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31 Dic 2009, 23:27

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This year, and decade, is finally over and it has been a great one, especially for hip-hop. Because I find it impossible to make a definitive ranking of these albums, I created a point system to determine rank, based on two stats: (1) total # of plays, and (2) average # plays per track (# of plays / # of tracks). I ranked every album based on these two stats and assigned points based on ranking in each category, added them together and ranked them based on their final score.

ie:
Chris Cornell Scream ranked 1st in plays (262) and 4th in average plays (14.56). Therefore, the formula used to calculate points for this album was (101-2) + (101-4) = 196.

This isn't a list of the best albums, but of my favorite albums. The ranking is sorted by plays and moderated by the # of tracks in each album. This compensates for greater # of plays for albums with more tracks (ie: B.o.B vs Bobby Ray [22], Mixtape Messiah 7 [26], etc.). So, here they are...


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#1: Chris Cornell - Scream (197)
#2: Kid Cudi - Man on the Moon: The End of Day (196)
#3: Saigon & Statik Selektah - All In A Day's Work (195)
Spit | The Rules | My Crew | So Cruel | Lose Her
#4: B.o.B & Bobby Ray - B.o.B vs. Bobby Ray (192)
Hip-Hop / R&B / Rock / Reggae Mixtape
#5:
Wale - Attention Deficit (190)

Hip-Hop Album
Mirrors feat. Bun B | Prescription | Shades feat. Chrisette Michelle | Diary feat. Marsha Ambrosius | 90210


#6:
k-os - Yes! (189)

Hip-Hop Album
Zambony | 4 3 2 1 | The Aviator | Uptown Girl | I Wish I Knew Natalie Portman


#7:
Curren$y - This Ain't No Mixtape (188)

Hip-Hop Album
Sail On (Ft. Young Chris) | Elevator Musik | On My Plane (Ft. Deelow) | Blown away (ft. Jean Lephare & Deelow) | Galaxy (Ft. Whodinsky & Jean Lephare)


#8:
XV - Everybody's Nobody (185)

Hip-Hop Mixtape
In Due Time | Come Back Down | Blinded ft. Harlems Cash, Used To ft. Ne-Yo | Undeniable


#9:
J. Cole - The Warm Up (184)

Hip-Hop Mixtape
Lights Please | Grown Simba | Knock Knock | Dreams ft. Brandon Hines


#10:
Rick Ross - Deeper Than Rap (178)

Southern Rap Album
All I Really Want (feat. The-Dream) | Maybach Music 2 (Feat. Kanye West, T-Pain, & Lil' Wayne) | Yacht Club (Feat. Magazeen) | Magnificent (feat. John Legend) | Usual Suspects (Feat. Nas)


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#11:
Drake - So Far Gone (177)

Hip-Hop / R&B Mixtape
November 18th | Best I Ever Had | Successful (feat. Trey Songz & Lil' Wayne) | Uptown (feat. Bun B & Lil' Wayne) | A Night Off (feat. Lloyd)


#12:
Pleasure P - The Introduction of Marcus Cooper (172)

R&B Album
I'm A Beast Ft. Yung Joc | Fire Lovin | Gotta Have You | Boyfriend #2


#13:
The-Dream - Love vs. Money (172)
R&B Album

Rockin That Shit | Mr. Yeah | Love Vs Money | Walkin On The Moon (Feat. Kanye West)


#14:
Slim Thug - Boss of All Bosses (171)

Southern Rap Album
I Run feat. YelaWolf | My Bitch | Hard feat. J-Dawg & Scarface | Top Drop Feat. Paul Wall


#15:
UGK - 4 Life (168)

Southern Rap Album
Everybody Wanna Ball | The Pimp and The Bun (feat. Ron Isley) | Swishas And Erb (Feat. Sleepy Brown) | Feelin' You | Da Game Been Good To Me


#16:
Mr Hudson - Straight No Chaser (167)

R&B Album
Everything Is Broken (feat. Kid Cudi) | Time | Straight No Chaser | Learning to Live | Supernova (feat. Kanye West)


#17:
Tanya Morgan - Brooklynati (161)

Hip-Hop Album
So Damn Down | She's Gone AKA Without You ft. Phonte & Brittany Bosco | We're Fly ft. Kay & Chop


#18:
Creed - Full Circle (160)

