Genre charts for week ending Aug 10 presents:

AAA

Rank Artist Album Label
1 ELIZA GILKYSON Secularia Red House
2 SAW BLACK Water Tower Crystal Pistol
3 MARIEL BUCKLEY Driving In The Dark Self-Released
4 MARVIN PONTIAC Greatest Hits Northern Spy
5 MILK CARTON KIDS, THE All The Things That I Did And All The Things That I Didn’t Do Anti-
6 ROBBIE FULKS AND LINDA GAIL LEWIS Wild! Wild! Wild! Bloodshot
7 TRACYANNE AND DANNY Tracyanne And Danny Merge
8 JIMMY LAFAVE Peace Town MMR
9 LOVE CANON Cover Story Organic
10 SARAH WHITE High Flyer Self-Released

Hip-Hop

Rank Artist Album Label
1 NICKELUS F Stuck AGM
2 DENZEL CURRY TA1300 Loma Vista/Concord
3 FLY ANAKIN AND OHBLIV Backyard Boogie Mutant Academy
4 JAZZ CARTIER Fleurever Universal
5 NORE 5E Mass Appeal
6 OHBLIV Retrospective Paxico
7 STIMULATOR JONES Exotic Worlds and Masterful Treasures Stones Throw
8 TRAVIS SCOTT Astroworld Epic
9 BLACK THOUGHT streams of thought, vol. 1 [EP] Human Re Sources
10 GINKGOA One Time Self-Released

Loud

Rank Artist Album Label
1 GUERILLA TOSS “Meteorological” [Single] DFA
2 TWIN TRIBES Shadows Self-Released
3 BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME Automata Part II Sumerian
4 PARK SPARROWS More Peace OVOLR!
5 BLACKWATER HOLYLIGHT Blackwater Holylight Ridingeasy
6 BODEGA Endless Scroll What’s Your Rupture?
7 NINE INCH NAILS Bad Witch The Null Corporation/Capitol
8 BLOOD TUB ORCHESTRA The Seven Curses of the Music Hall Phono Erotic
9 CUT THE ARCHITECT’S HAND Thus Always to Tyrants Aunt Mary / New Dirt
10 HIGH PRIEST Grail Sludge [EP] Self-Released

RPM

Rank Artist Album Label
1 AISHA DEVI DNA Feelings Houndstooth
2 CHANCHA VIA CIRCUITO Bienaventuranza Wonderwheel
3 LET’S EAT GRANDMA I’m All Ears Transgressive/PIAS
4 PATOIS COUNSELORS Proper Release Ever/Never
5 HAIRCUTS FOR MEN 1982 [EP] Self-Released
6 ONEOHTRIX POINT NEVER The Station [EP] Warp
7 KANT-KINO “Conflicting Signals” [Single] Self-Released
8 SYSTEMA SOLAR “Mi Caribe Remixes, Vol. 1” [Single] Zebralution
9 CHAOS 4 WE ARE UNSTOPPABLE VARIOUS ARTISTS Dream Catalogue
10 NMESH Pharma Orange Milk

World

7 August 11th, 2018

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Top 30 new albums for week ending Aug 10 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 Spooky Cool Every Thing Ever – EP Citrus City
2 Manzara Hello My Name Is … Friend Nosy Pants
3 Beach House 7 Sub Pop
4 Bad Magic what’s wrong with my eyes? self-released
5 Piranha Rama Piranha Rama Trrrash
6 Kenneka Cook Moonchild American Paradox
7 Manatree Engines self-released
8 Estrons You Say I’m Too Much, I Say You’re Not Enough Gofod
9 The Hare and Hoofe Voyager – EP self-released
10 Guerilla Toss Twisted Crystal DFA
11 Murder by Death The Other Shore Bloodshot
12 Eliza Gilkyson Secularia Red House
13 Shannon & the Clams Onion Easy Eye Sound
14 La Luz Floating Features Hardly Art
15 Gabbie Rotts Pink Drink Season self-released
16 Young Scum Young Scum Citrus City
17 Saw Black Water Tower Crystal Pistol
18 Natalie Prass The Future and the Past ATO
19 Andy Jenkins Sweet Bunch Liberator Music / Spacebomb
20 Marcus Tenney Quartet Moment – EP American Paradox
21 Jason Jenkins Quartet Live @ The Barrel Thief self-released
22 Ollen Home Less self-released
23 Windhand Eternal Return Relapse
24 Nickelus F Stuck AGM
25 Free Cake For Every Creature The Bluest Star Double Double Whammy
26 Lemon Bucket Orkestra If I Had The Strength Six Degrees
27 Lucero Among the Ghosts Liberator Music
28 Denzel Curry TA13OO Loma Vista
29 Echo Courts Room with a View Refresh
30 Mariel Buckley Driving in the Dark self-released

