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Folk Off! Pastoral Perfection for Pixie People by Jimmy Dread (2018)

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A very personal ping-pong affair around folk in all its many wonderful guises - from trad to the folkiest of folk-rock, to folk-prog and a little American Primitivism, to what some bright spark decided to coin 'New Weird America'. Don't start splitting hairs about which of the listed is folk and which isn't (simple answer - it all is), although you might notice a slightly more trad-folk flavour to this list than in something like Norm's wonderful "Normlore" chart, to which this is a distant cousin separated by a mere 19 miles of water between Dover and Calais. Bon voyage, mes amies. Jimmy, May 2018

Chart updated: 05/28/2018 10:15 (Created: 05/11/2014 19:54). Chart size: 100 albums.

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1. (=)

Bryter LayterUnited Kingdom Nick Drake
PERFECT FOR... everything really. Just perfect, full stop.
(First added to chart: 06/04/2016)
Year of Release:1971Appears in:540 charts
Rank in 1971:11Rank Score:10,346
Rank in 1970s67Overall Rank:268
Average Rating:  84/100 (669 votes)
Comments: 56 comments
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2. (=)

StargazerUnited Kingdom Shelagh McDonald
PERFECT FOR... A meander through the beautiful countryside around the Cambridgeshire/Lincolnshire/Norfolk border area, where ears of corn flutter gently in the breeze as you gaze upon miles and miles of open field with your ill-fitting duffle coat keeping you shielded from the elements.
(First added to chart: 05/12/2014)
Year of Release:1971Appears in:20 charts
Rank in 1971:159Rank Score:132
Rank in 1970s1,571Overall Rank:10,340
Average Rating:  77/100 (12 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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3. (=)

Teulu Yncl SamUnited Kingdom Sidan
PERFECT FOR... A drive from Deeside to Holyhead along the A55, taking in all the beauty North Wales has to offer (and a fair few lay-bys where you can grab a crafty snout).
(First added to chart: 03/21/2016)
Year of Release:1975Appears in:9 charts
Rank in 1975:252Rank Score:61
Rank in 1970s2,579Overall Rank:19,613
Average Rating:  74/100 (8 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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4. (=)

The Blue TreesUnited Kingdom Gorky's Zygotic Mynci
PERFECT FOR... Sitting under the awning outside your caravan in picturesque Pembrokeshire with a big beaming smile on your face, reminiscing about those holidays of old where your flip-flops made your feet hurt so badly it was a far better option to walk around barefoot.
(First added to chart: 05/12/2014)
Year of Release:2000Appears in:12 charts
Rank in 2000:576Rank Score:28
Rank in 2000s7,014Overall Rank:27,498
Average Rating:  73/100 (12 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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Morning WayUnited Kingdom Trader Horne
PERFECT FOR... sitting round the campfire with your good lady/gentleman and practicing sumptuous harmonies whilst toasting marshmallows.
(First added to chart: 05/12/2014)
Year of Release:1970Appears in:13 charts
Rank in 1970:177Rank Score:108
Rank in 1970s1,775Overall Rank:12,131
Average Rating:  72/100 (22 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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6. (=)

Frost And Fire: A Calendar Of Ritual And Magical SongsUnited Kingdom The Watersons
PERFECT FOR... Out-of-season carol singing along the North Devon coast, where they've got this wonderful rustic steam railway and then down the road in Minehead the best collection of pinball tables in the whole of the West Country.
(First added to chart: 10/28/2017)
Year of Release:1965Appears in:9 charts
Rank in 1965:125Rank Score:37
Rank in 1960s1,366Overall Rank:24,789
Average Rating:  76/100 (4 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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Just Another Diamond DayUnited Kingdom Vashti Bunyan
PERFECT FOR... Tempting our woodland friends (you know, shrews and that kind of thing) out of their habitats in order to present them all manner of treats, gifts and a hearty supply of berries and fruit to keep them warm throughout a bitter Hebridean winter.
(First added to chart: 05/12/2014)
Year of Release:1970Appears in:185 charts
Rank in 1970:32Rank Score:2,610
Rank in 1970s223Overall Rank:953
Average Rating:  81/100 (185 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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8. (=)

Visions Of The CountryUnited States Robbie Basho
PERFECT FOR... A trip to the remotest part of America you can imagine, surrounded by trees with branches that droop down to your knees and whose pine needles turn to icicles with the slightest touch.
(First added to chart: 06/04/2016)
Year of Release:1978Appears in:37 charts
Rank in 1978:99Rank Score:328
Rank in 1970s904Overall Rank:5,149
Average Rating:  78/100 (32 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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9. (=)

