Top Folk Rock Albums





Rank All Time Artist Album Subgenre(s) Other Genre(s) Year
1
9
Bob Dylan Blonde on Blonde Singer/Songwriter 1966
2
11
Bob Dylan Highway 61 Revisited Singer/Songwriter 1965
3
22
Bob Dylan Blood on the Tracks Singer/Songwriter 1975
4
57
The Band The Band Country Rock, Roots Rock 1969
5
60
Neil Young After the Gold Rush Country Rock, Singer/Songwriter 1970
6
85
Bob Dylan Bringing It All Back Home Contemporary Folk, Singer/Songwriter 1965
7
93
The Band Music from Big Pink Roots Rock 1968
8
101
Van Morrison Moondance Singer/Songwriter 1970
9
102
Neil Young Harvest Country Rock, Singer/Songwriter 1972
10
157
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young Déjà Vu 1970
11
158
Neil Young & Crazy Horse Rust Never Sleeps Country Rock, Singer/Songwriter 1979
12
204
Neil Young Tonight's the Night Country Rock, Singer/Songwriter 1975
13
267
Bob Dylan Time Out of Mind Singer/Songwriter 1997
14
299
The Byrds Mr. Tambourine Man Pop Rock 1965
15
302
The Byrds Younger Than Yesterday Pop Rock, Psychedelic Pop 1967
16
317
The Pogues Rum, Sodomy & the Lash Celtic Rock 1985
17
319
The Byrds The Notorious Byrd Brothers Pop Rock 1968
18
353
Beck Sea Change Singer/Songwriter 2002
19
372
Simon and Garfunkel Bookends Folk Pop 1968
20
382
Bob Dylan "Love and Theft" Blues Rock, Singer/Songwriter 2001
21
389
Bob Dylan and The Band The Basement Tapes Roots Rock 1975
22
401
Grateful Dead American Beauty Country Rock 1970
23
422
Tracy Chapman Tracy Chapman Singer/Songwriter 1988
24
427
Richard and Linda Thompson I Want to See the Bright Lights Tonight British Folk Rock Contemporary Folk 1974
25
440
Crosby, Stills & Nash Crosby, Stills & Nash 1969
26
456
Fairport Convention Liege and Lief British Folk Rock 1969
27
460
Grateful Dead Workingman's Dead Country Rock 1970
28
471
Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin III Hard Rock 1970
29
476
Richard and Linda Thompson Shoot Out the Lights Singer/Songwriter 1982
30
483
Bob Dylan John Wesley Harding Contemporary Folk, Singer/Songwriter 1967
31
515
Neil Young On the Beach Country Rock, Singer/Songwriter 1974
32
547
Buffalo Springfield Buffalo Springfield Again Psychedelic Rock 1967
33
553
Bob Dylan Desire Singer/Songwriter 1976
34
577
Moby Grape Moby Grape Blues Rock, Psychedelic Rock 1967
35
643
John Martyn Solid Air British Folk Rock Singer/Songwriter 1973
36
677
Bob Dylan Nashville Skyline Country, Country Rock, Singer/Songwriter 1969
37
691
Fairport Convention Unhalfbricking British Folk Rock 1969
38
700
Bob Dylan Modern Times Blues Rock, Singer/Songwriter 2006
39
708
Various Artists Woodstock Contemporary Folk, Film Soundtrack, Psychedelic Rock 1970
40
749
Paul Simon Paul Simon Singer/Songwriter 1972
41
769
Bob Dylan The Bootleg Series Vol. 4 - Live 1966: The "Royal Albert Hall" Concert Contemporary Folk, Singer/Songwriter 1998
42
771
Cat Stevens Tea for the Tillerman Singer/Songwriter 1970
43
795
The Pogues If I Should Fall from Grace with God Celtic Rock Celtic Punk 1988
44
824
Simon and Garfunkel Parsley, Sage, Rosemary & Thyme Folk Pop 1966
45
838
Tim Buckley Starsailor Avant-Folk, Experimental Rock, Singer/Songwriter 1970
46
845
Beck Mutations Alternative Rock 1998
47
881
The Byrds Fifth Dimension Psychedelic Rock 1966
48
883
David Crosby If I Could Only Remember My Name Singer/Songwriter 1971
49
885
Simon and Garfunkel Sounds of Silence Folk Pop 1966
