KCRW’s Top 30: Fazerdaze, Joesef, NGAW

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Set fazers to fuzzzzz! Fazerdaze photo by Joey Clough.

Long-term readers of this page will know how much we love to see a clear narrative emerge from the raw, dispassionate data of a chart. For the second week in a row, the same three artists find themselves engaged in a game of musical chairs for the number one spot. This week it’s UK dance music exemplars Everything But The Girl. Will Benny Sings or Little Simz be coming for that crown next week? Only one way to find out.

But before we get too far ahead of ourselves, let’s see what’s bubbling up at this very moment. Scottish R&B futurist Joesef is making his eagerly anticipated KCRW Top 30 debut alongside New Zealand’s foremost fuzz-core songstress Fazerdaze and sampladelic Filipino mysterios NGAW.

And our Top 30 Spotify playlist? Quite frankly, it rules. Smash that follow button please. 

Top 30 Albums (1.24.2023)

1 Everything But The Girl Fuse
2 Little Simz NO THANK YOU
3 Benny Sings Young Hearts
4 Arlo Parks My Soft Machine
5 Yaeji With a Hammer
6 Kelela Raven
7 M83 Fantasy
8 Vagabon Carpenter [Single]
9 Biig Piig Bubblegum
10 Overmono Good Lies
11 Gorillaz Cracker Island
12 Oddisee To What End
13 Joesef Permanent Damage
14 The Allergies Reconcile
15 Okonski Magnolia
16 Seven Davis Jr. savedbythebell
17 Ezra Collective Where I’m Meant To Be
18 Fazerdaze Break!
19 Chrome Sparks You Are Love [Single]
21 Gabriels Angels & Queens - Part 1
22 Eddie Chacon Sundown
23 Young Fathers Heavy Heavy
24 Liv.e Girl In The Half Pearl
25 El Michels Affair & Black Thought Glorious Game
26 Moon Boots Ride Away
27 Kowloon This Dream [Single]
28 Say She She Prism
29 Nick Waterhouse The Fooler
30 Temples Exotico