top 30 new albums for Aug 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 Book of Wyrms Occult New Age Desert
2 Joshua Henry Grow BMG Rights Management (US) LLC
3 J. Clyde Morris Stereo self-released
4 McKinley Dixon For My Mama and Anyone Who Look Like Her Spacebomb
5 Molly Burman Fool Me With Flattery – EP Prolifica / PIAS
6 Tropical Fuck Storm Deep States Joyful Noise
7 Ament I Should Be Outside Monkeywrench
8 Joey Cape A Good Year to Forget Fat Wreck Chords
9 Yola Stand For Myself Easy Eye Sound
10 Ty Segall Harmonizer Drag City
11 Son Volt Electro Melodier Transmit Sound
12 Prince Welcome 2 America Legacy
13 Durand Jones & The Indications Private Space Dead Oceans
14 The Halluci Nation One More Saturday Night Radicalized
15 LUMP Animal Chrysalis
16 Atmosphere WORD? – Side A Rhymesayers
17 Anika Change Sacred Bones
18 Tyler, the Creator CALL ME IF YOU GET LOST Columbia
19 Cochemea Vol. II Baca Sewa Daptone
20 Evidence Unlearning Vol. 1 Rhymesayers
21 Molly Lewis The Forgotten Edge – EP Jagjaguwar
22 Hiatus Kaiyote Mood Valiant Brainfeeder
23 Snapped Ankles Forest of Your Problems The Leaf Label
24 Whispering Sons Several Others PIAS
25 Deap Vally American Cockroach – EP Cooking Vinyl Limited
26 Robert Finley Sharecropper’s Son Easy Eye Sound
27 Tōth You and Me and Everything Northern Spy
28 Squid Bright Green Field Warp
29 Small Black Cheap Dreams 100% Electronica
30 Karmah Richmond State of Mind – EP self-released

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    August 31st, 2021

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genre charts for Aug 31 presents:

AAA

Rank Artist Album Label
1 SON VOLT Electro Melodier Transmit Sound/Thirty Tigers
2 DAVID POTTS-DUPRE Vladimir And Irene Self-Released
3 TREVOR TCHIR Sun & Moon Self-Released
4 STURGILL SIMPSON The Ballad Of Dood And Juanita Hill Top Mountain
5 JIM LAUDERDALE Hope Yep Roc
6 JOHNNY CASH:FOREVER WORDS EXPANDED VARIOUS ARTISTS Legacy
7 NEWTON FAULKNER “Four Leaf Clover” b/w “World Away” [Single] Battenberg
8 BACKYARD TIRE FIRE “Alejandro Escovedo” [Single] Black Dirt/Royal Potato Family
9 DARLINGSIDE “Keep Coming Home (feat. The Distantly Social Orchestra)” [Single] More Doug/Thirty Tigers
10 BEDOUINE “The Wave” [Single] Self-Released

Hip-Hop

Rank Artist Album Label
1 MCKINLEY DIXON For My Mama And Anyone Who Look Like Her Spacebomb
2 ATMOSPHERE WORD? – Side A [EP] Rhymesayers
3 TYLER THE CREATOR CALL ME IF YOU GET LOST Columbia
4 EVIDENCE Unlearning Vol. 1 Rhymesayers
5 KARMAH Richmond State of Mind [EP] Self-Released
6 DEF3 AND LATE NIGHT RADIO Weddings And Funerals [EP] Urbnet
7 ISAIAH RASHAD The House Is Burning TDE/Warner
8 MAL DEVISA Wisdom Teeth Self-Released
9 STIMULATOR JONES Peaceful Stones Throw
10 THEORY HAZIT “Y’all Still Ain’t Washin’ Y’all Hands” [Single] WetWork

