KCRW’s Top 30 chart: May 8-14, 2023

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Access your deepest nostalgia with Daft Punk’s “Random Access Memories” at 10. Photo courtesy of the artist.

Remember the year 2013? The first royal baby, Lady Gaga’s Artpop shenanigans,  Batkid?! Few records were as omnipresent that year as Daft Punk’s Random Access Memories. It’s no surprise, then, that the tenth anniversary edition, released Friday, has KCRW DJs spinning their early twenty-teens feels. You’ve heard a healthy mix of the album’s classic tracks and the recently unearthed bonus cuts all over our airwaves recently, and it’s a trend we’re not expecting to slow any time soon. 

New and notable: Obongjayar returns with the ultra-crisp new cut “Just Cool,” his first since dropping his widely embraced 2022 debut album Some Nights I Dream Of Doors; English R&B maven Jorja Smith’s “Little Things” is ready for the floor; and Parisian club king Adam BFD lets loose on his first single for his own recently launched imprint, Studio Goncourt

Top 30 Albums (5.16.2023)

1 Daft Punk Random Access Memories (10th Anniversary Edition)
2 Danielle Ponder Roll The Credits [Single]
3 Rahill Flowers At Your Feet
4 Madison McFerrin I Hope You Can Forgive Me
5 Little Dragon Slugs of Love
6 Avalon Emerson & The Charm
7 SBTRKT The Rat Road
8 lovetempo lovetempo EP
9 Durand Jones Wait Til I Get Over
10 Nabihah Iqbal DREAMER
11 Overmono Good Lies
12 Thundercat No More Lies (Feat. Tame Impala) [Single]
13 Y La Bamba Lucha
14 Captain Planet Sounds Like Home
15 Arlo Parks My Soft Machine
16 Hector Morlet We’re So Tight It Hurts [Single]
17 Obongjayar Just Cool [Single]
18 Django Django Off Planet
19 Brian Eno & Fred again.. Secret Life
20 Baby Rose Through & Through
21 Brijean Angelo (Deluxe)
22 John Carroll Kirby Blowout
23 Jorja Smith Little Things [Single]
24 Daymé Arocena Para mover los pies [Single]
25 Les Imprimés RÊVERIE
27 Adam BFD Just For [Single]
28 Tolliver Jimmy [Single]
29 Pearl & The Oysters Coast 2 Coast
30 79.5 79.5