Best new Folk albums, songs & artists in 2016



The funny thing out about folk music, is that never really got out of fashion. Up tot his day, classic folk stalwarts like Bob Dylan and Nick Drake still inspire tons of artists. So here we go; the best of recent folk music!
The Vore selects the top best Folk albums of 2017. Who are the new Fleetwood Mac, Simon and Garfunkel & Bob Dylan in the Folk genre?
Folk2017
Popular artistsVillagers, Mutual Benefit & Boy & Bear
Most listened to songs:Villagers - Courage, Laura Marling - False Hope & Sun Kill Moon - The Possum

Top 10 new Folk albums out now in 2017

Recent Folk albums with reviews, ratings, similar artists, best songs & soundcloud streams.

  1. Okkervil River - Away (09-09-2016)
  2. Folk artist Okkervil River
    Away - a 09-09-2016 album by Okkervil River who also made The Stage Names. Music fans who enjoyed Sun Kil Moon should check out Away. It is Folk with Alt-Country, Americana, and more influences. The best track on Away is R.I.P. (soundcloud below).

    Pitchfork Review7.0%
    Keywordsmelancholy • acoustic •
    CountryUnited States •
    Length57:12
    Coolest VideoclipCall Yourself Renee
    LabelATO
    Official websiteOkkervil River
    Listen onAmazon or iTunes



  3. Weyes Blood - Front Row Seat to Earth (21-10-2016)
  4. Folk artist Weyes Blood
    Front Row Seat to Earth - a 21-10-2016 album by Weyes Blood who also made The Innocents. Music fans who enjoyed should check out Front Row Seat to Earth. It is Folk with Country, Singer-Songwriter, and more influences. The best track on Front Row Seat to Earth is (soundcloud below).
    Pitchfork Review8.3%
    Keywordspsychedelic • avant-garde •
    CountryUnited States •
    Length44:46
    Coolest VideoclipSeven Words
    LabelMexican Summer
    Official websiteWeyes Blood
    Listen onAmazon or iTunes



  5. case/lang/veirs - case/lang/veirs (17-06-2016)
  6. Folk artist case/lang/veirs
    case/lang/veirs - a 17-06-2016 album by case/lang/veirs who also made . Music fans who enjoyed Neko Case should check out case/lang/veirs . It is Folk with Alt-Country, Indie Rock, and more influences. The best track on case/lang/veirs is Delirium (soundcloud below).

    Pitchfork Review8.2%
    Keywordsrootsy • warm •
    CountryUnited States •
    Length43:09
    Coolest VideoclipAtomic Number
    LabelAnti-
    Official websitecase/lang/veirs
    Listen onAmazon or iTunes



  7. Villagers - Darling Arithmetic (13-04-2015)
  8. Folk artist Villagers
    Darling Arithmetic - a 13-04-2015 album by Villagers who also made {Awayland} . Music fans who enjoyed Damien Rice should check out Darling Arithmetic. It is Folk with Indie Pop, Singer-Songwriter, and more influences. The best track on Darling Arithmetic is Courage (soundcloud below).

    Pitchfork Review70%
    Keywordssoft • heartbreaking •
    CountryIreland {Republic} •
    Length36:10
    Coolest VideoclipEverything I Am Is Yours
    LabelDomino
    Official websiteVillagers
    Listen onAmazon or iTunes



  9. Laura Marling - Short Movie (27-03-2015)
  10. Folk artist Laura Marling
    Short Movie - a 27-03-2015 album by Laura Marling who also made Once I Was an Eagle . Music fans who enjoyed Feist should check out Short Movie. It is Folk with Pop, Singer-Songwriter, and more influences. The best track on Short Movie is I Feel Your Love (soundcloud below).

    Pitchfork Review74%
    Keywordsmelancholy • acoustic •
    CountryUnited Kingdom •
    Length49:57
    Coolest VideoclipGurdjieff's Daughter
    LabelRibbon Music
    Official websiteLaura Marling
    Listen onAmazon or iTunes



  11. Joanna Newsom - Divers (19-10-2015)
  12. Folk artist Joanna Newsom
    Divers - a 19-10-2015 album by Joanna Newsom who also made Have One on Me . Music fans who enjoyed Julia Holter should check out Divers. It is Folk with Art Pop, Baroque Pop, and more influences. The best track on Divers is Sapokanikan (soundcloud below).

    Pitchfork Review85%
    Keywordsexperimental • haunting • theatrical •
    CountryUnited States •
    Length51:49
    Coolest VideoclipDivers
    LabelDrag City
    Official websiteJoanna Newsom
    Listen onAmazon



  13. Glen Hansard - Didn't He Ramble (18-09-2015)
  14. Folk artist Glen Hansard
    Didn't He Ramble - a 18-09-2015 album by Glen Hansard who also made Rhythm and Repose. Music fans who enjoyed The Frames & The Swell Season should check out Didn't He Ramble. It is Folk with Alt-Country, Pop, and more influences. The best track on Didn't He Ramble is My Little Ruin (soundcloud below).

    Allmusic Review80%
    Keywordsmelancholy • heartfelt •
    CountryIreland {Republic} •
    Length39:20
    Coolest VideoclipHer Mercy
    LabelAnti
    Official websiteGlen Hansard
    Listen onAmazon or iTunes



  15. Bitzen Trapper - All Across This Land (02-10-2015)
  16. Folk artist Bitzen Trapper
    All Across This Land - a 02-10-2015 album by Bitzen Trapper who also made Destroyer of the Void. Music fans who enjoyed Wilco should check out All Across This Land . It is Folk with Americana, Rock, and more influences. The best track on All Across This Land is All Across This Land (soundcloud below).

    Allmusic Review80%
    Keywordsacoustic • rootsy •
    CountryUnited States •
    Length39:20
    Coolest VideoclipAll Across This Land
    LabelLojinx
    Official websiteBitzen Trapper
    Listen onAmazon or iTunes



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Upcoming new 2017 Folk albums

Best upcoming Folk albums with release dates.

  1. Where Have You Been All My Life?• by Villagers
  2. Villagers is signed with Domino in 2017
    Release Date: 12-01-2016 // Label: Domino
    Previous releases: Becoming a Jackal
    Associated genre: Folk Indie Pop • Singer-Songwriter • .
    Official website


  • The Ghosts of Highway 20• by Lucinda Williams
  • Lucinda Williams is signed with Highway 20 in 2017
    Release Date: 01-02-2016 // Label: Highway 20
    Previous releases: Car Wheels on a Gravel Road
    Associated genre: Folk Americana • Country • .
    Official website


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