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7 August 11th, 2018

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Genre charts for week ending Aug 3 presents:

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Rank Artist Album Label
1 WOODY WOODWORTH AND THE PINERS Virginia Self-Released
2 ZOE SPEAKS Wings Redbird
3 OLIVER THE CROW Oliver The Crow Self-Released
4 ELIZA GILKYSON Secularia Red House
5 JACKIE GREENE The Modern Lives Vol 2 Blue Rose
6 NORMAN COLLINS In The Picture Self-Released
7 BRONA MCVITTIE We Are the Wildlife Company of Corkbots
8 LOREENA MCKENNITT Lost Souls Ume
9 SLOCAN RAMBLERS, THE Queen City Jubilee Self-Released
10 LINDSAY LOU AND THE FLATBELLYS Southland Self-Released

Hip-Hop

Rank Artist Album Label
1 COLE HICKS May Day ANONYMOUS Genius / Purple Republic
2 DENZEL CURRY TA1300 Loma Vista
3 ASAP ROCKY Testing RCA
4 BUDDY Harlan & Alondra Lil Cool Company
5 DEATH GRIPS Year of the Snitch Harvest/Third Worlds
6 FLY ANAKIN AND OHBLIV Backyard Boogie Mutant Academy
7 MARLOWE Marlowe Mellow Group
8 PUSHA T Daytona Def Jam
9 STIMULATOR JONES Exotic Worlds and Masterful Treasures Stones Throw
10 PAN AMSTERDAM The Pocket Watch Def Pressé

Loud

Rank Artist Album Label
1 BODEGA Endless Scroll What’s Your Rupture?
2 YOB Our Raw Heart Relapse
3 THIN LIPS Chosen Family Lame-O
4 BLACKWATER HOLYLIGHT Blackwater Holylight Ridingeasy
5 BURN THE PRIEST Legion: XX Epic
6 FUNERAL HORSE Psalms For The Mourning Artificial Head
7 OCTOPUS Supernatural Alliance Rise Above
8 SCREAMING BEAST Our New Narrative Of Hate Self-Released
9 SMIRKS, THE The Smirks Self-Released
10 BOOK OF WYRMS “Undead Pegasus” [Single] Self-Released

RPM

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World

Rank Artist Album Label
1 ANGELIQUE KIDJO Remain In Light Kraven Works
2 AFRICAN SCREAM CONTEST 2 VARIOUS ARTISTS Analog Africa
3 ORQUESTA AKOKAN Orquesta Akokan Daptone
4 RAM 7: August 1791 Willibelle Publishing & Sales
5 DISQUES DEBS INTERNATIONAL VOL 1 VARIOUS ARTISTS Strut
6 EDDIE PALMIERI Full Circle Ropeadope
7 ORLANDO CACHAITO LOPEZ Cachaito World Circuit
8 MYSTIC BOWIE Mystic Bowie’s Talking Dreads Red River
9 EL DUSTY Cumbia City Aftercluv
10 LISTEN ALL AROUND: THE GOLDEN AGE OF CENTRAL AND EAST AFRICAN MUSIC VARIOUS ARTISTS Dust To Digital