Loud

Rank Artist Album Label
1 WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM Primordial Arcana Relapse
2 ABORTED ManiaCult Century Media
3 BIG BRAVE Vital [EP] Southern Lord
4 UNDERDARK Our Bodies Burned Bright on Re-Entry Self-Released
5 HUMAN IMPACT Ep01 [EP] Ipecac
6 JASON BIELER AND THE BARON VON BIELSKI ORCHESTRA Songs for the Apocalypse Frontiers
7 MILDREDA I Was Never Really There Dependent
8 KPT Obliterate [EP] GIVE/TAKE
9 MONSTER MAGNET A Better Dystopia Napalm
10 ALEXIS MARSHALL House Of Lull . House Of When Sargent House

RPM

Rank Artist Album Label
1 HALLUCI NATION, THE One More Saturday Night Radicalized
2 EMMA-JEAN THACKRAY Yellow Movementt
3 KONDI BAND We Famous Strut
4 JANA RUSH Painful Enlightenment Planet Mu
5 CLAIRE ROUSAY A Softer Focus American Dreams
6 KOMRADS The Wolf Negative Gain Productions
7 JARGUNA AND RYUZEN Kitsune Projekt
8 PRIKU FEAT. DINU “ENDZ042” [Single] Eastenderz
9 BIKINI DEATH RACE “Refrigerator” [Single] Negative Gain Productions
10 BLACK MARBLE “Somewhere” [Single] Sacred Bones

World

Rank Artist Album Label
1 MERIDIAN BROTHERS AND CONJUNTO MEDIA LUNA Paz En La Tierra Bongo Joe
2 A ESPECTACULAR CHARANGA DA FRANCA “Nao Para (Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough” [Single] Mais Um
3 ORQUESTA AKOKAN “Mi Congo Es De Akokan” [Single] Daptone
4 LES FILLES DE ILLIGHADAD At Pioneer Works Sahel Sounds
5 MDOU MOCTAR Afrique Victime Matador/Beggars Group
6 SUSANA BACA “La Herida Oscura” [Single] Real World
7 LOS SIDERAL’S “Virgines Del Sol/Dongoh” [Single] Munster
8 COCHEMEA Vol. II Baca Sewa Daptone
9 RECORD KICKS AFRO SIDES, VOL. 2 VARIOUS ARTISTS Record Kicks
10 ACHOLI MACHON Sons Of South Sudan [EP] Good Deeds

    August 31st, 2021

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top 30 new albums for Aug 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 La Luz In the Country – Single Hardly Art
2 Castalia Blue Moon – EP self-released
3 Matthew E. White & Lonnie Holley Broken Mirror: A Selfie Reflection Spacebomb
4 Frames Every Room Know Hope
5 McKinley Dixon For My Mama and Anyone Who Look Like Her Spacebomb
6 Benét Game Over! – EP Bayonet
7 RAIC Gestalt Cacophonous Revival
8 Prabir Trio Haanji self-released
9 Doll Baby Harmony Scar (acoustic demos) self-released
10 Big Fundamental Hyperbeam Bad Gateway House
11 Flight Club I’ve Been Kicked Out of Better Homes Than This – EP Open Your Ears
12 Enforced Kill Grid Century Media
13 Tennishu Maybe – EP James Infinite
14 Mitchel Evan Mitchel Evan The Label Group
15 LJ & the Sleeze Put Something Sleezy Between Your Legs – EP Eight Ball Record$
16 DJ Williams Short Stories – EP Projekt Music
17 Beex The Early Years: 1979-1982 Beach Impediment
18 Danja Mowf Word of Mowf Funtown/804 Flava
19 King Woman Celestial Blues Relapse
20 koleżanka place is Bar/None
21 Prince Welcome 2 America Legacy
22 Robin and Linda Williams A Better Day a-Coming self-released
23 Tyler, the Creator CALL ME IF YOU GET LOST Columbia
24 Anika Change Sacred Bones
25 Brittany Howard Jaime Reimagined ATO / Fontana North
26 Atmosphere Word? Rhymesayers
27 Nigel Hall Spiritual Regime Music Group
28 Umphrey’s McGee YOU WALKED UP SHAKING IN YOUR BOOTS BUT YOU STOOD TALL AND LEFT A RAGING BULL Nothing Too Fancy
29 Snapped Ankles Forest of Your Problems The Leaf Label
30 The Go! Team Get Up Sequences Part One Memphis Industries

