Top 30 new albums for week ending Jan 11 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 Kurt Vile Bottle It In Matador
2 Unmaker Firmament self-released
3 The Daktaris Soul Explosion Daptone
4 Daughters You Won’t Get What You Want Ipecac / PIAS / Hostess
5 Jeff Tweedy WARM dBpm
6 John Prine The Tree of Forgiveness Oh Boy
7 Shopping The Official Body FatCat
8 The Nude Party The Nude Party New West
9 Viagra Boys Street Worms YEAR0001
10 Shannon & the Clams Onion Easy Eye Sound
11 Exploded View Obey Sacred Bones
12 The Ar-Kaics In This Time Wick / Daptone
13 Kacey Musgraves Golden Hour MCA Nashville
14 Father John Misty God’s Favorite Customer Sub Pop
15 Ty Segall Freedom’s Goblin Drag City
16 Bodega Endless Scroll What’s Your Rupture?
17 Dave Alvin & Jimmie Dale Gilmore Downey to Lubbock Yep Roc
18 Low Double Negative Sub Pop
19 The Jayhawks Back Roads and Abandoned Motels Legacy
20 Addy Rose Eyes – EP self-released
21 Recluse Raccoon Recluse Raccoon Citrus City
22 Nightcreature On the Loose – EP Alfalfa Dreams
23 Jonathan Vassar Little Ease – EP self-released
24 Big Kahuna OG Kahuna Cartagena Scheme Team
25 Windhand Eternal Return Relapse
26 Butcher Brown Camden Session Gearbox
27 Julien Baker, Phoebe Bridgers & Lucy Dacus Boygenius – EP Matador
28 Yung Sums Black Friday self-released
29 The C.I.A. The C.I.A. In the Red
30 Tallies Tallies Kanine

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7 January 12th, 2019

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Genre charts for week ending Jan 11 presents:

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Rank Artist Album Label
1 JOHN PRINE The Tree of Forgiveness Oh Boy
2 KACEY MUSGRAVES Golden Hour Universal
3 DAVE ALVIN AND JIMMIE DALE GILMORE Downey To Lubbock Yep Roc
4 ADDY Rose Eyes [EP] Self-Released
5 JONATHAN VASSAR Little Ease [EP] Self-Released
6 JONATHAN BYRD AND THE PICKUP COWBOYS Pickup Cowboys Waterbug
7 MOUNTAIN MAN Magic Ship Nonesuch
8 LUCY WAINWRIGHT ROCHE Little Beast Self-Released
9 MICHIGAN RATTLERS Evergreen Self-Released
10 MIKE FARRIS Silver & Stone Compass

Hip-Hop

Rank Artist Album Label
1 BIG KAHUNA OG Kahuna Cartagena Scheme Team
2 YUNG SUMS Black Friday Self-Released
3 FLY ANAKIN AND OHBLIV Backyard Boogie Mutant Academy
4 LINA SYMONE “Need That” [Single] Self-Released
5 BAD SEED X NOTTZ, THE No Way In Hell Crisis Center Collective
6 CUT CHEMIST Die Cut A Stable Sound
7 HECTOR GUERRA Desde el Infierno TheMusicJoint
8 JID Dicaprio 2 Dreamville/Interscope
9 NICKELUS F Stuck AGM
10 BENNY THE BUTCHER Tana Talk 3 Griselda

Loud

Rank Artist Album Label
1 UNMAKER Firmament Self-Released
2 BODEGA Endless Scroll What’s Your Rupture?
3 WINDHAND Eternal Return Relapse
4 CIA, THE The C.I.A. In the Red
5 YATRA Death Ritual Grimoire
6 CURSIVE Vitriola 15 Passenger
7 MEWITHOUTYOU [untitled] Run For Cover
8 DEAFHEAVEN Ordinary Corrupt Human Love Anti-/Epitaph
9 YOB Our Raw Heart Relapse
10 NITA STRAUSS Controlled Chaos Sumerian

RPM

Rank Artist Album Label
1 BEAK >>> Temporary Residence/Invada
2 MARIE DAVIDSON So Right [EP] Ninja Tune
3 GUI BORATTO Pentagram Kompakt
4 MARK PRICHARD The Four Worlds Warp
5 AISHA DEVI DNA Feelings Houndstooth
6 AMNESIA SCANNER Another Life PAN
7 GRUPO CONTROLE DIGITAL A Festa É Nossa Soundway/Phoenix Spink
8 GUDRUN GUT Moment Monika Enterprise
9 I YA TOYAH Code Blue Self-Released
10 RAIN WITHIN, THE Atomic Eyes Negative Gain

