KCRW’s Top 30: ‘Minions’ soundtrack rises, Killer Mike solos, and more

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We are Minion. Photo courtesy of Universal Music Group

Gentleminions, assemble! Your current obsession, “Minions: The Rise of Gru,” has an obsession-worthy soundtrack to match. We’re fully here to do the bidding of any record that includes St. Vincent, Phoebe Bridgers, Tierra Whack, Kali Uchis, and a Tame Impala x Diana Ross collab. We’re told that the conceit of so many of our favorite artists covering ‘70s classics is done to match the film’s setting. Whatever the reason, we are eternally grateful for this

And there is even more for your gratitude journal as the list continues. This week’s Hammer Museum headliner and forthcoming 3 Song Story guest Pachyman is soaring up the charts as anticipation for these events mounts. Killer Mike dropped his first solo material in nearly a decade, and it’s a hit. Plus, don’t sleep on Welsh “Tresor” Gwenno as her latest native language dreampop soundscape has at last filtrated the KCRW airwaves, and by extension, the lower third of the Top 30.

Take in the full rundown, and be sure to follow our Top 30 Spotify playlist!

Top 30 Albums (7.12.2022)

1 Braxe + Falcon Step By Step
2 Automatic Excess
3 Brijean Angelo
4 Various Artists Minions: The Rise of Gru (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
5 Killer Mike Run (Feat. Young Thug) [Single]
6 Burna Boy Love, Damini
7 Sudan Archives Natural Brown Prom Queen
8 De Lux Do You Need a Release?
9 Poolside Harvest Moon (Roosevelt Remix) [Single]
10 Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs When the Lights Go
11 The 1975 Being Funny In a Foreign Language
12 Junge GOOD TIMES / PROBLEMZ [Single]
13 Benny Sings ART (2022 Remastered Deluxe)
14 Pachyman El Sonido Nuevo de
15 Ambar Lucid Estrella
16 Wet Leg Too Late Now (Soulwax Remix) [Single]
17 Men I Trust Hard To Let Go [Single]
18 Dungen En Är För Mycket och Tusen Aldrig Nog
19 Viagra Boys Cave World
20 Adrian Quesada Boleros Psicodélicos
21 Cuco Fantasy Gateway
22 Daphni Cherry
23 Hollie Cook Happy Hour
24 Hot Chip Freakout/Release
25 Alvvays Blue Rev
26 Khruangbin Green Onions (Feat. Quantic) [Amazon Original Single]
27 Gwenno Tresor
28 La Femme Sacatela [Single]
29 Lil Silva Yesterday Is Heavy
30 HAAi Baby, We’re Ascending