Top 30 new albums for week ending Nov 9 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 Windhand Eternal Return Relapse
2 Young Scum Young Scum Citrus City / Pretty Olivia
3 Boygenius boygenius – EP Matador
4 Hollie Cook Sweet Like Chocolate / Dub Like Chocolate – Single Merge
5 Recluse Raccoon Recluse Raccoon Citrus City
6 Balun Prisma Tropical Good Child Music
7 Pale Waves My Mind Makes Noises Dirty Hit / Hostess
8 Anna St. Louis If Only There Was a River Woodsist / Mare
9 Mipso Edges Run Antifragile Music
10 Dom Flemons Black Cowboys Smithsonian Folkways
11 Big Kahuna OG Weapon OX Mutant Academy
12 Addy Rose Eyes – EP self-released
13 Black Acid Ritual Resin self-released
14 The Ar-Kaics In This Time Wick / Daptone
15 Corey Harris Free Water Way self-released
16 Spooky Cool Every Thing Ever – EP Citrus City
17 Mekong Xpress & The Get Fresh Horns Common Knowledge EggHunt
18 Scheme Team Big Bluntz DVD Mutant Academy
19 Sports Bar Stranger in My Head Mister Falcon
20 VNV Nation Noire Metropolis
21 Warm Drag Warm Drag In the Red
22 Cat Power Wanderer Domino
23 The Nude Party The Nude Party New West
24 Hater Siesta Fire
25 Kikagaku Moyo Masana Temples Guruguru Brain
26 Swearin’ Fall into the Sun Merge
27 Julia Holter Aviary Domino
28 Lucero Among the Ghosts Liberty & Lament
29 Mr Twin Sister Salt Twin Group
30 Antarctigo Vespucci Love in the Time of E-Mail Polyvinyl

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7 November 10th, 2018

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Top 30 new albums for week ending Oct 12 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 Roc Marciano Behold a Dark Horse Marci Enterprises
2 Young Scum Young Scum Citrus City / Pretty Olivia
3 Saw Black Water Tower Crystal Pistol
4 Sports Bar Stranger in My Head self-released
5 Recluse Raccoon Recluse Raccoon Citrus City
6 Lina Symone Need That – Single self-released
7 Big No Life on a String / When I Think of Heaven Steady Sounds
8 Lucy Dacus Historian Matador
9 Manzara Hello My Name Is … Friend Nosy Pants
10 Spooky Cool Every Thing Ever – EP Citrus City
11 Bigal Harrison Bintage self-released
12 Cat Power Wanderer Domino
13 Lala Lala The Lamb Sub Pop
14 Hazel Dickens & Alice Gerrard Sing Me Back Home: The DC Tapes, 1965-1969 Free Dirt
15 Sleepwalkers Never Enough – Single Spacebomb
16 Dance With the Dead Loved to Death Dance with the Dead
17 Idles Joy as an Act of Resistance. Partisan
18 Doctor Nativo Guatemaya Stonetree
19 Illiterate Light Growin’ Down – Single self-released
20 Molly Burch First Flower Captured Tracks
21 Big Joanie Fall Asleep – Single Blank Editions
22 Butcher Brown Camden Session Gearbox
23 Chris Smither Call Me Lucky Signature Sounds
24 Piranha Rama Piranha Rama Trrrash
25 Fly Anakin & Big Kahuna OG Life & Times of BigFly – EP Mutant Academy
26 Namebrand Chatham Grove Purple Republic / AGM
27 Big Kahuna Og & Fly Anakin Big Fly 2 – EP Mutant Academy
28 Windhand Eternal Return Relapse
29 Elizabeth Owens Coming of Age self-released
30 David Nance Group Peaced and Slightly Pulverized Trouble in Mind

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7 October 13th, 2018

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Top 30 for Jul 18-24 presents:

Rank Artist Album Label
1 The Wimps The Wimps Bad Grrrl
2 Naked Pictures NUDES self-released
3 Nelly Kate Woodshedding self-released
4 Recluse Raccoon Horse self-released
5 Shy, Low Hiraeth Spartan
6 Dadmobile Haste Makes Waste self-released
7 Get In The Car Get In The Car self-released
8 Imaginary Sons Don’t Impress Me Bossy Lil’ Thing
9 The Avalanches Wildflower Astralwerks
10 Clair Morgan New Lions & the Not-Good Night EggHunt
11 Eskimeaux Year of the Rabbit Double Double Whammy
12 Various Artists The Rough Guide to Peru Rare Groove World Music Network
13 Sons of the Void Sons of the Void Sunrise Ocean Bender
14 Frankie Cosmos Next Thing Bayonet
15 BADBADNOTGOOD IV Innovative Leisure
16 Smoke Break Everything Is Wrong Bad Note
17 Joe Bataan Call My Name Vampisoul
18 Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band 55 Big Crown
19 Sara Watkins Young in All the Wrong Ways New West
20 Kristin Kontrol X-Communicate Sub Pop
21 PUP The Dream is Over SideOneDummy
22 Tanya Donelly Swan Song Series American Laundromat
23 William Tyler Modern Country Merge
24 The Julie Ruin Hit Reset Hardly Art
25 Mourn Ha, Ha, He. Captured Tracks
26 Spray Paint Feel the Clamps Goner
27 Steve Gunn Eyes on the Lines Matador
28 Honey Radar Blank Cartoon WYR?
29 Jay Som I Think You’re Alright b/w Rush Fat Possum
30 William Bell This Is Where I Live Stax

7 July 25th, 2016

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