World

Rank Artist Album Label
1 DAKTARIS, THE Soul Explosion [Remastered] Desco/Daptone
2 STEP FORWARD YOUTH VARIOUS ARTISTS Greensleeves
3 TARTIT Amankor / The Exile Riverboat
4 SALIF KEITA Un Autre Blanc Naive
5 JUANECO Y SU COMBO El Gran Cacique Infopesa
6 ALBOROSIE MEETS ROOTS RADICS Dub For The Radicals Greensleeves
7 IBIBIO SOUND MACHINE “Tell Me (Doko Mien)” [Single] Merge
8 STEEL PULSE “Stop You Coming And Come” [Single] Rootfire Cooperative
9 STRICTLY THE BEST VOL. 58 VARIOUS ARTISTS VP
10 MAURICE LOUCA Elephantine Northern Spy

7 January 12th, 2019

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Top 30 new albums for week ending Jan 4 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 Steve Gunn The Unseen In Between Matador
3 Faux Ferocious Pretty Groovy Burger
4 Sunwatchers Illegal Moves Trouble in Mind
5 Femi Kuti One People One World Knitting Factory
6 Alpheus Light of Day Liquidator
7 Low Double Negative Sub Pop
8 Mekong Xpress & The Get Fresh Horns Common Knowledge EggHunt
9 Dom Flemons Black Cowboys Smithsonian Folkways
10 Gulp All Good Wishes E.L.K.
11 Debrider Gift Horse self-released
12 Unmaker Firmament self-released
13 Butcher Brown Camden Session Gearbox
14 Boygenius Boygenius – EP Matador
15 The Ar-Kaics In This Time Wick / Daptone
16 Aerica Lauren Summer Forever self-released
17 Eiko Ishibashi The Dream My Bones Dream Drag City
18 Marie Davidson So Right – EP Ninja Tune
19 Exdreams Physical Contact exdreams
20 Chemtrails Cuckoo Split – EP PNKSLM
21 Zoe Boekbinder Shadow Zoe Boekbinder
22 Polly Panic Losing Form Polly Panic
23 My Brightest Diamond A Million and One Rhyme & Reason
24 Black Masala Trains And Moonlight Destinies self-released
25 David Benedict The Golden Angle self-released
26 Alien Sex Fiend Possessed Cherry Red
27 The Sha La Das Love in the Wind Daptone
28 June West June West Broken Circles
29 Chersea In Limbo Fierce Panda Canada
30 Gretta Ray hERE aND nOW self-released

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7 January 5th, 2019

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Genre charts for week ending Jan 4 presents:

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Rank Artist Album Label
1 DOM FLEMONS Black Cowboys Smithsonian Folkways
2 DAVID BENEDICT The Golden Angle Shelton
3 EPILOGUE: A TRIBUTE TO JOHN DUFFEY VARIOUS ARTISTS Smithsonian Folkways
4 AMY RAY Holler Compass
5 HAZEL DICKENS AND ALICE GERRARD Sing Me Back Home: The DC Tapes, 1965-1969 Free Dirt
6 WOOKS, THE Glory Bound Self-Released
7 SAW BLACK Water Tower Crystal Pistol
8 I’M WITH HER See You Around Rounder/Concord
9 KIM RICHEY Edgeland Yep Roc
10 MARTHA SPENCER Martha Spencer Free Dirt

Hip-Hop

Rank Artist Album Label
1 BLOOD ORANGE Negro Swan Domino
2 GEORGIA ANNE MULDROW Overload Brainfeeder
3 MAYA JUPITER Never Said Yes Artivist
4 STIMULATOR JONES Exotic Outtakes Stonesthrow
5 FLY ANAKIN AND OHBLIV Backyard Boogie Mutant Academy
6 KONCEPT JACKSON The Tale of the Mutant Root Mutant Academy
7 LOMEPAL Jeannine Pineale Prod / Grand Musique Management
8 TUAMIE Emergency Raps, Vol. 2 Mutant Academy
9 BAS Milky Way Dreamville
10 NICKELUS F Stuck AGM

