With Soundcloud, YouTube, Bandcamp, Rdio, Spotify, Pandora, and music blogs like this one, there are so many ways to discover nowadays. Which is why, back in 2011, Music That Isn’t Bad thought it appropriate to look back at the previous year and pick 5 bands we feel might have gotten less attention than deserved.

We understand 5 is a small number, but we also understand not everyone wants to take the time to dig through a list a mile long. So, below, you will find, in no particular order, five bands everyone should pay more attention to. Enjoy the list and if you really like an artist, share the music with a friend or two. Help these under-appreciated bands catch some more limelight.

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