Top 30 new albums for week ending Aug 3 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 Manzara Hello My Name Is … Friend Nosy Pants
2 The Internet Hive Mind Columbia
3 Tanukichan Sundays Company
4 Angelique Kidjo Remain in Light Kravenworks
5 Bodega Endless Scroll What’s Your Rupture?
6 Bad Magic What’s Wrong with My Eyes? self-released
7 Piranha Rama Piranha Rama Trrrash
8 Lucy Dacus Historian Matador
9 Parquet Courts Wide Awake! Rough Trade
10 The Sword Used Future Razor & Tie
11 Speedy Ortiz Twerp Verse Carpark
12 Courtney Barnett Tell Me How You Really Feel Mom+Pop / Marathon / Milk!
13 Mourn Sorpresa Familia Captured Tracks
14 Kristin Hersh Possible Dust Clouds Fire
15 The Essex Green Hardly Electronic Merge
16 La Luz Floating Features Hardly Art
17 The Devil Makes Three Chains Are Broken New West
18 Yeni Nostalji Yeni Nostalji Ropeadope
19 Woody Woodworth & the Piners Virginia self-released
20 Natalie Prass The Future and the Past ATO
21 Cole Hicks May Day ANONYMOUS Genius / Purple Republic
22 Brunswick Five Years Papa Hotel
23 Spooky Cool Every Thing Ever – EP Citrus City
24 Windhand Eternal Return Relapse
25 Here Lies Man You Will Know Nothing RidingEasy
26 Zoe Speaks Wings RedBird
27 Kevin Gordon Tilt and Shine Crowville Media
28 Denzel Curry TA13OO Loma Vista
29 YOB Our Raw Heart Relapse
30 Thin Lips Chosen Family Lame-O


New Albums Added:
Anne Malin – Fog Area (self-released, 2018)
Beta Band, The – The Best of the Beta Band [reissue] (Because Music, 2018)
Beta Band, The – The Three EPs [reissue] (Because Music, 2018)
Bilge Rat – Pal (Bee Side Cassettes, 2018)
Broken Baby – s/t (Poor Man / Palo Santo, 2018)
Caged Animals – Escape Artist (Nocturne, 2018)
Calicoco – Float (Dadstache, 2018)
Chance The Rapper – Four New Songs (self-released, 2018)
Chanti Darling – RNB Vol. 1 (Tender Loving Empire, 2018)
Collins, Wes – Welcome to the Ether (Nosy Dog, 2018)
Creux Lies – The Hearth (Cleopatra, 2018)
Defend the Rhino – Fabricated (Mint 400, 2018)
DENNIS – Alien Fantasy (self-released, 2018)
Eyebrows, The – Volume (self-released, 2018)
FOXTROTT – Meditations II (One Little Indian, 2018)
Free Cake For Every Creature – The Bluest Star (Double Double Whammy, 2018)
Fry, Dave – Troubadour (self-released, 2018)
Happy Fits, The – Concentrate (self-released, 2018)
Hauff, Helena – Qualm (Ninja Tune, 2018)
Hauschildt, Steve – Dissolvi (Ghostly International, 2018)
Hjalmarsson, Thrainn – Influence of Buildings on Musical Tone (Carrier, 2018)
Julietta – Smooth Sailing (+1, 2018)
Khan, Ben – s/t (Dirty Hit, 2018)
Lemon Bucket Orkestra – If I Had the Strength (Six Degrees, 2018)
Love Language, The – Baby Grand (Merge, 2018)
Lucero – Among the Ghosts (Thirty Tigers, 2018)
Mako Sica and Hamid Drake – Ronda (Feeding Tube / Astral Spirits, 2018)
ManDancing – Hands On 3 (Take This To Heart, 2018)
Nau, Michael & The Mighty Thread – s/t (Relearn To Boogie / Light In The Attic, 2018)
Nervous Exits – Get Out (Sonic Surgery, 2018)
Norty – The Years are Fleeting (Young Heavy Souls, 2018)
Phantastic Ferniture – s/t (Polyvinyl, 2018)
pluko – sixteen (Foreign Family Collective, 2018)
Pram – Across the Meridian (Domino, 2018)
Rainbow Star – Music From The Rainbow Sparkle Palace: Volume I (self-released, 2018)
Tomberlin – At Weddings (Saddle Creek, 2018)
Underworld & Iggy Pop – Teatime Dub Encounters (Caroline, 2018)
Winters End – DreamWalker (self-released, 2018)

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