SYNDICATE
Posted by: Dave on January 16, 2006 at 5:35 pm

Except for the songs that made my Top 20 songs of 2005 and the representative tracks from my Top 20 Albums of 2005, these are the rest of the best lighter/mellow rock tracks of 2005, volume one. To be eligible, a song needed to be included on an album released in the United States between December 1, 2004 and November 30, 2005.

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1. Stephen Malkmus “Freeze the Saints” Face the Truth (Matador)
2. The Decemberists “The Engine Driver” Picaresque (Kill Rock Stars)
3. Calexico/Iron & Wine “A History of Lovers” In the Reins (Overcoat Recordings)
4. Fiona Apple “Oh Well” Extraordinary Machine (Epic)
5. Tori Amos “Parasol” The Beekeeper (Epic)
6. Martha Wainwright “G.P.T.” Martha Wainwright (Zoë)
7. Ben Folds “You To Thank” Songs For Silverman (Epic)
8. The Decemberists “Eli The Barrow Boy” Picaresque (Kill Rock Stars)
9. Death Cab for Cutie “Soul Meets Body” Plans (Atlantic)
10. My Morning Jacket “Wordless Chorus” Z (ATO/RCA)
11. OK Go “Oh, Lately It’s So Quiet” Oh No (Capitol)
12. Fiona Apple “Window” Extraordinary Machine (Epic)
13. Tori Amos “Sweet the Sting” The Beekeeper (Epic)
14. Andrew Bird “Masterfade” Andrew Bird and the Mysterious Production of Eggs (Righteous Babe)
15. Ryan Adams & The Cardinals “Sweet Illusions” Cold Roses (Lost Highway)
16. Clem Snide “Something Beautiful” End of Love (spinArt)
17. Supergrass “St. Petersburg” Road to Rouen (Capitol)
18. Coldplay “The Hardest Part” X&Y (Capitol)
19. Sufjan Stevens “John Wayne Gacy, Jr.” Illinois (Asthmatic Kitty)
20. The Mountain Goats “Love Love Love” The Sunset Tree (4AD)



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