top 30 new albums for Dec 1 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 Pink Siifu & Fly Anakin FlySiifu’s Lex
2 Butcher Brown #KingButch Concord Jazz
3 Shame Water In the Well – Single Dead Oceans
4 clipping. Visions of Bodies Being Burned Sub Pop
5 Billy Bacci Band Paint on It MB
6 Opin Media & Memory WarHen
7 Deau Eyes Let It Leave Egghunt
8 Melodic Kayobi – EP The Enrich Brand
9 Trapcry Dangerous 1986
10 Kokoroko Baba Ayoola – Single Brownswood
11 Eric Slick Wiseacre self-released
12 Naked Pictures W I D E Cheap Cuts
13 She TRL 2004 – EP Brat Daddy
14 GULL Relative Stranger self-released
15 Gumming Overripe Vinyl Conflict
16 Tim Barry Live 2018 Chunksaah
17 Haircut Cake – EP 11 PM
18 The Cribs Night Network Sonic Blew
19 Anna McClellan I Saw First Light Father/Daughter
20 David Nance Staunch Honey Trouble In Mind
21 Aesop Rock Spirit World Field Guide Rhymesayers
22 Various Artists Strum & Thrum: The American Jangle Underground 1983-1987 Captured Tracks
23 Various Artists Closer to Heaven: a Tribute to Ed Ackerson Susstones
24 Atmosphere The Day Before Halloween Rhymesayers
25 MOURN Self Worth Captured Tracks
26 Jeremy Ivey Waiting out the Storm Anti/Epitaph
27 Fleet Foxes Shore Anti/Epitaph
28 OSEES Protean Threat Castle Face
29 The Mountain Goats Getting Into Knives Merge
30 Mipso Mipso Rounder

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    December 1st, 2020

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genre charts for Dec 1 presents:

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Rank Artist Album Label
1 TIM BARRY Live 2018 Chunksaah
2 JEREMY IVEY Waiting Out The Storm Anti-
3 MIPSO Mipso Rounder/Concord
4 SUSAN PEPPER Prettiest Bird Self-Released
5 BRIGID MAE POWER Head Above The Water Fire
6 SPENCER BURTON Coyote Still
7 DARRELL SCOTT “A Satisfied Mind” [Single] Soundly
8 STURGILL SIMPSON Cuttin’ Grass Vol. 1 High Top Mountain
9 BECKY BULLER Distance And Time Dark Shadow
10 LARKIN POE Self Made Man Tricki Woo

Hip-Hop

Rank Artist Album Label
1 PINK SIIFU AND FLY ANAKIN FlySiifu’s Lex
2 MELODIC Kayobi [EP] The Enrich Brand
3 AESOP ROCK Spirit World Field Guide Rhymesayers
4 ATMOSPHERE The Day Before Halloween Rhymesayers
5 SA-ROC The Sharecropper’s Daughter Rhymesayers
6 KOSHA DILLZ Nobody Cares Except You Rapperfriends
7 MARQUES MARTIN Brave And Afraid Operator
8 OPEN MIKE EAGLE Anime, Trauma And Divorce Auto Reverse
9 BEN FM Private Audio Self-Released
10 MEGAN THEE STALLION Good News 1501 Certified

Loud

Rank Artist Album Label
1 DYSPHORIA Primal Entropy Self-Released
2 DEEDS OF FLESH Nucleus Unique Leader
3 SPECTRUM OF DELUSION Neoconception The Artisan Era
4 DOWNFALL OF MANKIND The Path of Human Existence [EP] Raising Legends
5 CARNAL ABHORRENCE The Crowned Apocalypse Self-Released
6 SIDEREAN Sidereal Evolution Edged Circle Productions
7 NECROTTED Operation: Mental Castration Self-Released
8 ABIOTIC Ikagai Syndrome Audio
9 OCEANS ATE ALASKA “Metamorph” [Single] Fearless
10 THY ART IS MURDER “Killing Season” [Single] Nuclear Blast

RPM

Rank Artist Album Label
1 CLIPPING Visions Of Bodies Being Burned Sub Pop
2 OPIN Media & Memory WarHen
3 GULL Relative Stranger Self-Released
4 GASLAMP KILLER Heart Math NAYMLIS
5 JULIANNA BARWICK Healing Is A Miracle Ninja Tune
6 GREEN HOUSE Six Songs From Invisible Gardens [EP] Leaving
7 WULFFLUW XCIV Ngoma Injection Hakuna Kulala
8 PRINCE ASHTON SIZZLE Land of Make Believe KingJam/EMG
9 KELEKETLA Keleketla! Ahead Of Our Time
10 ROBERT HAIGH Black Sarabande Unseen Worlds

