KCRW’s Top 30: June 21-27

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Dapper Parisians Polo & Pan are at the top of our charts (and our hearts). Photo by Fiona Torre.

When perennial KCRW favorites Sault dropped their latest surprise album “Nine” last week, we assumed this week’s number one chart spot was a foregone conclusion. Imagine our surprise, then, to see French electro-pop duo Polo & Pan stealthily take the lead. It’s a good surprise, of course, as the pair’s “Cyclorama” is a pure delight. Expect to see both of these albums parked firmly in the top ten for quite some time.

Another pleasant surprise from this week’s chart is ample material for beefing up your “work vibes” playlists. Vocal-free goodies from Sweatson Klank, Daniel Avery, and John Carroll Kirby are fully up to the task.

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

KCRW’s Top 30 Albums June 14-20
1.  POLO & PAN – CYCLORAMA
2.  SAULT – NINE
3.  THE MARÍAS – CINEMA
4.  HELADO NEGRO – FAR IN
5.  VARIOUS ARTISTS – NAYA BEAT VOLUME 1
6.  HIATUS KAIYOTE – MOOD VALIANT
7.  KHRUANGBIN – MORDECHAI REMIXES
8.  GINGER ROOT – CITY SLICKER
9.  SWEATSON KLANK – JEWELS FROM THE SUN
10.  GASPARD AUGE – ESCAPADES
11.  COLA BOYY – PROSTHETIC BOOMBOX
12.  LA FEMME – PARADIGMES
13.  JENSEN MCRAE – WHO HURT YOU?
14.  FAYE WEBSTER –  I KNOW I’M FUNNY HAHA
15.  PEGGY GOU – NABI [SINGLE]
16.  KING GIZZARD & THE LIZARD – WIZARD BUTTERFLY 3000
17.  KRAAK & SMAAK – ALL I NEED [SINGLE]
18.  TYLER, THE CREATOR – CALL ME IF YOU GET LOST
19.  DOM LA NENA – MORENO (EL BÚHO REMIX) [SINGLE]
20.  MATTHEW DEAR – PREACHER’S SIGH & POTION
21.  GENESIS OWUSU – SMILING WITH NO TEETH
22.  ROSTAM – CHANGEPHOBIA
23.  GILLIGAN MOSS – GILLIGAN MOSS
24.  VARIOUS ARTISTS – FOUNDATIONS
25.  OVERMONO – BMW TRACK / SO U KNOW
26.  WET LEG – CHAISE LONGUE
27.  CAUTIOUS CLAY – DEADPAN LOVE
28.  DANIEL AVERY – TOGETHER IN STATIC
29.  SIRENS OF LESBOS – I SEE STARS [SINGLE]
30. JOHN CARROLL KIRBY – SEPTET