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Posted by: Dave on February 5, 2010 at 6:02 am

MonstersofFolk.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 2 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. Monsters of Folk “Dear God (Sincerely M.O.F.)” Monsters of Folk (Shangri-La)

2. Dirty Projectors “No Intention” Bitte Orca (Domino)

3. Zero 7 “Pop Art Blue” Yeah Ghost (Atlantic)

4. Joker’s Daughter “The Bull Bites Back” The Last Laugh (Team Love)

5. Mirah “Country of the Future” (a)spera (K)

6. Grizzly Bear “Fine For Now” Veckatimest (Warp)

7. Grizzly Bear “All We Ask” Veckatimest (Warp)

8. The Cotton Jones Basket Ride “Up A Tree (Went This Heart I Have)” Paranoid Cocoon (Suicide Squeeze)

9. The Cotton Jones Basket Ride “Gotta Cheer Up” Paranoid Cocoon (Suicide Squeeze)

10. Swan Lake “Paper Lace” Enemy Mine (Jagjaguwar)

11. Julian Casablancas “Ludlow St.” Phrazes for the Young (RCA)

12. Peter Bjorn & John “Stay This Way” Living Thing (Almost Gold)

13. Air “So Light Is Her Footfall” Love 2 (Astralwerks)

14. The Bird and the Bee “Ray Gun” Ray Guns Are Not Just the Future (Blue Note)

15. Hope Sandoval and the Warm Inventions “Trouble” Through the Devil Softly (Nettwerk)

16. Dan Auerbach “Whispered Words (Pretty Lies)” Keep It Hid (Nonesuch)

17. Andrew Bird “Effigy” Noble Beast (Fat Possum)



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