We're ranking the best folk albums of 2022 released by some of your favorite Americana, rock, country, indie, Christian, and bluegrass artists. From Father John Misty's Chloë and the Next 20th Century to Jewel's Freewheelin' Woman, this year's top folk albums feature diverse singers, songwriters, and music groups across multiple decades and countless subgenres. Indie rock bands The Lumineers and Band of Horses continue to melt fans' hearts with their latest full-length studio projects BRIGHTSIDE and Things Are Great, and multi-talented Americana folk rock musician Kurt Vile dropped one of his most vulnerable albums to date, titled (watch my moves).
Which 2022 folk album will win a Grammy next year? How many of these records will surpass a billion streams across Spotify and Apple Music? Vote below for the top new folk albums, and feel free to check out these artists' discography lists afterwards if you'd like to discover more of their greatest studio LPs.