Top Folk Rock Albums





Rank All Time Artist Album Subgenre(s) Other Genre(s) Year
1
10
Bob Dylan Blonde on Blonde Singer/Songwriter 1966
2
11
Bob Dylan Highway 61 Revisited Singer/Songwriter 1965
3
21
Bob Dylan Blood on the Tracks Singer/Songwriter 1975
4
53
Neil Young After the Gold Rush Country Rock, Singer/Songwriter 1970
5
57
The Band The Band Country Rock, Roots Rock 1969
6
86
Bob Dylan Bringing It All Back Home Contemporary Folk, Singer/Songwriter 1965
7
90
The Band Music from Big Pink Roots Rock 1968
8
96
Van Morrison Moondance Singer/Songwriter 1970
9
97
Neil Young Harvest Country Rock, Singer/Songwriter 1972
10
155
Neil Young & Crazy Horse Rust Never Sleeps Country Rock, Singer/Songwriter 1979
11
168
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young Déjà Vu 1970
12
198
Neil Young Tonight's the Night Country Rock, Singer/Songwriter 1975
13
263
Bob Dylan Time Out of Mind Singer/Songwriter 1997
14
273
The Byrds Younger Than Yesterday Pop Rock, Psychedelic Pop 1967
15
293
The Byrds Mr. Tambourine Man Pop Rock 1965
16
294
The Byrds The Notorious Byrd Brothers Pop Rock 1968
17
295
The Pogues Rum, Sodomy & the Lash Celtic Rock 1985
18
352
Beck Sea Change Singer/Songwriter 2002
19
396
Simon and Garfunkel Bookends Folk Pop 1968
20
402
Bob Dylan Love and Theft Blues Rock, Singer/Songwriter 2001
21
406
Bob Dylan and The Band The Basement Tapes Roots Rock 1975
22
408
Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin III Hard Rock 1970
23
420
Grateful Dead American Beauty Country Rock 1970
24
435
Richard and Linda Thompson I Want to See the Bright Lights Tonight British Folk Rock Contemporary Folk 1974
25
438
Crosby, Stills & Nash Crosby, Stills & Nash 1969
26
446
Fairport Convention Liege and Lief British Folk Rock 1969
27
459
Richard and Linda Thompson Shoot Out the Lights Singer/Songwriter 1982
28
462
Tracy Chapman Tracy Chapman Singer/Songwriter 1988
29
474
Grateful Dead Workingman's Dead Country Rock 1970
30
480
Neil Young On the Beach Country Rock, Singer/Songwriter 1974
31
493
Buffalo Springfield Buffalo Springfield Again Psychedelic Rock 1967
32
504
Bob Dylan John Wesley Harding Contemporary Folk, Singer/Songwriter 1967
33
533
Bob Dylan Desire Singer/Songwriter 1976
34
534
Moby Grape Moby Grape Blues Rock, Psychedelic Rock 1967
35
600
John Martyn Solid Air British Folk Rock Singer/Songwriter 1973
36
641
Bob Dylan Modern Times Blues Rock, Singer/Songwriter 2006
37
652
Various Artists Woodstock Contemporary Folk, Film Soundtrack, Psychedelic Rock 1970
38
658
Fairport Convention Unhalfbricking British Folk Rock 1969
39
681
Bob Dylan Nashville Skyline Country, Country Rock, Singer/Songwriter 1969
40
752
Bob Dylan The Bootleg Series Vol. 4 - Live 1966: The "Royal Albert Hall" Concert Contemporary Folk, Singer/Songwriter 1998
41
768
Cat Stevens Tea for the Tillerman Singer/Songwriter 1970
42
779
The Byrds Fifth Dimension Psychedelic Rock 1966
43
785
Beck Mutations Alternative Rock 1998
44
788
Simon and Garfunkel Parsley, Sage, Rosemary & Thyme Folk Pop 1966
45
790
David Crosby If I Could Only Remember My Name Singer/Songwriter 1971
46
791
The Pogues If I Should Fall from Grace with God Celtic Rock Celtic Punk 1988
47
800
Paul Simon Paul Simon Singer/Songwriter 1972
48
828
Tim Buckley Starsailor Avant-Folk, Experimental Rock, Singer/Songwriter 1970
49
860
Tim Buckley Goodbye and Hello Contemporary Folk, Singer/Songwriter 1967
50
913
Van Morrison Saint Dominic's Preview Singer/Songwriter 1972
51
949
Simon and Garfunkel Sounds of Silence Folk Pop 1966
52
964
The Waterboys This Is the Sea Pop Rock 1985
53
1020
The Waterboys Fisherman's Blues Celtic Rock 1988
54
1046
The Band The Last Waltz 1978
55
1057
Jefferson Airplane Volunteers Psychedelic Rock, West Coast Rock 1969
56
1086
Billy Bragg & Wilco Mermaid Avenue Alt-Country, Americana 1998
57
1099
Billy Bragg Talking with the Taxman About Poetry Singer/Songwriter 1986
58
1121
Van Morrison Veedon Fleece Singer/Songwriter 1974
59
1135
The Costello Show King of America Pop Rock, Singer/Songwriter 1986
