues
Balfa Brothers Play Traditional Cajun Music 1965 Cajun
Mavis Staples You Are Not Alone 2010 Gospel Rhythm & Blues
Elvis Presley His Hand in Mine 1960 Gospel Pop
Reverend Gary Davis Pure Religion and Bad Company 1957 Gospel Acoustic Blues
The Holy Modal Rounders The Holy Modal Rounders 1964 Old-Time Contemporary Folk
Bukka White The Legacy of the Blues 1969 Delta Blues
Elvis Presley Elvis' Christmas Album 1957 Gospel Christmas Music
Rock & Roll
Elvis Presley He Touched Me 1972 Gospel Pop
The Everly Brothers A Date with The Everly Brothers 1960 Close Harmony Pop
Skip James Devil Got My Woman 1968 Delta Blues