KCRW’s Top 30 chart: May 27–June 2, 2024

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James Blake is very much around. Photo courtesy of the artist.

It really seemed like our compilation-curating friends over at A24 had a lock on number one for a second week in a row — especially as Stop Making Sense fever is currently sweeping Los Angeles. But it’s the controlled euphoria of James Blake’s latest venture “Thrown Around” that’s currently making the biggest impact around these parts.

New and notable: Quite a bit, actually. Brooklyn post-punks Habibi drop their third LP Dreamachine and immediately find a place just outside of the top 10. Plus, Geoff Barrow’s Beak> keeps it weird in the best way via their latest “>>>>” and electropop duo/literal twins, Cosmo’s Midnight, make a respectable debut in spot no. 30 with their groovy-good-time of a new album, Stop Thinking Start Feeling

Top 30 Albums (6.4.2024)

1 James Blake “Thrown Around” [Single]
2 Various Artists “Everyone's Getting Involved: A Tribute To Talking Heads' Stop Making Sense”
3 Clairo “Charm”
4 The Marías “Submarine”
5 Justice “Hyperdrama”
6 Disclosure “She’s Gone, Dance On” [Single]
7 Dehd “Poetry”
8 Hiatus Kaiyote “Love Heart Cheat Code”
9 Flamingosis “Better Will Come”
10 Jessica Pratt “Here in the Pitch”
11 Billie Eilish “HIT ME HARD AND SOFT”
12 Vampire Weekend “Only God Was Above Us”
13 Habibi “Dreamachine”
14 BEAK> “>>>>”
15 Childish Gambino “Altavista”
16 Peter Cat Recording Co. “BETA”
17 Machinedrum “3FOR82”
18 Brijean “Macro”
19 Khruangbin “A LA SALA”
20 Crumb “Amama”
21 Andrew Bird Trio “Sunday Morning Put-On”
22 Ginger Root “SHINBANGUMI”
23 La Luz “News of the Universe”
24 Baby Rose “Slow Burn”
25 Fred again.., Anderson .Paak, & CHIKA “places to be” [Single]
26 Miike Snow “I Was A Sailor” [Single]
27 The Shacks “Big Crown Vaults Vol. 2: The Shacks”
28 Emilíana Torrini “MISS FLOWER”
29 Pond “Stung!”
30 Cosmo's Midnight “Stop Thinking Start Feeling”