Genre charts for week ending Jan 4 presents:

AAA

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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Genre charts for week ending Aug 31 presents:

AAA

Rank Artist Album Label
1 WAR AND TREATY, THE Healing Tide Thirty Tigers
2 BILL AND THE BELLES DreamSongs, Etc. Jalopy
3 BIRDS OF CHICAGO Love In Wartime Signature
4 CONNER YOUNGBLOOD Cheyenne Counter
5 DOM FLEMONS Black Cowboys Smithsonian Folkways
6 GLENN JONES The Giant Who Ate Himself and Other New Works For 6 & 12 String Guitar Thrill Jockey
7 TOBIAS THE OWL A Safe Harbor For Wayward Echoes Megaforce
8 TYLER GRANT AND ROBIN KESSINGER Kanawha County Flatpicking Grand Central
9 COURTNEY HARTMAN AND TAYLOR ASHTON Been On Your Side Free Dirt
10 MIKE FARRIS Silver & Stone Compass

Hip-Hop

Rank Artist Album Label
1 BLOOD ORANGE Negro Swan Domino
2 FLY ANAKIN AND BIG KAHUNA OG Life & Times of BigFly [EP] Mutant Academy
3 GORILLAZ The Now Now Parlophone/Warner Bros.
4 JANELLE MONAE Dirty Computer Bad Boy
5 BAS Milky Way Dreamville
6 BLACK SHEEP Tortured Soul X-Ray
7 BUDDY Harlan & Alondra Lil Cool Company
8 KEV BROWN Homework Redefinition
9 MARLOWE Marlowe Mellow Group
10 HERMIT AND THE RECLUSE Orpheus vs. The Sirens Obol for Charon

Loud

Rank Artist Album Label
1 BURN THE PRIEST Legion: XX Epic
2 FUNERAL HORSE Psalms For The Mourning Artificial Head
3 YOB Our Raw Heart Relapse
4 ALICE IN CHAINS The One You Know [Advance Tracks] Columbia
5 COCKSURE “Yellow Dog” [Single] Metropolis
6 ONE-EYED DOLL Holier Nebulost
7 POST HUNK Celebrity Pets Self-Released
8 A PLACE BOTH WONDERFUL AND STRANGE The City Smells Like Cat Spit [EP] Self-Released
9 GUERILLA TOSS “Spider Heard” [Single] DFA
10 SUICIDE COMMANDO Death Will Find You Metropolis

RPM

Rank Artist Album Label
1 ANDREW WK You’re Not Alone RED/Sony
2 LET’S EAT GRANDMA I’m All Ears Transgressive/PIAS
3 EYE OF TIME, THE Myth II: A Need to Survive Denovali
4 VIVE LA VOID Vive La Void Sacred Bones
5 LOTIC Power Tri Angle
6 ALCOL Grenn Zaboka [EP] Self-Released
7 AMNESIA SCANNER “AS Too Wrong” [Single] PAN
8 CHRISTIAN RICH “Dripping Summers” feat. Little Dragon & Vic Mensa [Single] Self-Released
9 SOLEMN SHAPES “Loss (DR3AMCLINIC Mix)” [Single] Self-Released
10 YVES TUMOR “Licking an Orchid (feat. James K)” [Single] Warp

World

Rank Artist Album Label
1 JOHNNY CLARKE Creation Rebel VP
2 ALBA GRIOT ENSEMBLE The Darkness Between The Leaves Riverboat
3 DOCTOR NATIVO Guatemaya Stonetree
4 TWO NILES TO SING A MELODY: THE VIOLINS AND SYNTHS OF SUDAN VARIOUS ARTISTS Ostinato
5 ALPHEUS Light Of Day Liquidator
6 ANGELIQUE KIDJO Remain In Light Kraven Works
7 ORQUESTA AKOKAN Orquesta Akokan Daptone
8 DACTAH CHANDO “Africa Is My Roots” [Single] Boomrush Productions
9 MALOU BEAUVOIR “Rasenbleman” [Single] Self-Released
10 JAH9 “Field Trip” [Single] VP

7 September 1st, 2018

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Top 30 new albums for week ending Aug 31 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 Blood Orange Negro Swan Domino
3 The War and Treaty Healing Tide Strong World Entertainment
4 Natalie Prass The Future and the Past ATO
5 Boygenius boygenius Matador
6 Shadow Age Shadow Age – EP Native Of The North
7 Pain in the Yeahs Dopamine Noir self-released
8 Cordovas That Santa Fe Channel ATO
9 Courtney Barnett Tell Me How You Really Feel Mom+Pop / Marathon / Milk!
10 Steve Barton Tall Tales and Alibis Sleepless Music
11 Shannon Shaw Shannon In Nashville Easy Eye Sound
12 OHMME Parts Joyful Noise
13 Neil & Liam Finn Lightsleeper Inertia / PIAS
14 Ty Segall & White Fence Joy Drag City
15 Wax Idols Happy Ending Etruscan Gold
16 The Beths Future Me Hates Me Carpark
17 Bill and the Belles Dreamsongs, Etc. Jalopy
18 The Band Of Heathens A Message from the People Revisited self-released
19 Young Scum Young Scum Citrus City
20 Prabir Trio Small Town Blues – EP self-released
21 Piranha Rama Piranha Rama Trrrash
22 Fly Anakin & Big Kahuna OG Life & Times of BigFly – EP Mutant Academy
23 Manatree Engines self-released
24 Steady Holiday Nobody’s Watching Barsuk
25 Interpol Marauder Matador
26 Idles Joy as an Act of Resistance. Partisan
27 Wild Nothing Indigo Captured Tracks
28 Benjamin Francis Leftwich I Am With You Dirty Hit
29 Honyock El Castillo Friendship Fever
30 Nothing Dance on the Blacktop Relapse

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7 September 1st, 2018

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Friday Clock Out presents:

Ones and Sixes

I’m going to kick off today’s drive time show with an indulgently long song from Low’s last album, 2015’s Ones and Sixes. From there, the show will zig-zag between styles and genres in an almost absurd and ugly manner because, well, it’s fun and good music is good music and genres are someone else’s box, man.

149 August 31st, 2018

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