Top 30 new albums for week ending Jan 4 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.┬áCheck back later if it’s not there yet.

Rank Artist Album Label
1 Spooky Cool Every Thing Ever – EP Citrus City
2 Steve Gunn The Unseen In Between Matador
3 Faux Ferocious Pretty Groovy Burger
4 Sunwatchers Illegal Moves Trouble in Mind
5 Femi Kuti One People One World Knitting Factory
6 Alpheus Light of Day Liquidator
7 Low Double Negative Sub Pop
8 Mekong Xpress & The Get Fresh Horns Common Knowledge EggHunt
9 Dom Flemons Black Cowboys Smithsonian Folkways
10 Gulp All Good Wishes E.L.K.
11 Debrider Gift Horse self-released
12 Unmaker Firmament self-released
13 Butcher Brown Camden Session Gearbox
14 Boygenius Boygenius – EP Matador
15 The Ar-Kaics In This Time Wick / Daptone
16 Aerica Lauren Summer Forever self-released
17 Eiko Ishibashi The Dream My Bones Dream Drag City
18 Marie Davidson So Right – EP Ninja Tune
19 Exdreams Physical Contact exdreams
20 Chemtrails Cuckoo Split – EP PNKSLM
21 Zoe Boekbinder Shadow Zoe Boekbinder
22 Polly Panic Losing Form Polly Panic
23 My Brightest Diamond A Million and One Rhyme & Reason
24 Black Masala Trains And Moonlight Destinies self-released
25 David Benedict The Golden Angle self-released
26 Alien Sex Fiend Possessed Cherry Red
27 The Sha La Das Love in the Wind Daptone
28 June West June West Broken Circles
29 Chersea In Limbo Fierce Panda Canada
30 Gretta Ray hERE aND nOW self-released


New Albums Added:
Black To Comm – Seven Horses for Seven Kings (Thrill Jockey, 2019)
Booze & Glory – Chapter IV (Pirates Press, 2018)
Bukstel, Ellen – Legacy of Love (self-released, 2018)
C.I.A., The – The C.I.A. (In the Red, 2018)
Chrome Sparks – Be On Fire (Counter, 2019)
Cold Weather Company – Find Light (self-released, 2019)
Endolith – Chicxulub – The Fossil Record (Rob Mules, 2019)
Fahrenheist – Albatross (Run to Earth, 2018)
Flesh Eaters, The – I Used to be Pretty (Yep Roc, 2019)
Goodman, Gabe – Dismissing the Gardener (Salient, 2018)
High Plains Drifters, The – The High Plains Drifters (self-released, 2018)
L.A.B. – L.A.B. II (Loop, 2018)
Life As Mary – The Aaron Session (Lustercrust, 2018)
Margolnick – Pop Tart (Bright Antenna, 2018)
Matthusen, Paula and Olivia Valentine – Between Systems and Grounds (Carrier, 2018)
Mattiel – Customer Copy (Burger, 2018)
McCutcheon, John – To Everyone in All the World: A Celebration of Pete Seeger (Appalsongs, 2019)
Oliver, Karyn – A List of Names (self-released, 2018)
Rkham – Pen and Paper (New Horizons Productions, 2018)
Rondeau, Katherine – Unfortunate Point of View (self-released, 2018)
Rosenkranz, Emma – First Sessions (GO, 2018)
Roving Reporter – Joie de Vivre (self-released, 2019)
Ryan, Mike P. – At Home in the Darkness (self-released, 2018)
Sarah Louise – Nighttime Birds and Morning Stars (Thrill Jockey, 2019)
Shain, Jon & FJ Ventre – Tomorrow will be Yesterday Soon (Flyin’, 2018)
Sleepwalkers – Sleepwalkers: Night Sessions (Live At Spacebomb Studios) (Spacebomb, 2018)
Teodros, Gabriel – History Rhymes If It Doesn’t Repeat (A Southend Healing Ritual) (self-released, 2018)
Thoughts – Beyond Belief (Mint 400, 2018)
Young the Giant – Mirror Master (Elektra, 2018)

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