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. Check 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 new albums for week ending Sep 21 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 Idles Joy as an Act of Resistance. Partisan
2 Low Double Negative Sub Pop
3 Mitski Be the Cowboy Dead Oceans
4 Young Scum Young Scum Citrus City / Pretty Olivia
5 Mirah Understanding Absolute Magnitude
6 Guerilla Toss Twisted Crystal DFA
7 Gorillaz The Now Now Parlophone
8 Mothers Render Another Ugly Method Anti/Epitaph
9 Exploded View Obey Sacred Bones
10 Eric Bachmann No Recover Merge
11 Dilly Dally Heaven Partisan
12 Ashes Good Nothings – EP Crystal Pistol
13 Dizzy Mandjeku & Alé Kumá De Palenque à Matongé Zephyrus
14 Butcher Brown Camden Session Gearbox
15 Spiritualized And Nothing Hurt Fat Possum
16 Richard Thompson 13 Rivers New West
17 Manzara Hello My Name Is … Friend Nosy Pants
18 Unmaker Firmament self-released
19 Spooky Cool Every Thing Ever – EP Citrus City
20 Elizabeth Owens Coming of Age self-released
21 We Were Promised Jetpacks The More I Sleep the Less I Dream self released
22 Marc Ribot Songs of Resistance 1948-2018 Anti-
23 Jungle For Ever XL
24 Tirzah Devotion Domino
25 Aphex Twin Collapse – EP Warp
26 Advance Base Animal Companionship Run for Cover
27 Aimee Lay The Other Side of You Respectful Lust
28 Alien Boy Sleeping Lessons Tiny Engines
29 Thalia Zedek Band Fighting Season Thrill Jockey
30 Iron & Wine Weed Garden – EP Sub Pop

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7 September 22nd, 2018

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Top 30 new albums for week ending Sep 14 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 Piranha Rama Piranha Rama Trrrash
2 Young Scum Young Scum Citrus City
3 Kenneka Cook Moonchild American Paradox
4 Bad Magic what’s wrong with my eyes? self-released
5 Escape-ism The Lost Record Merge
6 Rubblebucket Sun Machine Grand Jury Music
7 Shadow Age Shadow Age – EP Native Of The North
8 Jupiter & Okwess Kin Sonic Everloving
9 Anna Calvi Hunter Domino
10 Neko Case Hell-On Anti/Epitaph
11 The War and Treaty Healing Tide Strong World Entertainment
12 Doctor Nativo Guatemaya Stonetree
13 The Beths Future Me Hates Me Carpark
14 Geometric Vision Fire! Fire! Fire Swiss Dark Nights
15 Mitski Be the Cowboy Dead Oceans
16 Tomberlin At Weddings Saddle Creek
17 Marcus Tenney Quartet Moment – EP American Paradox
18 Dumb Waiter Heck JUJU
19 Windhand Eternal Return Relapse
20 Manatree Engines self-released
21 Elizabeth Owens Coming of Age Elizabeth Owens
22 Eliza Juno Body In Flames self-released
23 Big Kahuna Og & Fly Anakin Big Fly 2 – EP Mutant Academy
24 Ohbliv Ecstasis by Darktwaine self-released
25 Mothers Render Another Ugly Method Anti-
26 Say Hi Caterpillar Centipede Euphobia
27 Detroit Rebellion See You Next Year Bodan Kuma
28 Jeff the Brotherhood Magick Songs Dine Alone
29 The Holydrug Couple Hyper Super Mega Sacred Bones
30 Alien Boy Sleeping Lessons Tiny Engines

