The Top 10:
1) Chance the Rapper, Acid Rap
Probably my favorite mixtape ever, Chance and Earl Sweatshirt are my favorite young rappers right now.
2) Kanye West, Yeezus
I don't know that I listen more attentively to anyone's albums than Kanye's when they're first released. Yeezus rewarded that. The first listen was so disorienting and abrasive and gorgeous, his arrogance is hard-earned.
3) Unknown Mortal Orchestra, II
My favorite of the 60s revival albums that've been coming out recently in the vein of Tame Impala. Understated, catchy, well-written songs.
4) Rhye, Open
This is just a really beautiful album.
5) The Shouting Matches, Grownass Man