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Genre: anti-folk

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Parent Genre: Folk/Acoustic

Anti-folk is a music genre that emerged in the 1980s as a reaction to the polished and commercialized sound of mainstream folk music. It is characterized by its raw and unpolished sound, often featuring unconventional song structures, lyrics that are often humorous or satirical, and a DIY aesthetic. Anti-folk artists often use acoustic instruments and incorporate elements of punk, indie rock, and other genres into their music. The genre has gained a cult following and has influenced many contemporary artists.


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Piano, Drum Kit, Electric Guitar, Bass Guitar, Vocals, Keyboard/Piano, Synthesizer

Popular anti-folk Songs


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Most popular anti-folk albums

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Colors
2017
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People Who Can Eat People are the Luckiest People in the World
2007
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The Sunset Tree
2005
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Remember That I Love You
2006
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Made of Bricks
2007
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The Lost Recordings
1983
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The Moldy Peaches
2001
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Who Will Cut Our Hair When We're Gone? (Remastered)
2014
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How Sad, How Lovely
2009
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Lost At Last Vol. 1
2017
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Every Time You Go Somewhere
2010
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Little Plastic Castle
1998
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Virtue
2011

anti-folk music by decade

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List of anti-folk artists

Here is a list of anti-folk artists on Spotify, ranked based on popularity, who exemplifies the anti-folk genre. You can find out what anti-folk genre sounds like where you can preview artists or sort them the way you want, just click the headers to sort.

#namepopularityfollowers
1 63 1539689
2 52 376274
3 48 168534
4 42 296438
5 49 250050
6 50 165029
7 46 152228
8 43 242784
9 48 425663
10 47 185182
11 33 54852
12 30 84667
13 34 53236
14 28 24754
15 33 55643
16 33 63253
17 31 35031
18 28 19798
19 23 17558
20 24 18056
21 23 23823
22 20 30935
23 16 3523
24 15 2178
25 12 2954
26 8 779
27 8 2523
28 3 910
29 5 768
30 4 1242
31 4 9039
32 3 286
33 3 65
34 2 1142
35 2 1101
36 1 145
37 1 607

anti-folk playlist created by Chosic

Enjoy this playlist of popular anti-folk music. We made this playlist using an algorithm created by our team.