World

Rank Artist Album Label
1 RICARDO LEMVO AND MAKINA LOCA N’Dona Ponte Mopiato
2 DANDANA Free The System Rebel Up
3 LOS SAICOS 69 “El Mercenario/Un Poquito De Pena” [Single] Munster
4 SONGHOY BLUES Optimisme Fat Possum
5 ANCIENT ASTRONAUTS Kampala Fire [EP] Switchstance
6 GINA CHAVEZ La Que Manda [EP] Self-Released
7 PROTOJE In Search Of Lost Time In.Digg.Nation Collective/Six Course/RCA
8 SETENTA Materia Negra Latin Big Note
9 MARCOS VALLE, ADRIAN YOUNGE AND ALI SHAHEED MUHAMMAD Marcos Valle JID 003 Jazz Is Dead
10 LADAMA Oye Mujer Six Degrees

    December 1st, 2020

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genre charts for Nov 17 presents:

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Rank Artist Album Label
1 RAYE ZARAGOZA Woman In Color Self-Released
2 THIS IS THE KIT Off Off On Rough Trade/Beggars
3 HEATHER TROST Petrichor Third Man
4 JANA HERZEN AND CHARNETT MOFFETT Round The World Motema
5 STURGILL SIMPSON Cuttin’ Grass Vol. 1 High Top Mountain
6 SCROGGINS AND ROSE Curios Self-Released
7 MALIN PETTERSEN Wildhorse Die With Your Boots On
8 CUJO MOON Bridges [EP] Self-Released
9 SARAH VIVIANA VALDEZ Aqui Esta La Salud Para El Pajaro En El Monte Self-Released
10 JOE TROOP “Purdy Little Rainbows / A Plea to Fully Fund the Postal Service” [Single] Self-Released

Hip-Hop

Rank Artist Album Label
1 VEL THE WONDER Trophy Wife Self-Released
2 COMMON A Beautiful Revolution Pt. 1 Loma Vista
3 RADIO B Whole Foods (Deluxe Re-Release) The Association Of Great Minds
4 BEN FM Private Audio Self-Released
5 ATMOSPHERE The Day Before Halloween Rhymesayers
6 OPEN MIKE EAGLE Anime, Trauma And Divorce Auto Reverse
7 SA-ROC The Sharecropper’s Daughter Rhymesayers
8 JABEE This World Is So Fragile And Cruel I’m Glad I Got You Grand Union
9 AESOP ROCK Spirit World Field Guide Rhymesayers
10 ACTION BRONSON Only For Dolphins Loma Vista

Loud

Rank Artist Album Label
1 CARCASS Despicable [EP] Nuclear Blast
2 EMMA RUTH RUNDLE AND THOU May Our Chambers Be Full Sacred Bones
3 MORS PRINCIPIUM EST. Seven AFM
4 DARK TRANQUILLITY Moment Century Media
5 ACCUSER Accuser Metal Blade
6 SOILWORK A Whisp of the Atlantic Nuclear Blast
7 ISENGARD Varjevndogn Peaceville
8 JONATHAN FRASER Heaven Is at a Distance Self-Released
9 NEANDER Eremit Through Love
10 VALDRIN Effigy of Nightmares Metal Blade

RPM

Rank Artist Album Label
1 CLIPPING Visions Of Bodies Being Burned Sub Pop
2 GASLAMP KILLER Heart Math NAYMLIS
3 STATS Powys 1999 [Advance Tracks] Memphis
4 DUKES OF CHUTNEY Hazel Beats In Space
5 PEAT BOGS Rings to Grow Into Self-Released
6 PRINCE ASHTON SIZZLE Land of Make Believe KingJam/EMG
7 HYPERDRONE ENSEMBLE Gets Polyamrous Wolves & Vibrancy
8 RAPHAEL TOINE Ce Ta Ou / Sud Africa Révolution Glossy Mistakes
9 PYE CORNER AUDIO Black Mill Tapes Vol. 5: The Lost Tapes Lapsus
10 TCHESTER HOLMES .​.​.​the T is silent Self-Released

