KCRW’s Top 30: The Comet Is Coming, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, Santigold

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The comet has arrived. Photo by Fabrice Bourgelle

After last week’s quick peek behind the curtain, the heat is on once again between our current Top 30 frontrunners Totally Enormous Dinosaurs and Gabriels. Last week’s list featured a challenge from long-time KCRW favorite Santigold, who briefly claimed the number one spot. Though she finds herself on a lower-rung of the top ten this week, her latest album “Spirituals” is still in very heavy rotation.

Speaking of spirituality, the newest edition to our cosmic chart consortium is mind-melting psychedelic jazz collective The Comet Is Coming. The London-based trio is one of several projects anchored by the otherworldly talent of composer Shabaka Hutchings (Sons of Kemet, Shabaka and the Ancestors). 

Carry on to receive the gift of “Hyper-Dimensional Expansion Beam,” the latest work from The Comet Is Coming, along with the rest of what our most-played records of the past week have to offer. The pleasure awaits on our Spotify playlist.

Top 30 Albums (9.27.2022)

1 Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs When the Lights Go
2 Gabriels Angels & Queens - Part 1
3 Little Dragon Opening The Door
4 Say She She Prism
5 Vieux Farka Touré & Khruangbin Ali
6 Bomba Estéreo & Manu Chao Me Duele [Single]
7 Björk Fossora
8 Panda Bear & Sonic Boom Reset
9 Santigold Spirituals
10 De Lux Do You Need a Release?
11 Gorillaz Cracker Island
12 Charlotte Adigéry & Bolis Pupul Topical Dancer
13 Ela Minus & DJ Python
14 Jamie XX KILL DEM [Single]
15 Sampa The Great As Above So Below
16 Aidan Noell Sharevari (Feat. Nancy Whang) [Single]
17 Danielle Ponder Some of Us Are Brave
18 Yeah Yeah Yeahs Cool It Down
19 Bonobo ATK [Single]
20 Neal Francis Sentimental Garbage
21 always centered at night on air (versions)
22 PawPaw Rod Beautiful [Single]
23 The Comet Is Coming Hyper-Dimensional Expansion Beam
24 HAAi Baby, We’re Ascending
25 Thee Sacred Souls

Thee Sacred Souls

26 Rochelle Jordan Play With The Changes Remixed
27 Myd Born A Loser (Deluxe Version)
28 Son Little Like Neptune
29 Automatic Excess
30 Sudan Archives Natural Brown Prom Queen