Fuck you, fuck you all. 195 individual albums were tallied (that obviously doesn't include the repeats). I had a fun time counting them all.
Soooo how I did this was I copied down every album that was voted and then put numbers next to the amount of votes each one got. There were obviously ties and so I'll post the final 32 right below...
The most notable being a three way tie for first between Illmatic, Death Certificate, and Ready To Die all at 11 votes. The top 32 ended in the 3 vote album category. There were still quite a few 3 vote albums left so I simply just took them off the top as they appeared in the list so unfortunately many were left hanging, but there's nothing I really could have done.
Anyways, as for the bracket...
Notorious B.I.G. - Ready To Die vs. (32)
Scarface - The Diary
Ice Cube - Death Certificate vs. (31)
Ghostface Killah - Supreme Clientele
Nas - Illmatic vs. (30)
Public Enemy - It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back
Wu-Tang Clan - Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) vs. (29)
Pete Rock & CL Smooth - Mecca & the Soul Brother
Dr. Dre - The Chronic vs. (28)
Big Daddy Kane - Long Live The Kane
2pac - Me Against The World vs. (27)
Slick Rick - The Great Adventures Of Slick Rick
N.W.A. - Straight Outta Compton vs. (26)
Mobb Deep - The Infamous
Eric B. And Rakim - Paid In Full vs. (25)
Nas - It Was Written...
Jay-Z - Reasonable Doubt vs. (24)
Ice Cube - The Predator
Snoop Dogg - Doggystyle vs. (23)
2pac - All Eyez On Me
Eminem - Marshall Mathers LP vs. (22)
Beastie Boys - Licensed To Ill
Outkast - ATLiens vs. (21)
Run DMC - Raising Hell
GZA - Liquid Swords vs. (20)
Method Man and Redman - Blackout!
2pac - The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory vs. (19)
Notorious B.I.G. - Life After Death
Outkast - Aquemini vs. (18)
Jay-Z - The Blueprint
Ice Cube - Amerikkka's Most Wanted vs. (17)
Raekwon - Only Built For Cuban Linx
So some very interesting match ups. Even have ourselves a little Biggie/Pac showdown. I think all in all this a good bracket. A lot of even match ups due to the number of ties in the voting. Should be fun. I know that Smif and Wessun wanted to have Illmatic banned from the tournament, but in all honesty you'd just make it easier for Ready To Die or Death Certificate to make a run to the top. Illmatic may even get beaten. It looks like a fun tournament.
I urge anyone who hasn't listened to a certain album in a particular match up to go ahead and listen to it before you vote. Other than that, have fun and let the voting and discussion begin!
First round voting ends Friday November 16th at 11:59pm.