Rock Album
Full Circle | Bread Of Shame | Overcome


#19:
Curren$y - The Jet Files (157)

Hip-Hop Album
Perfect Time | Tokyo Drift | Smoke N Maintain (In and Out) | I'm Just Dope


#20:
Snoop Dogg - Malice n Wonderland (157)

Hip-Hop Album
Gangsta Luv feat. The-Dream | Pimpin Ain't EZ feat. R Kelly | Luv Drunk feat. The-Dream | Special feat. Brandy & Pharrell


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#21:
Ghostface - Ghostdini: The Wizard of Poetry in Emerald City (154)

R&B / Hip-Hop Album
Paragraphes Of Love feat. Vaughn Anthony And Estelle | She's A Killah feat. Ron Browz (Bonus) | Goner feat. Lloyd | Let's Stop Playin' feat. John Legend | Do Over feat. Raheem DeVaughn


#22:
JR and PH7 - the standard (152)

Hip-Hop Album
Top Rank (feat. Guilty Simpson & Black Milk) | Fast Lane Speedin' (feat. Oddisee) | Best Flow (feat. Pumpkinhead) | I Don't Know Why (feat. Oddisee)


#23:
Shawn Chrystopher - A City With No Seasons (1526)

Hip-Hop Mixtape
On Stage | You're Beautiful at Night | Lose Your Mind | Believer


#24:
Reks - MORE GREY HAIRS (151)

Hip-Hop Album
Goodnight and Goodluck (Produced By Demo) | Bitter (Produced By The Soul Searchers) | Dear Winter (Produced By Timeless)


#25:
Joe Budden - Padded Room (147)

Hip-Hop Album
Don't Make Me (Produced By Blastah Beats) | The Future Ft. The Game (Produced By Fyu-Chur) | Now I Lay (Produced By Blastah Beats) | Exxxes (Produced By The Klasix)


#26:
Fabolous - Loso's Way (146)

Hip-Hop Album
Imma Do It (Feat. Kobe) | Everything, Everyday, Everywhere (Feat. Keri Hilson) | Last Time (Gotta Go) | Makin' Love (Feat. Ne-Yo)


#27:
Ryan Leslie - Ryan Leslie (146)

R&B Album
Addiction (feat. Keri Hilson & Fabolous) | Out Of The Blue | Shouldn't Have To Wait


#28:
Nipsey Hussle - Bullets Ain't Got No Name Vol. 3 (145)

Hip-Hop Mixtape
The Best Rapper | We Gangbangin (Feat. Coby Supreme, Jay Rock & Glasses Malone) | The Hu$$le Way | Rap Music (Feat. June Summers) | Rich Roll (Feat. Taslema)


#29:
Paul Wall - Fast Life (144)

Southern Rap Album
One Hundred Ft. Z-Ro And Yung Redd | Look At Me Now Ft. Yung Chill | I Grind Ft. Marty James Of One Block Radius


#30:
Rock City - PTFAO The Album (141)

Hip-Hop / R&B / Dancehall Mixtape
Rep V.I. | Can I Get On | In And Out of Traffic | I Know


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#31:
Royce da 5'9" - Street Hop (133)

Hip-Hop Album
Soldier feat. Kid Vishis | Gun Harmonizing feat. Crooked I | Thing For Your Girlfriend Feat. Kay Young | Shake This | Hood Love feat. Bun B & Joell Ortiz


#32:
Asher Roth - Asleep in the Bread Aisle (131)

Hip-Hop Album
As I Em (Ft. Chester French) | La Di Da | His Dream | Perfectionist (Ft. Beanie Sigel & Rock City)

#33:
Kevin Cossom - Hook Vs Bridge (131)

R&B Album
Relax (Feat. Snoop Dogg) | She Got A Boyfriend | I Dare You (Feat. Rick Ross & Lil' Jon) | Late Night


#34:
Emilio Rojas - Recession Proof (126)

Hip-Hop Mixtape
Way She Moves feat. Stat Quo, Marvin Priest (Prod. M-Phazes) | Keys To The City (Prod. Midnite) | Murder feat. Donny Goines, Mela Machinko (Prod. Illmind) | 10 Player Commandments (Prod. Reality)


#35:
J. Holiday - Round 2 (126)

