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 2, which 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 Moon. The 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.
An image of the votes from last week is below.