Music Trajectory’s 25 Underrated Songs of the Year


Hello again! If you are coming to this post after reading the 20 Songs of the Year post, thank you for checking out more content here on the site. A 20 song list couldn’t nearly cover all the awesome music that came out here in 2021. And really, the addition of these 25 (underrated) songs is just the start. To go even further, scope all the New Music Trajectories of 2021.

Please feel free to jump into the comments and contribute your own list. Just keep it to the greater alternative music scene, because that’s the main audience of the site.


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1. “Rae Street” by Courtney Barnett

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2. “Hey!” by Gaspard Augé

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3. “Back In Love City” by The Vaccines

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4. “Back of a Lorry” by Death of Guitar Pop

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5. “Invisible” by Duran Duran

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6. “U&ME” by alt-J

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7. “One + One” by Death From Above 1979

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8. “Witch’s Spell” by AC/DC

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9. “Happy (God’s Own Country)” by Sports Team

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10. “Set You Free” by Black Label Society

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11. “Motorheart” by The Darkness

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12. “First Tooth” by The Dead Deads

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13. “Hellbound” by Buckcherry

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14. “Hard Skool” by Guns N’ Roses

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15. “Distorted Light Beam” by Bastille

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16. “Wake Me Up” by Foals

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17. “Crutch” by Band of Horses

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18. “Go Get A Tattoo” by Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes

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19. “Colorado” by Milky Chance

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20. “See It” by The Bots

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21. “Can You Handle My Love?” by Walk the Moon

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22. “Need a Little Love” by The Fratellis

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23. “Jimi & Stan” by Strand of Oaks

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24. “Midnight” by Creeper

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25. “Smile” by Wolf Alice

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More 2021 Year-End Posts

Music Trajectory’s 20 Songs of the Year + 5 Pop Guilty Pleasures

Music Trajectory’s 20 Albums of the Year + 5 Honorable Mentions


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