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 Aug 18 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 Idris Ackamoor & The Pyramids Shaman! Strut
2 Keleketla! Keleketla! Ahead Of Our Time
3 Joey Bada$$ The Light Pack – Single Columbia
4 Yello Point Polydor
5 Blu & Exile Miles Fat Beats
6 Ganser Just Look At That Sky felte
7 Lance Bangs Whammy – EP Citrus City
8 Kendall Street Company The Nautical Aquatical – EP self-released
9 McKinley Dixon The House That Got Knocked Down – EP self-released
10 Trapcry Stay Up (Longer Deluxe) 1986
11 Strike Anywhere Nightmares of the West Fat Wreck Chords
12 Mon Chere Mon Chere – EP self-released
13 ohbliv LewseJoints Number 8 (b) self-released
14 Deau Eyes Let It Leave Egghunt
15 Spacebomb House Band IX: The Best Played Lands Spacebomb
16 Kill the Druid Impact – EP self-released
17 The Flavor Project Food for Thought Reeverb Entertainment
18 Big Baby Fizzy Cola – EP self-released
19 Addy Eclipse Topshelf
20 Eliza Juno Do Tree Lobsters Experience Love self-released
21 clwdwlkr & Dweeb Deep Waters DEEP WATERS MEDIA
22 Space Koi Brainwash Box self-released
23 Big No Big No Flux Editions
24 Tough Age Which Way Am I? Mint
25 Heathcote Hill The Stories We Are Told 311 Music
26 Jess Jocoy Such a Long Way self-released
27 Crack Cloud Pain Olympics Meat Machine
28 Julianna Barwick Healing Is a Miracle Ninja Tune
29 Dehd Flower of Devotion Fire Talk
30 Ted Russell Kamp Down In the Den PoMo

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    August 18th, 2020

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genre charts for Aug 18 presents:

AAA

Rank Artist Album Label
1 JESS JOCOY Such A Long Way Self-Released
2 TED RUSSELL KAMP Down In The Den PoMo
3 MARGO PRICE That’s How Rumors Get Started Loma Vista
4 SCOTT COOK Tangle Of Souls Self-Released
5 EMILY ORTEGO Love Drought Self-Released
6 KRISTEN GRAINGER AND TRUE NORTH Ghost Tattoo Self-Released
7 CAMILLE DELEAN Cold House Burning E-Tron
8 DIRK POWELL When I Wait For You Vertical
9 LORI MCKENNA The Balladeer Thirty Tigers
10 JASON HAWK HARRIS Love And The Dark Bloodshot

Hip-Hop

Rank Artist Album Label
1 JOEY BADA$$ The Light Pack [EP] Pro Era
2 BLU AND EXILE Miles Dirty Science
3 MCKINLEY DIXON The House That Got Knocked Down 773049 DK2
4 OHBLIV LewseJoints Number 8 (b) Self-Released
5 CLWDWLKR AND DWEEB Deep Waters DEEP WATERS MEDIA
6 NNAMDI Brat Sooper
7 DEANTE HITCHCOCK BETTER RCA
8 SMYTH KNIGHT North Chesterfield Self-Released
9 ENEMY RADIO Loud Is Not Enough Self-Released
10 DABABY Blame It On Baby Universal

Loud

Rank Artist Album Label
1 LAMB OF GOD Lamb Of God Epic
2 IMPERIAL TRIUMPHANT Alphaville Century Media
3 MIDNIGHT ODYSSEY Ruins of a Celestial Fire Self-Released
4 VIOGRESSION Expound and Exhort Hammerheart
5 MYSTRAS Castles Conquered and Reclaimed I, Voidhanger
6 BIRTHDAY MASSACRE, THE Diamonds Metropolis
7 CLAN OF XYMOX Lovers [EP] Metropolis
8 DISCOVERY 2 VARIOUS ARTISTS Projekt
9 STONEBURNER Red In Tooth And Claw Self-Released
10 MORA PROKAZA By Chance Self-Released

