Top 30 new albums for week ending May 18 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 Nickelus F Stuck AGM
2 Yeni Nostalji Yeni Nostalji Ropeadope
3 Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks Sparkle Hard Domino
4 Davis Kathriner Losing Habits Amano
5 Mr. Airplane Man Jacaranda Blue self-released
6 Cavern of Anti-Matter Hormone Lemonade Duophonic
7 Mitski Be the Cowboy Dead Oceans
8 The Sea and Cake Any Day Thrill Jockey
9 Princess Nokia A Girl Cried Red Rough Trade
10 Fly Anakin & Ohbliv Backyard Boogie Mutant Academy
11 Saw Black Water Tower Crystal Pistol
12 Millz The NorthFace, Vol 1. self-released
13 Lucy Dacus Historian Matador
14 Ohbliv & Ben FM Give it Uuup Problematica
15 FM Skyline EarthSim Crystal Pistol
16 Parquet Courts Wide Awake! Rough Trade
17 Tracyanne & Danny Tracyanne & Danny Merge
18 Connections Foreign Affairs Trouble in Mind
19 Domenico Lancellotti The Good is a Big God Luaka Bop
20 Niña Dioz Reyna Nacional
21 The Bones of J.R. Jones Ones to Keep Close self-released
22 Illuminati Hotties Kiss Yr Frenemies Tiny Engines
23 Annie Lou End Zone Near North Music
24 Iceage Beyondless Matador
25 Beach House 7 Sub Pop
26 Black Moth Super Rainbow Panic Blooms Rad Cult
27 Middle Kids Lost Friends Lucky Number
28 La Luz Floating Features Hardly Art
29 Nickodemus A Long Engagement Wonderwheel
30 Speedy Ortiz Twerp Verse Carpark


New Albums Added:
Castle, Jennifer – Angels of Death (Paradise of Bachelors)
Cold Cave – You & Me & Infinity (Heartworm)
Connections – Foreign Affairs (Trouble in Mind)
Dead Tongues, The – Unsung Passage (Psychic Hotline)
Deeper – Deeper (Fire Talk)
Due Diligence, The – Life is Hard (Paper Garden)
Frog Eyes – Violet Psalms (Paper Bag)
Guilty Giraffe – Running on Empty (Mint 400)
Hatchie – Sugar & Spice (Double Double Whammy)
Jack Cades, The – Music for Children (Dirty Water)
Klint, Anton – Ups & Downs (2MR)
Lady Legs – Holy Heatwave (Communicating Vessels)
Larsen, Jack – Push Ups (Closed Sessions)
Lattimore, Mary – Hundreds of Days (Ghostly International)
Lithics – Mating Surfaces (Kill Rock Stars)
Local, The – Reverie (Wednesday)
Love-Birds, The – In the Lover’s Corner (Trouble in Mind)
Mainland – Villains (300 Entertainment)
Malkmus, Stephen & the Jicks – Sparkle Hard (Matador)
Martin, Samantha & Delta Sugar – Run to Me (Gypsy Soul)
Mystic Bowie – Mystic Bowie’s Talking Dreads (Red River)
Parquet Courts – Wide Awake! (Rough Trade)
Peach Kelli Pop – Gentle Leader (Mint)
Ramona Flowers, The – Strangers (Distiller)
Rault, Michael – It’s a New Day Tonight (Daptone)
Remember Sports – Slow Buzz (Father/Daughter)
RF Shannon – Trickster Blues (Cosmic Dreamer)
Ruler – Winning Star Champion (Barsuk)
Sidekicks, The – Happiness Hours (Epitaph)
SSION – O (DERO Arcade)
Tenniscoats – Music Exists Disc 4 (Alien Transistor)
Torrisi, Nedelle – Only for You (Frenchkiss)
Tracyanne & Danny – Tracyanne & Danny (Merge)
TT – Love Laws (Caroline)
Wax Chattels – Wax Chattels (Captured Tracks)
Woods, Norman – Another Day (self-released)

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7 May 19th, 2018

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