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 Dec 8 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 Statik Selektah The Balancing Act Mass Appeal
3 Cabaret Voltaire Shadow of Fear Mute
4 Iamdoechii Oh the Places You’ll Go Five 5
5 Smyth Knight North Chesterfield Kidz At Play
6 Roc Marciano Mt. Marci Marci Enterprises
7 Juana Molina ANRMAL (Live in México) Crammed Discs
8 Big G Keep on Rockin Stone River
9 The Bush League Here We Are…again self-released
10 The Flavor Project Food for Thought Reeverb Entertainment
11 Trapcry Dangerous 1986
12 Butcher Brown #KingButch Concord Jazz
13 Public Memory Ripped Apparition felte
14 Under the Puddle Picking Up Speed – EP self-released
15 Negativland The World Will Decide Seeland
16 David Nance Staunch Honey Trouble In Mind
17 Aesop Rock Spirit World Field Guide Rhymesayers
18 AC/DC POWER UP Columbia
19 Heather Trost Petrichor Third Man
20 Atmosphere The Day Before Halloween Rhymesayers
21 Mourn Self Worth Captured Tracks
22 Cordovas Destiny Hotel ATO
23 Emma Donovan & The Putbacks Crossover HopeStreet
24 Low Cut Connie Private Lives Contender
25 Throwing Muses Sun Racket Fire
26 Fleet Foxes Shore Anti- / Epitaph
27 WIDOWSPEAK Plum Captured Tracks
28 Jyoti Mama, You Can Bet! EONE
29 Wax Chattels Clot Flying Nun
30 Sylvan Esso Free Love Loma Vista

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    December 8th, 2020

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genre charts for Dec 8 presents:

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Rank Artist Album Label
1 HEATHER TROST Petrichor Third Man
2 SUZZY ROCHE AND LUCY WAINWRIGHT ROCHE I Can Still Hear You Storysound
3 ADAM HURT Back To The Earth Ubiquitone
4 RAYE ZARAGOZA Woman In Color Self-Released
5 WOOD AND WIRE No Matter Where It Goes From Here Self-Released
6 SPENCER CULLUM’S COIN COLLECTION Spencer Cullum’s Coin Collection yk
7 ANTJE DUVEKOT AND KEVIN SALEM Picket Ladies Tailors Strikers [EP] Fidelity Underground Network
8 BUDDY AND JULIE MILLER Lockdown Songs New West
9 GRAIN THIEF Gasoline Self-Released
10 STURGILL SIMPSON Cuttin’ Grass Vol. 1 High Top Mountain

Hip-Hop

Rank Artist Album Label
1 PINK SIIFU AND FLY ANAKIN FlySiifu’s Lex
2 STATIK SELEKTAH The Balancing Act Mass Appeal
3 IAMDOECHII Oh The Places You’ll Go [EP] Five 5
4 SMYTH KNIGHT North Chesterfield Self-Released
5 ROC MARCIANO Mt. Marci Marci Enterprises
6 AESOP ROCK Spirit World Field Guide Rhymesayers
7 ATMOSPHERE The Day Before Halloween Rhymesayers
8 SA-ROC The Sharecropper’s Daughter Rhymesayers
9 KOSHA DILLZ Nobody Cares Except You Rapperfriends
10 OPEN MIKE EAGLE Anime, Trauma And Divorce Auto Reverse

Loud

Rank Artist Album Label
1 TESTAMENT Titans Of Creation Nuclear Blast
2 PIG DESTROYER The Octagonal Stairway [EP] Relapse
3 MRS PISS Self-Surgery Sargent House
4 FEMINAZGUL No Dawn for Men Self-Released
5 SUMAC May You Be Held Thrill Jockey
6 CABARET VOLTAIRE Shadow Of Fear Mute
7 BIRTHDAY MASSACRE, THE Diamonds Metropolis
8 SUICIDE COMMANDO Mindstrip Redux Metropolis
9 AARKTICA AND BLACK TAPE FOR A BLUE GIRL Eating Rose Petals Projekt
10 LUDOVICO TECHNIQUE “Live as Myself” [Single] Self-Released

