Raised Eyebrows: Overlooked 00′s (Randy)

February 16, 2018


With the rush of February comes a personally curious + overwhelming nostalgia for the 00’s. Within the decade that saw Y2K, September 11th, Napster, and the death of the CD, there’s a small but considerable wealth to revisit and enjoy. Here are 10 underrated releases from the 00’s that deserve to be (re)heard.

Broadcast – Tender Buttons

Trish Keenan’s finest work.

Boards of Canada – Geogaddi

Continual mind melter from this genius duo.

Sonic Youth – Murray St.

SY had a renaissance in the early 00’s when Jim O’Rourke joined the band. Murray St. and Sonic Nurse are high marks in an incredible discography.

Lambchop – Damaged

The outsider Nashville band’s greatest release.

Neil Halstead – Sleeping on Roads

Slowdive/Mojave 3 frontman made a timeless record here.

Deerhoof – The Runners Four

I’ve never gotten past this record. It contains some of their best songs. Some jam, some chill, some weird.

Aphex Twin – Drukqs

Underrated in the AT catalog.

Windy & Carl – Consciousness

Breathtaking record that was not meant for the time it was released. This statement only gets better with time. Brilliant.

Fennesz – Venice

One of the finest works of the decade.

Califone – Quicksand/Cradlesnakes

This is what the band had been working toward for so many years. They went on to perfect it on Heron King Blues.


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