RPM

Rank Artist Album Label
1 KELEKETLA Keleketla! Ahead Of Our Time
2 MON CHERE Mon Chere [EP] Self-Released
3 ELIZA JUNO Do Tree Lobsters Experience Love Self-Released
4 JULIANNA BARWICK Healing Is A Miracle Ninja Tune
5 BIBIO Sleep On The Wing Warp
6 JOHN CARROLL KIRBY My Garden Stones Throw
7 KELLY LEE OWENS Inner Song Smalltown Supersound
8 FELICIA ATKINSON Echo Boomkat Editions
9 ELLEN FULLMAN In the Sea Superior Viaduct
10 RETALIATE OF ANGER Relic Machine Man

World

Rank Artist Album Label
1 KELEKETLA Keleketla! Ahead Of Our Time
2 MOONLIGHT BENJAMIN Simido Ma Case
3 MODOU TOURE Touki ARC
4 BUDOS BAND, THE “Long In The Tooth” [Single] Daptone
5 NATION BEAT “Forro De Dois Amigos” [Single] NBM
6 NOBLEZZA “Coletera” [Single] Codiscos
7 ACID COCO “Yo Bailo Sola” [Single] El Palmas
8 JAAKKO LAITINEN AND VAARA RAHA Borek Playground
9 GUY BUTTERY AND THE BANDURA EXPRESS MARIMBA ENSEMBLE Guy Buttery & The Bandura Express Marimba Ensemble [EP] Self-Released
10 SOCA GOLD 2020 VARIOUS ARTIST [Advance Tracks] VP

    August 18th, 2020

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genre charts for Jul 28 presents:

AAA

Rank Artist Album Label
1 MOLLY MAGUIRES Public Enemies Self-Released
2 BLITZEN TRAPPER Holy Smokes Future Jokes [Advance Tracks] Yep Roc
3 RADNOR AND LEE Golden State Flower Moon
4 SAMMY BRUE Crash Test Kid New West
5 KIM RICHEY A Long Way Back Yep Roc
6 RAY LAMONTAGNE Monovision [Advance Tracks] RCA
7 SHEMEIKA COPELAND “Uncivil War” [Single] Alligator
8 JAYHAWKS, THE Xoxo Sham/Thirty Tigers
9 STEVE EARLE AND THE DUKES Ghosts Of West Virginia New West
10 HIGH FIDELITY Banjo Player’s Blues Rebel

Hip-Hop

Rank Artist Album Label
1 KONCEPT JACKSON Thot Rap Chapter 2 Self-Released
2 MOEMAW NAEDON Dr. Deadhorse Soul Slime
3 RJD2 The Fun Ones RJ’s Electrical Connections
4 RUN THE JEWELS RTJ4 Jewel Runners/RBC/BMG
5 LITTLE SIMZ Drop 6 [EP] AGE 101/AWAL
6 KENNY MASON Angelic Hoodrat Self-Released
7 SAULT Untitled (Black Is) Forever Living Originals
8 ALLERGIES, THE Say The Word Record Kicks
9 YOUNG RJ AND MEGA RAN 2HANDSUP Ne’Astra
10 WESTSIDE GUNN Flygod Is an Awesome God 2 Griselda

Loud

Rank Artist Album Label
1 VADER Solitude In Madness Nuclear Blast
2 NECROPHOBIC Dawn of the Damned Century Media
3 VOIVOD The End of Dormancy [EP] Century Media
4 3TEETH METAWAR Century Media
5 NAGLFAR Cerecloth Century Media
6 INTER ARMA Garbers Days Revisited Relapse
7 CONCEPTION State Of Deception Self-Released
8 CLIFF AND IVY Deathmask Devotion [EP] House of Extreme Darkness
9 NECRONOMICON Unus Season of Mist
10 ANDY JAMES “Waking the Dead (feat. Gus G)” [Single] AJR Productions LTD

RPM

Rank Artist Album Label
1 FM SKYLINE Liteware Crystal Pistol
2 FAUCET Bitter Insane Melting Self-Released
3 HAMERKOP Remote Drag City
4 DIE WILDE JAGD Haut Bureau B
5 KATE NV Room For The Moon RVNG Intl
6 KELEKETLA Keleketla! Ahead Of Our Time
7 JULIANNA BARWICK Healing Is A Miracle Ninja Tune
8 OOIOO Nijimusi Thrill Jockey
9 TUNDE ADEBIMPE “People” [Single] Self-Released
10 ODD NOSDAM No More Wig for Ohio Burnco