Loud

Rank Artist Album Label
1 UNMAKER Firmament Self-Released
2 ALIEN SEX FIEND Possessed Cherry Red
3 LAURA JANE GRACE AND THE DEVOURING MOTHERS Bought To Rot Bloodshot
4 NINE INCH NAILS Bad Witch The Null Corporation/Capitol
5 VNV NATION Noire Metropolis
6 MONSTROSITY The Passage of Existence Conquest
7 ROY BATTY Roy Batty Self-Released
8 POWERWOLF The Sacrament Of Sin [EP] Napalm
9 PETRICHOR “Charon’s Obol” [Single] Self-Released
10 RISING REVOLUTION “Power Forever” [Single] Self-Released

RPM

Rank Artist Album Label
1 MARIE DAVIDSON So Right [EP] Ninja Tune
2 DEAD CAN DANCE Dionysus PIAS
3 BEAK >>> Temporary Residence/Invada
4 AISHA DEVI DNA Feelings Houndstooth
5 ARP Zebra Mexican Summer
6 MACHINEFABRIEK Engel Self-Released
7 MARK PRICHARD The Four Worlds Warp
8 POLO AND PAN Caravelle Hamburger
9 RIVAL CONSOLES Persona Erased Tapes
10 EYE OF TIME, THE Myth II: A Need to Survive Denovali

World

Rank Artist Album Label
1 BARRO Somos Self-Released
2 MICHI SARMIENTO Y SU COMBO BRAVO Salsa Con Monte Vampisoul
3 ANGELIQUE KIDJO Remain In Light Kraven Works
4 CAMARAO The Imaginary Soundtrack To A Brazilian Western Movie, 1964-1974 Analog Africa
5 SALIF KEITA Un Autre Blanc Naive
6 VAUDOU GAME Otodi Hot Casa
7 BABA COMMANDANT AND THE MANDINGO BAND Siri Ba Kele Sublime Frequencies
8 DUR DUR BAND Dur Dur Band Of Somalia, Volume 1, Volume 2 Analog Africa
9 STEP FORWARD YOUTH VARIOUS ARTISTS Greensleeves
10 DEAD CAN DANCE Dionysus PIAS

7 January 5th, 2019

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Top 30 new albums for week ending Dec 7 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 Piranha Rama S/T Trrrash
2 Bad Magic what’s wrong with my eyes? Bad Magic
3 Shadow Age Shadow Age – EP Native Of The North
4 Roy Batty Roy Batty self-released
5 The Ar-Kaics In This Time Wick / Daptone
6 Manzara Hello My Name Is … Friend Nosy Pants
7 Magnus Lush Hell is Real – EP Kyle Vibez
8 V.E & Various Eggs Gold – Single Mending Wall
9 Windhand Eternal Return Relapse
10 Sleep The Sciences Third Man
11 Our Girl Stranger Today Cannibal Hymns
12 Pill Soft Hell Mexican Summer
13 Vaudou Game Otodi Hot Casa
14 Solemn Shapes Loss (DR3AMCLINIC Mix) – Single self-released
15 Los Jets Lección de Twist Munster
16 Fleet Foxes First Collection 2006-2009 Sub Pop
17 Charles Bradley Black Velvet Dunham
18 Bryan Ferry Bitter-Sweet BMG
19 Eric Godsey The Spooky Time Radio Hour self-released
20 Addy Rose Eyes – EP self-released
21 Large Margin Large Margin Cheap Cuts
22 Ashes Good Nothings – EP Crystal Pistol
23 Unmaker Firmament self-released
24 Boygenius Boygenius – EP Matador
25 Angel Corpus Christi TheRealAngelCorpusChristi Mono-Tone
26 Foxwarren Foxwarren Anti/Epitaph
27 Polly Panic Losing Form Polly Panic
28 Tomorrows Tulips Harnessed to Flesh Burger
29 June West June West Broken Circles
30 Chersea In Limbo Fierce Panda Canada

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7 December 8th, 2018

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Genre charts for week ending Dec 7 presents:

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Rank Artist Album Label
1 FLEET FOXES First Collection 2006-2009 Sub Pop
2 ADDY Rose Eyes [EP] Self-Released
3 AMY RAY Holler Compass
4 CHRIS PEACE Song Craft Winding Way
5 KATHY KALLICK BAND Horrible World Live Oak
6 LIAM RUSSELL No Contest Slaight
7 NICKI BLUHM To Rise You Gotta Fall Compass
8 OH PEP I Wasn’t Only Thinking About You ATO
9 RAY BONNEVILLE At King Electric Stonefly
10 TRACYANNE AND DANNY Tracyanne And Danny Merge

