KCRW’s Top 30: July 5-11

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L.A.’s Chicano Batman are the heroes that we need and deserve. Photo by Veronica Lechuga.

Eagle-eyed readers will note the influence of our Best Of The Year (So Far) on this week’s chart, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t plenty of newness to revel in. In fact, a couple of our chart entries are so new they’re not even on Spotify yet!

Long time KCRW favorites, the LA-based Chicano Batman, have made the biggest impression of the week with their sublime new double single “Darkstar b/w Pastel Sunrise.” Rounding out the Top 10 with more tantalizing singles are Omar Apollo, Damon Albarn, and Quantic teaming up with the inimitable Afro-Columbian artist Nidia Góngora. 

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

                   KCRW’S TOP 30: JULY 5-11

1. CHICANO BATMAN – DARKSTAR/PASTEL SUNRISE [SINGLE]
2. POLO & PAN – CYCLORAMA 
3. OMAR APOLLO – GO AWAY [SINGLE]
4. DAMON ALBARN – THE NEARER THE FOUNTAIN, MORE PURE THE STREAM FLOWS	
5. HIATUS KAIYOTE – MOOD VALIANT
6. THE MARIAS – CINEMA
7. QUANTIC & NIDIA GONGORA – ALMAS CONECTADAS
8. TWIN SHADOW – TWIN SHADOW
9. OZOMATLI – MI DESTINO [SINGLE]
10. SAULT – NINE
11. HOLY HIVE – HOLY HIVE
12. VALERIE JUNE – STAY (LITTLE DRAGON REMIX) [SINGLE]
13. JAGGED BAPTIST CLUB – TEMPTATION DEATH HOUSE
14. BRIJEAN – FEELINGS REMIXES
15. CARLOS NINO & FRIENDS – MORE ENERGY FIELDS, CURRENT
16. COCHEMEA – VOL. 2 BACA SEWA
17. SELF ESTEEM – PRIORITIZE PLEASURE
18. YOUNG WINONA – KILLER DAISIES [SINGLE]
19. COURTNEY BARNETT – THINGS TAKE TIME, TAKE TIME
20. LITTLE SIMZ – SOMETIMES I MIGHT BE INTROVERT 
21. RODRIGO AMARANTE – DRAMA 
22. CAUTIOUS CLAY – DEADPAN LOVE
23. KHRUANGBIN – MORDECHAI REMIXES
24. ZOE’S SHANGHAI – LAVA LOVE
25. TEKE – SHIRUSHI
26. UNKNOWN MORTAL ORCHESTRA – WEEKEND RUN [SINGLE]
27. CHONG THE NOMAD – GET BACK [SINGLE]
28. WHITE DENIM – CRYSTAL BULLETS 
29. MARIEME – SONGS FOR THE REVOLUTION
30. JOHN CARROLL KIRBY SEPTET