Top 30 new albums for week ending May 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 Positive No Teenage Waistline – Single Dromedary
2 Cate Le Bon Reward Mexican Summer
3 Mavis Staples We Get By Anti- / Epitaph
4 Holly Herndon PROTO 4AD
5 ohbliv Give Thanks Fat Beats
6 FONTAINES D.C. Dogrel Partisan / Fontana North
7 Black Mountain Destroyer Jagjaguwar
8 Analog Suspects Transmission 001 Charged Up Entertainment LLC
9 Minor Poet The Good News – EP Sub Pop
10 Moniker Private Prophet – EP Good Eye
11 Benjamin Shepherd Hold the Line self-released
12 Luray Dig self-released
13 Lovenloops Bev Lives On – EP self-released
14 Sebadoh Act Surprised Dangerbird
15 Faye Webster Atlanta Millionaires Club Secretly Canadian
16 Rose City Band Rose City Band Jean Sandwich
17 Jackie Cohen Zagg Spacebomb LLC
18 Lydia Ainsworth Phantom Forest Zombie Cat
19 Pottery No.1 Partisan
20 beabadoobee Loveworm – EP Dirty Hit / Hostess
21 Jamila Woods LEGACY! LEGACY! Jagjaguwar
22 Dressy Bessy Fast Faster Disaster Yep Roc
23 Kelly Hunt Even the Sparrow Rare Bird
24 Haviah Mighty 13th Floor Haviah Mighty
25 Esperanza Spalding 12 Little Spells Concord
26 Fauvely This is What the Living Do – EP Diversion
27 ALASKALASKA The Dots Marathon Artists
28 An Horse Modern Air Lame-O
29 Lauren Crosby I Said Take Me to the Water self-released
30 Barrie Happy to Be Here Winspear

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7 June 1st, 2019

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Genre charts for week ending May 31 presents:

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Rank Artist Album Label
1 ANNA TIVEL The Question Fluff & Gravy
2 SARAH EIDE Dreams On Hold Self-Released
3 ALLISON DE GROOT AND TATIANA HARGREAVES Allison De Groot And Tatiana Hargreaves Free Dirt
4 JAKE XERXES FUSSELL Out of Sight Paradise of Bachelors
5 TIM O’BRIEN BAND Tim O’Brien Band Howdy Skies
6 ARCADIAN WILD, THE Finch In the Pantry Antifragile
7 WATERBOYS, THE Where the Action Is Traffic
8 AUSTIN PLAINE Stratford Blaster
9 MARIEE SIOUX Grief in Exile Night Bloom
10 TOW’RS Tow’rs on Audiotree Live [EP] Audiotree

Hip-Hop

Rank Artist Album Label
1 OHBLIV Give Thanks Fat Beats
2 ANALOG SUSPECTS Transmission 001 Self-Released
3 HAVIAH MIGHTY 13th Floor Self-Released
4 LITTLE SIMZ GREY Area AGE 101/AWAL
5 KONCEPT JACKSON Thot RAP, Chapter 1 Self-Released
6 YOUNG FLEXICO The New Flexico Album Flextopia/Green and Gold Global
7 YOUR OLD DROOG It Wasn’t Even Close Self-Released
8 FLY ANAKIN AND TUAMIE Emergency Raps Vol. 4 Mutant Academy
9 OPIOID ERA, THE The Opioid Era Self-Released
10 DIAMOND D The Diam Piece 2 Dymond Mine

Loud

none this week

RPM

Rank Artist Album Label
1 HOLLY HERNDON Proto 4AD
2 LYDIA AINSWORTH Phantom Forest Self-Released
3 ALASKALASKA The Dots Marathon Artists
4 SPELLLING Mazy Fly Sacred Bones
5 CHEMICAL BROTHERS, THE No Geography Virgin
6 COMET IS COMING, THE Trust In The Lifeforce Of The Deep Mystery Impulse!
7 TRENTEMOLLER “Sleeper” [Single] In My Room
8 MODESELEKTOR Who Else Monkeytown
9 BLAINE TODD Every Road is a Good Road Debacle
10 SIMULATION Death’s Head Speaks Hausu Mountain

World

none this week

7 June 1st, 2019

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Genre charts for week ending May 17 presents:

