SYNDICATE
Posted by: Dave on February 5, 2010 at 6:04 am

AABondy When the Devil.jpgExcept for the songs that made my Top 20 Songs of 2009, these are the rest of the best lighter/mellow rock tracks of 2009 (Volume 1 of 3). 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. A.A. Bondy “I Can See the Pines Are Dancing” When the Devil’s Loose (Fat Possum)

2. Monsters of Folk “Magic Marker” Monsters of Folk (Shangri-La)

3. Neko Case “Never Turn Your Back On Mother Earth” Middle Cyclone (Anti-)

4. Alela Diane “The Alder Trees” To Be Still (Rough Trade)

5. Norah Jones “It’s Gonna Be” The Fall (Blue Note)

6. The Mountain Goats “Genesis 3:23” The Life of the World to Come (4AD)

7. Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit “Streetlights” Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit (Lightning Rod)

8. M. Ward “Blake’s View” Hold Time (Merge)

9. The Decemberists “The Hazards of Love 4 (The Drowned)” The Hazards of Love (Capitol)

10. The Black Crowes “Appaloosa” Before the Frost…Until the Freeze (Silver Arrow/Megaforce)

11. My Morning Jacket “El Caporal” Dark Was the Night (4AD)

12. Norah Jones “Chasing Pirates” The Fall (Blue Note)

13. Maria Taylor featuring Michael Stipe “Cartoons and Forever Plans” Ladyluck (Nettwerk)

14. Regina Spektor “The Calculation” Far (Sire)

15. A Fine Frenzy “New Heights” Bomb In a Birdcage (Virgin)

16. The Mountain Goats “Romans 10:9” The Life of the World to Come (4AD)

17. M. Ward “Fisher of Men” Hold Time (Merge)

18. Fruit Bats “Being On Our Own” The Ruminant Band (Sub Pop)

19. Lou Barlow “Too Much Freedom” Goodnight Unknown (Merge)

20. Andrew Bird “Oh No” Noble Beast (Fat Possum)

21. Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit “Sunstroke” Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit (Lightning Rod)

22. Norah Jones “Tell Yer Mama” The Fall (Blue Note)

23. Indigo Girls “Sugar Tongue” Poseidon and the Bitter Bug (Vanguard)

24. A Camp “Golden Teeth and Silver Medals” Colonia (Nettwerk)

25. Orenda Fink “High Ground” Ask the Night (Saddle Creek)

26. Karen O and the Kids “Worried Shoes” Where the Wild Things Are Soundtrack (Interscope)

27. Karen O and the Kids “Hideaway” Where the Wild Things Are Soundtrack (Interscope)



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