Top 30 new albums for week ending Mar 8 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 Deerhunter Why Hasn’t Everything Already Disappeared? 4AD
2 Lula Wiles What Will We Do Smithsonian Folkways
3 Mary Bragg Violets as Camouflage Mary Bragg / Tone Tree Music
4 Bob Mould Sunshine Rock Merge
5 Our Native Daughters Songs of Our Native Daughters Smithsonian Folkways
6 Melissa Ruth Meteor Melissa Ruth
7 Ladytron Ladytron !K7
8 Mdou Moctar Kamane Tarhanin – single Sahel Sounds
9 Saw Black Blocking out the Windows – Single Crystal Pistol
10 Tellico Woven Waters Organic
11 Parquet Courts Wide Awake! Rough Trade
12 Clare Means Sidewalk Astronomy self-released
13 Royal Trux White Stuff Fat Possum
14 Helado Negro This Is How You Smile RVNG Intl.
15 Living Hour Softer Faces Kanine
16 Faux Ferocious Pretty Groovy Burger
17 Matmos Plastic Anniversary Thrill Jockey
18 Hand Habits Placeholder Saddle Creek
19 Branko Nosso Enchufada
20 Pom Poko Birthday Bella Union
21 Charlotte Adigéry Zandoli – EP DEEWEE / PIAS
22 Feels Post Earth Wichita
23 Emilie Kahn Outro Secret City
24 Bad Bad Hats Lightning Round Afternoon
25 Sunwatchers Illegal Moves Trouble In Mind
26 Fever High Avec You EP Fever High
27 Jessica Pratt Quiet Signs Mexican Summer
28 Chasms The Mirage felte
29 Constance Hauman High Tides Isotopia
30 Cochemea All My Relations Daptone

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7 March 9th, 2019

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Genre charts for week ending Mar 8 presents:

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Rank Artist Album Label
1 LULA WILES What Will We Do Smithsonian Folkways
2 MARY BRAGG Violets As Camouflage Self-Released
3 OUR NATIVE DAUGHTERS Songs Of Our Native Daughters Smithsonian Folkways
4 SAW BLACK “Blocking out the Windows” [Single] Crystal Pistol
5 TELLICO Woven Waters Organic
6 ADAM KLEIN Low Flyin’ Planes Self-Released
7 MANDOLIN ORANGE Tides Of A Teardrop Yep Roc
8 JS ONDARA Tales Of America [Advance Tracks] Verve Forecast
9 KIM LENZ Slowly Speeding Blue Star
10 TINY RUINS Olympic Girls Milk!

Hip-Hop

Rank Artist Album Label
1 SOL DEVELOPMENT The Sol of Black Folk SOL DVLPMNT
2 21 SAVAGE I Am > I Was Slaughter Gang
3 ARCH ANGEL “Hey! Listen (feat. Sanji the Hedgehog)” [Single] Self-Released
4 THIN PIGEON Demos [EP] Self-Released
5 GODFATHER DON “Status” [Single] Fresh Pressings International
6 AMINE Onepointfive Republic
7 PRINCESS NOKIA Metallic Butterfly (Remastered) Rough Trade
8 MYKELE DEVILLE Maintain [Advance Tracks] No Trend
9 SAMPA THE GREAT “Energy” [Single] Self-Released
10 BLACK PANTHER: THE ALBUM VARIOUS ARTISTS Top Dawg/Interscope

Loud

Rank Artist Album Label
1 INTER ARMA Sulphur English Relapse
2 DEVIL MASTER Satan Spits on Children of Light Relapse
3 HELMS ALEE Noctiluca Sargent House
4 CHILDREN OF BODOM Hexed Nuclear Blast
5 CARNAL FORGE Gun To The Mouth Of Salvation ViciSolum
6 MARK MORTON Anesthetic Spinefarm
7 ROY BATTY Roy Batty Self-Released
8 HELGAMITE Hypnogogia Lost Apparition
9 PIG DESTROYER Head Cage Relapse
10 INTERRUPTERS, THE Fight The Good Fight Hellcat

RPM

Rank Artist Album Label
1 LADYTRON Ladytron !K7
2 MATMOS Plastic Anniversary Thrill Jockey
3 BRANKO Nosso Enchufada
4 CHARLOTTE ADIGERY Zandoli [EP] DEEWEE/PIAS
5 SNAPPED ANKLES Stunning Luxury The Leaf
6 JAPANESE HOUSE, THE Good At Falling Dirty Hit
7 SLEAFORD MODS ETON ALIVE Self-Released
8 LCD SOUNDSYSTEM Electric Lady Sessions Columbia
9 ERIK WOLLO Infinite Moments Projekt
10 EPROM “The Cat” [Single] Deadbeats

World

Rank Artist Album Label
1 FREDERICO 7 Exotico Americano Self-Released
2 LOBO MARINO At Appalachian South Folklife Center Self-Released
3 MDOU MOCTAR Ilana (The Creator) [Advance Tracks] Sahel Sounds
4 JUANECO Y SU COMBO El Gran Cacique Infopesa
5 HELADO NEGRO This Is How You Smile RVNG Intl.
6 DAWDA JOBARTEH I Met Her By The River Sterns Africa
7 UMUT ADAN Bahar Riverboat
8 LE VENT DU NORD Territoires Borealis
9 BRANKO Nosso Enchufada
10 COMBO CHIMBITA Ahomale [Advance Tracks] Anti-