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Rank Artist Album Label
1 LOBO MARINO At Appalachian South Folklife Center Self-Released
2 MATT KIVEL Last Night In America Cascine
3 ANGELO DE AUGUSTINE Tomb Asthmatic Kitty
4 ALLISON DE GROOT AND TATIANA HARGREAVES Allison De Groot And Tatiana Hargreaves Free Dirt
5 ANNA TIVEL The Question Fluff & Gravy
6 LAURA STEVENSON The Big Freeze Don Giovanni
7 TINY RUINS Olympic Girls Milk!
8 OLD MAN LUEDEKE Easy Money Self-Released
9 DAVID ALLRED The Cell Erased Tapes
10 ASKEW SISTERS, THE Enclosure Oakmere

Hip-Hop

Rank Artist Album Label
1 OHBLIV Give Thanks Fat Beats
2 MONDAY NIGHT Scomaha, Vol. 1 AllWeNeed
3 LITTLE SIMZ GREY Area AGE 101/AWAL
4 AEON Vesper Hymns OfOne
5 DIAMOND D The Diam Piece 2 Dymond Mine
6 OPIOID ERA, THE The Opioid Era Self-Released
7 YOUR OLD DROOG It Wasn’t Even Close Self-Released
8 LEGION, THE Three the Bronx Way Fat Beats
9 SOL DEVELOPMENT The SOL of Black Folk SOL DVLPMNT
10 YOUNG FLEXICO The New Flexico Album Flextopia/Green and Gold Global

Loud

Rank Artist Album Label
1 TORCHE “Slide” [Single] Relapse
2 HEX MACHINE Cave Painting Self-Released
3 HARD CHARGER Vol 4: Take The Guff And Suffer D7I
4 CHILDREN OF BODOM Hexed Nuclear Blast
5 DEAD TO A DYING WORLD Elegy Profound Lore
6 PINKISH BLACK Concept Unification Relapse
7 SKOLD Never Is Now Cleopatra
8 BIG BRAVE A Gaze Among Them (RED) Southern Lord
9 UNMAKER Firmament Self-Released
10 ANGEL METRO Dark Days Bright Lights Self-Released

RPM

Rank Artist Album Label
1 BIBIO Ribbons Warp
2 COMET IS COMING, THE Trust In The Lifeforce Of The Deep Mystery Impulse!
3 EVE MARET No More Running Banana Tapes
4 LAUGHING EYE Laughing Eye Höga Nord
5 STEREOLAB Transient Random-Noise Bursts With Announcements Duophonic
6 ARMEN RA Theremin Amerique: The American Songbook Self-Released
7 PLAID Polymer Warp
8 FRANK LOCRASTO Lost Dispatch The Royal Potato Family
9 SOLVEIG MATTHILDUR Constantly In Love Artoffact
10 HERMITUDE Every Day [EP] Nettwerk

World

none this week

7 May 18th, 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:

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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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Genre charts for week ending Aug 24 presents:

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Rank Artist Album Label
1 SONGS FROM THE ROAD BAND Road to Nowhere Lucks Dumpy Toad
2 COCO O’CONNOR This Ol’ War Satarah
3 GLENN JONES The Giant Who Ate Himself and Other New Works For 6 & 12 String Guitar Thrill Jockey
4 ANNA AND ELIZABETH The Invisible Comes To Us Smithsonian Folkways
5 ELIZA GILKYSON Secularia Red House
6 MARIEL BUCKLEY Driving In The Dark Self-Released
7 NICKI BLUHM To Rise You Gotta Fall Compass
8 LORRAINE JORDAN AND CAROLINA ROAD True Grass Again Pinecastle
9 TOM MINDTE AND MASON VIA Tom Mindte and Mason Via Patuxent
10 SAW BLACK Water Tower Crystal Pistol

Hip-Hop

Rank Artist Album Label
1 OHBLIV Retrospective Paxico
2 COLE HICKS May Day Anonymous Genius/Purple Republic
3 MCKINLEY DIXON The Importance of Self Belief Wadada
4 POTATOHEAD PEOPLE Nick And Astro’s Guide To The Galaxy Bastard Jazz
5 SANGO In The Comfort Of Last Gang
6 SERPENTWITHFEET soil Secretly Canadian
7 YOUNG FATHERS Cocoa Sugar Ninja Tune
8 MICHAEL MILLIONS Hard To Be King Self-Released
9 AMINE Onepointfive Republic
10 INTERNET, THE Hive Mind Columbia

