Every year-end list for music is going to get applauded by some and hated on by others. Your favorite hip-hop album was made by the same rapper that the next guy won’t listen to even if you paid him. The record that earned all the accolades on the Billboard charts doesn’t mean anything to you if you’re like Logic and “don’t fuck with nobody.” But a good album is a good album and there’s no denying that. The factors to determine that status are different for everyone.

Sure, it’s a consensus for many that Kendrick Lamar‘s sophomore album, To Pimp a Butterfly,

1. Kendrick Lamar, 'To Pimp a Butterfly'

2. Logic

3. Ghostface Killah

4. Travis Scott, 'Rodeo

5. Earl Sweatshirt, 'I Don't Like Shit, I Don't Go Outside'