Hip-Hop

Rank Artist Album Label
1 JANELLE MONAE Dirty Computer Bad Boy
2 GEORGIA ANNE MULDROW Overload Brainfeeder
3 TASHA Alone At Last Father/Daughter
4 MEEK MILL Championships Maybach
5 MCKINLEY DIXON The Importance of Self Belief Wadada
6 ANDERSON PAAK Oxnard Aftermath/12 Tone
7 MESHELL N’DEGEOCELLO Ventriloquism Naive
8 SABA Care For Me Saba Pivot
9 JID Dicaprio 2 Dreamville/Interscope
10 CHANCE THE RAPPER “The Man Who Has Everything” [Single] Self-Released

Loud

Rank Artist Album Label
1 ROY BATTY Roy Batty Self-Released
2 WINDHAND Eternal Return Relapse
3 UNMAKER Firmament Self-Released
4 LAURA JANE GRACE AND THE DEVOURING MOTHERS Bought To Rot Bloodshot
5 LAIR In Exile Self-Released
6 CULT LEADER A Patient Man Deathwish
7 MINISTRY AmeriKKKant Nuclear Blast
8 LESSER GLOW Ruined Pelagic
9 INDARRA Walk On Fire Mettropolis
10 BIG JOANIE Sistahs Cargo

RPM

Rank Artist Album Label
1 ERIC GODSEY The Spooky Time Radio Hour Self-Released
2 DEAD CAN DANCE Dionysus PIAS
3 LET’S EAT GRANDMA I’m All Ears Transgressive/PIAS
4 SRSQ Unreality Dais
5 TRENTEMOLLER Harbour Boat Trips Vol. 02: Copenhagen HFN
6 RAIN WITHIN, THE Atomic Eyes Negative Gain
7 VOX LOW Vox Low Born Bad
8 I YA TOYAH Code Blue Self-Released
9 THOM YORKE Suspiria XL
10 TRACEY THORN Record Merge

World

Rank Artist Album Label
1 BABA COMMANDANT AND THE MANDINGO BAND Siri Ba Kele Sublime Frequencies
2 SALIF KEITA Un Autre Blanc Naive
3 LUIZ MELODIA Maravilhas Contemporaneas Vinilisssimo
4 NOVA MATERIA It Comes Crammed
5 MINYESHU Daa Dee Arc
6 LOKKHI TERRA AND DELE SOSIMI Cubafrobeat Funkiwala
7 CLARA LUCIANI Sainte-Victoire Universal France
8 TANYA TAGAQ AND DAMIAN ABRAHAM “Run To The Hills” [Single] Six Shooter
9 IDRISSA DIOP L’Aventurier Prince Arts
10 FLAVIEN BERGER Contre-Temps Pan European

7 December 8th, 2018

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Top 30 new albums for week ending Nov 30 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 Piranha Rama S/T Trrrash
2 Kenneka Cook Moonchild American Paradox
3 Ghost Prequelle Concord Loma Vista
4 Natalie Prass The Future and the Past ATO
5 The Ar-Kaics In This Time Wick / Daptone
6 Unmaker Firmament self-released
7 Yung Sums Black Friday self-released
8 Parquet Courts Wide Awake! Rough Trade
9 FONTAINES D.C. Too Real – Single Partisan
10 Benny Tana Talk 3 Griselda / Black Soprano Family
11 Baba Commandant & The Mandingo Band Sira Ba Kele Sublime Frequencies
12 Anderson .Paak Oxnard Aftermath / 12 Tone Music
13 Vaudou Game Otodi Hot Casa
14 The Thin Cherries On Moose Island The Thin Cherries
15 Blancmange Not a Priority – Single Blanc Check
16 Miss World Keeping Up With Miss World PNKSLM
17 Gloria Hey Gyp EP Ample Play
18 The Beths Future Me Hates Me Carpark
19 Richard Thompson 13 Rivers New West
20 Nightcreature On the Loose EP Alfalfa Dreams
21 Large Margin Large Margin Cheap Cuts
22 Toward Space Gently With a Chainsaw Sound of Music
23 Windhand Eternal Return Relapse
24 The Cemetery Boys Death Warmed Over – EP Spinnup
25 boygenius boygenius – EP Matador
26 David Benedict The Golden Angle self-released
27 Jon Spencer Spencer Sings the Hits! In the Red
28 Ty Segall Fudge Sandwich In the Red
29 Charles Bradley Black Velvet Dunham
30 Nylon Smile Angel of Doubt – EP Citrus City

