I was going to make a top 10 as I usually do — but since I didn’t even make it to 10 last year, (seriously 2010 — you sucked for new tunage) I decided to add a little extra to 2011.
In somewhat organized order:
1. Foo Fighters — Wasting Light
2. The Kills — Blood Pressures (PS MP3 Download is $3.99 right now!)
3. Bayside — Killing Time
4. Manchester Orchestra — Simple Math
5. Taking Back Sunday — Self Titled
6. I Am The Avalanche — Avalanche United
7. Frank Turner — England Keep My Bones
8. Eisley — The Valley
9. Foster the People — Torches
10. Death Cab For Cutie — Codes and Keys (also $3.99!)
11. Grouplove — Never Trust a Happy Song
12. A Loss For Words — No Sanctuary
13. The Joy Formidable — The Big Roar ($3.99)
LAST BUT NOT LEAST IN ANY SENSE OF THE WORD:
The Black Keys — El Camino ($6.99. If you don’t have it already though we probably shouldn’t be friends #sayssuperfan)
Just came out. Didn’t think it was fair ;)
EDIT: I want to add an honorable mention to Alkaline Trio’s Damnesia. Even though it was old/new - still really holds a place in my heart.
If you don’t have these albums in your current music collection I highly recommend adding them! Thank me later.