KCRW’s Top 30 chart: Nov. 13 – Nov. 26, 2023

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Carlos Niño and André 3000 traverse new sonic ground within and without the studio. Photo by: André 3000

Welcome to the final chart report of 2023. In perhaps the least surprising news imaginable, our most played record of the past two weeks is André 3000’s improvisatory, flute-centric ambient soundscape album New Blue Sun. Made in collaboration with KCRW superfriends including Carlos Niño and Nate Mercereau, this is just the thing we’ve been waiting for to wind down the year on the sweetest note.

Fun fact! Our official year end lists are just around the corner and they’ll include our most played albums of 2023 so watch this space. And keep an eye (and ear) tuned to our Top 30 Spotify playlist as we’ll still be collecting weekly data and updating the tunes. Regular recaps will resume in mid-January, 2024. Until we meet again, be well and happy holidays!

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Top 30 Albums (11.29.2023)

1 André 3000 New Blue Sun
2 Helado Negro PHASOR
3 DRAMA Til We Die
4 Arlo Parks My Soft Machine (Deluxe)
5 Liam Bailey Zero Grace
6 Brainstory Nobody But You b/w Gift Of Life [Single]
7 DJ Shadow Action Adventure
8 Brittany Howard What Now [Single]
9 Fabiana Palladino & Jai Paul I Care [Single]
10 Eddington Again Naomi9
11 The Smile Wall Of Eyes
12 Gabriel Garzón-Montano MARMALADE [Single]
13 Yaeji easy breezy [Single]
14 The Beatles Now And Then [Single]
15 Black Pumas Chronicles of a Diamond
16 James Blake Playing Robots Into Heaven
17 Sofia Kourtesis Madres
18 Nation of Language Strange Disciple: Companion Piece
19 PinkPantheress Heaven Knows
20 Danny Brown Quaranta
21 Biig Piig Watch Me [Single]
22 Joy Anonymous Carry Me Higher
23 Quantic Dancing While Falling
24 Barry Can’t Swim When Will We Land?
25 Jockstrap & Taylor Skye  I<3QTINVU
26 Art Feynman Be Good The Crazy Boys
27 Souleance Beautiful
28 Cleo Sol Heaven
29 serpentwithfeet GRIP
30 Wajatta Waiting for the Get Down