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Rec me folk classics

Since my other rec list went so well (completely died off) I figured I'd make a series. Once I complete this one I'll move onto another list with the same concept but a different genre. Here's the rules:
1William Fitzsimmons
Until When We Are Ghosts


I'll be taking 20 album recs, one per user
2Songs: Ohia
Ghost Tropic


If i have an album rated by the artist you want to rec, it is ineligible
3Joshua Radin
We Were Here


All recs must have under 250 votes. I don't want people reccing me stuff like Dylan, Young, or any other artists that I obviously know about but haven't got around to yet.
4Exuma
Exuma


That dude with 800000 ratings

Traditional folk infused with African tribal music. At first I wasn't sure if the combination would work, but when I hit play, the powerful vocals and tribal instrumentation made for a unique experience. Clocking in at just under 40 minutes, it didn't overstay it's welcome.
4.1
5Sunhouse
Crazy on the Weekend


Boney

I wasn't expecting such melancholy from a band called sunhouse. "Swing low" is an absolutely hopeless song, and my favorite off the album. Even the more upbeat songs still have an underlying sadness to them.
3.9
6Fink
Perfect Darkness


Dewinged

This dude has a great voice, and knows how to blend it with the atmosphere that the instrumentation creates. "Perfect Darkness" is the perfect blend of dark and airy, like an approaching storm cloud. I'm gonna have to check some of his other work, as I loved this
4
7Doc Watson
Doc Watson


Gagonov

This album starts off with Doc Watson telling liquor soaked stories of the everyman, but a few tracks in the tone transitions drastically. One minute Doc is singing about getting plastered, and the next he's telling the stories of murdered women. Coming into this album my expectations were reserved, but this album blew me away.
4.3
8James Taylor
James Taylor


Snoopdickrider

Taylor has a very pleasant voice, and showcases it on this album. He doesn't show off his range, but proves that he can carry a tune. Most of the songs on this blurred together, with none standing out from the rest. This was an unremarkable, but pleasant listen.
3.4
9Jorma Kaukonen
Quah


Bgillesp

Kaukonen is a great guitar player, but hes nowhere near as great of a singer. He's still a great folk singer, but his voice doesn't stand out from the swarm of similar vocalists. This album gets a bit monotonous at points, but overall a nice listen.
3.5
10Billy Bragg
Back to Basics


Tom79

I'm gonna put this bluntly, I listened to the album on YouTube, and my favorite parts were when an ad would come on. This album drones on, and on, and on. It feels like he's playing the same song over and over again. Must be a British thing.
2.1
11Denver Broncos UK
Songs One Through Eight


Kompys

Folk with minor gothic influences sounds good to me in theory. Turns out it's just as good in practise. The ghastly backing vocals are a nice touch that adds to the album's overall atmosphere. It trails off slightly towards the end, but still manages to keep its core sound intact.
3.9
12Tigers on Trains
Grandfather


Adolf

Really pleasant indie folk that is a prime example of Sowing-core. A joy to listen to.
4
13Vashti Bunyan
Just Another Diamond Day


Foxblood

An absolutely beautiful album. Something about her voice is transfixing, as it grabbed me from the start and didn't let me go until the album sadly ended.
4.3
14Benoit Pioulard
Lasted


Mexican

This is an easy album to get lost in, with its thin atmosphere and ambient droning. The vocals feel like an afterthought, but are still contributing to the album's quality.
3.7
15Linda Perhacs
Parallelograms


Friv

Yet another breathtaking album from the 70s, Perhacs possesses one of the most stunning voices I've had the pleasure of hearing. At points this album sounds decades ahead of its time.
4.4
16Phoebe Bridgers
Stranger In The Alps


Hawks m/

Folk in the same vein as Julien Baker, except with better songwriting, and less over the top vocals. I dig it.
3.9
17Selda
Selda


Ov

I've never realized how similar Turkish and Greek music is until now. This is a fun album that draws from many influences, but is hampered by its excessive run time.
3.8
18Phil Ochs
Pleasures of the Harbor


Frip

This seems like the kind of album that takes listen, after listen, until it finally clicks completely, and to be honest I'm likely not going to put that many listens into this. The album was simply good until the last two tracks where things got interesting. The title track was great, but the track that left the greatest impression on me was the crucifixion.
3.9
19Carole King
Tapestry


Manosg

You can really tell that King put her heart and soul into this record, but it still feels like something is missing that I can't quite identify.
3.6
20Tim Hardin
Tim Hardin 2


Wren

Solid, yet unremarkable folk. Hardin truly sings from the heart.
3.7
21Ichiko Aoba
0%


Abe
Usually I'm not for albums in another language, but Ichiko's voice in enough to sway my opinion in this case.
4
22Dave Bixby
Ode To Quetzalcoatl


Frog

Very peaceful, yet somewhat unsettling, the perfect jam for a lazy day.
3.9
23Gowns
Red State


Superior jack

A ghastly and unsettling album, this is the perfect music for a midnight stroll through the city. The mix of folk, post rock, and drone works very well.
4.4
24Right Away, Great Captain!
The Church of the Good Thief


Bonus rec for my boy dbiz

Some very relaxing folk that has great lyricism.
3.8
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