If you tuned into KCRW over the past week, chances are you heard Prince. That’s thanks in part to our exclusive radio broadcast version of “21 Night Stand: Live at the Forum April, 28 2011,” and the all-Prince extravaganza that followed on Aaron Byrd’s July 29 show. The Purple One was played close to 40 times during the span of this week’s chart, culminating in his “lost” album “Welcome 2 America” hitting No. 1 upon its July 30 release.
Meanwhile, Seattle rockers La Luz made a considerable splash with their Adrian Younge collab “Watching Cartoons.” Arlo Parks is back in a major way thanks to the Unknown Mortal Orchestra remix of “Too Good.” And our local love Gavin Turek has claimed her rightful place in the top 20 with her debut album, “Madame Gold.”
Check out the full rundown of KCRW’s Top 30 Albums chart and our Top 30 Spotify playlist below.