KCRW’s Top 30: Sylvan Esso, St. Panther, and Lee Fields energize the list

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Sylvan Esso rules. Photo by Brian Karlsson

Panda Bear & Sonic Boom’s “Reset” enjoys a three-week streak at number one as KCRW DJs tread further into its swirling, consciousness-expanding atmosphere. 

New ideas are forming simultaneously, chief among them that “No Rules Sandy,” the recently released surprise full-length from Sylvan Esso, is injecting a spirit of playful experimentation into the upper rungs of the chart.

Brand new to the proceedings are “So Bad,” the latest single from St. Panther; “Sentimental Fool,” the title track from soul-stirrer Lee Fields’ first album in three years; and “José Louis And The Paradox Of Love,” the gorgeous new full length from Montréal’s foremost purveyor of gentle beats ‘n’ grooves, Pierre Kwenders

Catch ‘em all below, and smash that follow button on Spotify!

Top 30 Albums (8.15.2022)

1 Panda Bear & Sonic Boom Reset
2 Sylvan Esso No Rules Sandy
3 Little Dragon Opening The Door
4 St. Panther So Bad [Single]
5 Eddie Chacon Holy Hell
6 Brijean Angelo
7 Ela Minus & DJ Python
8 Danger Mouse & Black Thought Cheat Codes
9 Yeah Yeah Yeahs Cool It Down
10 Lil Silva Yesterday is Heavy
11 Kokoroko Could We Be More
13 Broken Bells Into the Blue
14 Lee Fields Sentimental Fool
15 Jungle GOOD TIMES / PROBLEMZ [Single]
16 Automatic Excess
17 Charlotte Adigéry & Bolis Pupul Cliche (Soulwax Remix) [Single]
18 Four Tet Mango Feedback [Single]
19 Lava La Rue Hi-Fidelity
20 Meridian Brothers Meridian Brothers & El Grupo Renacimiento
21 always centered at night on air
22 Bien et Toi Rainbow Tables (Feat. Biig Piig) [Single]
23 Superorganism World Wide Pop
24 Braxe + Falcon Step By Step
26 Pierre Kwenders José Louis And The Paradox Of Love
27 Sharon Van Etten We’ve Been Going About This All Wrong
28 Steve Lacy Gemini Rights
29 Mild Minds DEVOTION [Single]
30 Röyksopp Profound Mysteries II