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7 December 1st, 2018

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Genre charts for week ending Nov 30 presents:

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Rank Artist Album Label
1 DAVID BENEDICT The Golden Angle Shelton
2 LUCY WAINWRIGHT ROCHE Little Beast Self-Released
3 CARY MORIN When I Rise Self-Released
4 KATHY KALLICK BAND Horrible World Live Oak
5 OH PEP I Wasn’t Only Thinking About You ATO
6 RYLEY WALKER The Lillywhite Sessions Deafman Glance
7 SAM MORROW Concrete and Mud Forty Below
8 TYLER GRANT AND ROBIN KESSINGER Kanawha County Flatpicking Grand Central
9 SAW BLACK Water Tower Crystal Pistol
10 RHETT MILLER The Messenger ATO

Hip-Hop

Rank Artist Album Label
1 YUNG SUMS Black Friday Self-Released
2 BENNY Tana Talk 3 Griselda / Black Soprano Family
3 ANDERSON PAAK Oxnard Aftermath/12 Tone
4 ABBY JASMINE Trap Mom Cinematic
5 BLOOD ORANGE Negro Swan Domino
6 JORJA SMITH Lost & Found RCA
7 MASTA ACE AND MARCO POLO A Breukelen Story Fat Beats
8 TASHA Alone At Last Father/Daughter
9 LINA SYMONE “Need That” [Single] Self-Released
10 NICKELUS F Stuck AGM

Loud

Rank Artist Album Label
1 GHOST Prequelle Concord Loma Vista
2 UNMAKER Firmament Self-Released
3 WINDHAND Eternal Return Relapse
4 LAURA JANE GRACE AND THE DEVOURING MOTHERS Bought To Rot Bloodshot
5 YOB Our Raw Heart Relapse
6 DESERT ALTAR Desert Altar Self-Released
7 GOTHIC LIZARD Creeping Out of the Dark Cold Vision
8 BENDERHEADS Illusion Dweller Vinyl Conflict
9 GOUGE AWAY Burnt Sugar Deathwish Inc.
10 AWAKEN CTHULHU “Rise” [Single] Self-Released

RPM

Rank Artist Album Label
1 PEDER MANNERFELT Daily Routine Self-Released
2 AUTECHRE NTS Sessions 1-4 Warp
3 DEAD CAN DANCE Dionysus PIAS
4 KELLY MORAN Ultraviolet Warp
5 ONEOHTRIX POINT NEVER Age Of Warp
6 SRSQ Unreality Dais
7 TANGENTS New Bodies Temporary Residence
8 I YA TOYAH Code Blue Self-Released
9 NIGHTCRAWLERS, THE The Biophonic Boombox Recordings Anthology
10 AUTARKIC Treble Rebel [EP] Höga Nord

World

Rank Artist Album Label
1 VAUDOU GAME Otodi Hot Casa
2 BABA COMMANDANT AND THE MANDINGO BAND Siri Ba Kele Sublime Frequencies
3 DUR DUR BAND Dur Dur Band of Somalia, Volume 1, Volume 2 Analog Africa
4 NEWPOLI Mediterraneo Self-Released
5 MICHI SARMIENTO Y SU COMBO BRAVO Salsa Con Monte Vampisoul
6 PEREGOYO Y SU COMBO VACANA Mi Buenaventura Vampisoul
7 DOCTOR NATIVO Guatemaya Stonetree
8 ANGELIQUE KIDJO Remain In Light Kraven Works
9 BABYLON TRIO Habibi Rebel Up
10 JAH9 “Heaven (Ready Fi Di Feeling)” [Single] VP

7 December 1st, 2018

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Genre charts for week ending Nov 23 presents:

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Rank Artist Album Label
1 ADDY Rose Eyes [EP] Self-Released
2 HAZEL DICKENS AND ALICE GERRARD Sing Me Back Home: The DC Tapes, 1965-1969 Free Dirt
3 MICHIGAN RATTLERS Evergreen Self-Released
4 SILO ROAD Signal Hill Self-Released
5 WILL COURTNEY Crazy Love Super Secret
6 YVETTE LANDRY Louisiana Lovin’ Soko
7 SAW BLACK Water Tower Crystal Pistol
8 DOC WATSON Live at Club 47 Yep Roc
9 MARY GAUTHIER Rifles And Rosary Beads Thirty Tigers
10 RHETT MILLER The Messenger ATO

