Top 30 new albums for week ending Aug 23 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 Weyes Blood Titanic Rising Sub Pop
2 Cass McCombs Tip of the Sphere Anti/Epitaph
3 Lightning Bolt Sonic Citadel Thrill Jockey
4 Che Apalache Rearrange My Heart Free Dirt
5 Purple Mountains Purple Mountains Drag City
6 Ana Egge Is It the Kiss StorySound
7 Baroness Gold & Grey Abraxan Hymns
8 New Lions End Story – EP Nodderly
9 Piranha Rama You’ve Earned It Trrrash
10 Voarm Voarm self-released
11 Brother Rutherford Tunneling self-released
12 J. Clyde Morris Tunnel Vision self-released
13 Patrick Bates Salad Days – EP Verses
14 Moniker Private Prophet – EP Good Eye
15 Koncept Jack$on Newport 1000s self-released
16 Karen Jonas Lucky, Revisited Yellow Brick Road
17 Radio B Kill the Dreamer, Vol. 1: New Independence The Association Of Great Minds
18 Benjamin Shepherd Hold the Line self-released
19 NDEFRU Foreign Local – EP Blue Ether Sound
20 I Am the Liquor Escape from Planet Smoke self-released
21 Dharma Bombs Enjoy the View self-released
22 Enforced At the Walls War
23 Nine Line All You’ve Ever Known – EP self-released
24 Garrett T. Capps All Right, All Night Shotgun House
25 Infinity Crush Virtual Heaven Joy Void
26 Maria Usbeck Envejeciendo Cascine
27 Marika Hackman Any Human Friend Sub Pop
28 Russian Circles Blood Year Sargent House
29 Softee Slow Melt – EP self-released
30 Oh Sees Face Stabber Castle Face

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7 August 24th, 2019

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Top 30 new albums for week ending Mar 1 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 Bob Mould Sunshine Rock Merge
2 The Stroppies Whoosh Tough Love
3 Yola Walk Through Fire Easy Eye Sound
4 The Lemonheads Varshons 2 Fire / Hostess
5 Cass McCombs Tip of the Sphere Anti/Epitaph
6 Various Artists The Ballad of Buster Scruggs [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] Milan
7 Box of Moxie Submission Admission self-released
8 Drenge Strange Creatures Infectious Music / BMG / Hostess
9 Jason Ringenberg Stand Tall Courageous Chicken Entertainment
10 Steve Poltz Shine On Red House
11 SPELLLING Mazy Fly Sacred Bones
12 Ifriqiyya Electrique Laylet El Booree Glitterbeat
13 Palehound Killer – Single Polyvinyl
14 Benjamin Shepherd Friday Fantasy – Single self-released
15 Sleaford Mods Eton Alive Extreme Eating
16 Lobo Marino At Appalachian South Folklife Center self-released
17 Allison de Groot & Tatiana Hargreaves Allison de Groot & Tatiana Hargreaves Free Dirt
18 Fokn Bois Afrobeats Lol FOKN Inc.
19 Klangwelt The Incident Spheric Music
20 Silo Road Signal Hill Silo Road
21 Ladytron Ladytron !K7
22 Bellows The Rose Gardener self released
23 SUSTO Ever Since I Lost My Mind Rounder
24 Joey McGee El Camino Real Mosaic Sun Music
25 Better Oblivion Community Center Better Oblivion Community Center Dead Oceans
26 Jess Klein Back to My Green Blue Rose / Heckmann
27 Feels Post Earth Wichita
28 Guided By Voices Zeppelin Over China GBV Inc.
29 Herzog Me vs. You Exit Stencil
30 Piroshka Brickbat Bella Union

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7 March 2nd, 2019

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Top 30 for Aug 29 – Sep 4 presents:

Rank Artist Album Label
1 Camp Howard Camp Howard Bad Grrrl / Citrus City / Crystal Pistol
2 Various Artists Quíero Creedence Concord Picante
3 The Frightnrs Nothing More to Say Daptone
4 Cass McCombs Mangy Love Anti-
5 San Lazaro La Despedida HopeStreet
6 The Julie Ruin Hit Reset Sub Pop
7 SubRosa For This We Fought the Battle of Ages Profound Lore
8 Diarrhea Planet Turn to Gold Infinity Cat
9 Lydia Loveless Real Bloodshot
10 Mitski Puberty 2 Dead Oceans
11 MOURN Ha, Ha, He. Captured Tracks
12 Puro Instinct Autodrama Manifesto
13 Thee Oh Sees A Weird Exits Castle Face
14 The Veils Total Depravity Nettwerk
15 Gringo Star The Sides and in Between Nevado
16 Angel Olsen My Woman Jagjaguwar
17 of Montreal Innocence Reaches Polyvinyl
18 Pill Convenience Mexican Summer
19 Cerise Smoke Screen Dreams Psychic Cats
20 Avers Omega/Whatever EggHunt
21 Courtney Marie Andrews Honest Life Mama Bird Recording Co.
22 Roddie Romero & the Hub City All-Stars Gulfstream Octavia
23 Death Valley Girls Glow in the Dark Burger
24 Ruby The Rabbitfoot Divorce Party New West
25 Broods Conscious Capitol
26 Gordi Clever Disguise Jagjaguwar
27 Weaves Weaves Kanine
28 Bat For Lashes The Bride Parlophone / Warner Bros.
29 Japanese Breakfast Psychopomp Dead Oceans
30 Julia Louise Insatiable No Sleep

7 September 5th, 2016

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