KCRW’s Top 30: Lil Silva, Steve Lacy, and Automatic hold tight

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A top 3 for the ages.

Eagle-eyed readers of this column will notice what is perhaps a first this week… The top three albums are holding tight to their same slots from last week. Given our selectors’ penchants for *eclectically* mixing it up any and every day of the week, this double run is no small feat. 

Our reigning number one champ Lil Silva continues to command double digit spins with his long-awaited “Yesterday is Heavy.” Compton’s own Steve Lacy and LA post-punk mavens Automatic stay close on Silva’s heels in their respective second and third spots. 

But lest you think we’re here to deliver only familiar news, Joey Bada$$’s surprise “2000” is already making waves. Expect it to continue rising in weeks to come as more of our DJs catch wind of that inspired Men I Trust sample in “Show Me.” Brand new work from St. Panther, Channel Tres, and Billie Eilish are all here as well, all doing their part to keep our list shifting as ever.

Get the full rundown, and keep tabs on us over at Spotify!

Top 30 Albums (7.26.2022)

1 Lil Silva Yesterday Is Heavy
2 Steve Lacy Gemini Rights
3 Automatic Excess
4 Brijean Angelo
5 Danielle Ponder Some of Us Are Brave
6 Moon Boots Come Back Around (Feat. Cherry Glazerr) [Single]
7 Cuco Fantasy Gateway
8 Say She She Trouble [Single]
9 St. Panther Not The Way [Single]
10 Channel Tres Real Cultural Shit
11 ODESZA The Last Goodbye
12 PawPaw Rod Message (Better Days) [Single]
13 De Lux Do You Need a Release?
14 Jessie Ware Free Yourself [Single]
15 Panda Bear & Sonic Boom Reset
16 Ty Segall Hello, Hi
17 Braxe + Falcon Step By Step
18 Adrian Quesada Boleros Psicodélicos
19 Various Artists Minions: The Rise of Gru (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
20 Billie Eilish Guitar Songs
21 Sharon Van Etten We’ve Been Going About This All Wrong
22 Hollie Cook Happy Hour
23 Young Fathers Geronimo [Single]
24 Superorganism World Wide Pop
25 Jitwam Third
26 Lisa LeBlanc Chiac Disco
27 Satya Deep Blue
28 Joshy Soul Garden [Single]
29 Ondara Spanish Villager No: 3
30 Joey Bada$$ 2000