SYNDICATE
Posted by: Dave on January 19, 2009 at 5:59 am

CalexicoCarriedtoDustExcept 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 lighter/mellow rock tracks of 2008 (part two of two). 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. Calexico “Two Silver Trees” Carried to Dust (Quarterstick)

2. Fleet Foxes “Your Protector” Fleet Foxes (Sub Pop)

3. Beck “Volcano” Modern Guilt (Interscope)

4. Death Vessel “Jitterakadie” Nothing Is Precious Enough For Us (Sub Pop)

5. Death Vessel “Block My Eye” Nothing Is Precious Enough For Us (Sub Pop)

6. Tim Fite “Yesterday’s Garden” Fair Ain’t Fair (Anti-)

7. Hayden “Lonely Security Guard” In Field & Town (Fat Possum)

8. Death Cab For Cutie “Your New Twin Sized Bed” Narrow Stairs (Atlantic)

9. Okkervil River “On Tour With Zykos” The Stand Ins (Jagjaguwar)

10. The Kills “Black Balloon” Midnight Boom (Domino)

11. Tricky “Cross To Bear” Knowle West Boy (Domino)

12. Anna Ternheim “To Be Gone” Halfway to Fivepoints (Decca)

13. Laura Marling “My Manic and I” Alas I Cannot Swim (Astralwerks)

14. Laura Marling “Ghosts” Alas I Cannot Swim (Astralwerks)

15. Black Mountain “Angels” In the Future (Jagjaguwar)

16. The Felice Brothers “Greatest Show On Earth” The Felice Brothers (Team Love)

17. Cold War Kids “Golden Gate Jumpers” Loyalty to Loyalty (Downtown)

18. Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin “Dead Right” Pershing (Polyvinyl)

19. Death Vessel “Obadiah In Oblivion” Nothing Is Precious Enough For Us (Sub Pop)

20. Bonnie “Prince” Billy “Easy Does It” Lie Down In the Light (Drag City)

21. Blitzen Trapper “Not Your Lover” Furr (Sub Pop)

22. Drive-By Truckers “Daddy Needs a Drink” Brighter Than Creation’s Dark (New West)



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