top 30 new albums for Jun 14 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 Wilco Cruel Country dBpm
2 Kevin Morby This Is a Photograph Dead Oceans
3 Kendrick Lamar Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers Top Dawg
4 Deau Eyes Legacies Subflora
5 Tony Molina In the Fade Run For Cover / Summer Shade
6 Shuta Hasunuma & U-zhaan Good News Golden Harvest
7 Cola Deep in View Fire Talk
8 Quelle Chris Deathfame Mello
9 Mavis Staples & Levon Helm Carry Me Home Anti-
10 Peter Rowan Calling You from My Mountain Rebel
11 50 Foot Wave Black Pearl Fire
12 The Smile A Light for Attracting Attention Self Help Tapes
13 Craig Finn A Legacy of Rentals Positive Jams
14 English Teacher Polyawkward – EP Nice Swan
15 Rough Age Blank Eyes – EP Rough Age
16 Colin Phils Totokon – Single self-released
17 Sean King We’ll Cry About This Later self-released
18 GWAR The New Dark Ages self-released
19 Cut the Architect’s Hand The Eternity Box Aunt Mary / New Dirt
20 Allison de Groot & Tatiana Hargreaves Hurricane Clarice Free Dirt
21 Ohbliv CALEA Z. II self-released
22 Rikki Rakki Quarantine Sessions – EP self-released
23 Brady Heck Ain’t It Cruel – EP Vocal Rest
24 Banditos Right On Egghunt
25 Andrew Bird Inside Problems Loma Vista / Concord
26 King Ropes Super Natural self-released
27 700 Bliss Nothing to Declare Hyperdub
28 Stars From Capelton Hill Stars
29 Dehd Blue Skies Fat Possum
30 Porridge Radio Waterslide, Diving Board, Ladder To The Sky Secretly Canadian

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    June 14th, 2022

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genre charts for Jun 14 presents:

AAA

Rank Artist Album Label
1 PETER ROWAN Calling You From My Mountain Rebel
2 ALLISON DE GROOT AND TATIANA HARGREAVES Hurricane Clarice Free Dirt
3 BRADY HECK Ain’t It Cruel [EP] Vocal Rest
4 BANDITOS Right On Egghunt
5 FELLOW PYNINS Lady Mondegreen Self-Released
6 JOHN DOE Fables In A Foreign Land Fat Possum
7 RACHEL SERMANNI Swallow Me [EP] Self-Released
8 DEER SCOUT Woodpecker Carpark
9 SLOCAN RAMBLERS, THE Up the Hill and Through the Fog Self-Released
10 PO’ RAMBLIN’ BOYS, THE Never Slow Down Smithsonian Folkways

Hip-Hop

Rank Artist Album Label
1 KENDRICK LAMAR Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers pgLang/Top Dawg/Aftermath/Interscope
2 QUELLE CHRIS Deathfame Mello
3 SEAN KING We’ll Cry About This Later Self-Released
4 OHBLIV CALEA Z. II Self-Released
5 NAPOLEON DA LEGEND AND GYVER HYPMAN Versatilis Prolificus TeamNDL
6 NAMIR BLADE Metropolis Self-Released
7 KROHME Line Of Fire The Spitslam
8 WILMA VRITRA Grotto Bad Taste
9 JACK HARLOW Come Home The Kids Miss You Generation Now/Atlantic
10 SEAN LINKS AND JAMIL HONESTY Bolo Yeung [EP] Lounge Boy/Black House

Loud

Rank Artist Album Label
1 GWAR The New Dark Ages Pit
2 CUT THE ARCHITECT’S HAND The Eternity Box Aunt Mary/New Dirt
3 DARK ALMORTE, THE Lunacrium Thepsis Unique Leader
4 KREATOR Hate Uber Alles Nuclear Blast
5 THIS IS OBLIVION This is Oblivion Silent Pendulum
6 KRISIUN Mortem Solis Century Media
7 ARONIOUS Irkalla The Artisan Era
8 SISSYFIT Resist Sabotage Disrupt [EP] Self-Released
9 FORCED DEPARTURE “Overdriven” [Single] Self-Released
10 ARKHANA “Awakening” [Single] Self-Released