7 August 4th, 2018

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Top 30 new albums for week ending Aug 3 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 Manzara Hello My Name Is … Friend Nosy Pants
2 The Internet Hive Mind Columbia
3 Tanukichan Sundays Company
4 Angelique Kidjo Remain in Light Kravenworks
5 Bodega Endless Scroll What’s Your Rupture?
6 Bad Magic What’s Wrong with My Eyes? self-released
7 Piranha Rama Piranha Rama Trrrash
8 Lucy Dacus Historian Matador
9 Parquet Courts Wide Awake! Rough Trade
10 The Sword Used Future Razor & Tie
11 Speedy Ortiz Twerp Verse Carpark
12 Courtney Barnett Tell Me How You Really Feel Mom+Pop / Marathon / Milk!
13 Mourn Sorpresa Familia Captured Tracks
14 Kristin Hersh Possible Dust Clouds Fire
15 The Essex Green Hardly Electronic Merge
16 La Luz Floating Features Hardly Art
17 The Devil Makes Three Chains Are Broken New West
18 Yeni Nostalji Yeni Nostalji Ropeadope
19 Woody Woodworth & the Piners Virginia self-released
20 Natalie Prass The Future and the Past ATO
21 Cole Hicks May Day ANONYMOUS Genius / Purple Republic
22 Brunswick Five Years Papa Hotel
23 Spooky Cool Every Thing Ever – EP Citrus City
24 Windhand Eternal Return Relapse
25 Here Lies Man You Will Know Nothing RidingEasy
26 Zoe Speaks Wings RedBird
27 Kevin Gordon Tilt and Shine Crowville Media
28 Denzel Curry TA13OO Loma Vista
29 YOB Our Raw Heart Relapse
30 Thin Lips Chosen Family Lame-O

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7 August 4th, 2018

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Genre charts for week ending Jul 27 presents:

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Rank Artist Album Label
1 SAW BLACK Water Tower Crystal Pistol
2 LOVE CANON Cover Story Organic
3 BLACK LILLIES, THE Stranger To Me [Advance Tracks] Thirty Tigers
4 CAROLINA STORY Lay Your Head Down Americana
5 CEJ Clovis Man Gnosong
6 FOLK SOUL REVIVAL Folk Soul Revival Self-Released
7 I SEE HAWKS IN LA Live And Never Learn Self-Released
8 JEFFREY FOUCAULT Blood Brothers Blue Blade
9 JIMMY LAFAVE Peace Town MMR
10 LORI MCKENNA The Tree Warner Bros.

Hip-Hop

Rank Artist Album Label
1 SUDAN ARCHIVES Sink [EP] Stones Throw
2 JANELLE MONAE Dirty Computer Bad Boy
3 BIG KAHUNA OG Sky Chryme Mutant Academy
4 BLUEPRINT Two Headed Monster Weightless
5 CRIMEAPPLE AND BIG GHOST LTD Aguardiente Manteca
6 DR OCTAGON Moosebumps Bulk/Caroline
7 JORJA SMITH Lost & Found RCA
8 EVIDENCE Weather Or Not Rhymesayers
9 PUSHA T Daytona Def Jam
10 SERPENTWITHFEET soil Secretly Canadian

Loud

Rank Artist Album Label
1 DESERT ALTAR Desert Altar Self-Released
2 BODEGA Endless Scroll What’s Your Rupture?
3 FRANKIE AND THE WITCH FINGERS “Drip / Tea” [Single] Let’s Pretend
4 GRITTER Nobody Cares Self-Released
5 ZEAL AND ARDOR Stranger Fruit Self-Released
6 WITCH MOUNTAIN Witch Mountain Svart
7 NINE INCH NAILS Bad Witch The Null Corporation/Capitol
8 BURN THE PRIEST Legion: XX Epic
9 ARMED, THE Only Love Throatruiner
10 BLACKWATER HOLYLIGHT Blackwater Holylight Ridingeasy

RPM

Rank Artist Album Label
1 LET’S EAT GRANDMA I’m All Ears Transgressive/PIAS
2 ONEOHTRIX POINT NEVER Age Of Warp
3 ALBUM LEAF, THE The Endless (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) Eastern Glow
4 BEN SALISBURY AND GEOFF BARROW Annihilation (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) Lakeshore
5 FUNKI PORCINI The Mulberry Files Self-Released
6 MIDNIGHT MARIONETTES, THE They Only Come Out At Night Self-Released
7 PABLO’S EYE Spring Break Stroom
8 PAUL WHITE Rejuvenate R&S
9 BUG VS EARTH, THE Concrete Desert Ninja Tune
10 LORDS OF ACID Voodoo-U (Special Remastered Band Edition) Metropolis

World

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7 July 28th, 2018

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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

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7 July 28th, 2018

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Genre charts for week ending Jul 20 presents:

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Rank Artist Album Label
1 OLIVER THE CROW OLIVER THE CROW Self-Released
2 RODNEY CROWELL Acoustic Classics RC1
3 ALANIS OBOMSAWIN Bush Lady Constellation
4 CR AND THE DEGENERATES Coming Of Age Sniffling Indie Kids/Mint 400
5 JACKSON EMMER Jukebox Lost Homey
6 SALT HOUSE Undersong Self-Released
7 MILK CARTON KIDS, THE All The Things That I Did And All The Things That I Didn’t Do Anti-
8 TRAMPLED BY TURTLES Life Is Good On The Open Road Banjodad
9 RAY DAVIES Our Country Americana Act II Legacy
10 CAROLINA STORY Lay Your Head Down Americana

Hip-Hop

Rank Artist Album Label
1 FLY ANAKIN AND OHBLIV Backyard Boogie Mutant Academy
2 DRAKE Scorpion Republic
3 MAD SKILLZ Im the DJ….And the Rapper Big Kidz Ent
4 SABA Care For Me Saba Pivot
5 FREDDIE GIBBS Freddie Empire
6 GORILLAZ The Now Now Parlophone/Warner Bros.
7 JORJA SMITH Lost & Found RCA
8 PUSHA T Daytona Def Jam
9 REJJIE SNOW Dear Annie 300
10 ROC MARCIANO RR2: The Bitter Dose Marci Enterprises

Loud

Rank Artist Album Label
1 DESERT ALTAR Desert Altar Self-Released
2 GUMMING Human Values Self-Released
3 SINISTER PURPOSE Aces Low Vinyl Conflict
4 SMIRKS, THE The Smirks Self-Released
5 DESERT MOUNTAIN TRIBE Om Parvat Mystery Metropolis
6 ZEAL AND ARDOR Stranger Fruit Self-Released
7 BLACKWATER HOLYLIGHT Blackwater Holylight Ridingeasy
8 SISTA BOSSEN Tio låtar om privilegierat lidande Crunchy Frog
9 KOMRADS Resistor Self-Released
10 MOCK IDENTITY Paradise Scam Likely

RPM

Rank Artist Album Label
1 LET’S EAT GRANDMA I’m All Ears Transgressive/PIAS
2 FM SKYLINE EarthSim Crystal Pistol
3 BEAK> >>> [Advance Tracks] Ivanda
4 CHANCHA VIA CIRCUITO Bienaventuranza Wonderwheel
5 ECHO COLLECTIVE Plays Amnesiac 7K!
6 MOBY Everything Was Beautiful And Nothing Hurt Mute
7 SUBELO CUBA Havana Cultura: ¡Súbelo, Cuba! Brownswood
8 тпсб Sekundenschlaf Blackest Ever Black
9 NMESH Pharma Orange Milk
10 LINDSTROM It’s Alright Between Us as It Is Smalltown Supersound

World

Rank Artist Album Label
1 ANGELIQUE KIDJO Remain In Light Kraven Works
2 BOMBINO Deran Partisan
3 ABU OBAIDA HASSAN Abu Obaida Hassan & His Tambour: The Shaigiya Sound of Sudan Ostinato
4 ALPHEUS Light Of Day Liquidator
5 JUPITER AND OKWESS Kin Sonic Everloving
6 AFRICAN SCREAM CONTEST 2 VARIOUS ARTISTS Analog Africa
7 SIDI TOURE Toubalbero Thrill Jockey
8 KING KONG Repatriation Irie Ites
9 REGGAE SAX RIDDIM VARIOUS ARTISTS Reggae Vibes
10 MYSTERY OF THE BULGARIAN VOICES, THE BooCheeMish Prophecy

7 July 21st, 2018

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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

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7 July 21st, 2018

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Genre charts for week ending Jul 13 presents:

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Rank Artist Album Label
1 INNOCENCE MISSION, THE Sun On The Square Badman
2 SARAH SHOOK AND THE DISARMERS Years Bloodshot
3 DEATHHOUSE BLUES The Beer Battered Boogies Self-Released
4 SMOKING FLOWERS, THE Let’s Die Together Bandaloop
5 6 STRING DRAG Top of the World Schoolkids
6 ALANIS OBOMSAWIN Bush Lady Constellation
7 ANA EGGE White Tiger Self-Released
8 DONOVAN WOODS Both Ways Meant Well
9 PATTERSON BARRETT Give ‘Em What They Want Self-Released
10 WESTERN CENTURIES Songs From The Deluge Free Dirt

