KCRW’s Top 30 chart: May 15-21, 2023

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Nation of Language takes center stage. Photo by Dominik Friess.

Fresh off of an in-studio visit on FREAKS ONLY, Nation of Language hit number one on the KCRW Top 30. The strut-ready, synthesized grooves of new single “Stumbling Still” make forthcoming LP Strange Disciple an easy fit at the top of this list.  

New and notable: Anderson .Paak + Knxwledge rekindle their NxWorries collab on the fire new single “Daydreaming.” Plus, Salami Rose Joe Lewis and 16-year-old Chenayder read the current moment like it’s their respective diaries.

Top 30 Albums (5.23.2023)

1 Nation of Language Strange Disciple
2 Daft Punk Random Access Memories (10th Anniversary Edition)
3 Overmono Good Lies
4 Madison McFerrin I Hope You Can Forgive Me
5 Obongjayar Just Cool [Single]
6 Jorja Smith Little Things [Single]
7 Genesis Owusu STRUGGLER
8 Poolside Each Night (Feat. Mazy) [Single]
9 Blur The Ballad of Darren
10 Mega Bog End of Everything
11 Little Dragon Slugs of Love
12 Surprise Chef FRIENDSHIP
13 Salami Rose Joe Louis Akousmatikous
14 Rahill Flowers At Your Feet
15 Captain Planet Sounds Like Home
16 La Femme Paris-Hawaï
17 Say She She Reeling b/w Don't You Dare Stop [Single]
18 NxWorries Daydreaming [Single]
19 Sofie Royer Mio [Single]
20 Chenayder Blue Oblivion
21 lovetempo lovetempo EP
22 Arlo Parks My Soft Machine
23 Baby Rose Through & Through
24 John Carroll Kirby Blowout
25 Daniel Avery More Truth
26 Pearl & The Oysters Coast 2 Coast
27 79.5 79.5
28 King Krule Space Heavy
29 Gum & Ambrose Kenny-Smith Minor Setback b/w Old Transistor Radio [Single]
30 Róisín Murphy Hit Parade