SYNDICATE
Posted by: Dave on January 14, 2002 at 9:50 pm

Except for the songs that made my Top 20 songs of 2001 and the representative tracks from my Top 20 Albums of 2001, these are the rest of the best indie and indie-minded rock tracks of 2001, volume one. To be eligible, a song needed to be included on an album released in the United States between December 1, 2000 and November 30, 2001.

1. Andrew Bird “Two Way Action” The Swimming Hour (Rykodisc)

2. The Minus 5 “Got You” Let the War Against Music Begin (Mammoth)

3. Cake “Commissioning A Symphony In C” Comfort Eagle (Columbia)

4. Spoon “Everything Hits At Once” Girls Can Tell (Merge)

5. The Strokes “Last Night” Is This It (RCA)

6. The Shins “Girl On The Wing” Oh, Inverted World (Sub Pop)

7. Guided By Voices “Glad Girls” Isolation Drills (TVT)

8. Quasi “It’s Raining” The Sword of God (Touch and Go)

9. Stephen Malkmus “Jo Jo’s Jacket” Stephen Malkmus (Matador)

10. Cake “Long Line of Cars” Comfort Eagle (Columbia)

11. Silver Jews “Let’s Not and Say We Did” Bright Flight (Drag City)

12. Built to Spill “Fly Around My Pretty Little Miss” Ancient Melodies of the Future (Warner Brothers)

13. The Shins “Girl Inform Me” Oh, Inverted World (Sub Pop)

14. Guided By Voices “The Brides Have Hit Glass” Isolation Drills (TVT)

15. Pernice Brothers “7:30” The World Won’t End (Ashmont)

16. Rufus Wainwright “California” Poses (Dreamworks)

17. Bran Van 3000 featuring Youssou N’Dour “Montreal” Discosis (Grand Royal/Virgin)

18. Cake “Short Skirt/Long Jacket” Comfort Eagle (Columbia)

19. Stephen Malkmus “Phantasies” Stephen Malkmus (Matador)

20. Andrew Bird “Core and Rind” The Swimming Hour (Rykodisc)

21. Quasi “A Case of No Way Out” The Sword of God (Touch and Go)

22. Death Cab for Cutie “Why You’d Want to Live Here” The Photo Album (Barsuk)



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