KCRW’s Top 30 chart: February 20-26, 2023

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Embrace the unknown. Photo by Juan Ortiz-Arenas.

New singles and full album drops always signal big shake-ups to the KCRW Top 30. Our previously reigning queen of number one, Kelela, drops a respectable two slots to number three as KCRW DJs across the board make more room on their playlists for Unknown Mortal Orchestra’s “Nadja” — the fifth single from their forthcoming double album V — and the entirety of Gorillaz’ long awaited Cracker Island

Brand new to the top ten, and highly likely to stay for a while, are the latest from R&B singer/producer Madison McFerrin from her forthcoming full length I Hope You Can Forgive Me, and post-folk Iranian-American artist Rahill with our first taste of her new EP, Flowers At Your Feet.  

The best thing about these developments? A super fresh Top 30 Spotify playlist.    

Top 30 Albums (2.28.2023)

1 Unknown Mortal Orchestra V
2 Gorillaz Cracker Island
3 Kelela Raven
4 Madison McFerrin I Hope You Can Forgive Me
5 Lil Yachty Let's Start Here
6 Liv.e Girl In The Half Pearl
7 Rahill Flowers At Your Feet
8 Men I Trust Ring of Past [Single]
9 Anna B Savage in|FLUX
10 El Michels Affair & Black Thought Glorious Game
11 Sirens of Lesbos Sweet Harmony [Single]
12 Yaeji With A Hammer
13 Anna Wise Subtle Body Dawn
14 strongboi strongboi
15 LP Giobbi Light Places
16 Durand Jones Wait Til I Get Over
17 Caroline Polachek Desire, I Want to Turn Into You
18 YACHT Finger In Your Eye [Single]
19 Everything But The Girl Fuse
20 Rodrigo y Gabriela In Between Thoughts...A New World
21 Channel Tres Real Cultural Shit
22 Beck Thinking About You [Single]
23 Optometry After-Image
24 The Arcs Electrophonic Chronic
25 SG Lewis AudioLust & HigherLove
26 Yves Tumor Praise a Lord Who Chews but Which Does Not Consume (Or Simply, Hot Between Worlds)
27 Skrillex Quest For Fire
28 Arlo Parks My Soft Machine
29 Little Simz NO THANK YOU
30 Dry Cleaning Swampy