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    August 10th, 2021

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genre charts for Aug 10 presents:

AAA

Rank Artist Album Label
1 CASTALIA Blue Moon [EP] Self-Released
2 MITCHEL EVAN Mitchel Evan Self-Released
3 ROBIN AND LINDA WILLIAMS A Better Day A-Coming Oakenwold
4 KEETON COFFMAN Hard Times Self-Released
5 ANYA HINKLE Eden And Her Borderlands Organic
6 PEACH AND QUIET Just Beyond The Shine Self-Released
7 DAN WHITAKER One More Story Told Self-Released
8 MATT BERRY The Blue Elephant Acid Jazz/PIAS
9 BRETT RATFLIFF Whitesburg June Appal
10 WILDFIRE Quiet Country Town Self-Released

Hip-Hop

Rank Artist Album Label
1 MCKINLEY DIXON For My Mama And Anyone Who Look Like Her Spacebomb
2 DANJA MOWF Word of Mowf Funtown/804 Flava
3 TYLER THE CREATOR CALL ME IF YOU GET LOST Columbia
4 ATMOSPHERE WORD? – Side A [EP] Rhymesayers
5 SANKOFA Blktchp Self-Released
6 MARCEY YATES AND XOBOI Culxr House: Freedom Summer Saddle Creek
7 MILLA THYME Everything Has Its Thyme Urbnet
8 SUPAMAN Medicine Bundle Good Medicine
9 IDK USEEFORYOURSELF Clue
10 TRU NYCE Win In Doubt Tru Fresh Digital

Loud

Rank Artist Album Label
1 ENFORCED Kill Grid Century Media
2 KING WOMAN Celestial Blues Relapse
3 PANOPTICON …And Again Into The Light Bindrune
4 ALUSTRIUM A Monument To Silence Unique Leader
5 FRACTAL UNIVERSE The Impassable Metal Blade
6 COGNITIVE Malevolent Thoughts Of A Hastened Extinction Unique Leader
7 EBULLISM The Cosmic Web [EP] Nebula
8 RIVERS OF NIHIL “Clean” [Single] Metal Blade
9 CRADLE OF FILTH “Crawling King Chaos” [Single] Nuclear Blast
10 CHILIASM Flesh Over Finite [EP] Self-Released

RPM

Rank Artist Album Label
1 RAIC Gestalt Cacophonous Revival
2 BRIJEAN Feelings Ghostly International
3 DAM FUNK Above The Fray Glydezone
4 DEAN BLUNT Black Metal 2 Rough Trade
5 MEXICAN DUBWISER In Dub Echo Beach
6 REYMOUR Leviosa Knekelhuis
7 LORAINE JAMES Reflection Hyperdub
8 DJ BLACK LOW Uwami Awesome Tapes From Africa
9 DJ MANNY Signals in My Head Planet Mu
10 OSH Northern Lights [EP] Moon Rack

World

Rank Artist Album Label
1 VAUDOU GAME Noussin Hot Casa
2 OKUTE Okuté Chulo
3 MARCUS GAD MEETS TAMAL “Tempo” [Single] Easy Star
4 YEKO “Yerna Fasse (feat Khaira Arby)” [Single] Self-Released
5 HAMDI BENANI, MEDHI HADDAB AND SPEED CARAVAN Nuba Nova Buda Musique
6 HAILU MERGIA AND THE WALIAS BAND Tezeta Awesome Tapes From Africa
7 DERYA YILDIRIM AND GRUP SIMSEK Dost 1 Light In The Attic
8 NIL’S JAZZ ENSEMBLE Nil’s Jazz Ensemble Vampisoul
9 COCHEMEA Vol. II Baca Sewa Daptone
10 BALIMAYA PROJECT Wolo So Jazz Re:Freshed

    August 10th, 2021

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top 30 new albums for May 25 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 Goat Girl On All Fours Rough Trade
2 McKinley Dixon For My Mama and Anyone Who Look Like Her Spacebomb
3 Matt Sweeney & Bonnie “Prince” Billy Superwolves Drag City
4 Natik Awayez Manbarani Sublime Frequencies
5 José Carlos Schwarz & Le Cobiana Djazz Lua Ki Di Nos Hot Mule
6 Mdou Moctar Afrique Victime Matador
7 Downhaul Proof Refresh
8 Castalia Blue Moon – EP self-released
9 Gusher Bleed Out Gusher1312
10 Gutterwall After The Fall Etching Tin
11 Current Joys Voyager Secretly Canadian
12 Five Mile Mountain Road Swingbilly Swagger Patuxent Music
13 FACS Present Tense Trouble In Mind
14 Lionel Boy Lionel Boy Innovative Leisure
15 Sarah Neufeld Detritus Paper Bag
16 The Black Keys Delta Kream Nonesuch
17 St. Vincent Daddy’s Home Loma Vista
18 Squid Bright Green Field Warp
19 Rae Isla Another Life INSRGNT ARTS
20 Colleen The Tunnel and the Clearing Thrill Jockey
21 TOR Oasis Sky self-released
22 Crumb Ice Melt self-released
23 Teenage Fanclub Endless Arcade Merge
24 Rochelle Jordan Play with the Changes self-released
25 Silver Synthetic Silver Synthetic Third Man
26 Dry Cleaning New Long Leg 4AD
27 Death from Above 1979 Is 4 Lovers Everything Eleven
28 Danny Burns Hurricane – EP Bonfire
29 Flock of Dimes Head of Roses Sub Pop
30 Godspeed You! Black Emperor G_d’s Pee AT STATE’S END! Constellation

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    May 25th, 2021

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genre charts for May 25 presents:

AAA

Rank Artist Album Label
1 NATIK AWAYEZ Manbarani Sublime Frequencies
2 CASTALIA Blue Moon [EP] Self-Released
3 FIVE MILE MOUNTAIN ROAD Swingbilly Swagger Self-Released
4 DANNY BURNS Hurricane [EP] Bonfire
5 FLOCK OF DIMES Head Of Roses Sub Pop
6 CHRIS PIERCE American Silence Self-Released
7 JP HARRIS’ DREADFUL WIND AND RAIN Don’t You Marry No Railroad Man Free Dirt
8 JOHN CRAIGIE Asterisk The Universe Thirty Tigers
9 LADY MAISERY Mayday Self-Released
10 CLEM SNIDE AND EEF BARZELAY “I Can’t Make You Love Me” [Single] Zahpwee

Hip-Hop

Rank Artist Album Label
1 MCKINLEY DIXON For My Mama And Anyone Who Look Like Her Spacebomb
2 LUSHLIFE Redamancy [EP] Fortune Tellers
3 ALCHEMIST, THE This Thing Of Ours [EP] ALC
4 DRAKE Scary Hours 2 [EP] Ovo/Republic
5 DJ MUGGS AND FLEE LORD Rammellzee Soul Assassins
6 CONWAY THE MACHINE La Maquina Griselda/Drumwork/EMPIRE
7 ARMAND HAMMER AND THE ALCHEMIST Haram Backwoodz
8 ICEROCKS Crossing The Rubicon Self-Released
9 PINK SIIFU AND FLY ANAKIN $mokebreak Lex
10 EVIDENCE “Pardon Me” [Single] Rhymesayers

