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Posted by: Dave on February 3, 2010 at 1:08 pm

ConorOberstOuterSouthExcept for the songs that made my Top 20 Songs of 2009, these are the rest of the best alt country, roots rock and blues rock tracks of 2009. To be eligible, a song needed to be included on an album released in the United States between December 1, 2008 and November 30, 2009.

1. Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band “Slowly (Oh So Slowly)” Outer South (Merge)

2. Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band “Nikorette” Outer South (Merge)

3. Wilco “I’ll Fight” Wilco (the album) (Nonesuch)

4. Wilco “Sonny Feeling” Wilco (the album) (Nonesuch)

5. The Black Crowes “And the Band Played On” Before the Frost…Until the Freeze (Silver Arrow/Megaforce)

6. The Black Crowes “Shine Along” Before the Frost…Until the Freeze (Silver Arrow/Megaforce)

7. Blitzen Trapper “Big Black Bird” Black River Killer EP (Sub Pop)

8. Monsters of Folk “The Right Place” Monsters of Folk (Shangri-La)

9. Grant-Lee Phillips “It Ain’t the Same Old Cold War Harry” Little Moon (Yep Roc)

10. Ben Kweller “Fight” Changing Horses (ATO)

11. Mark Olson & Gary Louris “Chamberlain, SD” Ready for the Flood (New West)

12. The Avett Brothers “January Wedding” I and Love and You (Sony)

13. The Black Crowes “Garden Gate” Before the Frost…Until the Freeze (Silver Arrow/Megaforce)

14. The Black Crowes “Houston Don’t Dream About Me” Before the Frost…Until the Freeze (Silver Arrow/Megaforce)

15. The Black Crowes “Good Morning Captain” Before the Frost…Until the Freeze (Silver Arrow/Megaforce)

16. Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit “Soldiers Get Strange” Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit (Lightning Rod)

17. Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit “However Long” Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit (Lightning Rod)

18. Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band “Roosevelt Room” Outer South (Merge)

19. Dan Auerbach “Heatbroken in Disrepair” Keep It Hid (Nonesuch)

20. The Felice Brothers “Penn Station” Yonder Is the Clock (Team Love)



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