R&B Album
Lights Go Out | Wrong Lover (Featuring Rick Ross) | Sing 2 U


#36:
Donnis - Diary of an ATL Brave (125)

Hip-Hop Mixtape
Here_To_Stay | Gone | Sexytime


#37:
CunninLynguists - Strange Journey Volume Two (124)

Hip-Hop Album
To Be For Real | Close Your Eyes (Feat. Grieves, Geologic & Macklemore) | The W.W.K.Y.A. Tour (Substantial Feat. Efamm) (Remix)


#38:
Flo-Rida - R.O.O.T.S (124)

Hip-Hop / Pop Album
Shone Ft. Pleasure P | Never | Available Ft. Akon & will.i.am


#39:
Chester French - Love The Future (120)

Rock / Pop Album
Not Over You | C'mon (On My Own) | Bebe Buell | She Loves Everybody


#40:
Colin Munroe - Colin Munroe is the Unsung Hero (118)

R&B / Hip-Hop Album
Break Off (feat. Saukrates & Black Milk) | Piano Lessons (feat. Joell Ortiz) | Cannon Ball (feat. Drake) | What The Young Man Says (feat. Izza Kizza & MIMS)


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#41:
Timbaland - Shock Value II (118)

R&B / Pop Album
Carry Out (Featuring Justin Timberlake) | Tommorow In The Bottle (featuring Chad Kroeger & Sebastian) | Timothy Where You Been (Featuring Jet) | Ease Off the Liquor (featuring SoShy)


#42:
G-Side - Huntsville International (117)

Southern Rap Album
Huntsville International ft. Sound of Silence | Paradise | So Wonderful ft. Chrystal Carr, G-Mane & SupaKing


#43:
Slaughterhouse - Slaughterhouse (117)

Hip-Hop Album
Cut You Loose (Produced By Mr. Porter) | Sound Off (Produced By STREETRUNNER) | Pray (It's A Shame) (Produced By RealSon) | Rain Drops Ft. Novel (Produced By Filthy Rockwell)


#44:
DJ Drama - Gangsta Grillz: The Album (Vol. 2) (116)

Southern Rap Album
Day Dreaming (Featuring Akon, Snoop Dogg And T.I) | Stripper Love (Featuring The-Dream, La Darkman And Too Short) | Pimpin' Ain't Easy (Featuring La Darkman, Bun B, Styles P And Jovan Dais)


#45:
Fashawn - Boy Meets World (114)

Hip-Hop Album
The Ecology | Freedom | Hey Young World Ft. Aloe Blacc & Devoya | Father


#46:
Three Days Grace - Life Starts Now (114)

Rock Album
Break | Someone Who Cares


#47:
Wale - Back to the Feature (113)

Hip-Hop Mixtape
Rhyme N Reason (feat. Tre) | Night Life (feat. Young Chris & Tre) | Warwick Avenue (Feat. Duffy) | Pot of Gold (Feat. Daniel Merriweather)


#48:
Emilio Rojas - The Natural (106)

Hip-Hop Mixtape
Only Just Begun feat. Day (prod. by Boi-1da) | | Breaking Me Down feat. Mateo (prod. by M-Phazes) | Tic Toc feat. DVS (prod. by M-Phazes)


#49:
Oddisee - Mental Liberation (104)

Hip-Hop Album
Q & A (Feat. Kenn Starr) | Hip Hop's Cool Again | Endure Remix (Feat. Georgia Anne Muldrow, MED & Rapper Pooh)


#50:
Silversun Pickups - Swoon (104)

Rock Album
Panic Switch | The Royal We | Growing Old Is Getting Old


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#51:
Warren G - The G Files (104)

Hip-Hop Album

#52:
Mike Jones - The Voice (101)

Southern Rap Album

#53:
Ryan Leslie - Transition (100)

R&B Album

#54:
Lacuna Coil - Shallow Life (99)

Rock Album

#55:
Jet - Shaka Rock (97)

Rock Album

#56:
Keelay and Zaire - Ridin High (95)

Hip-Hop/R&B Album

#57:
Maxwell - BLACKsummers'night (93)

R&B Album

#58:
The Grouch & Eligh - Say G&E! (89)

Hip-Hop Album

#59:
Termanology - Time Machine: Hood Politics VI (83)

Hip-Hop Album

#60:
Brother Ali - Us (81)

