KCRW’s Top 30: Captain Planet plans ahead, Daniel Avery gets heady, and more

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By the powers of KCRW’s DJs combined… Captain Planet! Photo courtesy of the artist.

Captain Planet? More like Captain Plan-it! The new one from KCRW’s superfriend is so fresh and funky, you can’t even check it out on our Spotify playlist yet (watch this space as we’ll add it as soon as it drops on Friday).

For the tunes you can use right this moment, look no further than the inspired team up of Daniel Avery, HAAi, and Kelly Lee Owens for a slice of ethereal techno you’ll be pondering all throughout the lead up to Avery’s forthcoming album “Ultra Truth,” due in November. You can also check out the spirited arrival of Tank and the Bangas just a couple of weeks after their latest full-length “Red Balloon,” the summer-ready dynamic duo of Tame Impala & Diana Ross inviting you to “Turn Up the Sunshine,” and the rest of the list below.

Top 30 Albums (5.24.22)

1 Kendrick Lamar  Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers
2 The Smile A Light For Attracting Attention
3 Toro y Moi MAHAL
4 Captain Planet Sounds Like Home
5 Meridian Brothers & El Grupo Renacimiento Meridian Brothers & El Grupo Renacimiento
6 Braxe + Falcon Step By Step
7 Automatic Excess
8 Monophonics Sage Motel
9 Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs When the Lights Go
10 Santigold High Priestess [Single]
11 The Bongo Hop La Ñapa
12 Gabriels One and Only [Single]
13 Kikagaku Moyo Kumoyo Island
14 Sudan Archives Selfish Soul [Single]
15 Roosevelt feat. Nile Rodgers Passion [Single]
16 HAAi Baby, We’re Ascending
17 Brijean Angelo
18 Warpaint Radiate Like This
19 Wet Leg  Wet Leg 
20 Obongjayar Some Nights I Dream of Doors
21 FKJ V I N C E N T
22 Tank and the Bangas Red Balloon
23 Daniel Avery Ultra Truth
24 Bad Bunny Un Verano Sin Ti
25 Carrtoons Homegrown
26 Brandon Coleman Interstellar Black Space
27 Jorge Drexler Tinta y Tiempo
28 Danger Mouse & Black Thought Cheat Codes
29 Ghost Woman Ghost Woman
30 Diana Ross & Tame Impala Turn Up the Sunshine [Single]