KCRW's Top 30: Gabriels reach a fever pitch

By KCRW Music Staff

L.A.’s favorite sons Gabriels ascend to the top of the chart. Photo by Julian Broad.

LA stalwarts Gabriels have been in heavy KCRW rotation for years, so it’s about time that they topped the chart. As anticipation for their forthcoming EP “Bloodline” reaches a fever pitch, so too have spins of the title track.

Gabriels aren’t the only project garnering such feverish devotion. Anderson .Paak and Bruno Mars’ Silk Sonic brought some desperately needed party energy, Cleo Sol’s August release “Mother,” makes a welcome resurgence, and London based Los Bitchos make their chart debut. Bring on all of the festivities!

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

KCRW’S TOP 30: NOVEMBER 8-14

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  1. GABRIELS — BLOODLINE
  2. BEACH HOUSE — ONCE TWICE MELODY
  3. SILK SONIC — AN EVENING WITH SILK SONIC
  4. LA FEMME – PARADIGMES: SUPPLÉMENTS
  5. NATION OF LANGUAGE — A WAY FORWARD
  6. HELADO NEGRO — FAR IN
  7. FLIGHT FACILITIES — FOREVER
  8. TOLLIVER — DADDYLAND
  9. MUNYA — VOYAGE TO MARS
  10. LADY WRAY — PIECE OF ME
  11. NEAL FRANCIS — IN PLAIN SIGHT
  12. KATE BOLLINGER — YARDS / GARDENS [SINGLE]
  13. SERPENTWITHFEET — DEACON’S GROVE
  14. QUANTIC & NIDIA GÓNGORA — ALMAS CONECTADAS
  15. RÜFÜS DU SOL — SURRENDER
  16. MELANIE CHARLES — Y’ALL DON’T (REALLY) CARE ABOUT BLACK WOMEN
  17. JARVIS COCKER — TIP TOP - CHANSONS D’ ENNUI
  18. PARCELS — DAY/NIGHT
  19. IDLES — CRAWLER
  20. ERIS DREW — QUIVERING IN TIME
  21. KHRUANGBIN — MORDECHAI REMIXES
  22. CLEO SOL — MOTHER
  23. BENNY SINGS — BEAT TAPE II
  24. LA LUZ — LA LUZ
  25. YAEJI & OHHYUK — YEAR TO YEAR / 29
  26. LOS BITCHOS — LET THE FESTIVITIES BEGIN!
  27. YARD ACT — THE OVERLOAD
  28. SAM EVIAN — TIME TO MELT
  29. GEESE — PROJECTOR
  30. PARQUET COURTS — SYMPATHY FOR LIFE