The Roots Music Report's
Top Alternative Folk Album Chart
for the Year of 2022

Album Title Band/Artist Name Label
112th of JuneLyle LovettVerve
2Make Myself Me AgainCristina VaneRed Parlor
3Things Are GreatBand Of HorsesBMG
4Age of ApathyAoife O'DonovanYep Roc
5Dark Enough to See the StarsMary GauthierSelf-Release
6Violet LightMaya De VitrySelf-Release
7Mermaid SaltJohn CraigieSelf-Release
8Now and the EvermoreColin HayCompass
9Phil Lee and Other Old Time FavoritesPhil LeeSelf-Release
10Lighten UpErin RaeThirty Tigers
11The Light at the End of the LineJanis IanRude Girls
12Where ZatJohn Roy ZatFlyin Bayou
13All Souls HillThe WaterboysCooking Vinyl
14The State That We Are inRachel GarlinSelf-Release
15Shake It Loose TodayLinda SussmanSing Out Proud
16Floating on a DreamAvi KaplanFantasy
17That SpellAndrea von KampenFantasy
18I Can Face the TruthDana CooperSelf-Release
19Watkins Family Hour Vol. IIWatkins Family HourFamily Hour/Thirty Tigers
20CyclesRachel BaimanSignature Sounds
21Love is the Only ThingPeter MulveyRighteous Babe
22Bucket ListJohn McCutcheonAppalseed
23Quietly Blowing ItHiss Golden MessengerMerge
24Be Here InsteadParker MillsapOklahoma/Thirty Tigers
25Breaking the ThermometerLeyla McCallaAnti
26MoonfloraRiver WhylessSoundly
27CloudsThe Ballroom ThievesNettwerk
28There's No Going BackBrandon ReevesSelf-Release
29No. BloodReid ParsonsUnsigned Seats
30Head Above WaterHeather SaronaSelf-Release
31I'm Your HuckleberryTommy GoucherSelf-Release
32Still LifeCarson McHoneMerge
33Day by DayTimothy B. SchmitSelf-Release
34SleeperAnna AshSelf-Release
35Heart over HeadCassie Jean and the FirefliesSelf-Release
36Southern CurrencyJefferson Ross Self-Release
37The Canvas Before UsJoy ZimmermanSelf-Release
38A Very Lonely SolsticeFleet FoxesAnti
39That Was You and MeFortunate OnesSonic
40A Place Beyond BeliefSLPSTRM941048 Records DK
41Good Luck, Take CareTerry KleinSelf-Release
42Whispers from the WoodsGordon Thomas WardTrespass Music
43There is So Much HereGlen PhillipsCompass
44Gravity, Wings, and Heavy ThingsChuck BrodskySelf-Release
45These WallsLinda SussmanSing Out Proud
47Rolling Golden HolyBonny Light Horseman37d03d
48You, Yeah, YouTre BurtOh Boy
49Jake & FriendsJake ShimabukuroMusic Theories
50JabberwockiesWes CollinsSelf-Release
51Snake CreekPixie and The Partygrass BoysSelf-Release
52Can't Hold the LightQuote the RavenSelf-Release
53The Darkest BrillianceCoastwest UnrestReclaim
54GeistShannon LaySub Pop
55Ultraviolet Battle Hymns and True ConfessionsThe Dream SyndicateFire
56New GirlJamie DrakeAnti-Fragile
57A Dark Murmuration of WordsEmily BarkerThirty Tigers
58The GardenBasia BulatSecret City
59New Waves (Live Recordings ’19-’21)Leif VollebekkSecret City
60The Ocean WideSussexLucky Bear
61Leap!John McCutcheonAppalsongs
62Truth isVanessa LivelySelf-Release
63Don't Be DiscouragedPeter LehndorffSelf-Release
64Year of the SpiderShannon & The ClamsEasy Eye Sound
65Stevie CornellStevie CornellSonoma-Sonic
66Woodlands HideoutSLPSTRMMore Cowbell
67Ghost HotelKaren Morand & The Bosco BoysTrespass Music
68NamesakeThem Coulee BoysSome Fun
69Man with the MuseBryce Ernest TaylorSelf-Release
70Much Further out Than Inevitable: a Fiddle and Banjo Tribute to Some Music of John HartfordJohn ShowmanSelf-Release
71Carving CanyonsLissieLionbo
72Revolutionary Love Ani DiFrancoRighteous Babe
73Le OlemAlex KrawczykMTS
74ShufflemaniaRobyn HitchcockTiny Ghost
75A Beautiful WorldCalista GarciaSelf-Release
76Moving on SkiffleVan MorrisonVirgin Music
77Rewrite the EndingIna May WoolSelf-Release
78St. Paul's BoulevardMichael McDermottPauper Sky
79A Winter WonderfulWe Banjo 3Self-Release
80Insomnia Waking DreamBettySooSelf-Release
81HonestOrdinary ElephantSelf-Release
82OverthinkingDauzat St. MarieSelf-Release
83Shall We HopeTony TrischkaShefa
84ShoreFleet FoxesAnti
85Come CloseBaby No NameSelf-Release
86PseudonymousWhiteWater RambleSelf-Release
87Asterisk the UniverseJohn CraigieThirty Tigers
88Whoa!Strung Like a HorseTransoceanic
89How Many TimesEsther RoseFather/Daughter
90It's a Beautiful Day and I Love YouJillette JohnsonMoss Rose
91We Imagined an EndingMatt The ElectricianSelf-Release
92Brother SisterWatkins Family HourFamily Hour
93Wherever You Aren'tElizabeth MoenSelf-Release
94Coconut Bunny CakeNadia AckermanSelf-Release
95Cabin Fever: Songs from the QuarantineJohn McCutcheonAppalsongs
96The Light We BringTrout Steak RevivalTsrecords
97Lucky EnoughReed FoehlGreen Mountain
98Empathy and ComedyJay BrownSelf-Release
99Terms of SurrenderHiss Golden MessengerMerge
100Ghost FolkAllysen CallerySelf-Release
101We'll Dance AgainFolkapotamusPhat Cat
102Scatter the LightEileen IversMusical Bridge
103I'll Be Back SoonTiffany WilliamsSelf-Release
104WintertideBrittany JeanSelf-Release
105What Keeps the Heart AfloatGarrett WielandSelf-Release
106The Long GameJohnathan RiceMano Walker

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