KCRW’s Top 30 chart: Jan. 15 – Jan. 21, 2024

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Welcome back, we’ve Khruang-been expecting you… Photo by David Black

We’re back from hiatus to present KCRW’s first Top 30 Chart of 2024. Also back from a hiatus of sorts, Texan trio Khruangin are preparing for the April 5 release of A LA SALA, their first studio album since 2020’s Mordechai. After years of collabs with the likes of Leon Bridges and Vieux Farka Touré, a robust touring schedule, and a series of 2023 Live albums — A LA SALA’s lead single “A Love International” offers a pristine view into a work that promises plenty of the group’s signature snazzy-yet-laid-back grooves. Prepare for the ultimate Khruangbin experience as they take to the desert for Sundays at Coachella 2024, but for now enjoy their (inevitable) placement as KCRW’s first number one artist of the year. 

More: Khruangbin: KCRW Live From The Basement (MBE, 2018)

New and notable: Pretty much all of it! We have been away for over a month, afterall. But scroll down to spot 29 for the icy singer-songwriter stylings of Massachusetts-born Haux. We’re expecting a steady climb for the stark and haunting beauty of his forthcoming album Blue Angeles.  

Top 30 Albums (01.23.2024)

1 Khruangbin A LA SALA
2 Kali Uchis ORQUÍDEAS
4 Faye Webster Underdressed at the Symphony
5 Boris Pupul Letter To Yu
6 Eric Hilton Sound Vagabond
7 Jamie xx It’s So Good [Single]
8 Elkka Passionfruit (Feat. John Carroll Kirby) [Single]
9 Eddington Again Naomi9
10 Mexican Institute of Sound Algo Ritmo (Hits 2004-2024)
11 Waxahatchee Tigers Blood
12 José James 1978
13 Real Estate Daniel
14 Aili Nandakke? - 4
15 Thee Heart Tones Forever & Ever [Single]
16 Brittany Howard What Now
17 Kim Gordon The Collective
18 Norah Jones Visions
19 Liam Bailey Zero Grace
20 Ana Tijoux Vida
21 The Blessed Madonna, Joy Anonymous, & Danielle Ponder Carry Me Higher
22 Benny Sings Young Hearts (Feat. Remi Wolfe) (Polo & Pan Remix) [Single]
23 Reyna Tropical Cartagena [Single]
24 Four Tet Loved [Single]
25 Joy Orbison flight fm [Single]
26 DJ Harrison Shades of Yesterday
27 Ghost Funk Orchestra A Trip To the Moon
28 Burial Boy Sent From Above / Dreamfear [Single]
29 Haux Blue Angeles
30 Poolside Blame It All on Love