Top 30 new albums for week ending Jun 28 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 Sacred Paws Run Around the Sun Merge
2 Positive No Teenage Waistline – Single Dromedary
3 J.S. Ondara Tales of America Verve Forecast
4 Pixx Small Mercies 4AD
5 Stef Chura Midnight Saddle Creek
6 Crumb Jinx self-released
7 Jeanines Jeanines Slumberland
8 Benjamin Shepherd Hold the Line self-released
9 Lucy Dacus Forever Half Mast – Single Matador
10 Russian Circles Blood Year Sargent House
11 Palehound Black Friday Polyvinyl
12 Amyl and the Sniffers Amyl and The Sniffers ATO
13 Inter Arma Sulphur English Relapse
14 Sea of Storms Saddest Faction Sound Era
15 Petrichor II self-released
16 Shormey Boogie Tape, Vol. 1 – EP Citrus City
17 FM Skyline Advanced Memory Suite Crystal Pistol
18 black midi Schlagenheim Rough Trade
19 MANNEQUIN PUSSY Patience Epitaph
20 Quantic Atlantic Oscillations Tru Thoughts
21 Have Gun, Will Travel Strange Chemistry Mile Wide
22 Hackensaw Boys A Fireproof House of Sunshine – EP Free Dirt
23 Hot Chip A Bath Full of Ecstasy Domino
24 Holy Ghost! Work West End
25 Mattiel Satis Factory Heavenly
26 Julia Shapiro Perfect Version Hardly Art
27 Bad Books III Loma Vista
28 Baroness Gold & Grey Abraxan Hymns
29 Peter Perrett Humanworld Domino
30 Bedouine Bird Songs of a Killjoy Spacebomb

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7 June 29th, 2019

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Top 30 new albums for week ending June 14 presents:

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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 Tacocat This Mess Is a Place Sub Pop
2 Vic Spencer Things Change I Don’t Old Fart Luggage
3 Positive No Teenage Waistline – Single Dromedary
4 Cate Le Bon Reward Mexican Summer
5 Shana Cleveland Night of the Worm Moon Hardly Art
6 Jamila Woods LEGACY! LEGACY! Jagjaguwar
7 She Keeps Bees Kinship Ba Da Bing!
8 C Keys & Kazi Keys 2 Kazi Below System
9 Your Old Droog It Wasn’t Even Close Gogul Mogul
10 The Mountain Goats In League with Dragons Merge
11 The National I Am Easy to Find 4AD
12 Earth Full upon Her Burning Lips Sargent House
13 Faye Webster Atlanta Millionaires Club Secretly Canadian
14 Josefin Öhrn + The Liberation Sacred Dreams Rocket
15 Omen Stones Omen Stones self-released
16 Benjamin Shepherd Hold the Line self-released
17 ohbliv Give Thanks Fat Beats
18 Prayer Group Eudean self-released
19 Copperhead Copperhead self-released
20 Shormey Boogie Tape, Vol. 1 – EP Citrus City
21 Membranes What Nature Gives… Nature Takes Away Cherry Red
22 Pixx Small Mercies 4AD
23 Bill Callahan Shepherd in a Sheepskin Vest Drag City
24 Stef Chura Midnight Saddle Creek
25 Peter Perrett Humanworld Domino
26 Palehound Black Friday Polyvinyl
27 SACRED PAWS Run Around the Sun Merge
28 The Gotobeds Debt Begins at 30 Sub Pop
29 Mavis Staples We Get By Anti/Epitaph
30 Pronoun i’ll show you stronger Rhyme & Reason

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7 June 15th, 2019

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Top 30 new albums for week ending Jun 7 presents:

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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 Tacocat This Mess Is a Place Sub Pop
2 Shana Cleveland Night of the Worm Moon Hardly Art
3 Positive No Teenage Waistline – Single Dromedary
4 Drugdealer Raw Honey Mexican Summer / MAGNIPH / Hostess
5 Darkthrone Old Star Peaceville
6 Jamila Woods LEGACY! LEGACY! Jagjaguwar
7 Reigning Sound Abdication… For Your Love Merge
8 Grace Ives 2nd Dots Per Inch Music
9 Lovenloops Bev Lives On – EP self-released
10 Minor Poet The Good News – EP Sub Pop
11 Benjamin Shepherd Hold the Line self-released
12 Shormey Boogie Tape, Vol. 1 – EP Citrus City
13 Lobo Marino @Appalachian South Folklife Center – EP Lobo Marino
14 SACRED PAWS Run Around the Sun Merge
15 Willie Nelson Ride Me Back Home Legacy
16 French Vanilla How Am I Not Myself? Danger Collective
17 Earth Full upon Her Burning Lips Sargent House
18 Flying Lotus Flamagra Warp
19 Bambi Lee Savage Berlin-Nashville Express Hoof & Antler
20 Damon Locks Black Monument Ensemble Where Future Unfolds International Anthem
21 Mavis Staples We Get By Anti/Epitaph
22 Ellis Paul The Storyteller’s Suitcase Rosella
23 Middle Kids New Songs for Old Problems – EP Domino
24 Juan Wauters Introducing Juan Pablo Captured Tracks
25 Nils Lofgren Blue with Lou Cattle Track Road
26 TK & The Holy Know-Nothings Arguably OK Mama Bird
27 Sebadoh act surprised Dangerbird
28 Clinic Wheeltappers and Shunters Domino
29 Operators Radiant Dawn Last Gang
30 Olden Yolk Living Theatre Trouble In Mind

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7 June 8th, 2019

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Top 30 new albums for week ending May 31 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 Positive No Teenage Waistline – Single Dromedary
2 Cate Le Bon Reward Mexican Summer
3 Mavis Staples We Get By Anti- / Epitaph
4 Holly Herndon PROTO 4AD
5 ohbliv Give Thanks Fat Beats
6 FONTAINES D.C. Dogrel Partisan / Fontana North
7 Black Mountain Destroyer Jagjaguwar
8 Analog Suspects Transmission 001 Charged Up Entertainment LLC
9 Minor Poet The Good News – EP Sub Pop
10 Moniker Private Prophet – EP Good Eye
11 Benjamin Shepherd Hold the Line self-released
12 Luray Dig self-released
13 Lovenloops Bev Lives On – EP self-released
14 Sebadoh Act Surprised Dangerbird
15 Faye Webster Atlanta Millionaires Club Secretly Canadian
16 Rose City Band Rose City Band Jean Sandwich
17 Jackie Cohen Zagg Spacebomb LLC
18 Lydia Ainsworth Phantom Forest Zombie Cat
19 Pottery No.1 Partisan
20 beabadoobee Loveworm – EP Dirty Hit / Hostess
21 Jamila Woods LEGACY! LEGACY! Jagjaguwar
22 Dressy Bessy Fast Faster Disaster Yep Roc
23 Kelly Hunt Even the Sparrow Rare Bird
24 Haviah Mighty 13th Floor Haviah Mighty
25 Esperanza Spalding 12 Little Spells Concord
26 Fauvely This is What the Living Do – EP Diversion
27 ALASKALASKA The Dots Marathon Artists
28 An Horse Modern Air Lame-O
29 Lauren Crosby I Said Take Me to the Water self-released
30 Barrie Happy to Be Here Winspear

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7 June 1st, 2019

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Top 30 new albums for week ending Oct 20 presents:

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7 October 21st, 2017

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Top 30 for week ending Jan 20 presents:

Rank Artist Album Label
1 Positive No Reinvent the Space [single] Little Black Cloud
2 Atta Girl Fuck the Sun Bad Grrrl
3 Dazeases C R U M B S self-released
4 Jeff Rosenstock WORRY. SideOneDummy
5 Lucy and the Rats This Situation b/w Melody Dirty Water
6 Deerhoof The Magic Polyvinyl
7 Princess Dewclaw Teenage Werewolf First Base Tapes
8 LVL UP Return to Love Sub Pop
9 Priests Nothing Feels Natural Sister Polygon
10 Maria Taylor In the Next Life Flower Moon
11 Nouvelle Vague I Could Be Happy Kwaidan / !K7
12 Kings of Leon WALLS RCA
13 Goat Requiem ADA/Sub Pop
14 Monomyth Happy Pop Family Mint
15 Nico Muhly & Teitur Confessions Nonesuch
16 Muuy Biien Age of Uncertainty Autumn Tone
17 The Wimps The Wimps Bad Grrrl
18 Pete Curry Night Logic Crystal Pistol
19 Darling West Vinyl and a Heartache Jansen Plateproduksjon
20 The Flaming Lips Oczy Mlody Warner Bros.
21 Tash Sultana Notion Lonely Lands
22 Elliott Smith I Figured You Out [single] Kill Rock Stars
23 Miss Chain and the Broken Heels Uh Uh b/w Standing the Night Dirty Water
24 Hanitra Lasa ARC Music
25 Various Artists The Railtown Sessions Light Organ
26 Laurel Park Counter
27 JEEN Modern Life self-released
28 NOIA Habits Cascine
29 DIANA Familiar Touch Culvert
30 Tasseomancy Do Easy Bella Union / PIAS

