HipHopDX Readers Rate The Most Compelling Albums Of The Week

HipHopDX's readers list and rank the week's most compelling albums on Billboard's Top 200 chart, including Eminem's "The Marshall Mathers LP 2" and Rick Ross's "Mastermind."

During HipHopDX's weekly report regarding Hip Hop Album Sales last week, readers were given the opportunity to vote and rank some the week's most compelling albums on Billboard's Top 200 chart. Readers responded to "Which of These Albums is the Most Compelling?" with a ranking of various projects, including Eminem's The Marshall Mathers LP 2which topped the list. 

The Ranker list, which HipHopDX uses to assess reader responses in the weekly Album Sales report, calculates the votes based on a "thumbs up" and "thumbs down" system and creates a list with the data users input. Ranker lists the albums from most compelling to least compelling, based on the total number of votes and regardless of how many thumbs up a particular album gets. The order of the albums featured on the lists fluctuates as votes are cast.

Eminem's 2013 album, The Marshall Mathers LP 2, earned its top spot on the list with 54 thumbs up and 29 thumbs down. ScHoolboy Q followed Eminem with his 2014 album, Oxymoron, a collection that received 48 thumbs up and 31 thumbs down, to earn the #2 spot on the list, according to HipHopDX readers. 

The third most compelling album on this list is Pharrell's G  I  R  L. Skateboard P's 2014 album earned 29 thumbs up and 25 thumbs down. Kid Cudi followed Pharrell with SATELLITE FLIGHT: The journey to Mother MoonThe fourth album on the list, Cudi's SATELLITE FLIGHT earned 27 thumbs up and 32 thumbs down from HipHopDX's readers. 

Rick Ross's Mastermind was the final album on the list of the week's most compelling releases. Mastermind earned 35 thumbs up and 42 thumbs down. That week, Mastermind was the #1 album on the Billboard Top 200 albums chart

Readers can respond to this week's question by visiting HipHopDX's Album Sales report, which was published yesterday (March 19). The week's question is: Which Album do You Feel is the Most Inspiring?

An image of the votes from last week is below.

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    • Anonymous

      Dude said the beats were subpar, LOL stopped reading there.

    • 614grind

      You did see MMLP2 up there, right?

    • ruggidterrain

      just because everybody drink the koolade doesn't mean the ish ain't poison. Mastermind was cool, but lyrically it was wack. The beats were sub par with with I'm used to from Ross. honestly,with the exception of Em, The list was not even congruent. most you cats don't even have the mental capacity to understand. That's why you try and big yourself up by attempting to call everybody nerds.

  • Andre.CO

    MMLP2 is far and away the best on there. Q's album was pretty good, but too many commercial records. I liked about 2/3 the album. Cudi's been on some bullshit lately, and hasn't released anything worth much to me since his 2nd album. Rick Ross is a perfect example of an average or worse current emcee who can get by in the current state of rap. He's never impressed all. MMLP2 had most all dope stuff. Aside from The Monster, Berzerk, Survival, and mayyyybe Stronger Than I Was....the rest was fire. Bad Guy, Rhyme or Reason, So Much Better, Groundhog Day, Legacy, Asshole, Baby, Desperation, Brainless, Rap God, So Far, Beautiful Pain, Love Game, Headlights, Evil Twin, Don't Front, Wicked Ways. Em definitely delivered his best album since Eminem Show.

  • DrPoopMan

    I like the order of these albums. I personally enjoyed Satellite Flight. Maybe cause I listened to it while smoking some strong ass ganja haha But Rick Ross. I've never really liked his sound. That's just me.

  • Belize

    that pharrell album is too feminine brah

  • tha OG

    Fuck Rick Ross bitch ass cop

  • PAhiphopFAN

    I agree with the order of that list. Best to worst. Although I can't say I'm a fan of any *shrugs*

  • Rozay O'Donnell

    Mastermind, of course, duh. That's a no brainer. And I should know because I am Ross' personal ghostwriter/close confidante.

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