Loud

Rank Artist Album Label
1 GUERILLA TOSS Twisted Crystal DFA
2 DESERT MOUNTAIN TRIBE Om Parvat Mystery Metropolis
3 THIN LIPS Chosen Family Lame-O
4 TURNSTILE Time & Space Roadrunner
5 GHOST Prequelle Concord/Loma Vista
6 JUNGLE ROT Jungle Rot Victory
7 SINISTER PURPOSE Aces Low Vinyl Conflict
8 ARMED, THE Only Love Throatruiner
9 EARTHLESS Black Heaven Nuclear Blast
10 LUCIFER Lucifer II Century Media

RPM

Rank Artist Album Label
1 FOXTROTT Meditations II [EP] One Little Indian
2 ONEOHTRIX POINT NEVER Age Of Warp
3 TANGENTS New Bodies Temporary Residence
4 BOY HARSHER Lesser Man Nude Club
5 CARPENTER BRUT Leather Teeth Caroline
6 GUSGUS Lies Are More Flexible Oroom
7 MACHINEFABRIEK Engel Self-Released
8 POLO AND PAN Caravelle Hamburger
9 UNKLE UNKLE: LIVE ON THE ROAD KOKO Songs For The Def
10 NOISIA AND TWO FINGERS “Dzjengis” [Single] Division

World

Rank Artist Album Label
1 ALPHEUS Light Of Day Liquidator
2 CLAU ANIZ Filha de mil Mulheres Minty Fresh
3 BLACK ROOTS “Take It” [Single] Nubian / Khanti
4 JOHNNY CLARKE Creation Rebel VP
5 LEMON BUCKET ORKESTRA If I Had The Strength Six Degrees
6 RED BARAAT Sound The People Rhyme & Reason
7 MYSTIC BOWIE Mystic Bowie’s Talking Dreads Red River
8 YENI NOSTALJI Yeni Nostalji Ropeadope
9 EL ECO Two Worlds December
10 BELO “Bousol” [Single] Belo / Handzup / Baoli

7 August 25th, 2018

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Genre charts for week ending Jul 20 presents:

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Rank Artist Album Label
1 OLIVER THE CROW OLIVER THE CROW Self-Released
2 RODNEY CROWELL Acoustic Classics RC1
3 ALANIS OBOMSAWIN Bush Lady Constellation
4 CR AND THE DEGENERATES Coming Of Age Sniffling Indie Kids/Mint 400
5 JACKSON EMMER Jukebox Lost Homey
6 SALT HOUSE Undersong Self-Released
7 MILK CARTON KIDS, THE All The Things That I Did And All The Things That I Didn’t Do Anti-
8 TRAMPLED BY TURTLES Life Is Good On The Open Road Banjodad
9 RAY DAVIES Our Country Americana Act II Legacy
10 CAROLINA STORY Lay Your Head Down Americana

Hip-Hop

Rank Artist Album Label
1 FLY ANAKIN AND OHBLIV Backyard Boogie Mutant Academy
2 DRAKE Scorpion Republic
3 MAD SKILLZ Im the DJ….And the Rapper Big Kidz Ent
4 SABA Care For Me Saba Pivot
5 FREDDIE GIBBS Freddie Empire
6 GORILLAZ The Now Now Parlophone/Warner Bros.
7 JORJA SMITH Lost & Found RCA
8 PUSHA T Daytona Def Jam
9 REJJIE SNOW Dear Annie 300
10 ROC MARCIANO RR2: The Bitter Dose Marci Enterprises

Loud

Rank Artist Album Label
1 DESERT ALTAR Desert Altar Self-Released
2 GUMMING Human Values Self-Released
3 SINISTER PURPOSE Aces Low Vinyl Conflict
4 SMIRKS, THE The Smirks Self-Released
5 DESERT MOUNTAIN TRIBE Om Parvat Mystery Metropolis
6 ZEAL AND ARDOR Stranger Fruit Self-Released
7 BLACKWATER HOLYLIGHT Blackwater Holylight Ridingeasy
8 SISTA BOSSEN Tio låtar om privilegierat lidande Crunchy Frog
9 KOMRADS Resistor Self-Released
10 MOCK IDENTITY Paradise Scam Likely

