KCRW’s Top 30: Bedroom pop troubadour Clairo debuts at No. 1

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It’s Clairo, coming for your heart on this week’s Top 30 chart. Photo by Adrian Nieto.

Grab your diary, because Clairo’s latest record will have you feeling all kinds of inspired. The young bedroom pop troubadour has teamed up with fellow producer and current It Boy Jack Antonoff for “Sling,” a sophomore album that only further fuels Clairo’s star-born momentum.  It’s certainly satisfying KCRW DJs enough to make it our most played album of the week.

Leon Bridges celebrates the official release of “Gold-Digger’s Sound” by taking #4 on this week’s chart, and several constants from the past few months — including St. Vincent’s “Daddy’s Home” and La Femme’s “Paradigmes” — round it out.

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

 KCRW’S TOP 30: JULY 12-18
      1. CLAIRO – SLING
2. BRITTANY HOWARD – JAIME REIMAGINED
3. JUNIOR MESA – CIRQUE DU FREAK	
4. LEON BRIDGES – GOLD-DIGGERS SOUND
5. TWIN SHADOW – TWIN SHADOW
6. BACAO RHYTHM & STEEL BAND – EXPANSIONS
7. JAMES BLAKE – FRIENDS THAT BREAK YOUR HEART
8. POLO & PAN – CYCLORAMA 
9. DARKSIDE – SPIRAL
10. ANIKA – CHANGE
11. NATION OF LANGUAGE – A WAY FORWARD
12. THE MARIAS – CINEMA
13. NATALIE BERGMAN & BECK – YOU’VE GOT A WOMAN [SINGLE]
14. OMAR APOLLO – GO AWAY [SINGLE]
15. MUNYA – POUR TOI [SINGLE]
16. PETITE AMIE – DESASTRE [SINGLE]
17. YUMA ABE – FANTASIA
18. ST. VINCENT – DADDY’S HOME
19.  CHET FAKER – HOTEL SURRENDER
20.	DYLAN CARTLIDGE – HOPE ABOVE ADVERSITY
21. RUFUS DU SOL – ALIVE [SINGLE]
22. MINDCHATTER – HERE I GO AGAIN [SINGLE]
23. AARON FRAZER INTRODUCING...
24. LA FEMME – PARADIGMES
25. TELEPOPMUZIK – BREATHE EP 20TH ANNIVERSARY
26. JOON – DREAM AGAIN
27. JONNY KOSMO – PASTRY
28. MIRROR TREE – MIRROR TREE
      29. R.E.M. – RADIO FREE EUROPE [ORIGINAL HIBTONE SINGLE]
30. LITTLE SIMZ – SOMETIMES I MIGHT BE INTROVERT