Best folk music according to redditors

We found 456 Reddit comments discussing the best folk music. We ranked the 395 resulting products by number of redditors who mentioned them. Here are the top 20.

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Top Reddit comments about Folk:

u/Loki2121 · 21 pointsr/howardstern

Shitty music/poetry that one of his daughters put out, but is not allowed to be spoken about, although talking about other famous people's kids is fine....

u/cadillo · 10 pointsr/opieandanthony

Off the top of my head:

  • He stipulated in his first contract that he would only be working 4 days weekly. He hides that fact until after he gets to Sirius, then announces it as if it's some organic Monday-Thursday trial run.

  • He promised his listeners Howard 101 would be a well-defined part of the enterprise staffed by radio professionals. It is currently staffed by semi-homeless people literally working for $200 per week.

  • Howard airbrushed Artie out of the show like Stalin. Years later, he finally claims that the reason Artie isn't back is because Sirius cut him out of the budget. (Not mentioning the fact that Sirius downsized Howard's worthless show and Artie's lousy $200k a year is now in Howard's pocket).

  • Howard built his empire on sexist, racist and homophobic humor. In the last 5-7 years, it's been completely removed from the show. The entire empire is now sanitized in a new political correctness, GLAAD-style.

  • His daughter released an album produced with his money and using the Stern Show's audio engineer, Scott Salem. Stern fans revolt, spamming every Howard-channel show with mentions of his daughter's single, "ZOOZAZOO" (ala Baba Booey mentions of the past). The channel never acknowledges why they have to censor the calls, they just pretend it isn't happening.

  • The show is now conducted in a lightless, musty, impenetrable cavern completely untouched by the outside world. In Sternland, it's still 1996. He's still the King of All Media and just as big as ever.

  • Last year, show's would commonly start with an unironic invocation of the phrase, "Oh, Robin, everyone is a buzz about last night's AGT." I shit you not.

    Recent one that no one noticed:

  • Howard did weeks of radio pretending that he was in a negotiation saga for a second year of AGT. Howie Mandell then appeared on the show and revealed that there was no negotiation: he had signed for 2 years up-front and pretended that NBC was pursuing him for a 2nd season.

    I could keep typing, but I've laundry-listed my grievances too many times.

    O&A fans have no idea how good they have it. There's no competition anymore.
u/Gregsbouch · 9 pointsr/howardstern

Emily, the oldest. She released a bizarre spoken word album recently. That is where Zoo za Zoo comes from. She writes for some super religious spiritual Jewish blog now.

Here you can buy her album.

Edit: the album was mixed by....SCOTT!!! the engineer

u/Dunyazad · 4 pointsr/SandersForPresident

I couldn't find the whole album on Spotify, so I just paid the $5 on Amazon.

Current rankings there are pretty decent, but there's still plenty of room for improvement:

Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #627 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

No. 2 in MP3 Downloads > Albums > Rock > Folk Rock

No. 3 in MP3 Downloads > Albums > Miscellaneous > Poetry, Spoken Word & Interviews

No. 12 in MP3 Downloads > Albums > Folk

u/Ego_testicle · 3 pointsr/hockey

In a world where this and this Christmas album exist...

u/[deleted] · 3 pointsr/howardstern

Howard's daughter Emily recorded a really bad album called Birth Day it was recorded by Scott the Engineer.

This comment/review is great

Zoo Za Zoo was one of the songs on there, Howard would dump out any reference people made to it but some people got through on the Wrap Up Show about it.

The only good thing to come out of it was this remix someone made on YouTube

u/LaLocaChristina · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Getting the self titled album by the Luminers would rock my brains. That said feel free to surprise me instead!

u/braxxytaxi · 2 pointsr/thecatempire

Looks like Amazon have it available but not released until Nov 7, 2017?

That's odd cause I bought a copy of it about 6 years ago.

PM me if you want the files sent through.

u/Neebat · 2 pointsr/Austin

I hope you at least invited the guys who made this:

They're in the Austin area pretty often and I can't imagine Firefly music without them.