RPM

Rank Artist Album Label
1 LET’S EAT GRANDMA I’m All Ears Transgressive/PIAS
2 FM SKYLINE EarthSim Crystal Pistol
3 BEAK> >>> [Advance Tracks] Ivanda
4 CHANCHA VIA CIRCUITO Bienaventuranza Wonderwheel
5 ECHO COLLECTIVE Plays Amnesiac 7K!
6 MOBY Everything Was Beautiful And Nothing Hurt Mute
7 SUBELO CUBA Havana Cultura: ¡Súbelo, Cuba! Brownswood
8 тпсб Sekundenschlaf Blackest Ever Black
9 NMESH Pharma Orange Milk
10 LINDSTROM It’s Alright Between Us as It Is Smalltown Supersound

World

Rank Artist Album Label
1 ANGELIQUE KIDJO Remain In Light Kraven Works
2 BOMBINO Deran Partisan
3 ABU OBAIDA HASSAN Abu Obaida Hassan & His Tambour: The Shaigiya Sound of Sudan Ostinato
4 ALPHEUS Light Of Day Liquidator
5 JUPITER AND OKWESS Kin Sonic Everloving
6 AFRICAN SCREAM CONTEST 2 VARIOUS ARTISTS Analog Africa
7 SIDI TOURE Toubalbero Thrill Jockey
8 KING KONG Repatriation Irie Ites
9 REGGAE SAX RIDDIM VARIOUS ARTISTS Reggae Vibes
10 MYSTERY OF THE BULGARIAN VOICES, THE BooCheeMish Prophecy

7 July 21st, 2018

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Top 30 new albums for week ending Jul 20 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 Bad Magic What’s Wrong with My Eyes? self-released
2 Natalie Prass The Future and the Past ATO
3 Hoax Hunters Dormant – EP Cherub
4 Fly Anakin & Ohbliv Backyard Boogie Mutant Academy
5 Courtney Barnett Tell Me How You Really Feel Mom+Pop
6 Mazzy Star Still – EP Rhymes of an Hour
7 Tower of Power Soul Side of Town Artistry Music
8 Shannon Shaw Shannon In Nashville Easy Eye Sound
9 Drake Scorpion Young Money Entertainment / Cash Money / Republic
10 Angelique Kidjo Remain in Light Kravenworks
11 Piranha Rama Piranha Rama Trrrash
12 Shannon & the Clams Onion Easy Eye Sound
13 Oliver The Crow Oliver The Crow OTC
14 Snail Mail Lush Matador
15 Teyana Taylor K.T.S.E. GOOD Music
16 77:78 Jellies Heavenly
17 Mad Skillz Im the DJ….And the Rapper Big Kidz Ent
18 Peach Kelli Pop Gentle Leader Mint
19 Wimps Garbage People Kill Rock Stars
20 La Luz Floating Features Hardly Art
21 Saba Care for Me Saba Pivot
22 John Coltrane Both Directions at Once: The Lost Album Verve
23 The Jayhawks Back Roads and Abandoned Motels Legacy
24 Rodney Crowell Acoustic Classics RC1
25 Young Scum Young Scum Citrus City
26 Dumb Waiter Heck JUJU
27 Manatree Engines self-released
28 Desert Altar Desert Altar self-released
29 Ty Segall & White Fence Joy Drag City
30 Prana Crafter Enter The Stream Sunrise Ocean Bender / Cardinal Fuzz

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7 July 21st, 2018

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Party Planet presents:

Richmond’s master of lo fi instrumental funk madness brings the groove to Party Planet TONIGHT!
Don’t miss this LIVE party-

Tune in and check the playlist below by clicking “read more”

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Bradford Claude, aka Ohbliv has been steadily producing and making beats in RVA since the late 90s. His addictively unique mix of soul, jazz, funk and samples rolled into downtempo grooves have influenced musicians around the globe.

Check out his music: https://ohbliv.bandcamp.com/
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94 June 15th, 2018

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Party Planet presents:

WRIR Alumni Dj Straw joins me to discuss Ohbliv who PLAYS NEXT WEEK YA’LL
and Peach Kelli Pop, new Hana Vu, dance and MORE.
Click Read More for the Set List

94 June 8th, 2018

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