Drew Bunge’s Top 25 Albums

Even though he’s not a regular here at Yr Album, I went ahead and let Drew Bunge step in to guest-list a few records for the end of the year extravaganza. I may not agree with all of his picks (Currents? Surf?), and his list certainly didn’t have the highest word count (!), but since he’s an excellent musician with a natural inclination towards some fantastic music, I thought his opinion would be valuable. Anyways, enjoy. ~ Preston


25. Beauty Behind the Madness – The Weeknd; Highlights: “Tell Your Friends,” “Can’t Feel My Face,” “The Hills,” “Shameless”


24. Ego Death – The Internet; Highlights: “Special Affair,” “Go With It,” “Get Away,” “Girl.”


23. Thrill of the Arts – Vulfpeck; Highlights: “Back Pocket,” “Christmas in L.A.,” “Game Winner,” “Guided Smile Meditation.”


22. What For? – Toro y Moi; Highlights: “Buffalo,” “The Flight,” “Spell it Out,” “Yeah Right.”


21. SOUR SOUL – Ghostface Killah//BADBADNOTGOOD; “Six Degrees,” “Gunshowers,” “Ray Gun.”


20. Caracal – Disclosure; “Omen,” “Holding On,” “Willing and Able,” “Masterpiece.”


19. The Powers That B – Death Grips; “Have a Sad Cum BB,” “I Break Mirrors With My Face In the United States,” “On GP,” “Death Grips 2.0.”

18. 90059 – Jay Rock; “Vice City,” “Easy Bake,” “Wanna Ride.”

17. .WAV Theory – Towkio; “God in Me,” “Heaven Only Knows,” “Clean Up.”

16. Ratchet – Shamir; “On the Regular,” “Youth,” “Head in the Clouds.”

15. Compton: A Soundtrack – Dr. Dre; “Genocide,” “It’s All on Me,” “Issues,” “Deep Water.”

14. Sometimes I Sit and Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit – Courtney Barnett; “Elevator Operator,” “Depreston,” “Debbie Downer,” “Boxing Day Blues.”

13. Coming Home – Leon Bridges; “Coming Home,” “Smooth Sailin’,” “River.”

12. Another One – Mac Demarco; “The Way You’d Love Her,” “No Other Heart,” “Just to Put Me Down,” “Without Me.”

11. I Don’t Like Shit, I Don’t Go Outside – Earl Sweatshirt; “Grief,” “AM//Radio,” “DNA,” “Wool.”

10. In Colour – Jamie xx; “Gosh,” “Loud Places,” “Girl.”

9. B4.DA.$$ – Joey Bada$$; “Paper Trail$,” “Hazeus View,” “Like Me,” “Christ Conscious.”

8. Carrie and Lowell – Sufjan Stevens; “Should Have Known Better,” “Eugene,” “Fourth of July,” “Blue Bucket of Gold.”

7. The Epic – Kamasi Washington; “Isabelle,” “The Rhythm Changes,” “Cherokee.”

6. Surf – Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment; “Miracle,” “Slip Slide,” “Warm Enough,” “Sunday Candy.”

5. Multi-Love – Unknown Mortal Orchestra; “Multi-Love,” “Can’t Keep Checking My Phone,” “The World is Crowded,” “Necessary Evil.”

4. I Love You, Honeybear – Father John Misty; “Chateau Lobby,” “When You’re Smiling and Astride Me,” “Nothing Good Ever Happens at the Goddamn Thirsty Crow,” “Holy Shit.”

3. Currents – Tame Impala; “Let it Happen,” “Eventually,” “The Less I Know, The Better,” “Disciples”

2. Sound and Color – Alabama Shakes; “Don’t Wanna Fight,” “Gimme All Your Love,” “Future People,” “Over My Head.”

1. To Pimp A Butterfly – Kendrick Lamar; “Wesley’s Theory,” “These Walls,” “The Blacker The Berry,” “King Kunta,” “Alright,” “Mortal Man.”

Written by Drew Bunge


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