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Kanye West’s “Yeezus,” Daft Punk’s “Random Access Memories,” and Lorde’s “Pure Heroine” are all major releases,  but “The  Music  of Grand Theft Auto V” is one that probably flew under most people’s radar. Instead of opting for a ranked list, here’s our take on those that are must-hears. You ain’t got the answers Sway!

Image: MTV.com
Image: MTV.com

Here are our selections (in no particular order):

  1. Daft Punk – Random Access Memories
  2. Kanye West – Yeezus
  3. The Underachievers – Indigoism
  4. Arctic Monkeys – AM
  5. King Krule – 6 Feet Beneath the Moon
  6. Phoenix – Bankrupt
  7. The Music of Grand Theft Auto V, Vol. 1: Original Music
  8. Joey Bada$$ – Summer Knights
  9. A$AP Rocky – Long.Live.A$AP
  10. M.I.A – Matangi
  11. Justin Timberlake – The 20/20 Experience
  12. Jay-Z – Magna Carta…Holy Grail
  13. Death Star Militia – Bang Da Rebellion
  14. Juicy J – Stay Trippy
  15. Drake – Nothing Was the Same
  16. Action Bronson – SAAAB Stories
  17. Miley Cyrus – Bangerz
  18. Tyler, The Creator – Wolf
  19. J. Cole – Born Sinner
  20. Lorde – Pure Heroine
  21. Haim – Days Are Gone
  22. Earl Sweatshirt – Doris
  23. The Strokes – Comedown Machine
  24. A$AP Ferg – Trap Lord
  25. Eminem – The Marshall Mathers LP2

Best Tracks on Flying Lotus #IdeasBeatsLoops

From @FlyingLotus “ideas+beats+loops,” which was shared yesterday night via his Twitter account. The full 24-track mixtape is available for free download here.

Spotify Playlist: #SchoolsOut

With the school year ending (college, law school, med school , the School of Hard Knocks), we thought it was only right to do a “School’s Out” playlist. Especially if the season’s got you feeling as elated as this kid:


If you’re anything like our editors in their late 20s…looking back on your school days, you probably have a hazy mix of memories of summer vacations, playing beer pong at campus parties, and at some point, maybe actually doing a piece of homework or two. At any rate, we thought the “School’s Out” theme would best be captured with some classic songs like the Beastie Boys, “Fight For Your Right to Party,” Pink Floyd’s “Another Brick in the Wall,” and Alice Cooper’s, “School’s Out for the Summer,” along with some of our favorite 90s nostalgia, and party cuts.


To truly capture the 90s, we even threw in Celine Dion’s “It’s All Coming Back to Me Now.” And lastly since most of our playlists are hip-hop and indie themed, we had to top things off with a few current hits. So sit back and enjoy. Hopefully you’ve grown up since the days when you were as immature as these guys: