top 30 new albums for Jan 19 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 The Dirty Knobs Wreckless Abandon BMG
3 Hoboknife Wig of Flies self-released
4 Prop Vintage Luggage HLGNLIFE
5 Sapphira Vee The Mask self-released
6 Kev Brown & J Scienide Stray From the Pack self-released
7 Johnny Ciggs x D.R.U.G.S. Beats Lighters and Lightbulbs Gritty City
8 Moses Boyd Dark Matter Exodus
9 Troy All We Got Is This (feat. Mick Jenkins) – Single Poverty
10 Butcher Brown #KingButch Concord Jazz
11 Eric Slick Wiseacre self-released
12 Naked Pictures W I D E Cheap Cuts
13 The Hustle Season Volume 1 Enough
14 D.J. Williams Short Stories self-released
15 Loud Night Mindnumbing Pleasure Vinyl Conflict
16 Opin Media & Memory WarHen
17 Coy Pond Living In Hindsight self-released
18 ohbliv LewseJoints Number 8(a) self-released
19 Front Line Assembly Mechanical Soul Metropolis
20 Landshapes Contact Bella Union
21 Slaughter Beach, Dog At the Moonbase Lame-O
22 Public Memory Ripped Apparition felte
23 Aesop Rock Spirit World Field Guide Rhymesayers
24 Katy J Pearson Return Heavenly
25 Heather Trost Petrichor Third Man
26 Songhoy Blues Optimisme Transgressive
27 The Mountain Goats Getting Into Knives Merge
28 Helena Deland Someone New Chivi Chivi
29 Loma Don’t Shy Away Sub Pop
30 Open Mike Eagle Anime, Trauma and Divorce Auto Reverse

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    January 19th, 2021

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genre charts for Jan 19 presents:

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Rank Artist Album Label
1 HEATHER TROST Petrichor Third Man
2 STRUNG LIKE A HORSE WHOA! Transoceanic
3 COLTER WALL Wester Swing & Waltzes And Other Punchy Songs La Honda
4 KONRADSEN Rodeo No. 5 [EP] Cascine
5 HOLY RIVER Courage Earth Folk Collective
6 HORSENECKS, THE Started Out In Town Old Time Tiki Parlour
7 SAM MOSS Shapes Lost Honey
8 CLARA ENGEL A New Skin Self-Released
9 ELIZABETH COOK Aftermath Self-Released
10 VICTORIA BAILEY Jesus, Red Wine & Patsy Cline Rock Ridge

Hip-Hop

Rank Artist Album Label
1 PINK SIIFU AND FLY ANAKIN FlySiifu’s Lex
2 PROP Vintage Luggage HLGNLIFE
3 KEV BROWN AND J SCIENIDE Stray From the Pack Self-Released
4 TROY “All We Got Is This (feat. Mick Jenkins)” [Single] Poverty
5 OHBLIV LewseJoints Number 8(a) Self-Released
6 AESOP ROCK Spirit World Field Guide Rhymesayers
7 OPEN MIKE EAGLE Anime, Trauma And Divorce Auto Reverse
8 ACTION BRONSON Only For Dolphins Loma Vista
9 SA-ROC The Sharecropper’s Daughter Rhymesayers
10 BLU AND EXILE Miles Dirty Science

Loud

Rank Artist Album Label
1 HOBOKNIFE Wig of Flies Self-Released
2 EMMA RUTH RUNDLE AND THOU May Our Chambers Be Full [EP] Sacred Bones
3 BUTCHER 666 Goats Carry My Chariot Osmose
4 PALLBEARER Forgotten Days Nuclear Blast
5 NECROT Mortal Tankcrimes
6 VELNIAS Scion Of Aether Eisenwald
7 SVALBARD When I Die, Will I Get Better? Translation Loss
8 TRIBULATION Where The Gloom Becomes Sound [Advance Tracks] Metal Blade
9 LEFT CROSS Prophecy of Conquest Stygian Black Hand
10 GATECREEPER An Unexpected Reality Closed Casket Activities

RPM

Rank Artist Album Label
1 SAPPHIRA VEE The Mask Self-Released
2 OPIN Media & Memory WarHen
3 PUBLIC MEMORY Ripped Apparition Felte
4 WORKING MEN’S CLUB Working Men’s Club Heavenly/PIAS
5 SUFJAN STEVENS The Ascension Asthmatic Kitty
6 JULIANNA BARWICK Healing Is A Miracle Ninja Tune
7 KAMAAL WILLIAMS Wu Hen Black Focus
8 DJ SHUB War Club Self-Released
9 KAITLYN AURELIA SMITH The Mosaic Of Transformation Ghostly
10 ITAL TEK Outland Planet Mu

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

    January 19th, 2021

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genre charts for Oct 27 presents:

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Rank Artist Album Label
1 JEREMY IVEY Waiting Out The Storm Anti-
2 ERIC ANDERS AND MARK O’BITZ This Mortal Farce [EP] Baggage Room
3 JAKE BLOUNT Spider Tales Free Dirt
4 JORDAN TICE Motivational Speakeasy Padiddle
5 MASSEY HARRIS Massey Harris [EP] Self-Released
6 PHIL HENRY Chasing Echoes Self-Released
7 GILLIAN WELCH Boots No. 2: The Lost Songs, Vol. 2 Acony
8 DARREL WILLIAM HERBERT An Unwelcome Moment Of Clarity Self-Released
9 DONOVAN WOODS Without People Meant Well
10 TWO BIRD STONE Hands and Knees Wondermore

Hip-Hop

Rank Artist Album Label
1 SA-ROC The Sharecropper’s Daughter Rhymesayers
2 MURS AND DEE-1 He’s The Christian, I’m The Rapper Mission Vision/Murs316
3 FLY ANAKIN The 8’s (2015-2018) Mutant Academy
4 OPEN MIKE EAGLE Anime, Trauma And Divorce Auto Reverse
5 JABEE This World Is So Fragile And Cruel I’m Glad I Got You Grand Union
6 PARIS Safe Space Invader Guerrilla Funk
7 RUN THE JEWELS RTJ4 Jewel Runners/RBC/BMG
8 ACTION BRONSON Only For Dolphins Loma Vista
9 KOSHA DILLZ Nobody Cares Except You Rapperfriends
10 MARQUES MARTIN Brave And Afraid Operator

Loud

Rank Artist Album Label
1 HOBOKNIFE Wig of Flies Self-Released
2 TESTAMENT Titans Of Creation Nuclear Blast
3 MORS PRINCIPIUM EST. Seven AFM
4 CYTOTOXIN Nuklearth Unique Leader
5 BURNING WITCHES Dance With The Devil Nuclear Blast
6 CARCASS Despicable [EP] Nuclear Blast
7 INFERI Of Sunless Realms [EP] The Artisan Era
8 DJINN-GHUL Sordes Pyramis Self-Released
9 NEUROMORAL DISSONANCE My Wisdom My Grief Amputated Vein
10 ZEAL AND ARDOR Wake of a Nation [EP] Self-Released

RPM

Rank Artist Album Label
1 GREGORY DARDEN Soils Self-Released
2 OPIN Media & Memory WarHen
3 FM SKYLINE JPEG Jamz 100% Electronica
4 GREEN HOUSE Six Songs From Invisible Gardens [EP] Leaving
5 AUTECHRE Sign Warp
6 ELIZA JUNO Do Tree Lobsters Experience Love Self-Released
7 GASTON AREVALO Terrain A Strangely Isolated Place
8 MORT GARSON Music from Patch Cord Productions Thrill Jockey
9 FREE SLOPE Isolation Drone I & II Polytechnic Youth
10 SAGOR AND SWING En musikalisk tolkning av Bröderna Lejonhjärta Zeon Light

World

Rank Artist Album Label
1 BUDOS BAND, THE Long In The Tooth Daptone
2 MADE KUTI “Free Your Mind” [Single] Partisan
3 LA LOCURA DE MACHUCA 1975-1980 VARIOUS ARTISTS Analog Africa
4 BAB L’BLUZ Nayda! Real World
5 RICARDO LEMVO AND MAKINA LOCA N’Dona Ponte Mopiato
6 NAHAWA DOUMBIA Kanawa Awesome Tapes From Africa
7 ALHOUSSEINI ANIVOLLA AND GIRUM MEZMUR Afropentatonism Piranha
8 JUANA MOLINA ANRMAL (Live In Mexico) Crammed
9 SONGHOY BLUES Optimisme Fat Possum
10 LINGO SEINI ET SON GROUPE Musique Hauka Sahel Sounds

