KCRW’s Top 30 chart: May 13–19, 2024

By Marion Hodges

Justice never sleeps. Photo by: Andrea Perez

Last week we trepidatiously predicted Justice’s Hyperdrama to emerge as our overall, number one album of the year when 2024 is all said and done. After another week of double digit spins, that prediction seems less worthy of caution and more like a foregone conclusion. Time will still tell, of course, but we’re finding it tough to imagine anything making a bigger splash. Pro tip: Do yourself a favor and carve out some time to listen to Hyperdrama start to finish. The art of the album is alive and well in the French duo’s (hyper)talented hands. 

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New and notable: Speaking of ALBUMS, Billie Eilish’s HIT ME HARD AND SOFT is here and it’s spectacular.

Top 30 Albums (4.30.2024)

1 Justice “Hyperdrama”
2 Childish Gambino “Altavista”
3 Various Artists “Everyone's Getting Involved: A Tribute To Talking Heads' Stop Making Sense”
4 Jordan Rakei “The Loop”
5 Dehd “Poetry”
6 Meridian Brothers “Mi Latinoamerica Sufre”
7 Jessica Pratt “Here in the Pitch”
8 Brijean “Macro”
9 Aaron Frazer “Into The Blue”
10 Mermaid Chunky “Céilí” [Single]
11 Flamingosis “Better Will Come”
12 Billie Eilish “HIT ME HARD AND SOFT”
13 Khruangbin “A LA SALA”
14 St. Vincent “All Born Screaming”
15 Ibibio Sound Machine “Pull the Rope”
16 Shannon & The Clams “The Moon Is In The Wrong Place”
17 Aili “Nandakke?”
18 Beth Gibbons “Lives Outgrown”
19 Ezra Collective “Ajala” [Single]
20 Moby & Benjamin Zephaniah “Always Centered at Night”
21 Yaya Bey “Ten Fold”
22 Willow “empathogen”
23 The Marías “Submarine”
24 GUM & Ambrose Kenny‐Smith “Ill Times”
25 Tom Misch “Insecure” [Single]
26 Remi Wolf “Big Ideas”
27 Crumb “Amama”
28 Various Artists “Hosono House Covers”
29 Baby Rose “Slow Burn”
30 Gavin Turek “Disco Boots” [Single]