KCRW’s Top 30 chart: February 13 - 19, 2023

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Go! Team, go!!! Photo by David Richardson.

It’s Kelela’s future, the rest of us are just living in it. The R&B boundary-pusher’s Raven holds fast at number one, with Lil Yachty’s psych-rock opus Let’s Start Here remaining hot on her heels at number two. Performing a similar feat further down the list are modern LA doo-woppers The Altons, and hella confessional Canadian singer-songwriter Andy Shauf. These artists have kept their proximity to each other on the list, while moving up a tidy two spots a piece. 

As for what’s new this week? Well, quite a bit actually. Montreal’s finest spacey indie-pop group Men I Trust are dropping a solid disco beat in their latest single, and KCRW DJs have responded with many spins. Skrillex, Anna B Savage, and Sirens of Lesbos are also making splashy debuts. 

But it’s The Go! Team eking in at number 30 that really has our hearts fluttering. The group arrived out of sleepy UK beach town Brighton, and into the mid-aughts indie scene more or less fully formed. Bandleader Ian Parton’s scrappy approach to assembling indie-electro bangers out of carefully selected soul-funk samples and bedroom beats has excited us ever since. The band’s latest, Get Up Sequences Part Two, continues their recent trend of a more collective Go! Team approach infused throughout the recording process. We’re here for it.  

This week’s Top 30 Spotify playlist… has a new Go! Team song. What are you waiting for?    

Top 30 Albums (2.22.2023)

1 Kelela Raven
2 Lil Yachty Let's Start Here
3 Men I Trust Ring of Past [Single]
4 Liv.e Girl In The Half Pearl
5 The Arcs Electrophonic Chronic
6 Y La Bamba Lucha
7 Anna B Savage in|FLUX
8 SG Lewis AudioLust & HigherLove
9 El Michels Affair & Black Thought Glorious Game
10 Vagabon Carpenter [Single]
11 Say She She Trouble b/w In My Head [Single]
12 Gilligan Moss Love Song [Single]
13 Supreme Beings of Leisure 22
14 Dina Ögon Oas
15 M83 Fantasy
16 Yves Tumor Praise a Lord Who Chews but Which Does Not Consume (Or Simply, Hot Between Worlds)
17 Thee Sacred Souls Thee Sacred Souls
18 Sirens of Lesbos Sweet Harmony [Single]
19 Skrillex Quest For Fire
20 Caroline Polachek Desire, I Want to Turn Into You
21 YACHT Finger In Your Eye [Single]
22 Biig Piig Bubblegum
23 Daniel Avery Ultra Truth
24 Yo La Tengo This Stupid World
25 Arlo Parks My Soft Machine
26 Everything But The Girl Fuse
27 The Altons Float [Single]
28 Andy Shauf Norm
29 Rodrigo y Gabriela In Between Thoughts...A New World
30 The Go! Team Get Up Sequences Part Two