I recommend that once a year you dig out your old CD collection (or MP3 archive if that's how you roll) and give a spin to the music you haven't listened to in forever. Everyone should take a nostalgic listen down memory lane now and then; not only is it good to reconnect with old songs, but you also get to laugh about how wrong you were about certain bands.
Photo by Cory Garcia Nostalgia starts with burned CDs.
We all have bands in our past that we thought were going to be more successful than they ended up being. They come in all different shapes: the band with a string of songs on the radio but no actual hits; the band with the unique sound that was too ahead of its time; the band with the mountain of wasted potential.
Twenty years ago, these groups would fade and you'd never know what ended up happening to them, but thanks to the Internet, no one ever really disappears. I dug into my own nostalgia vault to pick out some of the acts I was wrong about to see where they are now.