The early 2000s were a pivotal year for the world in a lot of ways. The internet was growing, technology was becoming more obtainable for ordinary people, communication was getting easier, social media started to take off with Myspace and Facebook, and most of all it was a big move in the way of music.
Some of the best music comes from this era and in my opinion, is extremely hard to top. Because this was such an amazing time in music, some albums didn’t get the credit they deserved.
Here are some albums that got lost and are some of the most underrated albums of each year in the decade. Maybe these will even give you suggestions on what to listen to this week.
The most underrated albums from the 2000s
Released in 2000, Perhaps, I Suppose is the first album released by the band Rufio. First, they have one of the coolest band names ever. I loved everything about this band.
Although they had a little bit of success with the song "Angel Above Me" off the album, neither the band nor the album got near the attention it deserved or that much at all outside a niche group of kids or listeners. That's why I give this one the most underrated album of this year—the guitars, man, those guitars.
The opening track guitar riff is incredible, and then the drums kick in, going hard. The guitars continue to wail, never stopping, but not the same throughout the whole thing either. They waste no time showing off each band member's talent. However, the next track gets the bass player rolling, of course, joined right after by another great riff in "Still," which is maybe my favorite track off the album.
The songwriting is so solid throughout as well. This album is front-to-back unskippable, but some other notable songs are "She Cries," "Slow Dance," and "Save the World." This album is one of the best. Nearly 24 years later, it's not too late to give it the recognition it deserves.