KCRW’s Top 30: Lil Silva leads, Viagra Boys climb, Hope Tala debuts

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Photo: Lil Silva levels up. Photo by Bafic.

If you remember certain dance floors of the late aughts, then you might do a double take upon learning that UK-based grime x funk mastermind Lil Silva has just released his debut album, “Yesterday Is Heavy.” 

It’s a project over a decade in the making, and the care that has gone into every tone on this luxurious R&B record is immediately evident. KCRW DJs have been champing at the bit for full access to the goods, as nearly all 12 of the tracks had a presence on our airwaves over the past several days. 

With Lil Silva comfortably occupying the number one spot, the rest of the list is up to the task of keeping the good vibes going strong. New York’s Say She She are always on the assignment of making it as funky as possible, and with their new single “Trouble” they’ve cranked up the lovers rock lever. Returning Top 30 favorites Viagra Boys are on a steady climb, while the inspired pairing of Panda Bear & Sonic Boom, Glasgow’s Young Fathers’ first single in four years, and the latest from Hope Tala all make their debut.

Take in the full rundown, and find us on Spotify!

Top 30 Albums (7.19.2022)

1 Lil Silva Yesterday Is Heavy
2 Steve Lacy Gemini Rights
3 Automatic Excess
4 Danger Mouse & Black Thought Cheat Codes
5 Braxe + Falcon Step By Step
6 Panda Bear & Sonic Boom Reset
7 Say She She Trouble [Single]
8 Various Artists Minions: The Rise of Gru (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
9 Brijean Angelo
10 Satya Deep Blue
11 Viagra Boys Cave World
12 Poolside Harvest Moon (Roosevelt Remix) [Single]
13 Burna Boy Love, Damini
14 Adrian Quesada Boleros Psicodélicos
15 Young Fathers Geronimo [Single]
16 Hope Tala Is It Enough [Single]
17 Wet Leg Too Late Now (Soulwax Remix) [Single]
18 Son Little Like Neptune
19 NoSo Stay Proud of Me
20 Men I Trust Hard To Let Go [Single]
21 Dungen En Är För Mycket och Tusen Aldrig Nog
22 Brent Faiyaz WASTELAND
23 Superorganism World Wide Pop
24 Σtella Up and Away
25 Hollie Cook Happy Hour
26 Danielle Ponder Some of Us Are Brave
27 La Femme Sacatela [Single]
28 Jungle GOOD TIMES / PROBLEMZ [Single]
29 Fred again.. Jungle [Single]
30 Monophonics Sage Motel