Genre charts for week ending May 10 presents:

AAA

Rank Artist Album Label
1 MOUNTAIN GOATS, THE In League With Dragons Merge
2 HACKENSAW BOYS A Fireproof House of Sunshine Free Dirt
3 DANIEL NORGREN Wooh Dang Superpuma
4 ANNA TIVEL The Question Fluff & Gravy
5 LAURA STEVENSON The Big Freeze Don Giovanni
6 COURTNEY MARIE ANDREWS May Your Kindness Remain (Acoustic) Mama Bird/Fat Possum
7 SARA TRUNZO Dirigo Attitude Self-Released
8 TIM HEIDECKER What the Brokenhearted Do… Jagjaguwar
9 OUR NATIVE DAUGHTERS Songs Of Our Native Daughters Smithsonian Folkways
10 DAUGHTER OF SWORDS Dawnbreaker Nonesuch

Hip-Hop

Rank Artist Album Label
1 MONDAY NIGHT Scomaha, Vol. 1 AllWeNeed
2 NDEFRU AND OHBLIV Foreign Local [EP] Blue Ether Sound
3 LITTLE SIMZ GREY Area AGE 101/AWAL
4 K FLAY “Bad Vibes” [Single] Interscope
5 NICK GRANT “Price Tag” [Single] Self-Released
6 YOUR OLD DROOG It Wasn’t Even Close Self-Released
7 QUELLE CHRIS Guns Mello
8 AEON Vesper Hymns OfOne
9 TENNISHU Heat Tape Vol. 1 Self-Released
10 BUN B AND STATIK SELEKTAH TrillStatik (Deluxe Version) Show Off/II Trill Enterpises/EMPIRE

Loud

none this week

RPM

Rank Artist Album Label
1 ANGEL METRO Dark Days Bright Lights Self-Released
2 KARYYN The Quanta Series Mute
3 TAMARYN Dreaming The Dark DERO Arcade
4 DJ NATE Take Off Mode Planet Mu
5 LAUGHING EYE Laughing Eye Höga Nord
6 EURINGER Euringeremix Metropolis
7 FUJIFIRE Pastel Self-Released
8 SYNAPSYCHE In Praise of Folly Alfa Matrix
9 DIPLO Higher Ground [EP] Mad Decent
10 TRAGIC IMPULSE Echos of the Unseen Self-Released

World

none this week

7 May 11th, 2019

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Top 30 new albums for week ending Jan 18 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 Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba Miri Out Here
2 Angel Metro Dark Days Bright Lights self-released
3 Young Scum Young Scum Citrus City / Pretty Olivia
4 Deerhunter Why Hasn’t Everything Already Disappeared? 4AD
5 Adia Victoria Silences Canvasback/ATL
6 Sharon Van Etten Remind Me Tomorrow Jagjaguwar
7 Ibibio Sound Machine Doko Mien Merge
8 Big Joanie Sistahs Cargo
9 Anderson .Paak Oxnard Aftermath / 12 Tone Music
10 St. Vincent MassEducation Loma Vista
11 Dom Flemons Black Cowboys Smithsonian Folkways
12 Stephanie tangerine nightmare self-released
13 Debrider Gift Horse self-released
14 Grime Lords Wimbledon Dons Boiler Room
15 Planningtorock Powerhouse DFA
16 Mattiel Customer Copy – EP Burger
17 Jeff Tweedy WARM dBpm
18 Jon Spencer Spencer Sings the Hits! In the Red
19 Georgia Anne Muldrow Overload Brainfeeder
20 Dead Can Dance Dionysus PIAS
21 SRSQ Unreality Dais
22 The Putbacks The Putbacks HopeStreet
23 J Mascis Elastic Days Sub Pop
24 Cary Morin When I Rise Cary Morin
25 Yoko Ono Warzone Chimera Music
26 Pill Soft Hell Mexican Summer
27 Elvis Costello & The Imposters Look Now Concord
28 Dean Wareham & Cheval Sombre Dean Wareham vs. Cheval Sombre Double Feature
29 Liz Brasher Painted Image Fat Possum
30 Conway The Machine Eif 2: Eat What U Kill Grizelda

(more…)

7 January 19th, 2019

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Genre charts for week ending Jan 18 presents:

AAA

Rank Artist Album Label
1 DOM FLEMONS Black Cowboys Smithsonian Folkways
2 CARY MORIN When I Rise Self-Released
3 ADRIANNE LENKER abysskiss Saddle Creek
4 ANNA ST LOUIS If Only There Was A River Woodsist
5 CONNER YOUNGBLOOD Cheyenne Counter
6 HAZEL DICKENS AND ALICE GERRARD Sing Me Back Home: The DC Tapes, 1965-1969 Free Dirt
7 MICHIGAN RATTLERS Evergreen Self-Released
8 MOUNTAIN MAN Magic Ship Nonesuch
9 TEILHARD FROST As the Crow Flies Sepiaphone
10 TWAIN New Miami Sound Keeled Scales

Hip-Hop

Rank Artist Album Label
1 ANDERSON PAAK Oxnard Aftermath/12 Tone
2 GRIME LORDS Wimbledon Dons Boiler Room
3 GEORGIA ANNE MULDROW Overload Brainfeeder
4 CONWAY THE MACHINE Eif 2: Eat What U Kill Grizelda
5 BENNY THE BUTCHER Tana Talk 3 Griselda
6 INTERNET, THE Hive Mind Columbia
7 OHBLIV Retrospective Paxico
8 PUSHA T Daytona Def Jam
9 SANGO In The Comfort Of Last Gang
10 MICHAEL MILLIONS Hard To Be King Self-Released

Loud

Rank Artist Album Label
1 ANGEL METRO Dark Days Bright Lights Self-Released
2 BIG JOANIE Sistahs Cargo
3 PRESSOR Weird Things [EP] Addicted Label
4 CONSTANT MONGREL Living In Excellence La Vide Es Un Mus Discos
5 ORANGE GOBLIN The Wolf Bites Back Candlelight/Spinefarm
6 LUST FOR NOTHING Lust For Nothing [EP] Self-Released
7 DAWN OF ASHES The Crypt Injection II (Non Serviam) Metropolis
8 WAXEN Terror Decree + Bonus Moribund
9 PARIUS The Eldritch Realm Self-Released
10 MONSTROSITY The Passage of Existence Metal Blade

RPM

Rank Artist Album Label
1 IBIBIO SOUND MACHINE “Tell Me (Doko Mien)” [Single] Merge
2 STEPHANIE tangerine nightmare Self-Released
3 DEAD CAN DANCE Dionysus PIAS
4 SRSQ Unreality Dais
5 MATTHEW DEAR Bunny Ghostly
6 GASPING, THE Cultural Artifact Self-Released
7 NUMINA The Chroma Plateau Spotted Peccary
8 AUTECHRE NTS Sessions 1-4 Warp
9 I YA TOYAH Code Blue Self-Released
10 ONEOHTRIX POINT NEVER Age Of Warp

World

Rank Artist Album Label
1 BASSEKOU KOUYATE AND NGONI BA Miri Out Here
2 MDOU MOCTAR “Kamane Tarhanin” [Single] Sahel Sounds
3 TARTIT Amankor / The Exile Riverboat
4 JUANECO Y SU COMBO El Gran Cacique Infopesa
5 VAUDOU GAME Otodi Hot Casa
6 BARRO Somos Self-Released
7 DANIEL KAHN AND THE PAINTED BIRD The Butcher’s Share Oriente Musik
8 SUPERFONICOS Suelta [EP] Discos Fonicos
9 COMPLETE CUBAN JAM SESSIONS, THE VARIOUS ARTISTS Craft/Concord
10 IVAN “MAMAO” CONTI Poison Fruit Far Out Recordings

7 January 19th, 2019

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Metal Box presents:

“METAL BOX” presents score from fantasy/sci-fi movie “AEON FLUX”…plus showcasing brand new albums by ANGEL METRO (VA) dark synth-pop/synth-wave/witch house artist and THE GASPING (NC) electronic/experimental darkwave/post industrial. Also… showcasing VELVET VEGA (Italy) a darkwave/post-punk group, SINE (TX) alternative rock/electronic band…and MOTHERMARY (NY) darkwave/electro-pop group. It’s going to be a electric thriller night of killer women singers and synthy circuits on 🔥 fire!!! Friday morning 1am to 3am eastern standard time…The future is NOW!!! Or just a memory…

214 January 18th, 2019

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Genre charts for week ending Sep 7 presents:

AAA

Rank Artist Album Label
1 TOBIAS THE OWL A Safe Harbor For Wayward Echoes Megaforce
2 CLIFF WESTFALL Baby You Win Self-Released
3 CONNER YOUNGBLOOD Cheyenne Counter
4 GLENN JONES The Giant Who Ate Himself and Other New Works For 6 & 12 String Guitar Thrill Jockey
5 JOSHUA DAVIS Secondhand Self-Released
6 ROBBIE FULKS AND LINDA GAIL LEWIS Wild! Wild! Wild! Bloodshot
7 SONGS FROM THE ROAD BAND Road to Nowhere Lucks Dumpy Toad
8 ROUGH GUIDE TO BARREL HOUSE BLUES, THE VARIOUS ARTISTS World Msic Network
9 KATHY MATTEA Pretty Bird Captain Potato
10 SHEMEKIA COPELAND America’s Child Alligator

Hip-Hop

Rank Artist Album Label
1 DOGFRIEND Алфавит Self-Released
2 COLE HICKS May Day Anonymous Genius/Purple Republic
3 RADIO B Jesus Never Wore A Suit The Association Of Great Minds
4 MAYA JUPITER Never Said Yes Artivist
5 ANKHLEJOHN The Yellow House Shaap
6 ATMOSPHERE “Virgo” [Single] Rhymesayers
7 MESHELL N’DEGEOCELLO Ventriloquism Naive
8 TERMANOLOGY Bad Decisions ST
9 TERAVADA State of the Art 2000 ENT.
10 LINA SYMONE “Need That” [Single] Self-Released

Loud

Rank Artist Album Label
1 SUMAC Love in Shadow Thrill Jockey
2 DEAD NOW Dead Now Brutal Panda
3 DEAFHEAVEN Ordinary Corrupt Human Love Anti-/Epitaph
4 GOTHIC LIZARD Creeping Out of the Dark Cold Vision
5 HOMEWRECKER Hell is Here Now Good Fight
6 LUCIFER Lucifer II Century Media
7 PIG Risen Metropolis
8 PIG DESTROYER Head Cage Relapse
9 XENTRIFUGE Desensitized Parallels Cleopatra
10 ZEAL AND ARDOR Stranger Fruit Self-Released

RPM

Rank Artist Album Label
1 ANGEL METRO Dark Days Bright Lights Self-Released
2 WIDOW RINGS All the Angels Have Left [EP] Self-Released
3 FOXTROTT Meditations II [EP] One Little Indian
4 GRUPO CONTROLE DIGITAL A Festa É Nossa Soundway / Phoenix Spink
5 ITAL TEK Bodied Planet Mu
6 RAIN WITHIN, THE Atomic Eyes Negative Gain
7 ROOM 1985 The Bliss Analogue Trash
8 RECONDITE Rainmaker [EP] Afterlife
9 BEAK> “Brean Down” [Single] Temporary Residence Ltd
10 WACONZY “Dance” [Single] Dv8 Media Publishing

World

Rank Artist Album Label
1 AFRO CUBAN ALL STARS A Toda Cuba Le Gusta World Circuit
2 DOCTOR NATIVO Guatemaya Stonetree
3 JUPITER AND OKWESS Kin Sonic Everloving
4 GRUPO CONTROLE DIGITAL A Festa É Nossa Soundway / Phoenix Spink
5 ALBA GRIOT ENSEMBLE The Darkness Between The Leaves Riverboat
6 BLACK MASALA Trains And Moonlight Destinies Self-Released
7 TWO NILES TO SING A MELODY: THE VIOLINS AND SYNTHS OF SUDAN VARIOUS ARTISTS Ostinato
8 LEMON BUCKET ORKESTRA If I Had The Strength Six Degrees
9 ORLANDO CACHAITO LOPEZ Cachaito World Circuit
10 ORQUESTA AKOKAN Orquesta Akokan Daptone

7 September 8th, 2018

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Metal Box presents:

Tonight on “METAL BOX” I will be playing score from horror movie soundtrack Sleepwalkers composed by Nicholas Pike…along with showcasing local Virginia bands, Angel Metro and Widow Rings. Plus Goodnight Cairo, Street Fever and Panic Lift. Tonight is more of electro-industrial, goth rock, darkwave, post-punk, dark synthwave and heavy metal. Get ready for the cats to come running! !!

214 September 7th, 2018

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