Loud

Rank Artist Album Label
1 CANNIBAL CORPSE Violence Unimagined Metal Blade
2 EMPYRIUM Über den Sternen Prophecy Productions
3 MORBIFIC Ominous Seep of Putridity Self-Released
4 STORTREGN Impermanence The Artisan Era
5 FORELUNAR Forlorn in Despair Self-Released
6 VALDAUDR Drapsdalen Soulseller
7 SOLSTICE Casting the Die Emanzipation Producitons
8 AT THE GATES “Spectre Of Extinction” [Single] Century Media
9 CURSE MACKEY Submerge Negative Gain Productions
10 KIRLIAN CAMERA Cold Pills (Scarlet Gate of Toxic Daybreak) Dependent

RPM

Rank Artist Album Label
1 GUTTERWALL After The Fall Etching Tin
2 COLLEEN “Hidden In The Current” [Single] Thrill Jockey
3 ROCHELLE JORDAN Play With The Changes Young Art
4 YU SU Yellow River Blue Bie
5 DNTEL The Seas Trees See Morr
6 GARY NUMAN Intruder [Advance Tracks] BMG
7 BEAUTIFY JUNKYARDS Cosmorama Ghost Box
8 UNKNOWN ME Bishintai Not Not Fun
9 BARA HARI Dark New Day Re:mission Entertainment
10 MOTH EFFECT Hovering Cue Dot

World

Rank Artist Album Label
1 MDOU MOCTAR Afrique Victime Matador/Beggars Group
2 COLOR DE TROPICO, VOL. 2 VARIOUS ARTISTS El Palmas
3 U-ROY “Man Next Door (feat Santigold)” [Single] Trojan Jamaica/BMG
4 BAIUCA Embruxo Raso Estudio
5 NATIK AWAYEZ Manbarani Sublime Frequencies
6 INNOV GNAWA Lila Daptone
7 MARIA RAQUEL Y SUS MARAVILLAS “El Tiempo Se Acabo” [Single] Chulo
8 AYUUNE SULE Putoo Katare Tire Rebel Up
9 STRAIGHT FROM THE DECKS 2 VARIOUS ARTISTS Pura Vida Sounds/Heavenly Sweetness
10 DOBET GNAHORE Couleur [Advance Tracks] Cumbancha

    May 25th, 2021

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top 30 new albums for May 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 Jack Ingram, Miranda Lambert & Jon Randall The Marfa Tapes Vanner / RCA
2 Dinosaur Jr. Sweep It Into Space Jagjaguwar
3 The Weather Station Ignorance Fat Possum
4 McKinley Dixon For My Mama and Anyone Who Look Like Her Spacebomb
5 The Coral Coral Island Modern Sky UK
6 Nottz Black Woman (feat. Rapsody, Ke Turner, Rah Digga & Nikki Grier) – Single Raw Koncept
7 Dazy The Crowded Mind self-released
8 Downhaul Proof Refresh
9 Tennishu Maybe James Infinite
10 Prabir Trio Haanji self-released
11 Flying Lotus Yasuke Warp
12 The Mighty Mighty Bosstones When God Was Great Hellcat / Epitaph
13 Will Stratton The Changing Wilderness Bella Union / PIAS
14 Eamonn McCormack Storyteller Bem
15 Tony Joe White Smoke From The Chimney Easy Eye Sound
16 Blue Cactus Stranger Again Sleepy Cat
17 Remember Sports Like a Stone Father/Daughter
18 Mark Collie Book of My Blues self-released
19 Manchester Orchestra The Million Masks Of God Loma Vista
20 Matt Sweeney & Bonnie “Prince” Billy Superwolves Drag City
21 Mark O’Connor Markology II OMAC
22 Cliff Eberhardt Knew Things Tin Pan Ally
23 Racquel Jones IgnoRANT Magnetic Moon
24 Bowerbirds Becalmyounglovers Psychic Hotline
25 Jeff Rosenstock SKA DREAM Polyvinyl
26 The Wallflowers Exit Wounds New West
27 Teenage Fanclub Endless Arcade Merge
28 BROCKHAMPTON ROADRUNNER: NEW LIGHT, NEW MACHINE Question Everything / RCA
29 Lou Barlow Reason to Live Joyful Noise
30 La Femme Paradigmes Disque Pointu