    October 27th, 2020

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top 30 new albums for Aug 11 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 The Vibrators We Vibrate – Single Warner / X5
2 Chloe x Halle Ungodly Hour Parkwood Entertainment/Columbia
3 Zhé Aqueen The Hypnomonic Album Heye Vibez
4 Andre Abujamra Alma Nao Tem Cor – Multi 25 – single Tratore
5 Hoboknife Wig of Flies self-released
6 VV III self-released
7 Richmond Avant Improv Collective (RAIC) Häxan (Cinema Paradiso Vol. I) Thirsty Leaves Music
8 Big Baby Fizzy Cola EP Big Baby
9 Addy Eclipse Topshelf
10 The Beths Jump Rope Gazers Carpark
11 Bad Moves Untenable Don Giovanni
12 Pert Near Sandstone Rising Tide Pert Near Music
13 Night Glitter Night Glitter Nine Mile
14 Galore Galore Rocks In Your Head
15 Moemaw Naedon Dr. Deadhorse Soul Slime
16 Modern Nature Annual Bella Union
17 Denison Witmer American Foursquare Asthmatic Kitty
18 Alice Bag Sister Dynamite In The Red
19 Harrow Fair Sins We Made Roaring Girl / Fontana North
20 Big Loser Love You, Barely Living Black Numbers
21 Saro Lynch-Thomason & Sam Gleaves I Have Known Women: Songs by Si Kahn Celebrating Women’s Lives and Struggles Strictly Country
22 Moses Sumney græ Jagjaguwar
23 Melenas Días Raros Trouble In Mind
24 David Haerle Death Valley Edendale
25 Deante’ Hitchcock BETTER ByStorm Entertainment/RCA
26 X ALPHABETLAND Fat Possum
27 Melkbelly Pith Wax Nine
28 Yves Tumor Heaven To a Tortured Mind Warp
29 Six Organs of Admittance Companion Rises Drag City
30 Angelica Garcia Cha Cha Palace Spacebomb

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    August 11th, 2020

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genre charts for Aug 11 presents:

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Rank Artist Album Label
1 PERT NEAR SANDSTONE Rising Tide Self-Released
2 DENISON WITMER American Foursquare Asthmatic Kitty
3 HARROW FAIR Sins We Made Brad Paul Media
4 SARO LYNCH-THOMASON AND SAM GLEAVES I Have Known Women Strictly Country
5 DAVID HAERLE Death Valley Edendale
6 SIX ORGANS OF ADMITTANCE Companion Rises Drag City
7 WU FEI AND ABIGAIL WASHBURN Wu Fei & Abigail Washburn Smithsonian Folkways
8 LAURA MARLING Song For Our Daughter Chrysalis/Partisan
9 CINDER WELL No Summer Free Dirt
10 MAPACHE From Liberty Street Yep Roc

Hip-Hop

Rank Artist Album Label
1 MOEMAW NAEDON Dr. Deadhorse Soul Slime
2 DEANTE HITCHCOCK BETTER RCA
3 GREENLIGHTS MUSIC Space Craft Self-Released
4 KONCEPT JACKSON Thot Rap Chapter 2 Self-Released
5 SNEEZE “Detached” [Single] Self-Released
6 NAVY BLUE Àdá Irin Self-Released
7 JAMAL GASOL The World is Piff 2 Self-Released
8 SMYTH KNIGHT North Chesterfield Self-Released
9 JAMES DANGLE Briefs Self-Released
10 38 SPESH 6 Shots Trust

Loud

Rank Artist Album Label
1 HOBOKNIFE Wig of Flies Self-Released
2 BORIS NO Self-Released
3 ORANSSI PAZUZU Mestarin Kynsi Nuclear Blast
4 UPON A BURNING BODY “Built from War” [Single] Seek & Strike
5 GALACTIC MECHANICS The Ominous Quadrant [EP] Self-Released
6 CYTOTOXIN Nuklearth Unique Leader
7 VARG Zeichen Napalm
8 ENSLAVED Utgard Nuclear Blast
9 SEEDS IN BARREN FIELDS Sånger som rämnar Self-Released
10 FEMINAZGUL No Dawn for Men Birds Before the Storm

RPM

Rank Artist Album Label
1 YVES TUMOR Heaven To A Tortured Mind Warp
2 ALGIERS There Is No Year Matador/Beggars
3 GASLAMP KILLER, THE The Cat’s Meow Self-Released
4 MOODYMANN Taken Away KDJ
5 MARY LATTIMORE Silver Ladders Ghostly International
6 HAAI Put Your Head Above The Parakeets [EP] Mute
7 TWO FINGERS Fight! Fight! Fight! Nomark
8 POLO AND PAN Feel Good [EP] Universal
9 RUSSELL EL BUTLER A Talisman to Ward Off Dysphoria Self-Released
10 SHLOMO Heaven Inc. [EP] Friends Of Friends