50
937
Tim Buckley Goodbye and Hello Contemporary Folk, Singer/Songwriter 1967
51
950
Van Morrison Saint Dominic's Preview Singer/Songwriter 1972
52
1028
The Band The Last Waltz 1978
53
1052
The Costello Show King of America Pop Rock, Singer/Songwriter 1986
54
1069
Billy Bragg & Wilco Mermaid Avenue Alt-Country, Americana 1998
55
1090
The Waterboys Fisherman's Blues Celtic Rock 1988
56
1091
The Waterboys This Is the Sea Pop Rock 1985
57
1116
Van Morrison Veedon Fleece Singer/Songwriter 1974
58
1180
Fred Neil Fred Neil/Everybody's Talkin' Contemporary Folk, Singer/Songwriter 1966
59
1187
Billy Bragg Talking with the Taxman About Poetry Singer/Songwriter 1986
60
1198
Jefferson Airplane Volunteers Psychedelic Rock, Yacht Rock 1969
61
1210
Bob Dylan Oh Mercy Pop Rock, Singer/Songwriter 1989
62
1227
Paul Simon There Goes Rhymin' Simon Folk Pop, Singer/Songwriter 1973
63
1274
The Pentangle Basket of Light British Folk Rock Folk Baroque 1969
64
1304
Neil Young & Crazy Horse Zuma Singer/Songwriter 1975
65
1376
The Decemberists The Crane Wife Indie Folk, Indie Pop 2006
66
1389
Kate and Anna McGarrigle Kate and Anna McGarrigle 1975
67
1482
Neil Young Harvest Moon Acoustic Rock, Country Rock, Singer/Songwriter 1992
68
1490
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young 4 Way Street 1971
69
1496
Rod Stewart Gasoline Alley Blues Rock 1970
70
1505
Midlake The Trials of Van Occupanther Americana, Indie Folk 2006
71
1511
Bob Dylan/The Band Before the Flood Country Rock, Roots Rock 1974
72
1537
Various Artists The Concert for Bangla Desh 1971
73
1575
Kurt Vile Wakin on a Pretty Daze Singer/Songwriter 2013
74
1592
Buffalo Springfield Buffalo Springfield Country Rock 1966
75
1596
Kurt Vile Smoke Ring for My Halo Singer/Songwriter 2011
76
1606
Counting Crows August and Everything After Alternative Rock 1993
77
1690
Ani DiFranco Dilate Alternative Singer/Songwriter 1996
78
1804
Van Morrison Tupelo Honey Singer/Songwriter 1971
79
1955
Cat Stevens Teaser and the Firecat Folk Pop, Singer/Songwriter 1971
80
1982
Billy Bragg Life's a Riot with Spy vs. Spy Folk Punk, Singer/Songwriter 1983
81
2025
Tom Waits Orphans: Brawlers, Bawlers & Bastards Blues Rock, Singer/Songwriter 2006
82
2044
The Byrds Turn! Turn! Turn! Pop Rock 1965
83
2073
The Band Rock of Ages Roots Rock 1972
84
2107
Big Thief Two Hands Indie Folk 2019
85
2110
Okkervil River The Stage Names Indie Rock 2007
86
2131
Iron & Wine The Shepherd's Dog Americana, Indie Folk, Singer/Songwriter 2007
87
2146
Kurt Vile b'lieve i'm goin down Singer/Songwriter 2015
88
2204
Stephen Stills Stephen Stills Singer/Songwriter 1970
89
2219
Kaleidoscope (US) A Beacon from Mars Psychedelic Rock 1968
90
2223
Stephen Stills Manassas Country Rock 1972
91
2231
Palace Music Viva Last Blues 1995
92
2232
Michelle Shocked Short Sharp Shocked Alt-Country, Singer/Songwriter 1988
93
2273
The Fugs The Village Fugs/The Fugs' First Album Beat Poetry, Garage Rock, Psychedelic Folk 1965
94
2315
Joan Armatrading Joan Armatrading Singer/Songwriter 1976
95
2338
Ben Harper Welcome to the Cruel World Singer/Songwriter 1994
96
2345
American Music Club California Slowcore 1988
97
2394
Van Morrison Into the Music Singer/Songwriter 1979
98
2424
Big Country The Crossing Celtic Rock Pop Rock 1983
99
2433
M. Ward Post-War Indie Folk, Singer/Songwriter 2006
100
2487
Jackson Browne For Everyman Singer/Songwriter 1973
101