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    May 18th, 2021

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genre charts for May 18 presents:

AAA

Rank Artist Album Label
1 JACK INGRAM, MIRANDA LAMBERT, AND JON RANDALL The Marfa Tapes Vanner/RCA
2 TONY JOE WHITE Smoke From The Chimney Swamp/Easy Eye Sound/Concord
3 BLUE CACTUS Stranger Again Sleepy Cat
4 MARK COLLIE Book Of My Blues Self-Released
5 MARK O’CONNOR Markology II OMAC
6 CLIFF EBERHARDT Knew Things Tin Pan Alley
7 SALLY ROSE Tread Light Self-Released
8 TOLEDO Jockeys Of Love [EP] Telefono
9 FLOCK OF DIMES Head Of Roses Sub Pop
10 BROTHER BROTHERS, THE Calla Lily Compass

Hip-Hop

Rank Artist Album Label
1 MCKINLEY DIXON For My Mama And Anyone Who Look Like Her Spacebomb
2 NOTTZ FT RAPSODY, KE TURNER, RAH DIGGA, NIKKI GRIER “Black Woman” [Single] Raw Koncept
3 TENNISHU Maybe James Infinite
4 RACQUEL JONES IgnoRANT Magnetic Moon
5 BROCKHAMPTON ROADRUNNER: NEW LIGHT, NEW MACHINE Question Everything/RCA
6 GENESIS OWUSU Smiling With No Teeth House Anxiety/Ourness
7 ALCHEMIST, THE This Thing Of Ours [EP] ALC
8 LITTLE SIMZ Sometimes I Might Be Introvert [Advance Tracks] Age 101
9 PINK SIIFU Negro Field-Left
10 ICEROCKS Crossing The Rubicon Self-Released

Loud

Rank Artist Album Label
1 ACCEPT Too Mean To Die Nuclear Blast
2 BIG BRAVE Vital [EP] Southern Lord
3 TOMAHAWK Tonic Immobility Ipecac
4 POLLY FAE Earthlight Projekt
5 CLIFF AND IVY Bring Us The Night [EP] Self-Released
6 SAVATAGE Monsters of the Universe Heavy Metal Heroes
7 BONGZILLA Weedsconsin Heavy Psych
8 CANNIBAL CORPSE Violence Unimagined Metal Blade
9 KNOLL Interstice Sludgelord
10 WIZARDTHRONE Hypercube Necrodimensions Self-Released

RPM

Rank Artist Album Label
1 FLYING LOTUS Yasuke Warp
2 BRIJEAN Feelings Ghostly International
3 BUKE AND GASE WITH SO PERCUSSION A Record Of… Brassland
4 DNTEL The Seas Trees See Morr
5 I YA TOYAH Out Of Order [EP] Self-Released
6 REYMOUR Leviosa Knekelhuis
7 KAIDI TATHAM An Insight To All Minds First Word
8 KOWLOON “Hurt” [Single] Kitsune
9 HEIDI SABERTOOTH The Sleep of Reason Jacktone
10 ELDER ISLAND Swimming Static Self-Released

World

Rank Artist Album Label
1 NATIK AWAYEZ Manbarani Sublime Frequencies
2 INNOV GNAWA Lila Daptone
3 KASAI ALLSTARS Black Ants Always Fly Together, One Bangle Makes No Sound Crammed
4 ELIDA ALMEIDA Gerasonobu LusAfrica
5 JOSE CARLOS SCHWARZ AND LE COBIANA DJAZZ Lua Ki Di Nos Hot Mule
6 ROGER FAKHR Fine Anyway Habibi Funk
7 FRENTE CUMBIERO Cera Perdida Biche
8 MARIA RAQUEL Y SUS MARAVILLAS “El Tiempo Se Acabo” [Single] Chulo
9 AYUUNE SULE Putoo Katare Tire Rebel Up
10 YAT-KHA “We Will Never Die” [Single] The Lollipoppe Shoppe