Hip-hop Album

#61:
Kam Moye - Splitting Image (79)

Hip-Hop Album

#62:
Chamillionaire - Mixtape Messiah 7 (77)

Southern Rap Mixtape

#63:
Platinum Pied Pipers - Abundance (76)

R&B / Soul Album

#64:
K'naan - Troubadour (73)

Hip-Hop Album

#65:
Donny Goines - The Breakfast Club (69)

Hip-Hop Mixtape

#66:
DJ Quik & Kurupt - BlaQKout (66)

Hip-Hop Album

#67:
Jay-Z - The Blueprint 3 (66)

Hip-Hop Album

#68:
Rhymefest - The Manual (66

Hip-Hop Mixtape

#69:
Joe Budden - Escape Route (65)

Hip-Hop Album

#70:
Charles Hamilton - My Brain Is Alive (63)

Hip-Hop Mixtape

#71:
Alice in Chains - Black Gives Way to Blue (62)

Rock Album

#72:
Smile Empty Soul - Consciousness (60)

Rock Album

#73:
Zion I - The Take Over (60)

Hip-Hop Album

#74:
Wiz Khalifa - Burn After Rolling (57)

Hip-Hop Mixtape

#75:
Juvenile - Cocky And Confident (52)

Southern Rap Album


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#76:
Skyzoo - The Salvation (48) Hip-Hop Album
#77:
Freddie Gibbs - midwestgangstaboxframecadillacmuzik (47) Hip-Hop Mixtape
#78:
Marco Polo & Torae - Double Barrel (47) Hip-Hop Album
#79:
Sick Puppies - Tri-polar (46) Rock Album
#80:
Rakim - The Seventh Seal (43)Hip-Hop Album
#81:
Maino - If Tomorrow Comes (42)Hip-Hop Album
#82:
Big Sean - UKNOWBIGSEAN (38)Hip-Hop Mixtape
#83:
Esso - Off The Wall (37) Hip-Hop Mixtape
#84:
Muse - The Resistance (37)Indie Rock Album
#85:
Phoenix - Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix (36) Indie Rock Album
#86:
R.O.M.E. - My Demo (35) Hip-Hop Mixtape
#87:
Z-Ro - Cocaine (33) Southern Rap Mixtape
#88:
Breaking Benjamin - Dear Agony (29) Rock Album
#89:
Saigon - Warning Shots 2 (26) Hip-Hop Mixtape
#90:
Tech N9ne - Sickology 101 (26) Hip-Hop Album
#91:
Blue Scholars - OOF! EP (22) Hip-Hop Album
#92:
Raekwon - Only Built 4 Cuban Linx II (22) Hip-Hop Album
#93:
J.J. Brown - Connect The Dots (21) Hip-Hop Album
#94:
DJ Mitsu the Beats - A word to the wise (19) Hip-Hop / R&B Album
#95:
Mike Posner & The Brain Trust - A Matter of Time (19) R&B / Hip-Hop Mixtape
#96:
Serani - No Games (19) Dancehall / R&B / Hip-Hop Album
#97:
Statik Selektah - The Pre-Game EP (16) Hip-hop Album
#98:
La Coka Nostra - A Brand You Can Trust (16) Hip-Hop Album
#99:
Novel - Suspended Animation (16) R&B Mixtape
#100:
Trey Songz - Anticipation (9)R&B Mixtape


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There are many great albums that didn't make this list due to the sheer quantity of quality albums and mixtapes put out this year, but don't hesitate to recommend any album that you think should be on this list.

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updated: 1/16/2010

Comentarios

  • red_bandana

    nice

    5 Ene 2010, 19:16
  • digbickman

    boy meets world needs to move up on the list

    13 Ene 2010, 19:08
  • johndavidcomic

    kings of leon, joe perry,NY Dolls,Richard Ashcroft,beegars Caravan,

    14 Ene 2010, 22:33
  • IAMBIGGDEON

    SMFH.... U Have Raekwon's Only Built 4 Cuban Link Pt. 2 at # 92.. That needs to be in the top 10

    30 Ene 2010, 17:03
  • mhunke

    yeah, I expected someone to notice that. but I stand by my opinion that there's dozens of better albums/mixtapes released this year. the production on OB4CL2 is boring and sounds 15 years old, but other than that, it's a good album

    30 Ene 2010, 21:35
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