RPM

Rank Artist Album Label
1 SHUTA HASUNUMA AND U-ZHAAN Good News Golden Harvest
2 700 BLISS Nothing To Declare Hyperdub
3 IBIBIO SOUND MACHINE Electricity Merge
4 YASUAKI SHIMIZU Kiren Palto Flats
5 SIDEWALKS AND SKELETONS Exorcism Self-Released
6 JUNGLE “Good Times” b/w “Problemz” [Single] Caiola/AWAL
7 ELLEN ALLIEN Ellen Allien [EP] CHAMPIONSOUND
8 SWAYA EXistence [EP] PTP
9 LEEVISA Koreography [EP] Perpetual Care
10 POLYPHEMUS “Rave Daemons” [Single] Nehza

World

Rank Artist Album Label
1 LUCIBELA Amdjer Lusafrica
2 IBIBIO SOUND MACHINE Electricity Merge
3 AFRODELIC Dusunkun Hakili Self-Released
4 ORIENTAL BROTHERS INTERNATIONAL BAND Oku Ngwo – Di Ochi Palenque
5 BKO Djine Bora Bongo Joe
6 JESUS PAGAN Y SU ORQUESTA Salsa De La Mata ‘From The Roots’ Peace & Rhythm
7 SALTPOND CITY BAND Boko A Ko Meet Me There
8 DA CRUZ “Serpentes feat. Magugu” [Single] Horus
9 LEYLA MCCALLA Breaking The Thermometer Anti-
10 BRASIL NOVO VARIOUS ARTISTS Musica Macondo

    June 14th, 2022

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top 30 new albums for May 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 Rikki Rakki Quarantine Sessions – EP self-released
2 Kendrick Lamar Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers pgLang / Top Dawg / Aftermath / Interscope
3 Quelle Chris Deathfame Mello Music Group
4 Porridge Radio Waterslide, Diving Board, Ladder To the Sky Secretly Canadian
5 Noah-O Trillipino – Single Charged Up
6 Til Infinity. ROOT + FLOW self-released
7 Plunky Juju Jazz Poetics N.A.M.E. Brand
8 Allison De Groot & Tatiana Hargreaves Hurricane Clarice Free Dirt
9 Justin Golden Hard Times and a Woman self-released
10 Fly Anakin Frank Lex
11 Armagideon Time Crime As Theatre self-released
12 Rough Age Blank Eyes – EP self-released
13 Kevin Morby This Is a Photograph Dead Oceans
14 Mama’s Broke Narrow Line Free Dirt
15 They Hate Change Finally, New Jagjaguwar
16 Sister Cookie In the Blue Corner The Liquid Label
17 Leyla McCalla Breaking the Thermometer Anti-
18 Caroline Spence True North Rounder
19 Coco Méliès Nothing Goes to Waste Big in the Garden
20 Izaak Opatz Extra Medium Mama Bird
21 Nitty Gritty Dirt Band Dirt Does Dylan MRI
22 Grant-Lee Phillips All That You Can Dream Yep Roc
23 Congotronics International Where’s the One? Crammed Discs
24 Tamar Berk Start at the End self-released
25 Linqua Franqa Bellringer Ernest Jenning
26 Defcee & BoatHouse For All Debts Public and Private Closed Sessions
27 Calexico El Mirador City Slang
28 El Valerie Tender Ardor Mint 400
29 Wallows Tell Me That It’s Over Atlantic
30 Tess Parks And Those Who Were Seen Dancing Fuzz Club

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    May 31st, 2022

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genre charts for May 31 presents:

AAA

Rank Artist Album Label
1 ALLISON DE GROOT AND TATIANA HARGREAVES Hurricane Clarice Free Dirt
2 MAMA’S BROKE Narrow Line Free Dirt
3 CAROLINE SPENCE True North Rounder
4 COCO MELIES Nothing Goes To Waste Big In The Garden
5 IZAAK OPATZ Extra Medium Mama Bird
6 NITTY GRITTY DIRT BAND Dirt Does Dylan MRI
7 GRANT LEE PHILLIPS All That You Can Dream Yep Roc
8 ROD PICOTT Paper Hearts And Broken Arrows Self-Released
9 STEVE FORBERT Moving Through America Blue Rose
10 BART MOORE Graveyards, Wind And War Blin Acres

