top 100 new albums for WRIR in 2020 presents:

The chart reflects the diversity of programming on WRIR. In an average week, WRIR DJs play approximately 1,200 unique albums (and EPs and singles).

1 Butcher Brown #KingButch Concord Jazz
2 Sa-Roc The Sharecropper’s Daughter Rhymesayers
3 Positive No Kyanite Little Black Cloud
4 En Attendant Ana Juillet Trouble in Mind
5 Phoebe Bridgers Punisher Dead Oceans
6 Keleketla! Keleketla! Ahead Of Our Time
7 Addy Eclipse Topshelf
8 Deau Eyes Let It Leave Egghunt
9 Porridge Radio Every Bad Secretly Canadian
10 Pink Siifu & Fly Anakin FlySiifu’s Lex
11 Chloe x Halle Ungodly Hour Parkwood Entertainment / Columbia
12 Big No Big No self-released
13 Nas King’s Disease Mass Appeal
14 Moses Sumney græ Jagjaguwar
15 Johnny Ciggs Lighters and Lightbulbs Gritty City
16 Algiers There Is No Year Matador
17 Sneeze Self-Titled self-released
18 SAULT UNTITLED (Black Is) Forever Living Originals
19 Run The Jewels RTJ4 Jewel Runners / BMG
20 Melenas Días Raros Trouble in Mind
21 Horse Lords The Common Task Northern Spy
22 Fiona Apple Fetch The Bolt Cutters Epic
23 Waxahatchee Saint Cloud Merge
24 True Body Heavenly Rhythms for the Uninitiated Funeral Party
25 Fontaines D.C. A Hero’s Death Partisan / Fontana North
26 Angelica Garcia Cha Cha Palace Spacebomb
27 Thundercat It Is What It Is Brainfeeder
28 Shabaka and the Ancestors We Are Sent Here By History Impulse!
29 Moaning Uneasy Laughter Sub Pop
30 Megan Thee Stallion Good News 300 Entertainment
31 gnawing Shaky – EP Refresh
32 Coriky Coriky Dischord
33 Action Bronson Only For Dolphins Loma Vista
34 Og Illa Richmond Renegade HLGNLIFE / Gritty City
35 Jake Blount Spider Tales Free Dirt
36 Deerhoof Future Teenage Cave Artists Joyful Noise
37 Blu & Exile Miles Fat Beats
38 Tom Misch & Yussef Dayes What Kinda Music Beyond The Groove / Blue Note
39 OOIOO nijimusi Thrill Jockey
40 Mourn Self Worth Captured Tracks
41 Man Man Dream Hunting in the Valley of the In-Between Sub Pop
42 Aesop Rock Spirit World Field Guide Rhymesayers
43 Westside Gunn Pray for Paris Griselda
44 Trapcry Dangerous 1986
45 The Birthday Massacre Diamonds Metropolis
46 Smyth Knight North Chesterfield Kidz At Play
47 Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever Sideways to New Italy Ivy League / Sub Pop
48 Protomartyr Ultimate Success Today Domino
49 OHMME Fantasize Your Ghost Joyful Noise
50 Julianna Barwick Healing Is a Miracle Ninja Tune
51 Inter Arma Garbers Days Revisited Relapse
52 Eliza Juno Do Tree Lobsters Experience Love Eliza Juno; self-released
53 Deradoorian Find the Sun Anti/Epitaph
54 Big Baby Fizzy Cola – EP self-released
55 Zhé Aqueen The Hypnomonic Album Heye Vibez
56 Yves Tumor Heaven To a Tortured Mind Warp
57 THICK 5 Years Behind Epitaph
58 Spectres Nostalgia Artoffact
59 Six Organs of Admittance Companion Rises Drag City
60 RVG Feral Fire
61 Prof Powderhorn Suites Ineffable
62 Moemaw Naedon Dr. Deadhorse Soul Slime
63 Homeboy Sandman Don’t Feed the Monster Mello Music Group
64 Hamerkop Remote Drag City
65 Flat Worms Antarctica GOD?
66 Christine and the Queens La vita nuova – EP Because Music
67 Chris Brown Slime & B Chris Brown Entertainment/300 Entertainment/RCA
68 Cable Ties Far Enough Poison City
69 Atmosphere The Day Before Halloween Rhymesayers
70 U.S. Girls Heavy Light 4AD
71 The Magnetic Fields Quickies Nonesuch
72 Tame Impala The Slow Rush Island / Interscope / Fiction / Caroline
73 Sweeping Promises Hunger for a Way Out Feel It
74 Opin Media & Memory WarHen
75 Moses Boyd Dark Matter Exodus
76 Lomelda Hannah Double Double Whammy
77 Kosha Dillz Nobody Cares Except You Rapperfriends
78 Kenny Mason Angelic Hoodrat self-released
79 Jeff Parker Suite for Max Brown International Anthem
80 IDLES Ultra Mono PTKF; Partisan / Liberator Music
81 Holy Fuck Deleter Last Gang
82 Gumming Overripe Vinyl Conflict
83 FM Skyline Liteware 100% Electronica; Crystal Pistol
84 Fight Cloud Thoughts Aligned self-released
85 Colin Phils Trust/Fall Post.
86 Busta Rhymes Extinction Level Event 2: The Wrath of God The Conglomerate Entertainment, Inc. / EMPIRE
87 Anjimile Giver Taker Father/Daughter
88 Adrianne Lenker songs 4AD
89 vv III self-released
90 The Beths Jump Rope Gazers Carpark
91 Testament Titans of Creation Nuclear Blast
92 Peel Dream Magazine Agitprop Alterna Slumberland
93 Open Mike Eagle Anime, Trauma and Divorce Auto Reverse
94 Lithics Tower of Age Trouble In Mind
95 Kelly Lee Owens Inner Song Smalltown Supersound
96 Isobel Campbell There is No Other… Cooking Vinyl Limited
97 FACS Void Moments Trouble In Mind
98 Evidence Unlearning – Single Rhymesayers
99 Justis Bratt LHPS (Radio Edit) – Single Hollywood Starstruck
100 BlackLiq x Ohbliv The Best – Single No Other Way

