KCRW's Top 30: Little Dragon arrive to play off 2021

By KCRW Music Staff

Little Dragon, stunningly adorned atop the year’s final KCRW Top 30 chart. Photo by Mous Lamrabat.

Well, that’s a wrap on 2021 folks… for the Top 30 Chart that is. We’re fast at work finalizing our Best Of coverage. In case you need a quick refresher, this is where we left you midyear. But when it comes to tallying spins and the like, we’re giving our calculators a much deserved break. We’ll catch you right back here in 2022, but in the meantime, wow do we have a chart for you!

Perennial KCRW favorites Little Dragon have just released their latest EP “Drifting Out,” so naturally it’s found its way to number one. The familiarity doesn’t end there. Khruangbin & Leon Bridges, Tame Impala, and William Orbit are all on hand to dial up those fuzzy feelings that tend to be pretty present this time of year. 

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