7 March 9th, 2019

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Top 30 new albums for week ending Feb 15 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 Ohbliv Soulphonic UKNOWY Music
2 Natalie Prass The Future and the Past ATO
3 Lula Wiles What Will We Do Smithsonian Folkways
4 Hayes Carll What It Is Dualtone
5 Salif Keita Un autre blanc naïve
6 Bob Mould Sunshine Rock Merge
7 Pedro The Lion Phoenix Polyvinyl
8 Joe Jackson Fool earMUSIC
9 Analog Suspects Transmission 001 self-released
10 Lobo Marino At Appalachian South Folklife Center self-released
11 Mavis Staples Live in London Anti/Epitaph
12 Girlpool What Chaos Is Imaginary Anti/Epitaph
13 Leyla McCalla The Capitalist Blues Jazz Village
14 Cherry Glazerr Stuffed & Ready Secretly Canadian / Hostess
15 Flat Worms Into the Iris – EP GOD?
16 Santana In Search of Mona Lisa – EP Concord
17 Maurice Louca Elephantine Northern Spy
18 Lily & Madeleine Canterbury Girls New West
19 Sam Valdez Mirage – EP Nevado
20 Deer Tick Mayonnaise Partisan
21 Mariya May Mariya May Ten Dollar
22 Go Fever Daydream Hawker – EP self-released
23 J Wagner A New Story J Wagner
24 Charlene Soraia Where’s My Tribe Peacefrog
25 Nikki & the Phantom Callers What the Daughter Does, The Mother Did – Single Tiny Tornado
26 Emily King Scenery ATO
27 Sneaks Highway Hypnosis Merge
28 Swervedriver Future Ruins Dangerbird
29 Kiss the Tiger Let Me Bleed self-released
30 The Twilight Sad It Won/T Be Like This All the Time Rock Action

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7 February 16th, 2019

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Genre charts for week ending Feb 15 presents:

AAA

Rank Artist Album Label
1 LULA WILES What Will We Do Smithsonian Folkways
2 HAYES CARLL What It Is Dualtone
3 LEYLA MCCALLA The Capitalist Blues Jazz Village/PIAS
4 J WAGNER A New Story Self-Released
5 CHARLENE SORAIA Where’s My Tribe Peace Frog
6 NIKKI AND THE PHANTOM CALLERS What The Daughter Does, The Mother Did [EP] Self-Released
7 BOB SUMNER Wasted Love Songs Self-Released
8 SARAH LOUISE Nighttime Birds And Morning Stars Thrill Jockey
9 CONNER YOUNGBLOOD Cheyenne Counter
10 MEL PARSONS Glass Heart Cape Road

Hip-Hop

Rank Artist Album Label
1 OHBLIV Soulphonic UKNOWY
2 ANALOG SUSPECTS Transmission 001 Self-Released
3 BOOGIE Everythings For Sale Shady
4 BUDDY Harlan & Alondra Lil Cool Company
5 WIZ KHALIFA AND CURREN$Y 2009 Jet Life / Atlantic
6 SYCHO SID Sunset Drive 2 Mutant Academy
7 MOURNING [A] BLKSTR The Garner Poems Electric Cowbell
8 GRIME LORDS Wimbledon Dons Boiler Room
9 STARCHILD AND THE NEW ROMANTIC Language Ghostly
10 INTERNET, THE Hive Mind Columbia

Loud

Rank Artist Album Label
1 KING DIAMOND Songs For The Dead Live Metal Blade
2 UGLY MUSCLE Ugly Muscle Self-Released
3 FRONT LINE ASSEMBLY Wake up the Coma Metropolis
4 MR KITTY Ephemeral Negative Gain
5 MUET Muet Metropolis
6 BIG JOANIE Sistahs Cargo
7 BODEGA Endless Scroll What’s Your Rupture?
8 MONSTER MAGNET Mindfucker Napalm
9 XENTRIFUGE Desensitized Parallels Cleopatra
10 UNCLE ACID AND THE DEADBEATS Wasteland Rise Above

RPM

Rank Artist Album Label
1 MILLIKEN CHAMBER Absence Self-Released
2 SPELLLING Mazy Fly [Advance Tracks] Sacred Bones
3 GAIJIN BLUES Gaijin Blues [EP] Shapes of Rhythm
4 GREY FREQUENCY Ufology Self-Released
5 TAVISHI Voices in My Head CHINABOT
6 GASMAN, THE Controlled Hallucination Onomatopoeia
7 BART DE PAEPE Pagus Wasiae Beyond Beyond is Beyond
8 JOHN MAUS Addendum Ribbon
9 STARBIRTHED Starbirthed Flower Room
10 SHORMEY “Cruise!” [Single] Citrus City

World

Rank Artist Album Label
1 LOBO MARINO At Appalachian South Folklife Center Self-Released
2 DAWDA JOBARTEH I Met Her By The River Sterns Africa
3 FREDERICO 7 Exotico Americano Self-Released
4 LE VENT DU NORD Territoires Borealis
5 BASSEKOU KOUYATE AND NGONI BA Miri OutHere
6 DAKTARIS, THE Soul Explosion [Remastered] Desco/Daptone
7 SALIF KEITA Un Autre Blanc Naive
8 BARRO Somos Self-Released
9 BUDOS BAND, THE “Old Engine Oil” [Single] Daptone
10 LEYLA MCCALLA The Capitalist Blues Jazz Village/PIAS

7 February 16th, 2019

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