60
1172
Kurt Vile Wakin on a Pretty Daze Singer/Songwriter 2013
61
1187
Kurt Vile Smoke Ring for My Halo Singer/Songwriter 2011
62
1200
Fred Neil Fred Neil/Everybody's Talkin' Contemporary Folk, Singer/Songwriter 1966
63
1204
Kurt Vile b'lieve i'm goin down Singer/Songwriter 2015
64
1209
Bob Dylan Oh Mercy Pop Rock, Singer/Songwriter 1989
65
1241
Neil Young Zuma Singer/Songwriter 1975
66
1277
Paul Simon There Goes Rhymin' Simon Folk Pop, Singer/Songwriter 1973
67
1344
Rod Stewart Gasoline Alley Blues Rock 1970
68
1351
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young 4 Way Street 1971
69
1355
The Pentangle Basket of Light British Folk Rock Folk Baroque 1969
70
1396
Midlake The Trials of Van Occupanther Americana, Indie Folk 2006
71
1400
The Decemberists The Crane Wife Indie Folk, Indie Pop 2006
72
1506
Kate and Anna McGarrigle Kate and Anna McGarrigle 1975
73
1509
Bob Dylan/The Band Before the Flood Country Rock, Roots Rock 1974
74
1557
Counting Crows August and Everything After Alternative Rock 1993
75
1563
Buffalo Springfield Buffalo Springfield Country Rock 1966
76
1571
Various Artists The Concert for Bangla Desh 1971
77
1573
Neil Young Harvest Moon Acoustic Rock, Country Rock, Singer/Songwriter 1992
78
1738
The Byrds Turn! Turn! Turn! Pop Rock 1965
79
1770
Van Morrison Tupelo Honey Singer/Songwriter 1971
80
1858
Cat Stevens Teaser and the Firecat Folk Pop, Singer/Songwriter 1971
81
1902
The Band Rock of Ages Roots Rock 1972
82
1903
Ani DiFranco Dilate Alternative Singer/Songwriter 1996
83
1918
Tom Waits Orphans: Brawlers, Bawlers and Bastards Blues Rock, Singer/Songwriter 2006
84
1960
Okkervil River The Stage Names Indie Rock 2007
85
1961
Billy Bragg Life's a Riot with Spy vs. Spy Folk Punk, Singer/Songwriter 1983
86
2008
Stephen Stills Stephen Stills Singer/Songwriter 1970
87
2044
Kaleidoscope (US) A Beacon from Mars Psychedelic Rock 1968
88
2093
Ben Harper Welcome to the Cruel World Singer/Songwriter 1994
89
2219
Big Country The Crossing Celtic Rock Pop Rock 1983
90
2220
American Music Club California Slowcore 1988
91
2257
M. Ward Post-War Indie Folk, Singer/Songwriter 2006
92
2275
Joan Armatrading Joan Armatrading Singer/Songwriter 1976
93
2277
Palace Music Viva Last Blues 1995
94
2278
Jackson Browne For Everyman Singer/Songwriter 1973
95
2281
Iron & Wine The Shepherd's Dog Americana, Indie Folk, Singer/Songwriter 2007
96
2289
Stephen Stills Manassas Country Rock 1972
97
2349
Van Morrison Into the Music Singer/Songwriter 1979
98
2394
Michelle Shocked Short Sharp Shocked Alt-Country, Singer/Songwriter 1988
99
2443
Van Morrison His Band and The Street Choir Singer/Songwriter 1970
100
2492
Veneno Veneno Andalusian Rock Flamenco Nuevo 1977
101
2495
The Fugs The Village Fugs/The Fugs' First Album Beat Poetry, Garage Rock, Psychedelic Folk 1965
102
2544
American Music Club Everclear Slowcore 1991
103
2563
Kevin Morby Singing Saw Singer/Songwriter 2016
104
2706
John Phillips John Phillips (John the Wolfking of L.A.) Singer/Songwriter 1970
105
2760
Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile Lotta Sea Lice Indie Rock 2017
106
2782
Shirley Collins and The Albion Country Band No Roses British Folk Rock 1971
107
2817
Rod Stewart The Rod Stewart Album/ An Old Raincoat Won't Ever Let You Down Blues Rock 1969
108
2825
Indigo Girls Indigo Girls Folk Pop, Singer/Songwriter 1989
109
2829
Bruce Springsteen We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions American Folk Music, Americana 2006
110
2852
Billy Bragg Brewing Up with Billy Bragg Singer/Songwriter 1984
111
2896
Hurray for the Riff Raff The Navigator 2017
112
2981
The Youngbloods Elephant Mountain 1969

Albums "bubbling under" the all-time top 3000:
Sun Kil Moon Ghosts of the Great Highway Singer/Songwriter 2003
The Band Stage Fright Roots Rock 1970
Van Morrison Beautiful Vision Singer/Songwriter 1982
Bob Dylan Planet Waves Singer/Songwriter 1974
Monsters of Folk Monsters of Folk Indie Folk 2009
Richard Thompson Rumor and Sigh Singer/Songwriter 1991
