Not sure if we will go ahead with an actual vote yet, but regardless thought it would be good to have a thread to pimp and discuss your favourite records of 2011.
Without going into too much detail, I would recommend the following off the top of my head:
Times Of Grace - Hymn Of a Broken Man (if you have ever enjoyed KIllswitch Engage I would recommend this)
The Architects - The Here And Now
Talib Kweli - Gutter Rainbows
Tyler, the Creator - Goblin (unlike any other rap album in years and is so raw)
The Lonely Island - Turtleneck & Chain (Comedy album of the year)
Frank Turner - England Keep My Bones
Tech N9ne - All 6's And 7's
The Devin Townsend Project - Deconstruction (probably the craziest album he's ever done)
The Devin Townsend Project - Ghost (fans of any genre should be able to appreciate this, just beautiful music)
Jay-Z & Kanye West - Watch The Throne
Trivium - In Waves
Thrice - Major/Minor
J. Cole - Cole World
Havent checked out the new Machine Head album, and have only heard half of The Hunter so far, but I imagine they are both up there too.