Songs For The Gentle ManUnited Kingdom Bridget St. John
PERFECT FOR... Standing in the wind, staring in wonderment at the vast expense of Rutland Water with shivers down your spine caused by a combination of awe and the rather inclement weather
(First added to chart: 05/12/2014)
Year of Release:1971Appears in:20 charts
Rank in 1971:175Rank Score:118
Rank in 1970s1,683Overall Rank:11,328
Average Rating:  76/100 (17 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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10. (=)

Death And The LadyUnited Kingdom Michael Raven & Joan Mills
PERFECT FOR... A traipse 'round the Cheshire countryside, recalling the interludes/junctions they used to have between Programmes For Schools And Colleges in the 70s as you see a giant wicker rabbit advertising ice cream on a hill just the other side of Whitchurch
(First added to chart: 04/22/2018)
Year of Release:1972Appears in:5 charts
Rank in 1972:722Rank Score:2
Rank in 1970s7,295Overall Rank:73,301
Average Rating:  74/100 (3 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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Folk Off! Pastoral Perfection for Pixie People composition

Decade Albums %


1930s 0 0%
1940s 0 0%
1950s 1 1%
1960s 24 24%
1970s 46 46%
1980s 3 3%
1990s 1 1%
2000s 20 20%
2010s 5 5%
Artist Albums %


Various Artists 2 2%
Iron And Wine 1 1%
Vashti Bunyan 1 1%
José González 1 1%
Richard & Linda Thompson 1 1%
June Tabor 1 1%
Sibylle Baier 1 1%
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Country Albums %


United Kingdom 50 50%
United States 31 31%
Mixed Nationality 5 5%
Ireland 5 5%
Canada 4 4%
Germany 2 2%
Norway 1 1%
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Folk Off! Pastoral Perfection for Pixie People chart changes

Biggest climbers
climbers Up 21 from 45th to 24th
Jackson C. Frank
by Jackson C. Frank
climbers Up 13 from 31st to 18th
Colour Green
by Sibylle Baier
climbers Up 3 from 18th to 15th
Fuzzy-Felt Folk: A Small Collection Of Rare, Delightful Folk Oddities For Strange Adults And Maybe Their Children Too
by Various Artists
Biggest fallers
fallers Down 14 from 12th to 26th
Beverly Glenn-Copeland
by Beverly Glenn-Copeland
fallers Down 11 from 78th to 89th
I Need To Start A Garden
by Haley Heynderickx
fallers Down 6 from 59th to 65th
Caedmon
by Caedmon
New entries
newentries Summer Solstice
by Tim Hart & Maddy Prior
newentries Fly Away
by Agincourt
Folk by briggs54 (2017)
Normlore by Norman Bates (2017)
Folk by Graeme2 (2019)
Top 100 Music Albums of the 1970s by Jimmy Dread (2019)
Best Contemporary Folk Albums by bertrandu (2017)

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From sidneyfranklyn 01/10/2019 13:03
Absolutely fantastic chart brimming with some personal favourite of mine; I ran a folk radio show (named What the Folk??: Ballads From A Thin Man) at my uni last year and used this chart as for recommendations. The 'perfect for' descriptors is a lovely touch too ... great stuff!
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From LedZep 04/29/2018 15:30
@Jimmy Dread lol I even ctrl+f-ed it, guess I misspelt. Fantastic LP. Another thing just came to my mind, Willard Grant Conspiracy's Let It Roll, it's more like americana/folk stuff but great nonetheless. Check it if you haven't already.
I'll say it once again though, great idea and chart :)
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From lukem14 04/28/2018 10:33
Great chart. There's so much for me to check out here too
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From Jimmy Dread 04/28/2018 07:02
@LedZep Forest’s S/T is already in there pal - lovely LP.
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From panapsal 04/27/2018 14:41
superb folk world & country selections..... !!
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From Johnnyo 04/27/2018 11:31
Really nice chart
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From LedZep 04/27/2018 11:28
Effing cool. Very personal and honest and eccentric. I’d recommend Forest by a band called Forest, it’s what I imagine “Pixie people” would listen to lol
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From Ulf 04/27/2018 08:14
Very interesting chart mate
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From platus 12/22/2016 13:02
Interesting
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From jhuik 06/02/2016 11:09
Great title. And you've got Jose Gonzalez in there. I'll have to check out some of the many I've never heard of. Thanks.
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