Top 30 new albums for week ending Apr 27 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 Hop Along Bark Your Head Off, Dog Saddle Creek
2 Lucy Dacus Historian Matador
3 Sarah Shook & the Disarmers Years Bloodshot
4 Giggly Boys Tap Tap Tap on a Fragile Bowl – EP This Ain’t Heaven Recording Concern
5 Tank and the Bangas Smoke.Netflix.Chill. – Single Verve
6 John Paul Keith Heart Shaped Shadow (feat. Will Sexton) Last Chance
7 Janelle Monáe Dirty Computer Bad Boy
8 Kadhja Bonet Childqueen Fat Possum
9 Fat Spirit Nihilist Blues self-released
10 Nicole Atkins Goodnight Rhonda Lee Single Lock (Red)
11 Smino blkswn Downtown JV
12 John Morand Scott’s Addiction Sound of Music
13 Kenneka Cook Moonchild American Paradox
14 Magnus Lush Hell Is Real – EP Trrrash
15 Opin Drifters EP Harding Street Assembly Lab
16 Thievery Corporation Treasures from the Temple ESL Music
17 Fiddlehead Springtime and Blind Run for Cover
18 Air Waves Warrior Western Vinyl
19 Unknown Mortal Orchestra Sex & Food Jagjaguwar
20 Kitten Forever Semi-Permanent Rat Queen
21 En Attendant Ana Lost and Found Trouble In Mind
22 Haley Heynderickx I Need to Start a Garden Mama Bird
23 Abbe May Fruit Luxury Cat
24 Faustina Masigat Faustina Masigat Mama Bird
25 Alison Wonderland Awake Astralwerks
26 Wye Oak The Louder I Call, The Faster It Runs Merge
27 Kississippi Sunset Blush Bug Crusher
28 Ruby Velle & The Soulphonics State of All Things self-released
29 Gizelle Smith Ruthless Day Jalapeno
30 Nihilist Cheerleader Riot, Right? Perfect Attendance

New Albums Added:
Aquaserge – Déjà -Vous? (Crammed Discs)
Artson – Brave Star (Artson Music)
Blumberg, Daniel – Minus (Mute)
Body, The – I Have Fought Against It, But I Can’t Any Longer (Thrill Jockey)
Boerd – Static (Anjuandeep)
Bostick, Ben – Hellfire (Simply Fantastic Music)
Brasher, Liz – Outcast (Fat Possum)
Burning Peppermints, The – Glittervomit (High Dive)
Can-Do Attitude, The – The Can-Do Attitude (Hungry Norman)
Cooder, Ry – The Prodigal Son (Fantasy)
Coolidge, Rita – Safe in the Arms of Time (Blue Élan)
Cut Worms – Hollow Ground (Jagjaguwar)
Dailey, Will – Golden Walker (self-released)
DeLuca, Doug – Hit Your Mark (self-released)
Elaquent – Celebrate Life! (Urbnet)
Elohim – Elohim (BMG)
Eryn – Lady E (self-released)
Eternal Summers – Every Day It Feels Like I’m Dying… (Nevado)
Eureka California – Roadrunners (HHBTM)
Forth Wanderers – Forth Wanderers (Sub Pop)
Fuchs, Dana – Love Lives On (Get Along)
Futo – In Heaven, All My Jokes Will Kill (Marching Banana)
Gat, Yonatan – Universalists (Joyful Noise)
Goldberg Sisters, The – HOME: A Nice Place to Visit (Apology Music)
Gosh! – Odyssey (Nicey)
Greyhounds, The – Cheyenne Valley Drive (Bud’s Recording Service)
Half Waif – Lavender (Cascine)
HÄXXAN – The Magnificent Planet of Alien Vampiro II (Slovenly)
Henderson, Amy – May (self-released)
Ladder, Jack and the Dreamlanders – Blue Poles (Terrible)
League of Space Pirates – Impossible Girl – Single (self-released)
Lee, Buzzy – Facepaint (Future Classic)
Locate S,1 – Healing Contest (Nicey)
Los Texmaniacs – Cruzando Borders (Smithsonian Folkways)
Louise, Sarah – Deeper Woods (Thrill Jockey)
Low Cut Connie – Dirty Pictures (Part 2) (Contender)
Monsterwatch – Zot (Noise Noise Ouch Stop)
Night Tongue – Achelous + Melopmene (self-released)
Nines – Crop Circles (XL)
Octopus – Supernatural Alliance (Rise Above)
Ofenbach – Be Mine (Warner Bros.)
Okkervil River – In the Rainbow Rain (ATO)
Pennywise – Never Gonna Die (Epitaph)
Rabin, Jared – Wondering About the Weather (self-released)
Rainsford – Emotional Support Animal (self-released)
Red Wanting Blue – The Wanting (Blue Élan)
Reuben and the Dark – Arms of a Dream (Arts & Crafts)
Sage, Rachael – Myopia (Mpress)
Screaming Beast – Our New Narrative of Hate (self-released)
Sea and Cake, The – Any Day (Thrill Jockey)
Septic Tank – Rotting Civilisation (Rise Above)
Soft Sailors – Soft Sailors (Vanity Projects)
Speedy Ortiz – Twerp Verse (Carpark)
Stimulator Jones – Exotic Worlds and Masterful Treasures (Stones Throw)
Sweany, Patrick – Ancient Noise (Nine Mile)
Taizautie – I’m Up (Boca Entertainment Group)
Talkie – Fundamental Things (self-released)
Travelers, The – Longest Road Home (self-released)
TRIBECA-GRAND – Sport of the Gods (self-released)
Under the Oak – Big Sky (Winding Way)
Uomo, Billy – Hello? (self-released)
Various Artists – Chebran Volume 2: French Boogie 1979-1982 (Born Bad)
Washington, Walter “Wolfman” – My Future Is My Past (Anti-)
Woods, Donovan – Both Ways (Meant Well)
Yawn Mower – Could Eat, Would Sleep (Mint 400)

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    April 28th, 2018

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