Hip-Hop

Rank Artist Album Label
1 LINA SYMONE “Need That” [Single] Self-Released
2 ABBY JASMINE Trap Mom Cinematic
3 DEM ATLAS Bad Actress Rhymesayers
4 TASHA Alone At Last Father/Daughter
5 BIG G Lonely Tears Stone River
6 BIG KAHUNA OG Sky Chryme Mutant Academy
7 ACTION BRONSON White Bronco Empire
8 AVANTDALE BOWLING CLUB Avantdale Bowling Club Years Gone By
9 BUN B Return Of The Trill DreamVille
10 CHOKER Honeybloom Jet Fuzz

Loud

Rank Artist Album Label
1 UNMAKER Firmament Self-Released
2 WINDHAND Eternal Return Relapse
3 LAURA JANE GRACE AND THE DEVOURING MOTHERS Bought To Rot Bloodshot
4 YOB Our Raw Heart Relapse
5 GUMMING Human Values Self-Released
6 MONSTER MAGNET Mindfucker Napalm
7 RESPIRE Memorial (An Accompaniment) Self-Released
8 WAY OUT Arc of Descent [EP] Atomic Action!
9 KEYS AND THE CREATOR, THE The Gate Opens Self-Released
10 HALO IN REVERSE I Am Become Death Destroyer of Worlds Alfa Matrix

RPM

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World

Rank Artist Album Label
1 VAUDOU GAME Otodi Hot Casa
2 AFRO CUBAN ALL STARS A Toda Cuba Le Gusta World Circuit
3 JOHNNY CLARKE Creation Rebel VP
4 STEP FORWARD YOUTH VARIOUS ARTISTS Greensleeves
5 BABA COMMANDANT AND THE MANDINGO BAND Siri Ba Kele Sublime Frequencies
6 DANIEL KAHN AND THE PAINTED BIRD The Butcher’s Share Oriente Musik
7 DUR DUR BAND Dur Dur Band of Somalia, Volume 1, Volume 2 Analog Africa
8 BLACK MASALA Trains And Moonlight Destinies Self-Released
9 LEMON BUCKET ORKESTRA If I Had The Strength Six Degrees
10 ANGELIQUE KIDJO Remain In Light Kraven Works

7 November 24th, 2018

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Top 30 new albums for week ending Nov 23 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 Shadow Age Shadow Age – EP Native of the North
2 Lina Symone Need That – Single self-released
3 Boygenius Boygenius – EP Matador
4 Barro Somos self-released
5 Angélique Kidjo Remain in Light Kravenworks
6 Vaudou Game Otodi Hot Casa
7 Kaleta & Super Yamba Band Mr. Diva / Hungry Man, Angry Man Yamba
8 Julia Holter Aviary Domino
9 Sports Bar Stranger in My Head Mister Falcon
10 Addy Rose Eyes – EP self-released
11 Unmaker Firmament self-released
12 Windhand Eternal Return Relapse
13 Guerilla Toss Twisted Crystal DFA
14 Black Masala Trains and Moonlight Destinies self-released
15 Kelly Pardekooper 50-Weight Leisure Time
16 Laura Jane Grace & the Devouring Mothers Bought to Rot Bloodshot
17 Charles Bradley Black Velvet Daptone
18 The Mountain Movers Pink Skies Trouble In Mind
19 The Bottle Rockets Bit Logic Bloodshot
20 Kero Kero Bonito Time ‘n’ Place Polyvinyl
21 Doe Paoro Soft Power Anti/Epitaph
22 Mr Twin Sister Salt Twin Group
23 Farao Pure-O Western Vinyl
24 Oh Pep! I Wasn’t Only Thinking About You… People Speak
25 Kurt Vile Bottle It In Matador
26 Miranda Winters Xobeci, What Grows Here? Carpark / Hostess
27 Abby Jasmine TRAP MOM Cinematic Music Group
28 Pill Soft Hell Mexican Summer
29 Miya Folick Premonitions Terrible
30 Nova Materia It Comes Crammed Discs

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7 November 24th, 2018

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