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Avant-folk

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If you're wondering why there's not a traditional Folk page, it's because it would feel silly to make one at this point. Just imagine this list with more Bob Dylan and Nick Drake. Instead of highlighting the classics that everyone knows, I would rather show off some lesser-known stylistically diverse folk albums.

The best avant-folk albums:

# Artist Album Year
1. Akron/Family Akron/Family 2005
2. The Microphones Mount Eerie 2003
3. Joanna Newsom Ys 2006
4. Jackie-O Motherfucker Flags of the Sacred Harp 2005
5. Sun City Girls 330,003 Crossdressers from Beyond the Rig Veda 1996
6. Pelt Ayahuasca 2001
7. James Blackshaw The Glass Bead Game 2009
8. Tim Buckley Lorca 1971
9. John Fahey America 1971
10. The Microphones The Glow, Pt. 2 2001
11. Big Blood Big Blood & the Bleedin' Hearts 2008
12. Pearls Before Swine Balaklava 1968
13. The Angels of Light How I Loved You 2001
14. Robbie Basho Zarthus 1974
15. The Music Tapes Mary's Voice 2012
16. Nico Desertshore 1970
17. David Grubbs The Thicket 1998
18. Exuma Exuma 1970
19. Jordaan Mason & the Horse Museum Divorce Lawyers I Shaved My Head 2009
20. Joanna Newsom Have One on Me 2010
21. Natalie Rose LeBrecht Warraw 2003
22. Sandy Bull Fantasias for Guitar and Banjo 1963
23. Stephan Micus Implosions 1977
24. Third Ear Band Third Ear Band 1970
25. Comus First Utterance 1971