Through the week of the 20th, the AllMusic Blog will be publishing our editors' favorite albums of 2009. We'll be covering well over a dozen genres and styles, from rap to reggae, R&B to electronic, country to Latin, blues to metal, folk to soundtracks, and several points in-between. Right now, on the AllMusic Blog, we take a look at our favorite folk albums of 2009.

The Avett Brothers - I and Love and You
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
James Blackshaw - The Glass Bead Game
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
A.A. Bondy - When the Devil's Loose
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bonnie "Prince" Billy - Beware
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Greg Brown - Dream City: Essential Recordings. Vol. 2 1997-2006
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
David Rawlings Machine - A Friend of a Friend
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Alela Diane - To Be Still
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Espers - III
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Horse's Ha - Of the Cathmawr Yards
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Matt Jones - The Black Path
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Low Anthem - Oh My God, Charlie Darwin
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Elvis Perkins in Dearland - Elvis Perkins in Dearland
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Alasdair Roberts - Spoils
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tom Russell - Blood and Candle Smoke
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Jill Sobule - California Years
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tim Sparks - Little Princess
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Vetiver -Tight Knit
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Loudon Wainwright III - High Wide & Handsome: The Charlie Poole Project
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Peter Walker - Long Lost Tapes 1970
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Richard Youngs - Under Stellar Stream