World

Rank Artist Album Label
1 SANTROFI Alewa Out Here
2 VOZ DI SANICOLAU Fundo De Marê Palinha Glitterbeat
3 HABIBI FUNK 14: SOLIDARITY WITH BEIRUT VARIOUS ARTISTS Habibi Funk
4 BUDOS BAND, THE “Long In The Tooth” [Single] Daptone
5 GROUPE RTD The Dancing Devils Of Djibouti Ostinato
6 NICO GOMEZ AND HIS AFRO-PERCUSSION INC “Baila Chibiquiban” [Single] Matasuna
7 KELEKETLA Keleketla! Ahead Of Our Time
8 PEDRO LIMA Maguidala Bongo Joe
9 SITI MUHARAM Siti Of Unguja On The Corner
10 BANDE-GAMBOA Horizonte: Revamping Rare Gems From Cabo Verde And Guine-Bissau Heavenly Sweetness

    August 11th, 2020

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genre charts for Jun 30 presents:

AAA

Rank Artist Album Label
1 JAKE BLOUNT Spider Tales Free Dirt
2 SARO LYNCH-THOMASON AND SAM GLEAVES I Have Known Women Strictly Country
3 ELIZA MEYER Hello Stranger Self-Released
4 TEDDY THOMPSON Heartbreaker Please Self-Released
5 APPALACHIAN ROAD SHOW, THE Tribulation Billy Blue
6 ROE FAMILY SINGERS, THE Roll Up The Rug! Bonfire
7 STEVE EARLE AND THE DUKES Ghosts Of West Virginia New West
8 HOLY HIVE Float Back To You Big Crown
9 HIGH FIDELITY Banjo Player’s Blues Rebel
10 BAY ALLEN “The Murder of George Floyd” [Single] Acoustic Backrub

Hip-Hop

Rank Artist Album Label
1 PUBLIC ENEMY “State Of The Union” [Single] Enemy
2 FLY ANAKIN The 8’s (2015-2018) Mutant Academy
3 KENNY MASON Angelic Hoodrat Self-Released
4 PROF Powederhorn Suites Rhymesayers
5 RIC WILSON AND TERRACE MARTIN They Call Me Disco [EP] Free Disco
6 PROFESSIONALS, THE The Professionals Madlib Invasion
7 STOVE GOD COOKS Reasonable Drought Self-Released
8 WESTSIDE GUNN Pray for Paris Griselda
9 DANJA MOWF Word of Mowf Funtown Media/804 Flava
10 MONEYBAGG YO Time Served N-Less Entertainment/Interscope

Loud

Rank Artist Album Label
1 HOBOKNIFE Wig of Flies Self-Released
2 WEREWOLVES The Dead Are Screaming Prosthetic
3 POWERWOLF Best Of The Blessed Napalm
4 IOCRHOMA Kolopsia Self-Released
5 TESTAMENT Titans Of Creation Nuclear Blast
6 ENSIFERUM “Rum, Women, Victory” [Single] Metal Blade
7 LAMB OF GOD Lamb Of God Epic
8 BEHOLD THE ARCTOPUS Hapeleptic Overtrove Willowtip
9 NAGLFAR Cerecloth Century Media
10 WOLF Feeding the Machine Century Media

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RPM

Rank Artist Album Label
1 KAITLYN AURELIA SMITH The Mosaic Of Transformation Ghostly
2 FM SKYLINE Liteware Crystal Pistol
3 ARCHANGEL Architecture 2.0: Chapter 5 Classical Trax
4 BIBIO Sleep On The Wing Warp
5 HAMERKOP Remote Drag City
6 HOLY FUCK Deleter Holy EF
7 FOUR TET Sixteen Oceans Text
8 VIRGO FOUR Do You Know Who You Are? Trax
9 TRAPCRY “2 Seater” [Single] Columbia
10 NIGHTIZM “Police Brutality” [Single] Saints Need Sinners

World

Rank Artist Album Label
1 LUKA PRODUCTIONS AND KANDIAFA Music From Saharan WhatsApp 06 [EP] Sahel Sounds
2 AMARIA HAMADALHER Music From Saharan WhatsApp 05 [EP] Sahel Sounds
3 NICO GOMEZ AND HIS AFRO-PERCUSSION INC “Baila Chibiquiban” [Single] Matasuna
4 ALKIBAR JUNIOR Music From Saharan WhatsApp 04 Sahel Sounds
5 HAILU MERGIA Yene Mircha Awesome Tapes From Africa
6 SILVERY BOYS, THE The Silvery Boys Vampisoul
7 JEICH OULD BALDU Music From Saharan WhatsApp 03 [EP] Sahel Sounds
8 ETRAN DE L’AIR Music From Saharan WhatsApp 01 [EP] Sahel Sounds
9 SUPERFONICOS “El Adios” [Single] Hi-Fi
10 BAHAMA SOUL CLUB “Never Roam No More (feat John Lee Hooker)” [Single] Buyu

    June 30th, 2020

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