Full disclosure: The lyrics for one of the songs on that CD, "Browncoats Keep Flying" were written by a local Austin author and songwriter who happens to be my wife.

u/thejehosephat · 2 pointsr/videos

He is doing really well actually.

u/Calluummmmm · 1 pointr/gameofthrones

Daniel Portman recorded a few songs at a recording studio in my town around the Scottish Independence referendum... knew he had a voice but that scene was great

u/capomatrice · 1 pointr/Music

Julian Lage and Chris Eldridge - Avalon.

Bought it at the last show at which I saw them play (last month).

u/raddit-bot · 1 pointr/listentothis

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u/gustebeast · 1 pointr/todayilearned

The singing sounds just like one of his speeches. Full album:

u/Hubbubmusic · 1 pointr/suits

"Darkness Within" is now available on Amazon;

u/LezardAgile · 1 pointr/philochs

Welcome to the subreddit by the way! I’m always excited when there is a new post here.

I personally think that Ochs is super unique in his style of doing topical style folk songs while also experimenting and changing his musical style. Other than the obligatory Bob Dylan, I would suggest you check out Eric Anderson, Nick Drake, John Prine, Hoyt Axton, Neil Young, Willie Nelson, maybe some Simon and Garfunkel? I feel like no artist can truly compare to Phil as a character, but these are some musicians who do similar types of music that I also enjoy.

I also agree with you on the cd front, I have a cd player at home, and listen to exclusively cd’s in my car. I personally have “all the news”, and “i aint marchin’ anymore” on cd. The A&M stuff just never seemed to get any releases. I do have this compilation cd with several of the songs though, here is the link to that:
Ochs compilation

I also have several of his live album cd’s, they are surprisingly good quality and have several songs from that era. These are the two I would personally recommend:

Vancouver live 1966

Live again 1973

u/Shot-by-Shot · 1 pointr/listentothis

The original Hadestown by Anais Mitchell. A few years ago a new version of it opened off Broadway and this year it opened on Broadway. Apparently it's pretty spectacular, but I don't know since I've not seen it. That said the original concept album is one of the best things folk music has to offer, and her follow up album, Young Man in America is great too and it feels like one cohesive piece.

u/kellirose1313 · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Stede Bonnet on the ship Revenge, an album

u/somethingreallylame · 1 pointr/WhereDoIStart

Dispatch - Bang Bang

This album has a lot of great songs on it including The General, which is probably their most popular. It has some folk and ska influences, and you really have to listen to the lyrics. If you like what you hear, check out one of their live albums Free on Amazon instant download. They're amazing live.

u/UserInactive · 1 pointr/Music

If you like Amazon

u/BeefyHammer · 1 pointr/eFreebies

The submitted link gives you the option to donate to the band if you want to. Also, if you would rather download the album via, just go ahead and click THIS LINK. If you choose to download via Amazon you will have to download their mp3 downloading program, but it does sync automatically with iTunes.


u/freedomrang · 1 pointr/opieandanthony

Listen to clips of Emily's album here. Fucking atrocious.

u/ilwolf · 1 pointr/AskReddit

Hey Ho is the one that's been on the radio (alternative stations) but I like the whole album (it's self-titled). I also like "Flowers in Your Hair," and "Classy Girls."

Oh, and the album's. only $5 at Amazon.

u/chronos42 · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon


Wash is was my favorite character because he was a lot like me - quirky and silly. And darnit he loved his dinosaurs and loved his wife, what's not to love about Wash? Plus Alan Tudyk is just generally hilarious.

Although Kaylee is close second. Girly girl on the inside, ready to get down and dirty on the outside.

And yep, this exists :)

u/thecommentisbelow · 1 pointr/Music
u/Vylanius · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Henry Morgan,
Queen Anne's Revenge,


u/bomi3ster · 0 pointsr/howardstern

You disingenuous fuck. Emily Stern is STILL attempting to sell this shitshow of a CD.