    December 29th, 2020

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Top 30 new albums for Mar 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.

1 Mdou Moctar Ibitlan – Single Sahel Sounds
2 FM Skyline Liteware Crystal Pistol
3 Addy Eclipse Topshelf
4 Bashful Driving Low Risk
5 Big No Big No Flux Editions
6 Myrkur Folkesange Relapse
7 Waco Brothers Resist! Bloodshot
8 The Revenue Man 25 Years Behind self-released
9 Swamp Dogg Sorry You Couldn’t Make It Joyful Noise
10 Black Market Brass Undying Thirst Colemine
11 Trout Steak Revival The Light We Bring self-released
12 Ratboys Printer’s Devil Topshelf
13 Trip McCool Hang Me Out to Dry Thinking Dog
14 Kate Mills Each Bittersweet Drop self-released
15 Fiona Silver Hostage of Love self-released
16 BAMBARA Stray Wharf Cat
17 Kombilesa Mi Esa Palenkera self-released
18 Ladygod Trash Medium Bossy Lil’ Thing
19 Rose City Band Summerlong Thrill Jockey
20 The Birthday Massacre Diamonds Metropolis
21 Angelica Garcia Cha Cha Palace Spacebomb
22 Katie Pruitt Expectations Rounder
23 Grip Snubnose Stray Society / Human Re Sources
24 Shopping All or Nothing FatCat
25 Fat Tony Wake Up CARPARK
26 Atmosphere Whenever Rhymesayers
27 Ohbliv Spirit Medicine self-released
28 Curt Sydnor Deep End Shallow Out Of Your Head
29 I Ya Toyah Code Blue Reloaded self-released
30 Lutkie The Dominator Is Cuddled Inside Me – EP No Rent


    March 31st, 2020

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Genre charts for week ending Nov 23 presents:


Rank Artist Album Label
1 ADDY Rose Eyes [EP] Self-Released
2 HAZEL DICKENS AND ALICE GERRARD Sing Me Back Home: The DC Tapes, 1965-1969 Free Dirt
3 MICHIGAN RATTLERS Evergreen Self-Released
4 SILO ROAD Signal Hill Self-Released
5 WILL COURTNEY Crazy Love Super Secret
6 YVETTE LANDRY Louisiana Lovin’ Soko
7 SAW BLACK Water Tower Crystal Pistol
8 DOC WATSON Live at Club 47 Yep Roc
9 MARY GAUTHIER Rifles And Rosary Beads Thirty Tigers
10 RHETT MILLER The Messenger ATO


Rank Artist Album Label
1 LINA SYMONE “Need That” [Single] Self-Released
2 ABBY JASMINE Trap Mom Cinematic
3 DEM ATLAS Bad Actress Rhymesayers
4 TASHA Alone At Last Father/Daughter
5 BIG G Lonely Tears Stone River
6 BIG KAHUNA OG Sky Chryme Mutant Academy
7 ACTION BRONSON White Bronco Empire
8 AVANTDALE BOWLING CLUB Avantdale Bowling Club Years Gone By
9 BUN B Return Of The Trill DreamVille
10 CHOKER Honeybloom Jet Fuzz


Rank Artist Album Label
1 UNMAKER Firmament Self-Released
2 WINDHAND Eternal Return Relapse
4 YOB Our Raw Heart Relapse
5 GUMMING Human Values Self-Released
6 MONSTER MAGNET Mindfucker Napalm
7 RESPIRE Memorial (An Accompaniment) Self-Released
8 WAY OUT Arc of Descent [EP] Atomic Action!
9 KEYS AND THE CREATOR, THE The Gate Opens Self-Released
10 HALO IN REVERSE I Am Become Death Destroyer of Worlds Alfa Matrix


Not enough new albums were played to generate a chart.


Rank Artist Album Label
1 VAUDOU GAME Otodi Hot Casa
2 AFRO CUBAN ALL STARS A Toda Cuba Le Gusta World Circuit
3 JOHNNY CLARKE Creation Rebel VP
6 DANIEL KAHN AND THE PAINTED BIRD The Butcher’s Share Oriente Musik
7 DUR DUR BAND Dur Dur Band of Somalia, Volume 1, Volume 2 Analog Africa
8 BLACK MASALA Trains And Moonlight Destinies Self-Released
9 LEMON BUCKET ORKESTRA If I Had The Strength Six Degrees
10 ANGELIQUE KIDJO Remain In Light Kraven Works

    November 24th, 2018

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