Top 30 new albums for week ending Jan 25 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.┬áCheck back later if it’s not there yet.

Rank Artist Album Label
1 Brunswick Five Years Papa Hotel
2 Petrichor II self-released
3 Toro y Moi Outer Peace Carpark
4 Mdou Moctar Ilana (The Creator) Sahel Sounds
5 Sneaks Highway Hypnosis Merge
6 Jozef Van Wissem & Jim Jarmusch An Attempt to Draw Aside the Veil Sacred Bones
7 Piranha Rama S/T Trrrash
8 Unmaker Firmament self-released
9 Michael Chapman True North Paradise of Bachelors
10 Colter Wall Songs of the Plains Young Mary’s
11 Gemini Love This Is Not Science self-released
12 Debrider Gift Horse – EP self-released
13 Large Margin Large Margin Cheap Cuts
14 Danny Burns North Country Pinecastle
15 Deerhunter Why Hasn’t Everything Already Disappeared? 4AD
16 Steve Gunn The Unseen In Between Matador
17 Buke and Gase Scholars Brassland
18 Pedro The Lion Phoenix Polyvinyl
19 DAWN new breed Local Action / Our Dawn Ent
20 Malibu Ken Malibu Ken Rhymesayers Entertainment
21 James Blake Assume Form Polydor
22 Daniel Romano Finally Free New West
23 CAVE Allways Drag City
24 Cat Power Wanderer Domino
25 Kikagaku Moyo Masana Temples Guruguru Brain
26 Doe Grow into It Big Scary Monsters / Topshelf
27 Fucked Up Dose Your Dreams Merge
28 The Dodos Certainty Waves Polyvinyl
29 Metric Art of Doubt BMG
30 Calvin Johnson A Wonderful Beast K


7 January 26th, 2019

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Genre charts for week ending Jan 25 presents:


Rank Artist Album Label
1 COLTER WALL Songs Of The Plains Thirty Tigers
2 DANNY BURNS North Country Self-Released
3 DANIEL ROMANO Finally Free You’ve Changed
4 MICHIGAN RATTLERS Evergreen Self-Released
5 HONEY DEWDROPS Anyone Can See Self-Released
7 BLAKE MILLER AND THE OLD FASHIONED ACES Quelle Belle Journee Self-Released
8 DOM FLEMONS Black Cowboys Smithsonian Folkways
9 GRETCHEN PETERS Dancing With The Beast Curb
10 NEYLA PEKARAK Rattlesnake S-Curve


Rank Artist Album Label
1 DAWN New Breed Local Action/Our Dawn
2 MALIBU KEN Malibu Ken Rhymesayers
3 JAMES BLAKE Assume Form Polydor
4 BAS Milky Way Dreamville
5 SANJI THE HEDGEHOG Slump Garden Self-Released
6 AYELLE “Obvious” [Single] Self-Released
7 NONAME “Song 31” [Single] Self-Released
8 MADISON MCFERRIN Finding Foundations: Vol II [EP] Self-Released
9 ELI PAPERBOY REED 99 Cent Dreams Yep Roc
10 OHBLIV Soulphonic UKNOWY


Rank Artist Album Label
1 PETRICHOR II Self-Released
2 UNMAKER Firmament Self-Released
3 FUCKED UP Dose Your Dreams Merge
4 BLOODYWOOD “Endurant” [Single] Self-Released
5 ROY BATTY Roy Batty Self-Released
6 SERQET “Oleander” [Single] Vinyl Conflict
7 DRAGONLORD Dominion Spinefarm
8 HATE ETERNAL Upon Desolate Sands Season Of Mist
9 NAGLFAR Principium Floga
10 MONSTROSITY The Passage of Existence Metal Blade


Rank Artist Album Label
1 JOZEF VAN WISSEM AND JIM JARMUSCH An Attempt to Draw Aside the Veil Sacred Bones
2 COMET IS COMING, THE Trust in the Lifeforce of the Deep Mystery Impulse!
3 KID KOALA Music to Draw To: Io Arts & Crafts
4 MATMOS Plastic Anniversary Thrill Jockey
5 GEORGE CLANTON Slide 100% Electronica
7 JAKOB SKOTT Instrumentality El Paraiso
8 BOOKA SHADE “I Go, I Go (feat. Kaktus Einarsson)” [Single] Blaufield
9 GESAFFELSTEIN AND THE WEEKEND “Lost in the Fire” [Single] Columbia
10 SHORMEY “Cruise!” [Single] Citrus City


Rank Artist Album Label
1 MDOU MOCTAR “Kamane Tarhanin” [Single] Sahel Sounds
3 JUANECO Y SU COMBO El Gran Cacique Infopesa
4 VAUDOU GAME Otodi Hot Casa
5 SARAZINO Mama Funny Day Cumbancha
6 DUR DUR BAND Dur Dur Band Of Somalia, Volume 1, Volume 2 Analog Africa
7 ATERCIOPELADOS Claroscura Sony Colombia
8 DAKTARIS, THE Soul Explosion [Remastered] Desco/Daptone
9 SALIF KEITA Un Autre Blanc Naive

7 January 26th, 2019

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