7 January 21st, 2017

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Top 30 for Nov 28 – Dec 4 presents:

Rank Artist Album Label
1 Positive No Reinvent the Space [single] Little Black Cloud
2 Atta Girl Fuck the Sun Bad Grrrl
3 Lee Fields & the Expressions Special Night Big Crown
4 Sonny Knight and the Lakers Sooner or Later Secret Stash
5 Lady Wray Queen Alone Big Crown
6 C.A.M.P.O.S. Miracles & Criminals Peace & Rhythm
7 Myles Sanko Just Being Me Légère
8 Thao & the Get Down Stay Down A Man Alive Ribbon Music
9 Kadhja Bonet The Visitor Fat Possum
10 Cory Hanson The Unborn Capitalist From Limbo Drag City
11 Ultimate Painting Dusk Trouble in Mind
12 Alejandro Escovedo Burn Something Beautiful Fantasy
13 Thee Oh Sees An Odd Entrances Castle Face
14 Young Scum Zona Citrus City
15 The Wimps The Wimps self-released
16 Pete Curry Doin’ Nothin’ Crystal Pistol
17 Kristin Hersh Wyatt at the Coyote Palace Omnibus Press
18 Hope Sandoval & the Warm Inventions Until the Hunter Tendril Tales
19 Jay Som Turn Into Polyvinyl
20 Wolf People Ruins Jag Jagaur
21 Tasseomancy Do Easy Bella Union
22 Agnes Obel Citizen of Glass PIAS
23 Luke Temple A Hand Through the Cellar Door Secretly Canadian
24 John K. Samson Winter Wheat Anti-
25 Olympians The Olympians Daptone
26 Communist Daughter The Cracks That Built The Wall self-released
27 ESP Ohio Starting Point of the Royal Cyclopean Rockathon
28 Personal and the Pizzas Personal and the Pizzas Slovenly
29 Jim Kweskin & Geoff Muldaur Penny’s Farm Kingswood
30 La Femme Mystère Disques Pointus

7 December 5th, 2016

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Top 30 for Nov 21-27 presents:

Rank Artist Album Label
1 Positive No Reinvent the Space [single] Little Black Cloud
2 Camp Howard Camp Howard Crystal Pistol / Citrus City / Bad Grrrl
3 Metronomy Summer 08 Because Music
4 The Frightnrs Nothing More to Say Daptone
5 Flock of Dimes If You See Me, Say Yes Partisan
6 Yussef Kamaal Black Focus Brownswood
7 Young Scum Zona Citrus City
8 Wimps The Wimps Bad Grrrl
9 Lightfields Feelings self-released
10 Kadhja Bonet The Visitor Fat Possum
11 Goat Requiem Sub Pop
12 Teenage Fanclub Here Merge
13 Warpaint Heads Up Rough Trade
14 Lambchop FLOTUS Merge
15 Helen Money Become Zero Thrill Jockey
16 Kristin Hersh Wyatt at the Coyote Palace Omnibus Press
17 Hope Sandoval & The Warm Inventions Until the Hunter Tendril Tales
18 Soft Hair Soft Hair Weird World
19 Tauk Sir Nebula Tauk
20 Radian On Dark Silent Off Thrill Jockey
21 Fauna Twin The Hydra Crammed Discs
22 ESP Ohio Starting Point of the Royal Cyclopean Rockathon
23 Adrian + Meredith More Than a Little self-released
24 Emma Ruth Rundle Marked for Death Sargent House
25 Hannah Williams & the Affirmations Late Nights & Heartbreak Record Kicks
26 Weyes Blood Front Row Seat to Earth Mexican Summer
27 Various Artists The Time is Now: an Album to Benefit amfAR Mass Appeal / Republic
28 Bobbypin Sketches from a Terrace River Girls
29 La Sera Queens Polyvinyl
30 Crying Beyond the Fleeting Gales Run for Cover

7 November 28th, 2016

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