The Sophtware Slump is the second studio album by American indie rock band Grandaddy. It was released on 29 May 2000. It is seen by some as a concept album about problems concerning modern technology in society. The album was released to critical acclaim. Being their second album, the title is a reference to a sophomore slump, a term given to an artist's second album which is seen to fail to live up to the first album. The album was reissued in 2011 with a second disc of bonus material containing B-sides, EP tracks, outtakes, and demos.
The album was written and recorded by frontman Jason Lytle alone in a remote farmhouse. He has been quoted as saying, "I just remember everything out there was dusty. Humidity and dust", and described having made the recordings "in my boxer shorts, bent over keyboards with sweat dripping off my forehead, frustrated, hungover, and trying to call my coke dealer". The album was mixed by former Pavement drummer Gary Young.
The indie music magazine Under the Radar ranked The Sophtware Slump fifteenth in its "The Best of the Decade Albums (2000-2009)" list. Steve Taylor, in his book The A to X of Alternative Music, viewed The Sophtware Slump as "clean,