    May 18th, 2021

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top 30 new albums for Jul 21 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 Public Enemy State of the Union (STFU) – Single Enemy
2 Dream Wife So When You Gonna… Lucky Number
3 Christian Lee Hutson Beginners Anti-
4 bdrmm Bedroom Sonic Cathedral
5 McKinley Dixon The House That Got Knock Down EP self-released
6 Grey Wulf Seeing, Vol. 1 self-released
7 Rattlemouth Precious Standing self-released
8 FM Skyline Liteware 100% Electronica
9 VV III self-released
10 Richmond Avant Improv Collective (RAIC) Chance Operations Blight
11 Trauma Lavern Album Announcement Fail Cold Rhymes
12 Noah Page ABBA: a thing I made you self-released
13 Khruangbin Mordechai Dead Oceans
14 Remo Drive A Portrait of an Ugly Man Epitaph
15 Marlon Craft Work From Home – EP Same Plate
16 Phoebe Bridgers Punisher Dead Oceans
17 Moemaw Naedon Dr. Deadhorse Soul Slime
18 Country Westerns Country Westerns Fat Possum
19 Don Bryant You Make Me Feel Fat Possum
20 Lithics Tower of Age Trouble In Mind
21 Run The Jewels RTJ4 Jewel Runners
22 Sonic Boom All Things Being Equal Carpark
23 Little Simz Drop 6 – EP AGE 101
24 Doc Watson & Gaither Carlton Doc Watson and Gaither Carlton Smithsonian Folkways
25 Deerhoof Future Teenage Cave Artists Joyful Noise
26 Deante’ Hitchcock BETTER ByStorm Entertainment/RCA
27 Jaime Wyatt Neon Cross New West
28 Man Man Dream Hunting in the Valley of the In-Between Sub Pop
29 Yves Tumor Heaven To a Tortured Mind Warp
30 Drive-By Truckers The Unraveling ATO

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    July 21st, 2020

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Top 30 new albums for week ending Jun 22 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 Nickelus F Stuck AGM
3 McKinley Dixon The Importance of Self Belief Wadada
4 Ana Egge White Tiger StorySound
5 Jay Rock Redemption Top Dawg Entertainment / Interscope
6 Half Waif Lavender Cascine
7 DOTT Heart Swell Graveface
8 La Luz Floating Features Hardly Art
9 Brownout Fear of a Brown Planet Fat Beats
10 Low Double Negative Sub Pop
11 Beach House 7 Sub Pop
12 Andy Jenkins Sweet Bunch Liberator Music / Spacebomb
13 Neat Sweep Space is for Dogs self-released
14 The Concussion Theory Lament self-released
15 Dumb Waiter Heck JUJU
16 Steve Tilston Distant Days Riverboat
17 gobbinjr ocala wick Topshelf
18 Tangents New Bodies Temporary Residence Limited
19 We Are Scientists Megaplex 1
20 Snail Mail Lush Matador
21 Flasher Constant Image Domino
22 Melody’s Echo Chamber Bon Voyage Fat Possum
23 Gruff Rhys Babelsberg Rough Trade
24 Pusha T DAYTONA Def Jam
25 Marisa Anderson Cloud Corner Thrill Jockey
26 Kadhja Bonet Childqueen Fat Possum
27 Courtney Barnett Tell Me How You Really Feel Indie Rock
28 Lucius Nudes Mom+Pop
29 Beach Skulls Las Dunas PNKSLM
30 Hinds I Don’t Run Mom+Pop

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    June 23rd, 2018

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