KCRW’s Top 30: Toro y Moi reclaims the top, Adrian Quesada leaps ahead

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Es una fiesta psicodélica con Adrian Quesada. Photo by Jackie Lee Young.

Toro y Moi has handily reclaimed the number one spot for the seventh non-consecutive week as we near the halfway point of 2022, so it feels pretty safe to make an album of the year contender declaration. Granted, we’ve been saying this more or less since the first singles from “MAHAL” began to drop, but it sure does feel nice to be proven right.

Of course, this week’s chart is not without its share of shake-ups. Adrian Quesada finally dropped his eagerly awaited album “Boleros Psicodélicos,” and KCRW DJs responded with trademark enthusiasm. The Black Pumas co-founder has crafted an immersive homage to what he calls “the golden era of Latin American balada music.” We’re on a mission to ensure that you experience the album in all of its rich, psychedelic glory. Read on for the rest of the fun, including the return of the great Kate Bollinger and the Top 30 debut of LA-based electro-groove duo Warm Sound.  

Top 30 Albums (6.7.2022)

1 Toro y Moi MAHAL
2 Adrian Quesada Boleros Psicodélicos
3 J.Rocc A Wonderful Letter
4 Jungle GOOD TIMES / PROBLEMZ [Single]
5 HAAi Baby, We’re Ascending
6 Monophonics Sage Motel
7 Andrew Bird Inside Problems
8 Bobby Oroza Get on the Otherside
9 Kendrick Lamar Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers
10 Captain Planet Moqueca (Feat. Zuzuka Poderosa & Raphael Futura [Single]
11 Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs When the Lights Go
12 Benny Sings Santa Barbara
13 Brijean Angelo
14 Sudan Archives Selfish Soul [Single]
15 Yeah Yeah Yeahs Cool It Down
16 Omar Apollo Ivory
17 Bad Bunny Un Verano Sin Ti
18 Angel Olsen Big Time
19 Danielle Ponder Some of Us Are Brave
20 Warm Sound Terminus
21 Kate Bollinger Look At It In The Light
22 Brian Jackson This Is Brian Jackson
23 Kikagaku Moyo Kumoyo Island
24 Brandon Coleman Interstellar Black Space
25 Meridian Brothers & El Grupo Renacimiento Meridian Brothers & El Grupo Renacimiento
26 Yuna Y2
27 Warpaint Radiate Like This
28 Santigold High Priestess [Single]
29 Harvey Sutherland Boy
30 The Smile A Light For Attracting Attention