KCRW’s Top 30: Danielle Ponder, Björk, LCD Soundsystem

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Former public defender Danielle Ponder’s debut album heats up just in time to warm you to the bone on a crisp fall day. Photo by Grace Rivera.

Settle in for an autumn soundtracked by Gabriels, Björk, Men I Trust, and especially Danielle Ponder. We have an extra-special something coming your way from the public-defender-turned-soul-powerhouse, but in the meantime we’re keeping her debut album “Some of Us Are Brave” in heavy rotation.

LCD Soundsystem’s first new single in five years, “new body rhumba,” is finally making the rounds, along with a tantalizing teaser from Adrian Quesada’s second LP to be released this year, “Jaguar Sound.” Plus, Jamilla Woods returns in fine form with the standalone single “Boundaries.”

These and more treasures await, so be sure to find and follow our Top 30 Spotify playlist.

Top 30 Albums (10.12.2022)

1 Gabriels Angels & Queens - Part 1
2 Yeah Yeah Yeahs Cool It Down
3 Björk Fossora
4 Men I Trust Billie Toppy [Single]
5 Danielle Ponder Some of Us Are Brave
6 Automatic Excess
7 Say She She Prism
8 LCD Soundsystem new body rhumba (from the film White Noise) [Single]
9 Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs When the Lights Go
10 La Femme Teatro Lucido
11 Sudan Archives Natural Brown Prom Queen
12 The Comet Is Coming Hyper-Dimensional Expansion Beam
13 Dungen En Är För Mycket och Tusen Aldrig Nog
14 Broken Bells Into the Blue
15 Sampa The Great As Above So Below
16 Beth Orton Weather Alive
17 Nation of Language From The Hill [Single]
18 Surprise Chef Education & Recreation
19 St. Panther Así Así (Feat. Chrystel) [Single]
20 Adrian Quesada Jaguar Sound
21 Various Artists To the Moon and Back (Ryuichi Sakamoto tribute album)
22 King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard Ice, Death, Planets, Lungs, Mushrooms And Lava
23 Jamila Woods Boundaries [Single]
24 Makaya McCraven In These Times
25 Panda Bear & Sonic Boom


26 De Lux Do You Need a Release?
27 Christine and the Queens Redcar les adorables étoiles
28 Bonobo ATK [Single]
29 Vieux Farka Touré et Khruangbin Ali
30 Sault 10