Top 30 new albums for week ending Jul 20 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 Bad Magic What’s Wrong with My Eyes? self-released
2 Natalie Prass The Future and the Past ATO
3 Hoax Hunters Dormant – EP Cherub
4 Fly Anakin & Ohbliv Backyard Boogie Mutant Academy
5 Courtney Barnett Tell Me How You Really Feel Mom+Pop
6 Mazzy Star Still – EP Rhymes of an Hour
7 Tower of Power Soul Side of Town Artistry Music
8 Shannon Shaw Shannon In Nashville Easy Eye Sound
9 Drake Scorpion Young Money Entertainment / Cash Money / Republic
10 Angelique Kidjo Remain in Light Kravenworks
11 Piranha Rama Piranha Rama Trrrash
12 Shannon & the Clams Onion Easy Eye Sound
13 Oliver The Crow Oliver The Crow OTC
14 Snail Mail Lush Matador
15 Teyana Taylor K.T.S.E. GOOD Music
16 77:78 Jellies Heavenly
17 Mad Skillz Im the DJ….And the Rapper Big Kidz Ent
18 Peach Kelli Pop Gentle Leader Mint
19 Wimps Garbage People Kill Rock Stars
20 La Luz Floating Features Hardly Art
21 Saba Care for Me Saba Pivot
22 John Coltrane Both Directions at Once: The Lost Album Verve
23 The Jayhawks Back Roads and Abandoned Motels Legacy
24 Rodney Crowell Acoustic Classics RC1
25 Young Scum Young Scum Citrus City
26 Dumb Waiter Heck JUJU
27 Manatree Engines self-released
28 Desert Altar Desert Altar self-released
29 Ty Segall & White Fence Joy Drag City
30 Prana Crafter Enter The Stream Sunrise Ocean Bender / Cardinal Fuzz


New Albums Added:
Aeves – Desire (self-released, 2018)
Allmos – Sound Affects, Vol. 1 (Fresh Selects, 2017)
Astronauts, etc. – Living in Symbol (Company, 2018)
Billy Wylder – Strike the Match (Sand & Gold, 2018)
Blue Heaven – Volume One (No Sleep, 2018)
Body/Head – The Switch (Matador, 2018)
Champagne Superchillin’ – Beach Deep (Broken Circles / Soft Junk, 2018)
Clearance – At Your Leisure (Topshelf, 2018)
Cook, Braxton – Somewhere in Between: Remixes & Outtakes (Fresh Selects, 2018)
Creation Factory, The – s/t (Lolipop, 2018)
Desert Mountain Tribe – Om Parvat Mystery (Metropolis, 2018)
Dirty Projectors – Lamp Lit Prose (Domino, 2018)
Forest Green – Nothing is Special (No Sleep, 2018)
Harvey Trisdale – s/t (Baby Blue, 2018)
Hold Steady, The – The Stove & The Toaster / Star 18 (Frenchkiss, 2018)
Hosannas – Picture Him Protecting You (Fresh Selects, 2018)
Jupiter Lion – We Will Lose Gracefully (BCore, 2018)
Justin and The Cosmics – PERF (Cosmic Thug, 2018)
LFZ – Name Plus Focus (Castle Face, 2018)
Lusitanian Ghosts – s/t (self-released, 2018)
Mamalarky – Fundamental Thrive Hive (self-released, 2018)
Menace Beach – Black Rainbow Sound (Memphis Industries / Red Eye, 2018)
mouse on the keys – tres (Topshelf, 2018)
Nameless Frames – Already Inside (Super Secret, 2018)
Negative Scanner – Nose Picker (Trouble in Mind, 2018)
New Venusians – s/t (Fresh Selects, 2018)
Night Flight – Wanderlust / Carousel (CRC, 2018)
Prana Crafter – Enter the Stream (Sunrise Ocean Bender, 2018)
Purrs, The – Destroy the Sun (Swoon, 2018)
Ravenstine, Allen – Waiting for the Bomb (ReR Megacorp, 2018)
Rezanejad, Soho – World Breathes People (Silicone, 2018)
S4U – Heart 2 Say (Different / PIAS, 2018)
Sad Baxter – So Happy (Cold Lunch Recordings, 2018)
Save Face – Merci (Epitaph, 2018)
Segall, Ty & White Fence – Joy (Drag City, 2018)
Sink Tapes – Playground of Verses (Mint 400, 2018)
Skeleton – Pyramid of Skulls (Super Secret, 2018)
Sly5thAve – The Invisible Man: An Orchestral Tribute to Dr. Dre (Tru Thoughts, 2017)
Snyder, Jeff / Federico Ughi – Duo (Carrier, 2018)
Tissues, The – Veil (self-released, 2017)
Ume – Other Nature (Modern Outsider, 2018)
Weathers – Kids in the Night (RCA, 2018)
Wilderado – Favors (Bright Antenna, 2018)

7 July 21st, 2018

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