Friday, December 13, 2013

Best Folk Albums of 2013 / Best Folk Songs of 2013


Best Folk Albums of 2013


Top Folk Albums of 2013: Year of the snake

1) Bill Callahan • Dream River • Drag City — stream†
2) Sam Amidon • Bright Sunny South • Nonesuch — stream†
3) Alasdair Roberts • A Wonder Working Stone • Drag City
4) Grey Reverend • A Hero's Lie • Motion — stream†
5) David A. Jaycock • Ten Songs • Static Caravan — stream†
6) Seaworthy & Taylor Deupree • Wood, Winter, Hollow • 12k — stream†
7) Sharron KrausPilgrim Chants & Pastoral Trails • Second Language — stream
8) Josephine Foster • I'm a Dreamer • Fire — stream†
9) Asa IronsKnife Gift Debt • Laughable — stream
10) Faint Wild Light • Self-Titled • Digitalis — stream
11) Glenn Jones • My Garden State • Thrill Jockey — stream†
12) Alasdair Roberts & Robin Robertson • Hirta Songs • Stone Tape — stream
13) Ólöf ArnaldsSudden Elevation • One Little Indian — stream†
14) GrouperThe Man Who Died in His Boat • Kranky — stream†
15) Orla Wren • The Words Under the Wood • Home Normal — stream†
16) Sproatly Smith • Times Is n'Times Was • self-released — stream
17) Colleen • The Weighing of the Heart • self-released — stream†
18) Alela Diane • About Farewell • Rusted Blue — stream†
19) Lux Harmonium • After the Tower • Static Caravan — stream
20) His Golden Messenger • Bad Debt • Paradise of Bachelors — stream

Streams denoted with "†" require Spotify.





Honourable Mentions: Electric albums, EPs, etc. (in no particular order)

Jessica PrattDaytrotter Session EP • Daytrotter — stream
Grey Reverend • Everlasting EP • Motion — stream†
Julia Kent • Character • Leaf — stream
Josh Tillman • The History of Caves OST • Sub Pop — stream†
Julie ByrneDaytrotter Session EP • Daytrotter — stream
Lux Harmonium • Soap and Silk 7-Inch • Static Caravan — stream
1860 • Familiar EP • Gravitation — stream†
Clogs • The Sundown Song EP • Brassland — stream†
Hip HatchetDaytrotter Session EP • Daytrotter — stream
Julie Byrne • Faster or Greener Than Now 7-Inch • Ordinal — stream†
A Hawk and a Hacksaw • You Have Already Gone to the Other World • LM Dupli-cation — stream†

Streams denoted with "†" require Spotify.





MMXIII I/II: Best New Folksongs of 2013 (in no particular order)



1) Grey Reverend • "Lament" • Motion
2) Jane Weaver"Parade of the Blood Red Sorrows" • Finders Keepers
3) David A Jaycock • "Brighton in Sunshine" • Static Caravan
4) Josh Tillman • "Finish Those Cigarettes & Go to Bed" • Sub Pop
5) Death Vessel w/ Jónsi • "Ilsa Drown" • Sub Pop
6) Asa Irons • "St. Brendan" • Laughable
7) Sharron Kraus • "Rowan" • Second Language
8) Sam Amidon • "Pharaoh" • Nonesuch
9) Glenn Jones • "Across the Tappan Zee" • Thrill Jockey
10) A Hawk and a Hacksaw • "Wedding Theme (Ukraine)" • LM Dupli-cation
11) Julian Lynch • "North Line" • Underwater Peoples
12) Clogs • "The World Loves Me" • Brassland
13) Seaworthy & Taylor Deupree • "Hollow" (Excerpt) • 12K
14) Alasdair Roberts & Friends • "Brother Seed" • Drag City
15) Lux Harmonium • "Peggy Come Home" • Static Caravan
16) Julie Byrne • "Holiday" • Ordinal
17) Grouper • "Living Room" • Kranky
18) Colleen • "Push the Boat Onto the Sand" • self-released
19) Faint Wild Light • "Speak, Memory" • Digitalis
20) Angel Olsen & Marissa Nadler"Frisco Depot" • self-released
21) Julia Kent • "Transportation" • Leaf
22) Jessica Pratt • "I've Got a Feeling (Daytrotter Session)" • Daytrotter

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