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2013: A Great Year For Folk Punk

Loads of great folk punk albums came out this year! Here are my 13 rfavorite:
13Ramshackle Glory/Ghost Mice
Shelter


I usually like Pat The Bunny's material WAY more than ghost mice but on this particular split I like the Ghost Mice side. Go Figure. These first three bands here (Ramshackle Glory, Ghost Mice and Defiance Ohio) all kind of lost me when they pulled a Bob Dylan at the Newport Folk Festival on us. Despite that, it was bands like Defiance Ohio, Ghost Mice and Johnny Hobo & The Freight Trains that first got me into folk punk so they still hold a special place in my heart
12Defiance, Ohio
The Calling EP


I liked this EP so much better than Midwestern Minutes
11Paddy and The Rats
Tales From The Docks


This is a fun band. They're Hungarian so you get the Irish punk rock with a goofy accent. The blend of Irish folk and punk has been done to death but these next two are damn fine releases by some newer bands.
10Skinny Lister
Forge and Flagon


Really good UK band doing taditional Irish music with a punk rock spirit. It should be noted that Celtic punk veterans The Dropkick Murphys, The Tossers and Fiddlars Green all put out solid albums this year too. I chose to highlight these newer bands instead.
9Gogol Bordello
Pura Vida Conspiracy


I set my expectations pretty low for this one after Trans-Continental Hustle and was happily surprised to hear the good ol' Gogol Bordello I knew and loved.
8Old Man Markley
Down Side Up


This acoustic bluegrass punk band gets better with every release
7Billy Bragg
Tooth & Nail


You seriously can't go wrong with this folk punk pioneer. He's still going strong
6Larry and His Flask
By The Lamplight


Pure americana punk rock. They touch on it all - bluegrass, blues, folk but it sounds like their favorite genre of American music is early jazz. They've got a hard sound to describe 'cause it's so damn original. it is, however, without a doubt, damn good party music
5PIƱATA PROTEST
El Valiente


It's a wonder that no one ever thought of combining Mexican folk with punk before. They fit together so naturally.
4Absinthe Rose
The More That We Learn, The More We Learn We Are W


I don't know why this Boston anarco-folk-punk band isn't more popular. They remind me a lot of Blackbird Raum.
3The Taxpayers
Cold Hearted Town


The Taxpayers have a unique and awesome blend of punk rock and folk - all with a New Orleans-style horn section!
2 The Devil Makes Three
I'm A Stranger Here


Yet another great album by this ragtime punk trio
1Blackbird Raum
False Weavers


A masterpiece. This might be my favorite album of the year. In this album they've matured from simply an acoustic hardcore crust punk band (which is still amazing) to something much more powerful. They've channeled their beast-like despiration, rage and despair into something beautiful and energizing and deeply frightening. These are the folk song of the apocalypse
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