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/
tune in:http://www.wrir.org/listen/
Listen live to support the best of Richmond’s music scene!

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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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