World

Rank Artist Album Label
1 BROOKLYN RAGA MASSIVE In D Self-Released
2 GYPTIAN “Warm & Easy” [Single] VP
3 ALFREDO LINARES Lo Que Tengo Vampisoul
4 BOSQ Y Su Descarga Internacional Bacalao
5 VUSI MAHLASELA Shebeen Queen ATO
6 LOS MOCOSOS All Grown Up Hip Spanic
7 MISTA SAVONA PRESENTS HAVANA MEETS KINGSTON “Beat Con Flow (feat Cimafunk)” [Single] Cumbancha-Baco
8 SONGHOY BLUES Optimisme Fat Possum
9 JUANA MOLINA ANRMAL (Live In Mexico) Crammed
10 LUCAS NWANANGA AND HIS BAND Back To Soweto Umsakazo

    November 17th, 2020

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top 30 new albums for Nov 10 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 Busta Rhymes Extinction Level Event 2: The Wrath of God The Conglomerate Entertainment, Inc. / EMPIRE
2 Butcher Brown #KingButch Concord Jazz
3 clipping. Visions of Bodies Being Burned Sub Pop
4 Shemekia Copeland Uncivil War Alligator
5 Mr. Bungle The Raging Wrath of the Easter Bunny Demo Ipecac
6 Adrianne Lenker songs 4AD
7 Og Illa Richmond Renegade HLGNLIFE
8 Action Bronson Only For Dolphins Loma Vista
9 Smyth Knight North Chesterfield Kidz At Play
10 TOBACCO Hot Wet & Sassy Ghostly International
11 Romero Honey – Single Cool Death
12 Quintron & Miss Pussycat Goblin Alert Goner
13 Juana Molina ANRMAL (Live in México) Crammed Discs
14 She Trl 2004 – EP Brat Daddy
15 GULL Relative Stranger self-released
16 Inter Arma Garbers Days Revisited Relapse
17 Atmosphere The Day Before Halloween Rhymesayers
18 Mourn Self Worth Captured Tracks
19 Raye Zaragoza Woman in Color Rebel River
20 Susan Pepper The Prettiest Bird Ballad
21 Jim White Misfit’s Jubilee Loose Music
22 Suuns Fiction – EP Secret City
23 ela minus acts of rebellion Domino
24 The Luxembourg Signal The Long Now Shelflife
25 Garmarna Förbundet Season of Mist
26 Felix Hatfield False God Fangbite
27 Open Mike Eagle Anime, Trauma and Divorce Auto Reverse
28 Yo La Tengo Sleepless Night – EP Matador
29 The Budos Band Long In The Tooth Daptone
30 Emmy the Great April/月音 Bella Union

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    November 10th, 2020

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genre charts for Nov 10 presents:

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Rank Artist Album Label
1 RAYE ZARAGOZA Woman In Color Self-Released
2 SUSAN PEPPER Prettiest Bird Self-Released
3 GARMARNA Forbundet Season Of Mist
4 JEREMY IVEY Waiting Out The Storm Anti-
5 WILD RIVERS Songs To Break Up To [EP] Nettwerk
6 TOM SMITH Planting In A Drought Self-Released
7 KRONOS QUARTET AND FRIENDS Long Time Passing Smithsonian Folkways
8 ELIZA GILKYSON 2020 (Twenty Twenty) Red House
9 AZTEC TWO-STEP 2.0 “Breathe” [Single] Self-Released
10 TWANGTOWN PARAMOURS “Wash Your Hands” [Single] Self-Released

Hip-Hop

Rank Artist Album Label
1 BUSTA RHYMES Extinction Level Event 2: The Wrath Of God The Conglomerate/EMPIRE
2 OG ILLA Richmond Renegade HLGNLIFE
3 ACTION BRONSON Only For Dolphins Loma Vista
4 SMYTH KNIGHT North Chesterfield Self-Released
5 ATMOSPHERE The Day Before Halloween Rhymesayers
6 OPEN MIKE EAGLE Anime, Trauma And Divorce Auto Reverse
7 JABEE This World Is So Fragile And Cruel I’m Glad I Got You Grand Union
8 SA-ROC The Sharecropper’s Daughter Rhymesayers
9 PARIS Safe Space Invader Guerrilla Funk
10 RUN THE JEWELS RTJ4 Jewel Runners/RBC/BMG