Ben Harper Fight for Your Mind Alternative Rock, Singer/Songwriter 1995
The Pentangle Sweet Child British Folk Rock Folk Baroque, Progressive Folk 1968
Sandy Denny Sandy British Folk Rock Singer/Songwriter 1972
Janis Ian Between the Lines Singer/Songwriter 1975
Robert Plant Lullaby and... The Ceaseless Roar Progressive Folk 2014
The Lovin' Spoonful Daydream Pop Rock 1966
Fairport Convention Fairport Convention British Folk Rock 1968
Shearwater Rook Indie Rock 2008
Nacho Vegas Cajas de Musica Dificiles de Parar Singer/Songwriter 2003
Arlo Guthrie Alice's Restaurant Contemporary Folk, Singer/Songwriter 1967
The Mountain Goats Tallahassee Indie Folk, Singer/Songwriter 2002
Bob Dylan New Morning Singer/Songwriter 1970
The Dodos Visiter Folk Pop, Indie Folk, Indie Rock 2008
Triana El Patio Andalusian Rock 1975
Richard Thompson Hand of Kindness Singer/Songwriter 1983
Nacho Vegas Actos inexplicables Singer/Songwriter 2001
The Fugs Tenderness Junction Psychedelic Rock 1968
Fairport Convention What We Did On Our Holidays British Folk Rock 1969
Yo La Tengo Fakebook Indie Rock 1990
The Fugs The Fugs Garage Rock, Psychedelic Rock 1966
The Lovin' Spoonful Hums of The Lovin' Spoonful Pop Rock 1966
The Byrds (Untitled) Country Rock 1970
The Decemberists Castaways & Cutouts Indie Pop 2002
Mark Lanegan Whiskey for the Holy Ghost Singer/Songwriter 1994
Red House Painters Ocean Beach Slowcore 1995
Ry Cooder Into the Purple Valley Americana, Country Rock 1972
Fairport Convention Full House British Folk Rock 1970
Eric Andersen Blue River Contemporary Folk, Singer/Songwriter 1972
Richie Havens Richard P. Havens, 1983 1969
The Decemberists Her Majesty Indie Pop 2003
Kevin Morby City Music Indie Rock, Singer/Songwriter 2017
Hothouse Flowers People Pop Rock 1988
Steve Gunn Way Out Weather 2014
Jonathan Wilson Fanfare Singer/Songwriter 2013
Neil Young Unplugged Acoustic Rock, Singer/Songwriter 1993
Lindisfarne Nicely out of Tune British Folk Rock 1970
Steeleye Span Please to See the King British Folk Rock English Folk Music 1971
Neil Young Comes a Time Singer/Songwriter 1978
Cat Stevens Catch Bull at Four Folk Pop, Singer/Songwriter 1972
Robert Plant Carry Fire Blues Rock 2017
Neil Young Prairie Wind Country Rock 2005
Richie Havens Mixed Bag Contemporary Folk 1967
Richard and Linda Thompson Pour Down Like Silver 1975
Bob Dylan Street Legal Singer/Songwriter 1978
Bridget St John Songs for the Gentle Man British Folk Rock Chamber Folk, Singer/Songwriter 1971
Steve Gunn Eyes on the Lines 2016
Jethro Tull Songs from the Wood Progressive Rock 1977
The Pogues Red Roses for Me Celtic Rock Celtic Punk 1984
Peter Case Peter Case Folk Pop, Singer/Songwriter 1986
Andrew Bird Noble Beast Chamber Pop, Singer/Songwriter 2009
Judy Collins Who Knows Where the Time Goes Contemporary Folk 1968
Bob Dylan Together Through Life Singer/Songwriter 2009
John Martyn Bless the Weather British Folk Rock Contemporary Folk, Singer/Songwriter 1971
Okkervil River The Stand Ins Indie Rock 2008
Josh Rouse Nashville Pop Rock, Singer/Songwriter 2005
Neil Young Chrome Dreams II Singer/Songwriter 2007
Hiss Golden Messenger Heart Like a Levee Americana 2016
Mellow Candle Swaddling Songs Progressive Folk 1972
The Band Moondog Matinee Pop Rock, Roots Rock 1973
Robert Forster The Evangelist Jangle Pop, Singer/Songwriter 2008
Josh Ritter The Historical Conquests of Josh Ritter Singer/Songwriter 2007
Gorky's Zygotic Mynci Spanish Dance Troupe Indie Folk, Indie Pop, Psychedelic Folk 1999
Patty Griffin Children Running Through Contemporary Folk, Singer/Songwriter 2007
The Beau Brummels Bradley's Barn Country Rock 1968
American Music Club Love Songs for Patriots Indie Rock 2004
Vetiver To Find Me Gone 2006
Bunbury & Vegas El tiempo de las cerezas Singer/Songwriter 2006
Bob Dylan The Bootleg Series Vol. 7 - No Direction Home: The Soundtrack Contemporary Folk, Film Soundtrack, Singer/Songwriter 2005
Calexico Garden Ruin Alt-Country, Americana 2006
Iron & Wine Woman King EP Indie Folk, Singer/Songwriter 2005