I do agree that Grant Kirkhope and David Wise are perhaps the best video game music composers ever. The music of my childhood - and by extension, current adulthood - was very much what they wrote.
I am still of the opinion that BK and BT have better music than Yooka-Laylee, however. I understand Grant wanted to push himself, and I think it did it fairly well with tracks like Galleon Galaxy. Yet, I think the whimsy of BK and BT are ultimately superior.
I do have to say that the main theme of Hivory Towers is absolutely great, and I'm immensely disappointed when I leave that first room of it because I then have to listen to the much less whimsical versions
Bring back the whimsy!