KCRW's Top 30: José González takes the top spot

By KCRW Music Staff

Be still our heart(beats), José González is KCRW’s most played artist this week. Photo by Peter Toggeth and Mikel Cee Karlsson.

Some records come out swinging, and some take more of a slow burn approach. “Local Valley,” José González’s subtle stunner of a new album, has traveled the latter path. While “Local Valley” has appeared on our Top 30 chart many times leading up to its September 17 release date, this is it’s first time at number one. Welcome Mr. González, we’ve been waiting for you.

Someone we weren’t necessarily waiting for, but should have been is Terry Presume. His latest EP “What Box?” and its standout track “Act Up” have been out there for awhile now, but it makes its chart debut this week with a solid cross section of DJs putting it into rotation.

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

                   KCRW’S TOP 30: SEPTEMBER 13-19
      1. JOSE GONZALEZ – LOCAL VALLEY
2. ST. PANTHER – PROBLEMS [SINGLE]
3. GABRIELS – BLAME ​[SINGLE]
4. MEN I TRUST – UNTOURABLE ALBUM
5. DJ NU-MARK – RUN FOR COVER
6. METRONOMY – POSSE EP VOLUME 1
      7. PEARL & THE OYSTERS – FLOWERLAND
8. CHARLOTTE ADIGERY & BOLIS PUPUL – THANK YOU [SINGLE]
9. THE SHACKS – TRIP TO JAPAN [SINGLE]
10. NATION OF LANGUAGE – A WAY FORWARD
11. DURAND JONES & THE INDICATIONS – PRIVATE SPACE
12. CLEO SOL – MOTHER
13. SAMPOLOGY – REGROWTH
14. DISCLOSURE – DJ KICKS: DISCLOSURE
15. JAMES BLAKE – FRIENDS THAT BREAK YOUR HEART
16. ST. VINCENT – DADDY’S HOME
17. KHRUANGBIN – MORDECHAI REMIXES
18. BLACK MARBLE – FAST IDOL
19. TERRY PRESUME – WHAT BOX?
20. PARQUET COURTS – SYMPATHY FOR LIFE
21. SAM EVIAN – TIME TO MELT
22. JAMES VINCENT MCMORROW – GRAPEFRUIT SEASON
23. COLD BEAT – WAR GARDEN
24. VARIOUS ARTISTS – BACK UP: MEXICAN TECNO POP 1980-1989
25. YEBBA – DAWN
26. VARIOUS ARTISTS – NAYA BEAT VOLUME 1
27. LITTLE SIMZ – SOMETIMES I MIGHT BE INTROVERT
28. PETITE AMIE – PETITE AMIE
      29. SIR WAS – LET THE MORNING COME
30. EL MICHELS AFFAIR – THE ABOMINABLE EP