Paste Magazine: The 100 Best Indie Folk Albums of All Time

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Re: Paste Magazine: The 100 Best Indie Folk Albums of All Time

Post by Pierre » Sat May 23, 2020 11:55 am

Not sure I have the same definition of "folk" and "all time" as these guys. Some of these albums are definitely art pop in my book. And ever heard of Current 93 or Jandek before believing you can talk about indie?

1. Sufjan Stevens: Illinois (2005)
2. Neutral Milk Hotel: In the Aeroplane Over the Sea (1998)
3. Elliott Smith: Either/Or (1997)
4. Phoebe Bridgers: Stranger in the Alps (2017)
5. Gillian Welch: Revival (1996)
6. Nick Drake: Pink Moon (1972)
7. Bon Iver: For Emma, Forever Ago (2008)
8. Bright Eyes: I’m Wide Awake, It’s Morning (2005)
9. The Avett Brothers: Emotionalism (2007)
10. Waxahatchee: Cerulean Salt (2013)
11. Josh Ritter: The Animal Years (2006)
12. Neko Case: Fox Confessor Brings the Flood (2006)
13. Wilco: Being There (1996)
14. Patty Griffin: 1000 Kisses (2002)
15. Bonnie “Prince” Billy: I See a Darkness (1999)
16. Beck: Sea Change (2002)
17. boygenius: boygenius (2018)
18. The Shins: Chutes Too Narrow (2003)
19. Joanna Newsom: Have One On Me (2010)
20. Belle & Sebastian: If You’re Feeling Sinister (1996)
21. Damien Rice: O (2003)
22. Sun Kil Moon: Ghosts Of The Great Highway (2003)
23. Brandi Carlile: By The Way, I Forgive You (2018)
24. Julie Byrne: Not Even Happiness (2017)
25. Sharon Van Etten: Are We There (2014)
26. Phosphorescent: Muchacho (2013)
27. Joanna Newsom: Ys (2006)
28. Whitney: Light Upon the Lake (2016)
29. Frightened Rabbit: The Winter of Mixed Drinks (2010)
30. Elliott Smith: XO (1998)
31. Songs: Ohia: The Magnolia Electric Co. (2003)
32. The Decemberists: The Crane Wife (2006)
33. Fleet Foxes: Helplessness Blues (2011)
34. Laura Veirs: July Flame (2010)
35. The Tallest Man on Earth: The Wild Hunt (2010)
36. Laura Marling: I Speak Because I Can (2010)
37. The Mountain Goats: The Sunset Tree (2005)
38. Calexico: Feast of Wire (2003)
39. The Waterboys: Fisherman’s Blues (1988)
40. Carolina Chocolate Drops: Genuine Negro Jig (2010)
41. Vic Chestnutt: Is the Actor Happy? (1995)
42. Band of Horses: Cease to Begin (2007)
43. Victoria Williams: Loose (1994)
44. tUnE-yArDs: w h o k i l l (2011)
45. Midlake: The Trials of Van Occupanther (2006)
46. Sufjan Stevens: Carrie & Lowell (2015)
47. The Avett Brothers: I and Love and You (2009)
48. The Antlers: Burst Apart (2011)
49. The Sundays: Reading, Writing and Arithmetic (1990)
50. Mumford & Sons: Sigh No More (2009)
51. (Sandy) Alex G: Rocket (2017)
52. Courtney Barnett: The Double EP: A Sea of Split Peas (2013)
53. Grizzly Bear: Veckatimest (2009)
54. Julie Miller: Broken Things (1999)
55. Father John Misty: I Love You Honeybear (2015)
56. She & Him: Volume Two (2010)
57. Kurt Vile: Wakin on a Pretty Daze (2013)
58. 16 Horsepower: Folklore (2002)
59. Big Thief: Two Hands (2019)
60. The Head and the Heart: The Head and the Heart (2009)
61. Seryn: This Is Where We Are (2011)
62. Devendra Banhart: Cripple Crow (2005)
63. Anaïs Mitchell: Hadestown (2010)
64. Califone: Roots & Crowns (2005)
65. Iron & Wine: Our Endless Numbered Days (2004)
66. The Civil Wars: Barton Hollow (2011)
67. Andrew Bird: Break It Yourself (2012)
68. Red House Painters: Songs for a Blue Guitar (1996)
69. Rosie Thomas: When We Were Small (2001)
70. The Lumineers: The Lumineers (2012)
71. Jens Lekman: Night Falls Over Kortedala (2007)
72. Shovels & Rope: O Be Joyful (2012)
73. Lucius: Wildewoman (2013)
74. Sharon Van Etten: Tramp (2012)
75. Frank Turner: Poetry of the Deed (2009)
76. Okkervil River: The Silver Gymnasium (2013)
77. Bill Callahan: Dream River (2013)
78. Neko Case: Blacklisted (2002)
79. First Aid Kit: The Lion’s Roar (2012)
80. Weyes Blood: Titanic Rising (2019)
81. Damien Jurado: Where Shall You Take Me? (2003)
82. Thao and the Get Down Stay Down: A Man Alive (2016)
83. Dawes: Nothing Is Wrong (2011)
84. Angel Olsen: Burn Your Fire for No Witness (2016)
85. Johnny Flynn and The Sussex Wit: A Larum (2008)
86. Lord Huron: Strange Trails (2015)
87. Feist: Let It Die (2004)
88. Over the Rhine: Ohio (2004)
89. Joan Shelley: Like The River Loves The Sea (2019)
90. Palehound: Dry Food (2015)
91. Julien Baker: Sprained Ankle (2015)
92. Typhoon: White Lighter (2013)
93. Middle Brother: Middle Brother (2011)
94. Punch Brothers: The Phosphorescent Blues (2015)
95. Loney, Dear: Loney, Noir (2007)
96. Hayes Carll: Lovers and Leavers (2016)
97. Badly Drawn Boy: One Plus One Is One (2004)
98. The Lone Bellow: The Lone Bellow (2013)
99. Beirut: No No No (2015)
100. Stornoway: Beachcomber’s Windowsill (2010)

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