Top 30 new albums for week ending Jul 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 Bad Magic What’s Wrong with My Eyes? self-released
2 Mourn Sorpresa Familia Captured Tracks
3 Natalie Prass The Future and the Past ATO Records
4 Piranha Rama Piranha Rama Trrrash Records
5 Kenneka Cook Moonchild American Paradox
6 Manzara hello my name is … friend Nosy Pants
7 Saw Black Water Tower Crystal Pistol
8 Charles Lloyd & The Marvels with Lucinda Williams Vanished Gardens Capitol Records
9 Animal Collective Tangerine Reef Domino
10 Sudan Archives Sink – EP Stones Throw
11 Shannon & the Clams Onion Easy Eye Sound
12 Troy Roberts Nu-Jive Perspective Inner Circle Music
13 Snail Mail Lush Matador
14 Ty Segall & White Fence Joy Drag City
15 Let’s Eat Grandma I’m All Ears Transgressive / PIAS
16 The Internet Hive Mind Columbia Records
17 Eddie Palmieri Full Circle Ropeadope
18 Prana Crafter Enter The Stream Sunrise Ocean Bender / Cardinal Fuzz
19 Frankie and the Witch Fingers Drip / Tea – Single Let’s Pretend Records
20 Janelle Monáe Dirty Computer Bad Boy Records
21 Dylan Carlson Conquistador Sargent House
22 John Coltrane Both Directions at Once: The Lost Album (Deluxe Version) Impulse!
23 Pram Across the Meridian Domino
24 Big Kahuna OG Sky Chryme Mutant Academy
25 Desert Altar Desert Altar self-released
26 The Hold Steady The Stove & The Toaster / Star 18 – Single Frenchkiss
27 Evil Triplet Have A Nice Trip Evil Triplet
28 Bodega Endless Scroll What’s Your Rupture?
29 Mikaela Davis Delivery Rounder / Concord
30 Hologram Teen Between the Funk and the Fear Polytechnic Youth


New Albums Added:
Alcabean – Head Down (We Are Suburban, 2018)
Animal Electricity – Beginning to See the Light (Eebus, 2018)
Aniz, Clau – Filha de Mil Mulheres (Minty Fresh, 2018)
Ardoin, Sean – Kreole Rock and Soul (self-released, 2018)
Boy Willows – Woods at Night (self-released, 2018)
Brooks Williams – Lucky Star (Red Guitar Blue Music, 2018)
Buckley, Mariel – Driving in the Dark (self-released, 2018)
Buck-N-Nice – EMAG (Busy Inc., 2018)
Carolina Story – Lay Your Head Down (Black River Americana, 2018)
Chief White Lightning – s/t (El Camino, 2018)
Circles Around the Sun – Let it Wander (Rhino, 2018)
Costello, André and the Cool Minors – Resident Frequencies (Misra, 2018)
Couch Jackets – Go to Bed (self-released, 2018)
Cravens, Ben – The Single Edits (Desert Comb Music, 2018)
Curry, Denzel – TA13OO (Loma Vista, 2018)
Dawn & Hawkes – The Other Side (self-released, 2018)
Deaf Wish – Lithium Zion (Sub Pop, 2018)
Dreebs, The – Forest of a Crew (Ramp Local, 2018)
Echo Courts – Room with a View (Refresh, 2018)
face to face – Hold Fast (Fat Wreck Chords, 2018)
Fionn – s/t (604, 2018)
Firstworld – I’m Right Here (Division Music, 2018)
Fisher, Ian – Idle Hands (self-released, 2018)
Fishman, Danny – What I Meant to Say (self-released, 2018)
Forbert, Steve – The Magic Tree (Blue Rose Music, 2018)
Gold, Ethan – Expanses, Teenage Synthstrumentals (Electrik Gold, 2018)
Gordon, Kevin – Tilt and Shine (Crowville Media, 2018)
Graham, Belle – I’m Nearly With You (self-released, 2018)
Greene, Jackie – The Modern Lives Vol 2 (Blue Rose Music, 2018)
Growlers, The – Casual Acquaintances (Beach Goth, 2018)
Harsh Armadillo – Bite (self-released, 2018)
Havdale, Ryder – Candy Haven (White Whale, 2018)
Here Lies Man – You Will Know Nothing (RidingEasy, 2018)
Hersey, John Michael – Dreamtime (Chordophone, 2018)
Horne + Holt – Wires (Self Sabotage, 2018)
HUNNY – Windows II (Epitaph, 2018)
Lakis, Lauren – Ferocious (Cavity Search, 2018)
Lipstick Killer – The Black Dahlia (Urban Sixties, 2018)
Mariachi Reyna de Los Ángeles – s/t (Smithsonian Folkways, 2018)
Massage – Oh Boy (Tear Jerk, 2018)
Matchess – Sacracorpa (Trouble in Mind, 2018)
McKay, Gus – Talisman (self-released, 2018)
Mick’s Jaguar – Fame and Fortune (RidingEasy, 2018)
Neale, Jeremy – Getting the Team Back Together (Dot Dash, 2017)
Obuxum – H.E.R (Urbnet, 2018)
Oliver the Crow – s/t (self-released, 2018)
Poag, Vincent – Heroes and Demons (Danal Music, 2018)
Rain, Laura and the Caesars – Walk with Me (self-released, 2017)
Ross From Friends – Family Portrait (Brainfeeder, 2018)
Send Medicine – Mermaids on the Verandah (Honey House, 2018)
Shy Boys – Bell House (Polyvinyl, 2018)
Singer, Liam – Finish Him (Birdwatcher, 2018)
Slowcoaches – Nothing Gives (Sonic Canyon, 2018)
Smoove & Turrell – Mount Pleasant (Jalapeno, 2018)
Spider Bags – Someday Everything Will Be Fine (Merge, 2018)
T. Soomian – Love Relief (self-released, 2018)
Te’Amir – Abyssinia (Tru Thoughts, 2018)
Thin Lips – Chosen Family (Lame-O, 2018)
Tobias, Todd and Chloë March – Amialluma (Hidden Shoal, 2018)
Urban, Paul & Friends – Tidewater Blues (self-released, 2018)
V. V. Lightbody – Bathing Peach (self-released, 2018)
Various Artists – Adventures in Public School (604, 2018)
Vaughan, Stoll – The Conversation (Commonwealth Artist, 2018)
Vice Rags, The – Hope the Neighbors are Lookin’ (Mint 400, 2018)
Vincent, Chet – Where the Earth Opens Wide (Misra, 2018)
Westfall, Cliff – Baby You Win (self-released, 2018)
YOB – Our Raw Heart (Relapse, 2018)
Yoke Lore – Absolutes (Big Indie, 2018)
Zoe Speaks – Wings (Redbird, 2018)
Zook – Garden Variety (self-released, 2018)

7 July 28th, 2018

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