Loud

Rank Artist Album Label
1 MR BUNGLE The Raging Wrath Of The Easter Bunny Demo Ipecac
2 INTER ARMA Garbers Days Revisited Relapse
3 SPITS, THE VI Thriftstore
4 SUNKEN ROGUES Fire in Your Eyes [EP] Self-Released
5 NUCLEAR POWER TRIO A Clear And Present Rager [EP] Metal Blade
6 CLAN OF XYMOX Spider on the Wall Metropolis
7 PIG “Rock N Roll Refugee” [Single] Metropolis
8 REALIZE Machine Violence Relapse
9 GORATORY Sour Grapes Everlasting Spew
10 DEEDS OF FLESH Nucleus Unique Leader

RPM

Rank Artist Album Label
1 CLIPPING Visions Of Bodies Being Burned Sub Pop
2 TOBACCO Hot Wet & Sassy Ghostly International
3 GULL Relative Stranger Self-Released
4 SUUNS Fiction Joyful Noise
5 ELA MINUS Acts Of Rebellion Domino
6 KELEKETLA Keleketla! Ahead Of Our Time
7 BLACK MARBLE I Must Be Living Twice [EP] Sacred Bones
8 WARSAW AFROBEAT ORCHETRA Antibody Peace & Rhythm
9 SHAME White Man Cacophonous Revival
10 STEVE ROACH Tomorrow Projekt

World

Rank Artist Album Label
1 BOSQ Y Su Descarga Internacional Bacalao
2 JUANA MOLINA ANRMAL (Live In Mexico) Crammed
3 KELEKETLA Keleketla! Ahead Of Our Time
4 ZEDASHE Silver Sanctuary Electric Cowbell
5 RICARDO LEMVO AND MAKINA LOCA N’Dona Ponte Mopiato
6 COLOR DE TROPICO VARIOUS ARTISTS El Palmas
7 NAHAWA DOUMBIA Kanawa Awesome Tapes From Africa
8 QWANQWA Volume 3 Self-Released
9 MINYO CRUSADERS AND FRENTE CUMBIERO From Tokyo To Bogota [EP] Mais Um
10 ACID COCO Mucho Gusto El Palmas

    November 10th, 2020

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Genre charts for week ending Sep 27 presents:

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Rank Artist Album Label
1 ALDOUS HARDING Designer 4AD/Beggars
2 SARA GREY AND KEIRON MEANS Better Days A Comin’ Self-Released
3 WALT CRONIN AND THE GOUSTERS Sense the World Self-Released
4 BOB BRADSHAW Queen of the West Fluke
5 MATT HARLAN Best Beasts Eight 30
6 REVELERS, THE At the End of the River Rev
7 TERRI HENDRIX Talk To A Human: Project 5.3 Wilory
8 MIKE JACOBY Long Beach Calling Self-Released
9 BLACK MOUNTAIN WHISKEY REBELLION Black Mountain Whiskey Rebellion MDM
10 ANA EGGE Is It The Kiss StorySound

Hip-Hop

Rank Artist Album Label
1 NORIE 9th Street Goodears Streaming
2 SKYZOO AND PETE ROCK Retropolitan Mello
3 ALCHEMIST Yacht Rock 2 Self-Released
4 THERAVADA Xennis Rodman 2000 Entertainment
5 NAS Lost Tapes, Vol 2. Def Jam
6 RAS KASS Soul On Ice 2 Mello
7 JOELL ORTIZ Monday Mellow Group
8 LITTLE BROTHER May The Lord Watch Imagine Nation
9 MALIBU KEN Malibu Ken Rhymesayers
10 RADIO B Kill The Dreamer Vol 1: New Independence The Association Of Great Minds

Loud

None this week.

RPM

Rank Artist Album Label
1 CLIPPING There Existed An Addiction To Blood [Advance Tracks] Sub Pop
2 FKA TWIGS Magdalene [Advance Tracks] Young Turks/Beggars
3 SYZYGYX fading bodies negative gain
4 AFROSIDERAL El Olimpo De Los Orishas Wonderwheel
5 MUZI Album Zeno WE.THE.BUNDU
6 FRENCH KETTLE STATION Over X Millennia Self-Released
7 LAZERPUNK Black Lambo $$$
8 ROLV K AND PEKODJINN Sahel [EP] Lowup
9 AISHA DEVI S.L.F. [EP] Houndstooth
10 EMPATHY TEST Empty Handed [EP] Self-Released

World

None this week.

    September 28th, 2019

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