RPM

Rank Artist Album Label
1 PUBLIC MEMORY Ripped Apparition Felte
2 C DIAB White Whale Injazero
3 SPESH Salt Dimension Self-Released
4 RIVAL CONSOLES Articulation Erased Tapes
5 GRIMES Miss Anthropocene 4AD/Beggars Group
6 DUKES OF CHUTNEY Hazel Beats In Space
7 PYE CORNER AUDIO Black Mill Tapes Vol. 5: The Lost Tapes Lapsus
8 FAUCET Bitter Insane Melting Self-Released
9 ORB, THE Abolition Of The Royal Familia Cooking Vinyl
10 FAT FREDDY’S DROP LOCK-IN The Drop

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 8th, 2020

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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 Sep 15 presents:

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Rank Artist Album Label
1 JAKE BLOUNT Spider Tales Free Dirt
2 DOC WATSON AND GAITHER CARLTON Doc Watson And Gaither Carlton Smithsonian Folkways
3 LINDSAY ASMR Love Letters [EP] Self-Released
4 ROSE CITY BAND Summerlong Thrill Jockey
5 SWAMP DOGG Sorry You Couldn’t Make It Joyful Noise
6 DANA GAVANSKI Yesterday Is Gone Flemish Eye
7 MA POLAINE’S GREAT DECLINE City of Love OMH
8 JOANNE SHENANDOAH “Your Legacy” [Single] Self-Released
9 GANGSTAGRASS No Time For Enemies Antifragile
10 WILDMANS, THE The Wildmans Travianna

Hip-Hop

Rank Artist Album Label
1 FLY ANAKIN At the End of the Day. Mutant Academy
2 BLU AND EXILE Miles Dirty Science
3 MOEMAW NAEDON Dr. Deadhorse Soul Slime
4 JABEE This World Is So Fragile And Cruel I’m Glad I Got You Grand Union
5 SA-ROC The Sharecropper’s Daughter [Advance Tracks] Rhymesayers
6 PROFESSIONALS, THE The Professionals Madlib Invasion
7 STOVE GOD COOKS Reasonable Drought Self-Released
8 FELT Felt 4 U Rhymesayers
9 SADISTIK Elysium Clockwork Grey
10 BIG SEAN Detroit 2 Def Jam

Loud

Rank Artist Album Label
1 IOCRHOMA Kolopsia Self-Released
2 FINNTROLL Vredesvavd Century Media
3 ENSLAVED Utgard Nuclear Blast
4 SKELETAL REMAINS The Entombment Of Chaos Century Media
5 INCANTATION Sect Of Vile Divinities Relapse
6 BENEDICTION Scriptures Century Media
7 STILLBIRTH Revive The Throne Unique Leader
8 WOR Prisoners Bungalo
9 CARCASS Despicable [EP] Nuclear Blast
10 ARMORED SAINT “End Of The Attention Span” [Single] Metal Blade

RPM

Rank Artist Album Label
1 SOFT PINK TRUTH, THE Shall We Go On Sinning So That Grace May Increase? Thrill Jockey
2 KELLY LEE OWENS Inner Song Smalltown Supersound
3 NAKED ROOMMATE Do The Duvet Trouble In Mind
4 POWERMAN 5000 The Noble Rot Cleopatra
5 FOUR TET Sixteen Oceans Text
6 DUKES OF CHUTNEY Hazel Beats In Space
7 PHEW Vertigo KO Disciples
8 RE-STONED, THE Thunders of the Deep Clostridium
9 BELBURY POLY The Gone Away Ghost Box
10 TREES SPEAK Ohms Soul Jazz

World

Rank Artist Album Label
1 NAHAWA DOUMBIA Kanawa Awesome Tapes From Africa
2 TOOTS AND THE MAYTALS Got To Be Tough Trojan Jamaica/BMG
3 MODOU TOURE Touki ARC
4 PETE RODRIGUEZ I Like It Like That (A Mi Me Gusta Asi) Fania/Craft/Concord
5 ALHOUSSEINI ANIVOLLA AND GIRUM MEZMUR Afropentatonism Piranha
6 JUAN PINA CON LA REVELACION Juan Pina Con La Revelacion Vampisoul
7 JAAKKO LAITINEN AND VAARA RAHA Borek Playground
8 SUPERFONICOS “El Adios” [Single] Hi-Fi
9 TAMIKREST Tamotait Glitterbeat
10 MATEUS ALELUIA Olorum Selo Sesc

