KCRW’s Top 30 chart: March 20-26, 2023

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Benny Sings (it out) from his perch at the very top of KCRW’s chart. Photo by Demarquis McDaniels.

Many killer LPs were recently released, and it shows. Benny Sings’ Young Hearts, Yves Tumor’s Hot Between Worlds, and Depeche Mode’s Memento Mori are all out, and now the proud recipients of lots of spins from KCRW DJs. Depeche Mode in particular are gearing up for quite the year. From the viral needle drop of their 1987 hit “Never Let Me Down Again” in the first episode of HBO’s The Last of Us, to their massive 2023 world tour prep (which we have on good authority is gonna totally rule), this is one DM we’re more than happy to slide into. As for their brand new album Memento Mori? KCRW DJ Dan Wilcox says it best: “Brand new record... and it is fantastic!” P.S. Watch this space for some special Depeche Mode content headed your way soon, and join or renew your KCRW membership now so that we can keep ‘em coming! 

New and notable: a hot new single from DRAMA that’ll have you tightening it up on the dance floor, another swooner from San Diego souldies Thee Sacred Souls, and Sofia Kourtesis’ meditative beats… which we have been missing. 

Top 30 Albums (3.28.2023)

1 Benny Sings Young Hearts
2 Unknown Mortal Orchestra V
3 Depeche Mode Memento Mori
4 Thee Sacred Souls Running Away [Single]
5 Say She She Reeling [Single]
6 LP Giobbi Light Places
7 Yves Tumor Praise a Lord Who Chews but Which Does Not Consume (Or Simply, Hot Between Worlds)
8 Gorillaz Cracker Island
9 M83 Fantasy
10 Arlo Parks My Soft Machine
11 Madison McFerrin I Hope You Can Forgive Me
12 DRAMA Tighten It Up [Single]
13 Sofia Kourtesis Madres [Single]
14 Jordan Ward FORWARD
15 Roísín Murphy CooCool [Single]
16 Eddie Chacon Sundown
17 Baby Rose Through and Through
18 Alan Braxe The Upper Cuts
19 Fever Ray Radical Romantics
20 Yaeji With a Hammer
21 Durand Jones Wait Til I Get Over
22 Kali Uchis Red Moon in Venus
23 Dry Cleaning Swampy
24 Nation of Language Sole Obsession [Single]
25 Nabihah Iqbal DREAMER
26 Pale Blue No Words [Single]
27 Moon Boots Ride Away
28 ODESZA To Be Yours [Single]
29 Captain Planet Sounds Like Home
30 Hermanos Gutiérrez El Bueno y El Malo