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 2020. Who are the new Fleetwood Mac, Simon and Garfunkel & Bob Dylan in the Folk genre?
Folk 2020
Popular artists Villagers, 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 2020

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 Review 7.0%
    Keywords melancholy • acoustic •
    Country United States •
    Length 57:12
    Coolest Videoclip Call Yourself Renee
    Label ATO
    Official website Okkervil River
    Listen on Amazon 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 Review 8.3%
    Keywords psychedelic • avant-garde •
    Country United States •
    Length 44:46
    Coolest Videoclip Seven Words
    Label Mexican Summer
    Official website Weyes Blood
    Listen on Amazon 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 Review 8.2%
    Keywords rootsy • warm •
    Country United States •
    Length 43:09
    Coolest Videoclip Atomic Number
    Label Anti-
    Official website case/lang/veirs
    Listen on Amazon 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 Review 70%
    Keywords soft • heartbreaking •
    Country Ireland {Republic} •
    Length 36:10
    Coolest Videoclip Everything I Am Is Yours
    Label Domino
    Official website Villagers
    Listen on Amazon 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 Review 74%
    Keywords melancholy • acoustic •
    Country United Kingdom •
    Length 49:57
    Coolest Videoclip Gurdjieff's Daughter
    Label Ribbon Music
    Official website Laura Marling
    Listen on Amazon 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 Review 85%
    Keywords experimental • haunting • theatrical •
    Country United States •
    Length 51:49
    Coolest Videoclip Divers
    Label Drag City
    Official website Joanna Newsom
    Listen on Amazon



  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 Review 80%
    Keywords melancholy • heartfelt •
    Country Ireland {Republic} •
    Length 39:20
    Coolest Videoclip Her Mercy
    Label Anti
    Official website Glen Hansard
    Listen on Amazon 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 Review 80%
    Keywords acoustic • rootsy •
    Country United States •
    Length 39:20
    Coolest Videoclip All Across This Land
    Label Lojinx
    Official website Bitzen Trapper
    Listen on Amazon or iTunes



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Upcoming new 2020 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 2020
    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 2020
    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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