SYNDICATE
Posted by: Dave on January 15, 2009 at 6:00 am

OkkervilRiverStandInsExcept for the songs that made my Top 20 Songs of 2008 and the representative tracks from my Top 20 Albums of 2008, these are the rest of the best alt country, roots rock and blues rock tracks of 2008. To be eligible, a song needed to be included on an album released in the United States between December 1, 2007 and November 30, 2008.

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1. Okkervil River “Singer Songwriter” The Stand Ins (Jagjaguwar)

2. Conor Oberst “Danny Callahan” Conor Oberst (Merge)

3. Eef Barzelay “Could Be Worse” Lose Big (429)

4. The Raconteurs “Old Enough” Consolers of the Lonely (Warner Brothers)

5. The Raconteurs “Carolina Drama” Consolers of the Lonely (Warner Brothers)

6. My Morning Jacket “Aluminum Park” Evil Urges (ATO)

7. The Hold Steady “Sequestered In Memphis” Stay Positive (Vagrant)

8. Ryan Adams “Magick” Cardinology (Lost Highway)

9. The Pretenders “Boots of Chinese Plastic” Break Up the Concrete (Shangri-La)

10. Jenny Lewis featuring Elvis Costello “Carpetbaggers” Acid Tongue (Warner Brothers)

11. Basia Bulat “In the Night” Oh, My Darling (Rough Trade)

12. Drive-By Truckers “Bob” Brighter Than Creation’s Dark (New West)

13. Blitzen Trapper “Black River Killer” Furr (Sub Pop)

14. The Felice Brothers “Frankie’s Gun” The Felice Brothers (Team Love)

15. The War On Drugs “Arms Like Boulders” Wagonwheel Blues (Secretly Canadian)

16. My Morning Jacket “Sec Walkin’” Evil Urges (ATO)

17. My Morning Jacket “Two Halves” Evil Urges (ATO)

18. Hymns “I Can’t Be What You Want” Travel In Herds (High Wire Music)

19. Hymns “NYC Nervous Breakdown” Travel In Herds (High Wire Music)

20. Conor Oberst “Moab” Conor Oberst (Merge)

21. Conor Oberst “Sausalito” Conor Oberst (Merge)

22. The Baseball Project “Satchel Paige Said” Volume 1: Frozen Ropes and Dying Quails (Yep Roc)

23. Blitzen Trapper “War On Machines” Furr (Sub Pop)

24. Silver Jews “We Could Be Looking for the Same Thing” Lookout Mountain, Lookout Sea (Drag City)

25. Drive-By Truckers “The Righteous Path” Brighter Than Creation’s Dark (New West)

26. Ryan Adams “Fix It” Cardinology (Lost Highway)

27. Blind Melon “Father Time” For My Friends (Adrenaline)

28. The Black Crowes “Goodbye Daughters of the Revolution” Warpaint (Silver Arrow)

29. The Black Crowes “Walk Believer Walk” Warpaint (Silver Arrow)



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