    September 15th, 2020

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Genre charts for week ending Sep 14 presents:

AAA

Rank Artist Album Label
1 WAR AND TREATY, THE Healing Tide Thirty Tigers
2 GREAT LAKE SWIMMERS The Waves, The Wake Nettwerk
3 TUNNG Songs You Make At Night Full Time Hobby
4 BEN HOWARD Noonday Dream Republic
5 TANNAHILL WEAVERS, THE Orach Compass
6 TRACY GRAMMER Low Tide Self-Released
7 I’M WITH HER See You Around Rounder/Concord
8 KATHY MATTEA Pretty Bird Captain Potato
9 SHEMEKIA COPELAND America’s Child Alligator
10 JULIANA DAUGHERTY Light Western Vinyl

Hip-Hop

Rank Artist Album Label
1 BIG KAHUNA OG AND FLY ANAKIN Big Fly 2 [EP] Mutant Academy
2 BLOOD ORANGE Negro Swan Domino
3 GINKGOA One Time Self-Released
4 MAYA JUPITER Never Said Yes Artivist
5 MICHAEL MILLIONS Hard To Be King Self-Released
6 PHONY PPL mō’zā-Ik. 300 Entertainment
7 MAC MILLER Swimming Warner Bros
8 OHBLIV AND BEN FM Give it Uuup Problematica
9 FLATBUSH ZOMBIES Vacation in Hell Glorious Dead
10 DEATH GRIPS Year of the Snitch Harvest/Third Worlds

Loud

Rank Artist Album Label
1 WINDHAND Eternal Return Relapse
2 NINE INCH NAILS Bad Witch The Null Corporation/Capitol
3 ABORTED Terrorvision Century Media
4 JUDAS PRIEST Firepower Epic
5 PIG Risen Metropolis
6 TRASH DEITY Cross and Divide Metropolis
7 A PRIMITIVE EVOLUTION Becoming Metropolis
8 AT THE HEART OF THE WORLD Rotting Forms Glory Kid Limited
9 KNUTZ, THE The Tower afmusic
10 BARBARELLATONES, THE “Surfing In Drag” [Single] Self-Released

RPM

Rank Artist Album Label
1 TEACH ME EQUALS Fix History Wild Klamath
2 CARPENTER BRUT Leather Teeth Caroline
3 ITAL TEK Bodied Planet Mu
4 PAUL WHITE Rejuvenate R&S
5 JANELLE MONAE “I Like That (Naxxos Remix)” [Single] Bad Boy
6 WINGTIPS “Relativity” [Single] Self-Released
7 GOO MUNDAY Goo Munday [EP] Negative Gain Productions
8 SIWO Stretch Symphonic Distribution
9 LORN REMNANT Wednesday Sound
10 KIDDY SMILE One Trick Pony Neverbeener

World

Rank Artist Album Label
1 JUPITER AND OKWESS Kin Sonic Everloving
2 NICKODEMUS A Long Engagement Wonderwheel
3 TANNAHILL WEAVERS, THE Orach Compass
4 DIZZY MANDJEKU AND ALE KUMA De Palenque A Matonge Zephyrus
5 DOCTOR NATIVO Guatemaya Stonetree
6 DIALI CISSOKHO AND KAIRA BA Routes Twelve | Eight
7 BOMBINO Deran Partisan
8 LOS TEXMANIACS Cruzando Borders Smithsonian Folkways
9 MINYESHU Daa Dee Arc
10 DE’ANZA Cosmic Dream Fusion Beats

    September 15th, 2018

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Genre charts for week ending Jul 20 presents:

AAA

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

    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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    July 21st, 2018

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Top 30 new albums for week ending Jan 26 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

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    January 27th, 2018

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