Hip-Hop

Rank Artist Album Label
1 KENDRICK LAMAR Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers pgLang/Top Dawg/Aftermath/Interscope
2 QUELLE CHRIS Deathfame Mello
3 NOAH-O “Trillipino” [Single] Charged Up
4 TIL INFINITY ROOT + FLOW [EP] Self-Released
5 FLY ANAKIN Frank Lex
6 THEY HATE CHANGE Finally, New Jagjaguwar/Secretly Group
7 LINQUA FRANQA Bellringer Ernest Jenning
8 DEFCEE AND BOATHOUSE For All Debts Public And Private Closed Sessions
9 NAPOLEON DA LEGEND AND GYVER HYPMAN Versatilis Prolificus TeamNDL
10 MOPES Unwound Strange Famous

Loud

Rank Artist Album Label
1 BODY AND OAA, THE Enemy Of Love Thrill Jockey
2 DESTRUCTION Diabolical Napalm
3 GRAND OLD WRATH Every Man for Himself Artistfy
4 COSMIC PARADIGM Apkallu Self-Released
5 SOLUS EX INFERIS Exogenesis [EP] Self-Released
6 LORD OF HORNS “Few Ever Survive the Night…” [Single] Self-Released
7 WIDOW RINGS “Songs for the Hearse, Vol. 2” [Single] Housefire
8 DEATH LOVES VERNONICA Chemical Cold Transmission
9 INANIMATE EXISTANCE The Masquerade The Artisan Era
10 UNALIGNED Inner Dimensions Self-Released

RPM

Rank Artist Album Label
1 MATTIE Jupiter’s Purse [EP] Leaving
2 LALALAR Bi Cinnete Bakar Bongo Joe
3 NIA ARCHIVES Forbidden Feelingz [EP] HIJINXX
4 DEATH’S DYNAMIC SHROUD “Neon Memories” [Single] 100% Electronica
5 GENG PTP Slowness as the Vehicle IV Self-Released
6 VITESSE X Us Ephemeral 100% Electronica
7 WTCHCRFT The Ooga Booga [EP] Sorry
8 SERPENTE Dias da Aranha Descrepant
9 SALAMANDA “Overdose” [Single] Human Pitch
10 BIANCA OBLIVION “Sub Zero” [Single] Magic City

World

Rank Artist Album Label
1 IDRISSA SOUMAORO ET L’ECLIPSE DE L’IJA Le Tioko-Tioko Mr Bongo
2 ALHAJI K. FRIMPONG Abrabo Hot Casa
3 ALPACAS COLLECTIVE Seven Wisdoms Of Plutonia Catalpas
4 MOKTAR GANIA AND GNAWA SOUL Masterisé Musjomusic/Nuits d’Afrique
5 NOORI AND HIS DORPA BAND “Al Amal” [Single] Ostinato
6 SOMI Zenzile: The Reimagination Of Miriam Makeba Salon Africana
7 CALEXICO El Mirador Anti-
8 KANDY GUIRA Nagtaba Vlad Production
9 FATOUMATA DIAWARA Maliba 3eme Bureau/Wagram
10 BONGO HOP, THE La Napa [EP] Sabrosounds

    May 31st, 2022

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Handful Of Brains presents:

America

LJ will be hosting Tony Jordan’s Handful of Brains this evening!
He’ll be putting the “Oh for pete’s sake” in “Open Format”…
He’ll be putting the “For the love of all things decent” in “Free Form”…
He’ll probably play some America apropos of nothing.

    Handful Of Brains    March 19th, 2019

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Top 30 new albums for week ending April 28th presents:

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    April 27th, 2017

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Top 30 new albums for week ending April 21st presents:

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    April 22nd, 2017

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