The AllMusic editors are recapping the year in recordings with well over a dozen posts in which they present their favorites within specific genres and styles. Right now, on the AllMusic Blog, they provide a list of their favorite folk releases of 2010, a register that includes seasoned veterans (Eliza Carthy & Norma Waterson), fresh-faced American balladeers (Mountain Man, Dylan LeBlanc), British folk revivalists (Laura Marling, Smoke Fairies), and career shape shifters (Faun Fables, the Clogs), as well as a nylon-string-guitar schooling from Sun Kil Moon mastermind Mark Kozelek.

Frontier Ruckus - Deadmalls & Nightfalls
Laura Marling - I Speak Because I Can
Sun Kil Moon - Admiral Fell Promises
Sharon Van Etten - Epic
Laura Veirs - July Flame
Clogs - The Creatures in the Garden of Lady Walton
Anaïs Mitchell - Hadestown
James Blackshaw - All Is Falling
Dylan LeBlanc - Pauper's Field
Alasdair Roberts & Friends - Too Long in This Condition
Faun Fables - Light of a Vaster Dark
Mountain Man - Made the Harbor
Smoke Fairies - Through Low Light and Trees
Fay Hield - Looking Glass
Carl Broemel - All Birds Say
Lissie - Catching a Tiger
Bonnie "Prince" Billy & the Cairo Gang - The Wonder Show of the World
Eliza Carthy & Norma Waterson - Gift
Crooked Still - Some Strange Country
The Carolina Chocolate Drops - Genuine Negro Jig
Josh Ritter - So Runs the World Away