2512
Van Morrison His Band and The Street Choir Singer/Songwriter 1970
102
2559
Shirley Collins and The Albion Country Band No Roses British Folk Rock 1971
103
2588
Indigo Girls Indigo Girls Folk Pop, Singer/Songwriter 1989
104
2619
Janis Ian Between the Lines Singer/Songwriter 1975
105
2694
American Music Club Everclear Slowcore 1991
106
2734
Veneno Veneno Andalusian Rock Flamenco Nuevo 1977
107
2807
Bruce Springsteen We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions American Folk Music, Americana 2006
108
2844
John Phillips John Phillips (John the Wolfking of L.A.) Singer/Songwriter 1970
109
2978
Sun Kil Moon Ghosts of the Great Highway Singer/Songwriter 2003
110
2982
Billy Bragg Brewing Up with Billy Bragg Singer/Songwriter 1984

Albums "bubbling under" the all-time top 3000:
Bob Dylan Planet Waves Singer/Songwriter 1974
Kevin Morby Singing Saw Singer/Songwriter 2016
Rod Stewart The Rod Stewart Album/ An Old Raincoat Won't Ever Let You Down Blues Rock 1969
Sandy Denny Sandy British Folk Rock Singer/Songwriter 1972
The Mountain Goats Tallahassee Indie Folk, Singer/Songwriter 2002
The Youngbloods Elephant Mountain 1969
Shearwater Rook Indie Rock 2008
Hurray for the Riff Raff The Navigator 2017
Richard Thompson Rumor and Sigh Singer/Songwriter 1991
The Band Stage Fright Roots Rock 1970
Van Morrison Beautiful Vision Singer/Songwriter 1982
Ben Harper Fight for Your Mind Alternative Rock, Singer/Songwriter 1995
The Lovin' Spoonful Daydream Pop Rock 1966
Bridget St John Songs for the Gentle Man British Folk Rock Chamber Folk, Singer/Songwriter 1971
The Pentangle Sweet Child British Folk Rock Folk Baroque, Progressive Folk 1968
Monsters of Folk Monsters of Folk Indie Folk 2009
Arlo Guthrie Alice's Restaurant Contemporary Folk, Singer/Songwriter 1967
Alain Bashung Bleu Pétrole Chanson 2008
Bob Dylan New Morning Singer/Songwriter 1970
Richard Thompson Hand of Kindness Singer/Songwriter 1983
Nacho Vegas Cajas de Musica Dificiles de Parar Singer/Songwriter 2003
Nacho Vegas Actos inexplicables Singer/Songwriter 2001
The Dodos Visiter Folk Pop, Indie Folk, Indie Rock 2008
Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile Lotta Sea Lice Indie Rock 2017
Fairport Convention Fairport Convention British Folk Rock 1968
Richie Havens Richard P. Havens, 1983 1969
Triana El Patio Andalusian Rock 1975
The Decemberists Her Majesty Indie Pop 2003
Yo La Tengo Fakebook Indie Rock 1990
Red House Painters Ocean Beach Slowcore 1995
The Decemberists Castaways & Cutouts Indie Pop 2002
Mark Lanegan Whiskey for the Holy Ghost Singer/Songwriter 1994
Neil Young Unplugged Acoustic Rock, Singer/Songwriter 1993
Kurt Vile Bottle It In Singer/Songwriter 2018
Lindisfarne Nicely out of Tune British Folk Rock 1970
The Lovin' Spoonful Hums of The Lovin' Spoonful Pop Rock 1966
Brandi Carlile By the Way, I Forgive You Americana, Singer/Songwriter 2018
The Fugs Tenderness Junction Psychedelic Rock 1968
The Byrds (Untitled) Country Rock 1970
Cat Stevens Catch Bull at Four Folk Pop, Singer/Songwriter 1972
Ry Cooder Into the Purple Valley Americana, Country Rock 1972
The Fugs The Fugs Garage Rock, Psychedelic Rock 1966
Hothouse Flowers People Pop Rock 1988
Steeleye Span Please to See the King British Folk Rock English Folk Music 1971
Eric Andersen Blue River Contemporary Folk, Singer/Songwriter 1972
Fairport Convention What We Did On Our Holidays British Folk Rock 1969