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7 September 15th, 2018

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Top 30 new albums for week ending Jun 15 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 Young Scum Young Scum Citrus City
2 Yeni Nostalji Yeni Nostalji Ropeadope
3 Saw Black Water Tower Crystal Pistol
4 Natalie Prass The Future and the Past ATO
5 Nickelus F Stuck AGM
6 Kanye West ye GOOD Music / Def Jam
7 Wooden Shjips V. Thrill Jockey
8 Arctic Monkeys Tranquility Base Hotel + Casino Domino
9 Allan Harris The Genius of Eddie Jefferson (feat. Eric Reed, George DeLancey, Willie Jones III, Ralph Moore) Resilience Music Alliance
10 Angelique Kidjo Remain In Light Kravenworks
11 Simian Mobile Disco Murmurations Wichita
12 Sam Lewis Loversity self-released
13 Jorja Smith Lost & Found FAMM Limited
14 Anna Calvi Hunter Domino
15 Sound VVitch Hide – Single self-released
16 The Pendletons Funk Forever – EP Bastard Jazz
17 Eternal Summers Every Day It Feels Like I’m Dying… Nevado
18 Tia Fuller Diamond Cut Mack Avenue
19 Melody’s Echo Chamber Bon Voyage Fat Possum
20 Andy Jenkins Sweet Bunch Liberator Music / Spacebomb
21 Tuamie Emergency Raps, Vol. 2 Mutant Academy
22 Scott Clark ToNow Clean Feed
23 Desert Altar Desert Altar self-released
24 John Morand Scott’s Addiction Sound of Music
25 I Am the Liquor Feed on My Sorrow – EP self-released
26 Love Roses What Doesn’t Thrill You self-released
27 Opin Drifters EP Harding Street Assembly Lab
28 Lunger Hell is coming with us. – EP self-released
29 Anthony Curtis Lyrebird Field of Sound
30 DJ Williams Live From Over Where Projekt

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7 June 16th, 2018

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7 February 4th, 2017

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Top 30 for Dec 12-18 presents:

Rank Artist Album Label
1 Imaginary Sons Don’t Impress Me Bossy Lil’ Thing
2 Young Scum Zona Citrus City
3 Grass Panther Vignette self-released
4 Clair Morgan New Lions & the Not-Good Night EggHunt
5 Way, Shape or Form Elseware self-released
6 Camp Howard Camp Howard Citrus City / Bad Grrrl / Crystal Pistol
7 Dazeases C R U M B S self-released
8 Sylvan Esso Radio b/w Kick Jump Twist Loma Vista Recordings
9 Eleanor Friedberger New View Frenchkiss
10 Jenny Hval Blood Bitch Sacred Bones
11 Kadhja Bonet The Visitor Fat Possum
12 The Wimps The Wimps self-released
13 Petrichor Petrichor self-released
14 Lightfields Feelings self-released
15 Pete Curry Doin’ Nothin’ self-released
16 Jack Skuller Sun Studio Sessions Mint 400
17 Hope Sandoval & the Warm Inventions Until the Hunter Tendril Tales
18 Forth Wanderers Slop Father/Daughter
19 Martha Wainwright Goodnight City PIAS
20 Ruby Friedman Orchestra Gem Pulchrum
21 Agnes Obel Citizen of Glass PIAS
22 Fever High All Work Sire
23 Lisa Mitchell Warriors PIAS
24 La Femme Mystère Disques Pointus
25 Emma Ruth Rundle Marked for Death Sargent House
26 Hannah Williams & the Affirmations Late Nights & Heartbreak Record Kicks
27 Weyes Blood Front Row Seat to Earth Mexican Summer
28 The Seshen Flames & Figures Tru Thoughts
29 The Pretenders Alone BMG
30 Jeff Rosenstock Worry. Side One Dummy

7 December 19th, 2016

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Top 30 for Nov 14-20 presents:

Rank Artist Album Label
1 Warpaint Heads Up Rough Trade
2 Various Artists Say Yes! A Tribute to Elliott Smith American Laundromat
3 Young Scum Zona Citrus City
4 Camp Howard Camp Howard Bad Grrrl / Citrus City / Crystal Pistol
5 Leonard Cohen You Want it Darker Sony
6 Jeff Rosenstock WORRY. SideOneDummy
7 Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 Struggle Sounds Sony Masterworks
8 LVL UP Return to Love Sub Pop
9 Tiken Jah Fakoly Racines Wrasse
10 Vaudou Game Kidayu Hot Casa
11 Alkibar Jr. Jamal Studio Mali
12 Noura Mint Seymali Arbina Glitterbeat
13 Dawes We’re All Gonna Die Hub / Q Prime
14 Lee Fields & The Expressions Special Night Big Crown
15 Paul & the Tall Trees Our Love in the Light Big Crown
16 Flock of Dimes If You See Me, Say Yes Partisan
17 Julia Jacklin Don’t Let the Kids Win Polyvinyl
18 Alejandro Escovedo Burn Something Beautiful Fantasy
19 Helen Money Become Zero Thrill Jockey
20 Hope Sandoval & the Warm Inventions Until the Hunter Tendril Tales
21 Various Artists The Ultimate Guide to English Folk ARC Music
22 Sad13 Slugger Carpark
23 Wolf People Ruins Jagjaguwar
24 Major Stars Motion Set Drag City
25 American Wrestlers Goodbye Terrible Youth Fat Possum
26 Kristine Schmitt Good Dirt self-released
27 TOY Clear Shot Heavenly / PIAS
28 Vanishing Twin Choose Your Own Adventure Soundway
29 Honeyblood Babes Never Die FatCat
30 ESP Ohio Starting Point of the Royal Cyclopean Rockathon

