KCRW’s Top 30 chart: February 27 - March 5, 2023

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Wholesome family portrait vibes from the world’s most beloved cartoon band, Gorillaz. Photo by J.C. Hewlett.

Our perennial favorites have fallen at last. With their respective albums Raven, and Let’s Start Here out long enough now to have fully made the rounds, Kelela and Lil Yachty each move down several rungs to make way for the new.

The world’s foremost cartoon band Gorillaz have finally claimed the number one spot that they’ve been circling for weeks. Seductively experimental, R&B maven Kali Uchis’ Red Moon in Venus bounces back into our orbit in a big way following its late February release. Plus, Adi Oasis, Masego, and Fred again.. are all exactly the sort of high voltage acts our fair list has been waiting for. 

Give yourself an extra jolt by giving our Top 30 Spotify playlist a follow.    

Top 30 Albums (3.7.2023)

1 Gorillaz Cracker Island
2 Kali Uchis Red Moon in Venus
3 Channel Tres Real Cultural Shit
4 Rahill Flowers At Your Feet
5 Pearl & The Oysters Coast 2 Coast
6 Madison McFerrin I Hope You Can Forgive Me
7 Y La Bamba Lucha
8 Men I Trust Ring of Past [Single]
9 Yaeji With A Hammer
10 Arlo Parks My Soft Machine
11 Gilligan Moss Love Song [Single]
12 Surprise Chef Rosemary Hemphill [Single]
13 Unknown Mortal Orchestra V
14 Kelela Raven
15 Lil Yachty Let's Start Here
16 Durand Jones Wait Til I Get Over
17 Optometry After-Image
18 SG Lewis AudioLust & HigherLove
19 Yves Tumor Praise a Lord Who Chews but Which Does Not Consume (Or Simply, Hot Between Worlds)
20 Cuco Best Disaster [Single]
21 Def Sound Welcome 2 LA (Feat. Annabelle Freedman and Dr. John Murillo III) [Single]
22 Adi Oasis Lotus Glow
23 Sirens of Lesbos Sweet Harmony [Single]
24 strongboi strongboi
25 Little Simz NO THANK YOU
26 Rogê Curyman
27 Fred Again.. Mike (Desert Island Duvet) [Single]
28 Masego Masego
29 Anna B Savage in|FLUX
30 Everything But The Girl Fuse