Top 30 new albums for week ending Feb 9 presents:

The weekly chart reflects the diversity of programming on WRIR. In an average week, WRIR DJs play approximately 1,200 albums (and EPs and singles).

To make it on the list, an album must be released in the past year. Local bands and albums played by more than one DJ are given priority in the rankings.

Below the chart is a list of new albums added to the music library once that information has been compiled.  Check back later if it’s not there yet

Rank Artist Album Label
1 Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings Soul of a Woman Daptone
2 Skuzii Veronica’s Apartment Skuzii
3 Evidence Weather or Not Rhymesayers
4 Bell’s Roar We Carry Us Sean Desiree
5 Rumput Rumput self-released
6 Kenneka Cook Moonchild American Paradox
7 Total Control Laughing at the System Alter
8 Sunwatchers II Trouble in Mind
9 Mavis Staples If All I Was Was Black Anti/Epitaph
10 Doll Baby Hell Block – EP EggHunt
11 Michael Millions Hard to Be King Purple Republic Music Group
12 Sleaford Mods English Tapas Rough Trade
13 Roberto Lopez Criollo Electrik Stonetree
14 Glen Hansard Between Two Shores Anti-
15 Bat Fangs Bat Fangs Don Giovanni
16 Gritter Nobody Cares self-released
17 Colin Phils / Houdan the Mystic Star Charts self-released
18 HeadlessMantis SCUMFY Trrrash
19 Calexico The Thread That Keeps Us Anti-
20 Poppy Ackroyd Resolve One Little Indian
21 Jeff Rosenstock Post- Polyvinyl
22 Ty Segall Freedom’s Goblin Drag City
23 Dream Wife Dream Wife Lucky Number Music Limited
24 Johnny Jewel Digital Rain Italians Do It Better
25 Shame Songs of Praise Dead Oceans
26 Karney No Mercy self-released
27 StarBenders Julian – EP Institution
28 Van William Countries Concord
29 Hex The Hill Temple self-released
30 PJ Sparkles Neon self-released

New Albums Added:
Anenon – Tongue (Friends of Friends)
Chemtrails – Calf of the Sacred Cow (PNKSLM)
Citizen Kay – Belly of the Beast (ONETWO / Unified)
Dabrye – Three/Three (Ghostly International)
Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio – Close But No Cigar (Colemine)
Demirkan, Demir – The Awakening–War 3 (Stoic Sounds)
Deninzon, Joe & Stratospheerius – Guilty of Innocence (self-released)
Docherty, Daniel – Life is What We Make of It (PIAS)
Duval, Danielle – Lose It (PeoplePlay)
Franz Ferdinand – Always Ascending (Domino)
GEA – Butterflies (self-released)
Haino, Keiji & SUMAC – American Dollar Bill – Keep Facing Sideways, You’re too Hideous to Look at Face On (Thrill Jockey)
Handsome Ghost – Welcome Back (Photo Finish)
His & Her Vanities – Parts on Display (Science of Sound)
Hockey Dad – Blend Inn (Kanine)
Joan As Police Woman – Damned Devotion (PIAS)
Kalish, Nathan – I Want to Believe (self-released)
Keys N Krates – Cura (Dim Mak)
Last Import – Songs for Adam (self-released)
Loma – Loma (Sub Pop)
Lucille Furs – Lucille Furs (self-released)
Marriage + Cancer – Marriage + Cancer (Self Sabotage)
Maxi’s World – Elliptical Peach (Reflective Tapes)
McCafferty / Heart Attack Man – McCafferty / Heart Attack Man (Take This to Heart / Triple Crown)
Mean Jeans – Jingles Collection (Fat Wreck Chords)
Menzel, Suzanne – Goodbyes and Beginnings [reissue] (Frederiksberg)
MGMT – Little Dark Age (Columbia)
Million Miles – Berry Hill (self-released)
No Age – Snares Like a Haircut (Drag City)
O’Reilly, Marty & The Old Soul Orchestra – Stereoscope (self-released)
Palm – Rock Island (Carpark)
Postcards – I’ll Be Here in the Morning (Ruptured)
Quiet Hounds – Characteristics of Living Things (self-released)
Razorbats – II (Rob Mule)
Recipe, The – Funerals & Purgatory (self-released)
Saukrates – Season 2 (Culvert)
Shithead’s Rainbow – Ludlows (Mint 400)
Shopping – The Official Body (FatCat)
Skull Defekts, The – The Skull Defekts (Thrill Jockey)
Son Lux – Brighter Wounds (City Slang)
Superchunk – What a Time to be Alive (Merge)
Sur Back – Kitsch II (self-released)
Thomas, Robert Earl – Another Age (Captured Tracks)
Various Artists – The Rough Guide to the Best Country Blues You’ve Never Heard (World Music Network)
Wieuca – Local Celebrity (Land of the Freak)
Wilkes, J.D. – Fire Dream (Big Legal Mess)
YoshimiO, Susie Ibarra, and Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe – Flower of Sulphur (Thrill Jockey)

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7 February 10th, 2018

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