Hip-Hop

Rank Artist Album Label
1 NICKELUS F Stuck AGM
2 BIG KAHUNA OG Sky Chryme Mutant Academy
3 TUAMIE Emergency Raps, Vol. 2 Mutant Academy
4 GORILLAZ The Now Now Parlophone/Warner Bros.
5 MCKINLEY DIXON The Importance of Self Belief Wadada
6 DR OCTAGON Moosebumps Bulk/Caroline
7 FREDDIE GIBBS Freddie Empire
8 NAS Nasir Def Jam
9 CARTERS, THE Everything Is Love Roc Nation
10 JORJA SMITH Lost & Found RCA

Loud

Rank Artist Album Label
1 SLEEP The Sciences Third Man
2 YOB Our Raw Heart Relapse
3 DESERT ALTAR Desert Altar Self-Released
4 GHOST Prequelle Concord/Loma Vista
5 ZEAL AND ARDOR Stranger Fruit Self-Released
6 GUMMING Human Values Self-Released
7 ASG Survive Sunrise Relapse
8 BODEGA Endless Scroll What’s Your Rupture?
9 BURN THE PRIEST Legion: XX Epic
10 WAYFARER World’s Blood Profound Lore

RPM

Rank Artist Album Label
1 AISHA DEVI DNA Feelings Houndstooth
2 MARY LATTIMORE Hundreds of Days Ghostly International
3 TANGENTS New Bodies Temporary Residence
4 VENETIAN SNARES AND DANIEL LANOIS Venetian Snares X Daniel Lanois Timesig
5 CASINO VERSUS JAPAN Suicide by Sun Self-Released
6 HOLODECK VISION ONE VARIOUS ARTISTS HoloDeck
7 S AND S PRESENTS DREAMS VARIOUS ARTISTS Stadiums & Shrines / Cascine
8 NEOTROPIC Your War [EP] Slowcraft
9 LCD SOUNDSYSTEM American Dream DFA/Columbia
10 IBEYI Ash XL

World

Rank Artist Album Label
1 ANGELIQUE KIDJO Remain In Light Kraven Works
2 BOMBINO Deran Partisan
3 ABU OBAIDA HASSAN Abu Obaida Hassan & His Tambour: The Shaigiya Sound of Sudan Ostinato
4 ALPHEUS Light Of Day Liquidator
5 JUPITER AND OKWESS Kin Sonic Everloving
6 AFRICAN SCREAM CONTEST 2 VARIOUS ARTISTS Analog Africa
7 SIDI TOURE Toubalbero Thrill Jockey
8 KING KONG Repatriation Irie Ites
9 REGGAE SAX RIDDIM VARIOUS ARTISTS Reggae Vibes
10 MYSTERY OF THE BULGARIAN VOICES, THE BooCheeMish Prophecy

7 July 14th, 2018

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Top 30 new albums for week ending Jul 13 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 Snail Mail Lush Matador
2 The Innocence Mission Sun on the Square Bella Union
3 Dumb Waiter Heck JUJU
4 Van Morrison & Joey DeFrancesco You’re Driving Me Crazy Legacy
5 Sarah Shook & the Disarmers Years Bloodshot
6 Blush Face What Do You Want? Blush Face
7 Charles Lloyd & The Marvels + Lucinda Williams Vanished Gardens Blue Note
8 Sleep The Sciences Third Man
9 Shannon Shaw Shannon In Nashville Easy Eye Sound
10 Angélique Kidjo Remain in Light Kravenworks
11 PMS and the Mood Swings PMS and the Mood Swings Burger
12 YOB Our Raw Heart Relapse
13 Bombino Deran Partisan
14 John Coltrane Both Directions at Once: The Lost Album Impulse
15 Manatree Engines self-released
16 Woolen Men Post self-released
17 Hoax Hunters Dormant – EP Cherub
18 Natalie Prass The Future and the Past ATO
19 Deathhouse Blues The Beer Battered Boogies self released
20 Nickelus F Stuck AGM
21 Big Kahuna OG Sky Chryme Mutant Academy
22 Tuamie Emergency Raps, Vol. 2 Mutant Academy
23 Desert Altar Desert Altar self-released
24 Jim James Uniform Distortion ATO
25 Gorillaz The Now Now Parlophone
26 Wimps Garbage People Kill Rock Stars
27 Wild Moccasins Look Together New West
28 The Smoking Flowers Let’s Die Together Bandaloop
29 Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever Hope Downs Sub Pop
30 Kamasi Washington Heaven and Earth Young Turks

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7 July 14th, 2018

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