    July 28th, 2020

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genre charts for Jul 14 presents:

AAA

Rank Artist Album Label
1 CAMILLE DELEAN Cold House Burning E-Tron
2 ELIZA GILKYSON 2020 (Twenty Twenty) Red House
3 AARON JONAH LEWIS Mozart Of The Banjo Tiki Parlour
4 HOLY HIVE Float Back To You Big Crown
5 DOC WATSON AND GAITHER CARLTON Doc Watson And Gaither Carlton Smithsonian Folkways
6 DZAMBO AGUSEVI ORCHESTRA Brasses For The Masses Asphalt Tango
7 FOREST HUVAL Forest Huval Self-Released
8 WYLDER AND WILL MCCARRY Acoustic Collection Self-Released
9 WILLIE NELSON First Rose Of Spring [Advance Tracks] BMG
10 JOHN HARTFORD John Hartford Fiddle Project Vol. 1 Self-Released

Hip-Hop

Rank Artist Album Label
1 PUBLIC ENEMY “State Of The Union” [Single] Enemy
2 MARLON CRAFT Work From Home [EP] RCA
3 RUN THE JEWELS RTJ4 Jewel Runners/RBC/BMG
4 MOEMAW NAEDON Dr. Deadhorse Soul Slime
5 RJD2 The Fun Ones RJ’s Electrical Connections
6 LITTLE SIMZ Drop 6 [EP] AGE 101/AWAL
7 DEANTE HITCHCOCK BETTER RCA
8 KENNY MASON Angelic Hoodrat Self-Released
9 REEL SMOOVV 31st K.Nights Self-Released
10 NNAMDI Brat Sooper

Loud

Rank Artist Album Label
1 WEREWOLVES The Dead Are Screaming Prosthetic
2 POWERWOLF Best Of The Blessed Napalm
3 CONCEPTION State Of Deception Self-Released
4 ORANSSI PAZUZU Mestarin Kynsi Nuclear Blast
5 INTER ARMA Garbers Days Revisited Relapse
6 NAGLFAR Cerecloth Century Media
7 IOCRHOMA Kolopsia Self-Released
8 SEEDS IN BARREN FIELDS Sanger som ramnar Self-Released
9 WOLF Feeding the Machine Century Media
10 MACHINE CHOP INC Live At Fallout 2015 Schlecht

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RPM

Rank Artist Album Label
1 CEU APKA! Six Degrees
2 SESHEN, THE CYAN Tru Thoughts
3 SOFT PINK TRUTH, THE Shall We Go On Sinning So That Grace May Increase? Thrill Jockey
4 YVES TUMOR Heaven To A Tortured Mind Warp
5 FM SKYLINE Liteware Crystal Pistol
6 SPEAKER MUSIC Black Nationalist Sonic Weaponry Self-Released
7 LITTLE DRAGON New Me, Same Us Ninja Tune
8 GULL Relative Stranger Self-Released
9 SPECIAL INTEREST The Passion Of Night School
10 AGAINST ALL LOGIC 2017-2019 Other People

World

Rank Artist Album Label
1 KELEKETLA Keleketla! Ahead Of Our Time
2 SAHRA HALGAN TRIO Waa Dardaaran Buda
3 MULATU ASTATKE AND BLACK JESUS EXPERIENCE To Know Without Knowing Agogo
4 LIDO PIMIENTA Miss Colombia Anti-
5 CALIBRO 35 Momentum Record Kicks
6 CADENCE REVOLUTION: DISQUES DEBS INTERNATIONAL VOL. 2 VARIOUS ARTISTS Strut
7 GILBER T “Sinnerman” [Single] Tomba
8 JAAKKO LAITINEN AND VAARA RAHA Borek Playground
9 SUPERFONICOS “El Adios” [Single] Hi-Fi
10 GROUPE RTD The Dancing Devils Of Djibouti Ostinato

    July 14th, 2020

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