Top 30 new albums for week ending May 25 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 Neko Case Hell-On Anti/Epitaph
2 Parquet Courts Wide Awake! Rough Trade
3 Tracyanne & Danny Tracyanne & Danny Merge
4 Courtney Barnett Tell Me How You Really Feel Mom+Pop
5 Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks Sparkle Hard Matador
6 La Luz Floating Features Hardly Art
7 Speedy Ortiz Twerp Verse Carpark
8 The Lovely Eggs This Is Eggland The Lovely Eggs
9 The Skull Defekts The Skull Defekts Thrill Jockey
10 Superorganism Superorganism Domino
11 Now, Now Saved Trans-
12 Facs Negative Houses Trouble in Mind
13 Half Waif Lavender Cascine
14 Jennifer Castle Angels of Death Paradise of Bachelors
15 The Breeders All Nerve 4AD
16 Beach House 7 Sub Pop
17 Various artists African Scream Contest 2 (Analog Africa No. 26) Analog Africa
18 Pharrell Williams x Camila Cabello Sangria Wine – Single Columbia
19 Yeni Nostalji Yeni Nostalji Ropeadope
20 Saw Black Water Tower Crystal Pistol
21 The Purge The Bad Ideas We Build Worlds Purge Music
22 Gumming Human Values self-released
23 Lucy Dacus Historian Matador
24 Magnus Lush Hell Is Real – EP Trrrash
25 Opin Drifters EP Harding Street Assembly Lab
26 Piranha Rama Beach Body Trrrash
27 The Dead Tongues Unsung Passage Psychic Hotline
28 Mary Lattimore Hundreds of Days Ghostly International
29 Peach Kelli Pop Gentle Leader Mint
30 Deeper Deeper Fire Talk


New Albums Added:
Bad Times – Streets of Iron (Goner)
Barnett, Courtney – Tell Me How You Really Feel (Mom+Pop / Marathon / Milk!)
Beach Skulls – Las Dunas (PNKSLM)
Biffy Clyro – MTV Unplugged: Live at Roundhouse London (Warner Bros.)
Blue Yonder – Rough and Ready Heart (NewSong)
Bluhm, Nicki – To Rise You Gotta Fall (Compass)
Brownout – Fear of a Brown Planet (Fat Beats)
Buck Meek – Buck Meek (Keeled Scales)
Bumpin’ Uglies – Beast From the East (Space Duck)
Cary, Meghan – Sing Louder (self-released)
Chad Valley – Imaginary Music (Cascine)
City Mouth – Hollows (Take This to Heart)
Clairo – diary 001 (Fader)
Dave Goddess Group – Last of the West Side Cowboys (self-released)
Dear Nora – Skulls Example (Orindal)
Driftmachine – Shunter (Umor-Rex)
Egge, Ana – White Tiger (Storysound)
Free Radicals – No State Solution (Free Rads)
Gill, Hannah – Lost in Words (Footnote)
Hinds – I Don’t Run (Mom + Pop)
Holt, Joe – Something Louder (self-released)
Jewel, Johnny – Themes for Television (Italians Do It Better)
Jo Passed – Their Prime (Sub Pop)
Kiku – The Parlor (Five Kill)
Kris the $pirit – Spirit Mode Vol. 1 (Make it Rain)
Kuwaisiana – Chapter 1 (self-released)
Lazyeyes – Echoes (EggHunt)
Leask, David – Six in 6/8 (self-released)
Lucius – Nudes (Mom + Pop)
Lucy and the Rats – Lucy and the Rats (Dirty Water)
Macintyre, Andy – Melomania (self-released)
Magic Numbers, The – Outsiders (Park the Van)
Major, Bruno – A Song for Every Moon (July)
Maps & Atlases – Lightlessness is Nothing New (self-released)
Meldau, Albin Lee – About You (Astralwerks)
Mystery of the Bulgarian Voices, The – BooCheeMish (feat. Lisa Gerrard) (Prophecy)
Nite Haus – Saturation (self-released)
Noble Son – Joy in Violence (self-released)
Noise Downstairs – Soul of a Rider (self-released)
Numb.er – Goodbye (Felte)
Ocean Hope – Rolling Days (Hush Hush)
Oceanship – Bella Blue (self-released)
Parliament – Medicaid Fraud Dogg (C Kunspyruhzy)
Pink Dust, The – Ming (self-released)
Plankenhorn, Jeff – Sleeping Dogs (Spike Steel)
Poptone – Poptone (Cleopatra)
Rocket 3 – What’s the Frequency? (self-released)
RVG – A Quality Of Mercy (Caroline)
Savilles, The – Something Strange (Gypsy Soul / Fontana North)
Scent – Roadside Cherry (Wichita)
Silverbeets, The – Stay Tuned (self-released)
Son of the Velvet Rat – The Late Show (Mint 400 / Fluff & Gravy)
Sons of an Illustrious Father – Deus Sex Machina: Or, Moving Slowly Beyond Nikola Tesla (self-released)
Starski, Ellen – The Days When Peonies Prayed for the Ants (Flying Machine)
Sudan Archives – Sink (Stones Throw)
Sunflower Bean – Twentytwo in Blue (Mom + Pop)
Sylmar – Sylmar (self-released)
Thunderpussy – Thunderpussy (Stardog / Republic)
Walker, Ryley – Deafman Glance (Dead Oceans)
White Summer – Soul Breaker (self-released)

7 May 26th, 2018

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