I haven't heard any truly great 2011 albums by new artists yet.
Remember, like, 2002...? we were sprawling with new music popping up out of nowhere. Scenester's paradise.
But so far, the only artists that have caught my attention in 2001 are artists I already love.
Mogwai- Hardcore will never die but you will
Tom Waits- Bad as Me
Jackie-O Motherfucker- earth sound system
... what else is going on? I really want to know. I haven't been paying any attention to new releases or artists this year, and it's something I usually keep track of.