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 Jul 28 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 Phoebe Bridgers Punisher Dead Oceans
2 Irreversible Entanglements Who Sent You? International Anthem
3 Amon Tobin & Figueroa Weather Girl – Single Nomark
4 Algiers There Is No Year Matador
5 Blitzen Trapper Holy Smokes Future Jokes Yep Roc
6 Sons Of The James, Rob Milton & DJ Harrison Happy / Things I Should Have Said – Single Fresh Selects
7 Shagwüf Dog Days of Disco self-released
8 Melenas Días Raros Trouble In Mind
9 A Certain Ratio Always In Love – Single Mute
10 Eric Slick Wiseacre self-released
11 Lance Bangs Whammy – EP Citrus City
12 Koncept Jack$on Thot Rap Chapter 2 self-released
13 DarkTwaine_ The Hainted self released
14 gnawing Shaky Refresh
15 Ronnie Luxe Rabbit Hole EP self-released
16 Gumming Overripe Vinyl Conflict
17 FM Skyline Liteware 100% Electronica
18 Deau Eyes Let It Leave Egghunt
19 Addy Eclipse Topshelf
20 Modal Citizan Control Alter Deplete self-released
21 Richmond Avant Improv Collective (RAIC) Chance Operations Blight
22 Faucet Bitter Insane Melting self-released
23 Big No Big No Flux Editions
24 The Jerry Cans Echoes Aakuluk Music
25 Khruangbin Mordechai Dead Oceans
26 Radnor & Lee Golden State Flower Moon
27 Dexateens Live From Athens GA – Heathens Homecoming 2020 Cornelius Chapel
28 Molly Maguires Public Enemies self-released
29 Moemaw Naedon Dr. Deadhorse Soul Slime
30 Jehnny Beth To Love is to Live 20L07

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    July 28th, 2020

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top 30 new albums for July 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 Phoebe Bridgers Punisher Dead Oceans
2 Chloe x Halle Ungodly Hour Parkwood Entertainment/Columbia
3 Mulatu Astatke & Black Jesus Experience To Know Without Knowing Agogo
4 Fight Cloud Thoughts Aligned Fight Cloud
5 Sufjan Stevens The Ascension Asthmatic Kitty
6 Trapcry Stay Up 1986
7 Public Enemy State of the Union (STFU) – Single Enemy
8 Khruangbin Mordechai Dead Oceans
9 Calibro 35 Momentum Record Kicks
10 Lido Pimienta Miss Colombia Anti-
11 Deau Eyes Let It Leave Egghunt
12 Keleketla! Keleketla! Ahead Of Our Time
13 Calvin Presents Here. (feat. Sam Reed) – Single self-released
14 Damaged Bug Bug on Yonkers Castle Face
15 Fontaines D.C. A Hero’s Death Partisan / Fontana North
16 THICK 5 Years Behind Epitaph
17 BAD MOVES Untenable Don Giovanni
18 Dirty Projectors Flight Tower – EP Domino
19 Marlon Craft Work From Home – EP Sony Music
20 Moemaw Naedon Dr. Deadhorse Soul Slime
21 Camille Delean Cold House Burning New Habitat
22 Owen The Avalanche Big Scary Monsters
23 Céu APKÁ! Six Degrees
24 Future Punx 2020 2020 Anniversary
25 Don Bryant You Make Me Feel Fat Possum
26 Run The Jewels RTJ4 Jewel Runners
27 OHMME Fantasize Your Ghost Joyful Noise
28 Sports Team Deep Down Happy Bright Antenna
29 Modern Nature Annual Bella Union
30 No Age Goons Be Gone Drag City

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    July 14th, 2020

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Top 30 new albums for Apr 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 Thundercat It Is What It Is Brainfeeder
2 Phoebe Bridgers Punisher Dead Oceans
3 Moses Sumney græ Jagjaguwar
4 Yaeji WHAT WE DREW 우리가 그려왔던 XL
5 Colin Phils Trust/Fall Post.
6 The Legendary Ingramettes Take a Look in the Book Virginia Folklife
7 Tennis Swimmer Mutually Detrimental
8 Scoopkid ScoopKid Satellite Syndicate
9 Waxahatchee Saint Cloud Merge
10 Porches Ricky Music Domino
11 OOIOO nijimusi Thrill Jockey
12 Pharoah Sanders Live in Paris (1975) Transversales Disques
13 Deau Eyes Let It Leave Egghunt
14 The Beths Jump Rope Gazers Carpark
15 The Buttertones Jazzhound Innovative Leisure
16 The Meters Gettin’ Funkier All the Time: The Complete Josie, Reprise and Warner Recordings 1968-1977 Warner Music
17 Man Man Dream Hunting in the Valley of the In-Between Sub Pop
18 The Birthday Massacre Diamonds Metropolis
19 Six Organs of Admittance Companion Rises Drag City
20 Tre Burt Caught It from the Rye Oh Boy
21 Various Artists Look Out For My Love: A Neil Young Covers Album self-released
22 FM Skyline Liteware Crystal Pistol
23 Positive No Kyanite Little Black Cloud
24 Mitchel Evan JUNK self-released
25 True Body Heavenly Rhythms for the Uninitiated Funeral Party
26 Owen Martin Foreground self-released
27 Angelica Garcia Cha Cha Palace Spacebomb
28 Space Koi Brainwash Box self-released
29 Savak Rotting Teeth in the Horse’s Mouth Ernest Jenning
30 M. Ward Migration Stories Anti/Epitaph

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    April 21st, 2020

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Top 30 new albums for week ending Nov 9 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 Windhand Eternal Return Relapse
2 Young Scum Young Scum Citrus City / Pretty Olivia
3 Boygenius boygenius – EP Matador
4 Hollie Cook Sweet Like Chocolate / Dub Like Chocolate – Single Merge
5 Recluse Raccoon Recluse Raccoon Citrus City
6 Balun Prisma Tropical Good Child Music
7 Pale Waves My Mind Makes Noises Dirty Hit / Hostess
8 Anna St. Louis If Only There Was a River Woodsist / Mare
9 Mipso Edges Run Antifragile Music
10 Dom Flemons Black Cowboys Smithsonian Folkways
11 Big Kahuna OG Weapon OX Mutant Academy
12 Addy Rose Eyes – EP self-released
13 Black Acid Ritual Resin self-released
14 The Ar-Kaics In This Time Wick / Daptone
15 Corey Harris Free Water Way self-released
16 Spooky Cool Every Thing Ever – EP Citrus City
17 Mekong Xpress & The Get Fresh Horns Common Knowledge EggHunt
18 Scheme Team Big Bluntz DVD Mutant Academy
19 Sports Bar Stranger in My Head Mister Falcon
20 VNV Nation Noire Metropolis
21 Warm Drag Warm Drag In the Red
22 Cat Power Wanderer Domino
23 The Nude Party The Nude Party New West
24 Hater Siesta Fire
25 Kikagaku Moyo Masana Temples Guruguru Brain
26 Swearin’ Fall into the Sun Merge
27 Julia Holter Aviary Domino
28 Lucero Among the Ghosts Liberty & Lament
29 Mr Twin Sister Salt Twin Group
30 Antarctigo Vespucci Love in the Time of E-Mail Polyvinyl

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    November 10th, 2018

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Top 30 new albums for week ending Jan 5 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 6th, 2018

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