Typically, i'm content with downloading and discovering any music that may or may not be new music, as long as it is new to me. Starting in January, i've attempted to actually purchase and/or acquire some of the new releases of 2011. i call this 1st quarter because i wrote this at the start of April, but for whatever reason, never posted. If i actually looked over the list again, it may have changed, so i won't.
i'd say my favorite discovery was the self-titled release by Grouplove. Feels perfect for summer and i probably could have put four of the six songs from this album on my ten favorite.
My top ten songs that i deemed worthy of recommendation (No particular order).
1. The Decemberists - "Rox in the Box"
2. Tapes 'n Tapes - "Freak Out"
3. Bright Eyes - "Shell Games"
4. The Submarines - "Birds"
5. Grouplove - "Colours"
6. Grouplove - "Naked Kids"
7. Wildlife - "Stand in the Water"
8. Allie Hughes - "Not the Stars"
9. Smith Westerns - "Weekend"
10. Alexander - "Truth"
Alexander and Cage the Elephant had several decent tracks on their albums that were equally good but didn't stand out,
Other songs i enjoyed:
The Dodos - "Black Night"
Cage the Elephant - "2024"
Cage the Elephant - "Rught Before My Eyes"
Cake - "Long Time"
The Bewitched Hands - "Work"