7 November 21st, 2016

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Top 30 for Oct 24-30 presents:

Rank Artist Album Label
1 Young Scum Zona Citrus City
2 Pete Curry Night Logic Crystal Pistol
3 Camp Howard Camp Howard Citrus City/Crystal Pistol/Bad Grrrl
4 LVL UP Return to Love Sub Pop
5 Naked Pictures Wade the Water self-released
6 Haley Bonar Impossible Dream GNDWIRE / Thirty Tigers
7 Warpaint Heads Up Rough Trade
8 Ultimate Painting Dusk Trouble in Mind
9 La Femme Mystère Disques Pointus
10 Slothrust Everyone Else Dangerbird
11 American Football American Football Polyvinyl
12 Bon Iver 22, A Million Jagjaguwar
13 Katie Burden Strange Moon Cautionary Tail
14 Psychic Twin Strange Diary Polyvinyl
15 Wovenhand Star Treatment Sargent House
16 Ian Sweet Shapeshifter Hardly Art
17 Against Me! Shape Shift with Me Total Treble
18 Duchess Says Sciences Nouvelles Slovenly
19 GRIT LA Don’t Love You Bodan Kuma
20 StarBenders Heavy Petting Institution
21 Husbandry Fera Aqualamb
22 Deap Vally FEMEJISM Nevado
23 Nots Cosmetic Goner
24 AJJ The Bible 2 SideOneDummy
25 High Waisted On Ludlow self-released
26 Pill Convenience Mexican Summer
27 Avers Omega/Whatever EggHunt
28 Jacob Collier In My Room self-released
29 Omni Deluxe Trouble in Mind
30 Jherek Bischoff Cistern Leaf

7 October 31st, 2016

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Top 30 for Aug 1-7 presents:

Rank Artist Album Label
1 Avers Omega/Whatever Egghunt
2 Get In The Car Get In The Car self-released
3 The Julie Ruin Hit Reset Hardly Art
4 Young Scum Zona Citrus City
5 Inter Arma Paradise Gallows Relapse
6 Naked Pictures Nudes self-released
7 Atta Girl Fuck the Sun Bad Grrrl
8 Pete Curry Advice on Love Crystal Pistol
9 Dinosaur Jr. Give a Glimpse of What Yer Not Jagjaguwar
10 Deerhoof The Magic Polyvinyl
11 Modern Baseball Holy Ghost Run For Cover
12 Omni Deluxe Trouble in Mind
13 Honey Radar Blank Cartoon What’s Your Rupture?
14 Diarrhea Planet Turn to Gold Infinity Cat
15 Greys Outer Heaven Carpark
16 Fruit Bats Absolute Loser Easy Sound
17 Heaters Baptistina Beyond Beyond is Beyond
18 Omar I Want It To Be Freestyle
19 case/lang/veirs case/lang/veirs Anti-
20 Lisa Prank Adult Teen Father/Daughter
21 Psychic Ills Inner Journey Out Sacred Bones
22 The Gotobeds Blood//Sugar//Secs//Traffic Sub Pop
23 Clair Morgan New Lions & the Not-Good Night EggHunt
24 Pete Curry Doin’ Nothin’ Crystal Pistol
25 Miramar Dedication to Sylvia Rexach Barbès
26 Lucy Dacus No Burden EggHunt
27 Camp Howard Camp Howard Bad Grrrl / Crystal Pistol / Citrus City
28 Fight Cloud We’ll Be Alright self-released
29 Teen Brains Translucent Witchgirl / Citrus City
30 The Wimps The Wimps Bad Grrrl

7 August 8th, 2016

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