Richie Havens Mixed Bag Contemporary Folk 1967
Bob Dylan Street Legal Singer/Songwriter 1978
Neil Young Comes a Time Singer/Songwriter 1978
Robert Plant Carry Fire Blues Rock 2017
Neil Young Prairie Wind Country Rock 2005
Andrew Bird Noble Beast Chamber Pop, Singer/Songwriter 2009
Bob Dylan Together Through Life Singer/Songwriter 2009
Robert Plant Lullaby and... The Ceaseless Roar Progressive Folk 2014
The Felice Brothers The Felice Brothers Americana 2008
Fairport Convention Full House British Folk Rock 1970
Kevin Morby City Music Indie Rock, Singer/Songwriter 2017
John Martyn Bless the Weather British Folk Rock Contemporary Folk, Singer/Songwriter 1971
The Pogues Red Roses for Me Celtic Rock Celtic Punk 1984
Peter Case Peter Case Folk Pop, Singer/Songwriter 1986
Richard and Linda Thompson Pour Down Like Silver 1975
Jethro Tull Songs from the Wood Progressive Rock 1977
Josh Rouse Nashville Pop Rock, Singer/Songwriter 2005
Mellow Candle Swaddling Songs Progressive Folk 1972
Okkervil River The Stand Ins Indie Rock 2008
Neil Young Chrome Dreams II Singer/Songwriter 2007
Judy Collins Who Knows Where the Time Goes Contemporary Folk 1968
Josh Ritter The Historical Conquests of Josh Ritter Singer/Songwriter 2007
Steve Gunn The Unseen in Between 2019
Patty Griffin Children Running Through Contemporary Folk, Singer/Songwriter 2007
Conor Oberst Conor Oberst Indie Folk, Singer/Songwriter 2008
Robert Forster The Evangelist Jangle Pop, Singer/Songwriter 2008
Jonathan Wilson Fanfare Singer/Songwriter 2013
Altin Gün Gece Anatolian Rock 2019
Steve Gunn Way Out Weather 2014
Kevin Morby Oh My God Singer/Songwriter 2019
Gorky's Zygotic Mynci Spanish Dance Troupe Indie Folk, Indie Pop, Psychedelic Folk 1999
Steve Gunn Eyes on the Lines 2016
The Band Moondog Matinee Pop Rock, Roots Rock 1973
Woods Bend Beyond Psychedelic Folk 2012
Akron/Family Love Is Simple Psychedelic Folk, Psychedelic Rock 2007
Angels of Light We Are Him Experimental Rock 2007
American Music Club Love Songs for Patriots Indie Rock 2004
Hiss Golden Messenger Heart Like a Levee Americana 2016
The Beau Brummels Bradley's Barn Country Rock 1968
Standstill Adelante Bonaparte (una fábula circular) Indie Rock 2010
Midlake The Courage Of Others Indie Folk 2010
The Coral Butterfly House Indie Rock, Jangle Pop, Neo-Psychedelia 2010
The Mountain Goats Beat the Champ Indie Folk, Singer/Songwriter 2015
Arthur Russell Love Is Overtaking Me Singer/Songwriter 2008
Elvis Perkins Elvis Perkins In Dearland Contemporary Folk 2009
Sun Kil Moon April Contemporary Folk, Singer/Songwriter 2008
Port O'Brien All We Could Do Was Sing Indie Folk, Indie Rock 2008
Bunbury & Vegas El tiempo de las cerezas Singer/Songwriter 2006
Wovenhand Refractory Obdurate Psychedelic Rock 2014
Iron & Wine Woman King EP Indie Folk, Singer/Songwriter 2005
Bob Dylan The Bootleg Series Vol. 7 - No Direction Home: The Soundtrack Contemporary Folk, Film Soundtrack, Singer/Songwriter 2005
Woods With Light and With Love 2014
Midlake Antiphon Indie Rock 2013
Vetiver To Find Me Gone 2006
Nacho Vegas El manifesto desastre Singer/Songwriter 2008
The Decemberists What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World Indie Folk 2015
Kurt Vile Childish Prodigy Indie Rock, Singer/Songwriter 2009
Calexico Garden Ruin Alt-Country, Americana 2006
J Mascis Several Shades of Why Acoustic Rock, Singer/Songwriter 2011