KCRW’s Top 30: It’s a Jungle out here

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Jungle lads. Photo by Filmawi.

Jungle’s latest album “Loving In Stereo” is officially out in full and KCRW’s DJs are fully into it. We’ve been fans of the British production duo for what feels like forever, and this chart-topping performance is just what we needed to make the hours between now and their forthcoming nearly-sold out shows at the Greek Theater in October tick by that much faster.

Our other favorite project with Jungle in their title, Jungle Fire, makes a bold debut in the Top 10 as well. Is there something in the air? Maybe, maybe not. After all, such disparately named groups as Dry Cleaning, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, and El Michels Affair Meets Liam Bailey all managed to prove themselves just as Top 10 worthy.

Check out the full rundown of KCRW’s Top 30 Albums chart and our Top 30 Spotify playlist below. 

  KCRW’S TOP 30: AUGUST 9-15
      1. JUNGLE – LOVING IN STEREO
2. DURAND JONES & THE INDICATIONS – PRIVATE SPACE
3. KHRUANGBIN – MORDECHAI REMIXES
4. BRITTANY HOWARD – JAIME REIMAGINED
5. LITTLE DRAGON – NEW ME, SAME US REMIX EP
6. EL MICHELS AFFAIR MEETS LIAM BAILEY – EKUNDAYO INVERSIONS
      7. JUNGLE FIRE – ATOMICO
8. HIATUS KAIYOTE – MOOD VALIANT
9. UNKNOWN MORTAL ORCHESTRA – THAT LIFE [SINGLE]
10. DRY CLEANING – BUG EGGS/TONY SPEAKS! [SINGLE]
11. PEARL & THE OYSTERS – FLOWERLAND
12. SAMPOLOGY – REGROWTH
13. LAKOU MIZIK & JOSEPH RAY – LEAVE THE BONES
14. NU GENEA – MARECHIA FEAT. CELIA KEMENI [SINGLE]
15. NIGHTMARES ON WAX – IMAGINEERING [SINGLE] 
16. LEON BRIDGES – GOLD-DIGGERS SOUND
17. OMAR APOLLO – SPOTIFY SINGLES
18. NATION OF LANGUAGE – A WAY FORWARD
19. ABSTRACT MINDSTATE – DREAMS STILL INSPIRE
20.	POLO & PAN – CYCLORAMA
21. ORA THE MOLECULE – HUMAN SAFARI
22. KONDI BAND – WE FAMOUS
23. TY SEGALL – HARMONIZER
24. BLACK MARBLE – FAST IDOL
25. JOHN CARROLL KIRBY – CRYPTOZOO OST
26. DJ SEINFELD – MIRRORS
27. DJ NUM-MARK – PASS THE COURVOISIER FEAT. FULL CRATE [SINGLE]
28. RICHIE QUAKE – VOYAGER
      29. SPARROW & BARBOSSA – SEVEN SEAS
30. YOLA – STAND FOR MYSELF