KCRW’s Top 30: Young Fathers, Lil Yachty, Unknown Mortal Orchestra

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Aye! Glasgow’s Young Fathers take number one at last. Photo by Stephen Roe.

2023 is officially on. Album announcements (not to mention surprise drops) are coming left and right, and it’s really starting to show in our Top 30 Chart. Lil Yachty’s psych-drenched Let’s Start Here appeared almost out of nowhere at the end of January, but it made an immediate splash around these parts. Forthcoming releases from Yves Tumor, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, and Y La Bamba are similarly braced for impact.

In the meantime, Glaswegian experimental hip-hop trio Young Fathers have finally assumed the number one position following the release of their latest Heavy Heavy. After weeks of watching them hover ever nearer to the top, we love to see it.

We also love to see our Top 30 Spotify playlist take its new sonic shape each week. Follow for endless fun.

Top 30 Albums (2.7.2023)

1 Young Fathers Heavy Heavy
2 Lil Yachty Let's Start Here
3 Yves Tumor Praise a Lord Who Chews but Which Does Not Consume (Or Simply, Hot Between Worlds)
4 The Arcs Electrophonic Chronic
5 Y La Bamba Lucha
6 Unknown Mortal Orchestra V
7 SG Lewis AudioLust & HigherLove
8 Pearl & The Oysters Konami [Single]
9 Arlo Parks My Soft Machine
10 Biig Piig Bubblegum
11 Daniel Avery Ultra Truth
12 Geese Cowboy Nudes [Single]
13 Yaeji With a Hammer
14 Joesef Permanent Damage
15 Bonobo & Jacques Greene Fold [Single]
16 Everything But The Girl Fuse
17 Benny Sings Young Hearts
18 Kali Uchis I Wish You Roses [Single]
19 Kelela Raven
21 Mac DeMarco Five Easy Hot Dogs
22 José González Visions EP
23 Nia Archives Sunrise Bang Ur Head Against Tha Wall
24 J. Rocc Beatitudes
25 The Altons Float [Single]
26 Okonski Magnolia
27 Gorillaz Cracker Island
28 Induce Beautiful Distortion
29 Phoenix Alpha Zulu
30 Glyders Maria’s Hunt