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 week ending Aug 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 Dehd Flower of Devotion Fire Talk
2 Zhé Aqueen The Hypnomonic Album Heye Vibez
3 Henny L.O. Sages Mutant Academy
4 Tykoon Tha Misfit Model Citizen self-released
5 Positive No Kyanite Little Black Cloud
6 Keep Keep – EP Citrus City
7 Inter Arma Garbers Days Revisited Relapse
8 Olamina & Awareness Back to the Mission LOVE CITY
9 Orville Peck Show Pony – EP Columbia
10 Cut Copy Freeeze, Melt Cutters
11 Fontaines D.C. A Hero’s Death Partisan / Fontana North
12 Kenny Roby The Reservoir Royal Potato Family
13 Exploding Flowers Stumbling Blocks self-released
14 Courtney Marie Andrews Old Flowers Fat Possum
15 Emma Swift Blonde On The Tracks Tiny Ghost
16 Woods Strange to Explain Woodsist
17 Phoebe Bridgers Punisher Dead Oceans
18 GUM Out In The World Spinning Top
19 LA Priest GENE Domino
20 OHMME Fantasize Your Ghost Joyful Noise
21 Moemaw Naedon Dr. Deadhorse Soul Slime
22 Dan Bern Quarantine Me Kababa Music
23 Deerhoof Future Teenage Cave Artists Joyful Noise
24 Melenas Días Raros Trouble In Mind
25 Man Man Dream Hunting in the Valley of the In-Between Sub Pop
26 Deante’ Hitchcock BETTER ByStorm Entertainment/RCA
27 Flat Worms Antarctica GOD?
28 Lilly Hiatt Walking Proof New West
29 U.S. Girls Heavy Light 4AD
30 King Krule Man Alive! True Panther Sounds

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    August 25th, 2020

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Top 30 new albums for Feb 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 Fight Cloud Thoughts Aligned self-released
2 Chubby and The Gang Speed Kills Static Shock
3 Sunwatchers Oh Yeah? Trouble In Mind
4 King Krule Man Alive! True Panther Sounds
5 Positive No Kyanite self-released
6 Gost Valediction Century Media
7 Danny Brown uknowhatimsayin¿ Warp
8 Hide Hell Is Here Dais
9 Colin Phils Trust/Fall Post.
10 Ghouli Nothing DAM
11 Big Baby Fizzy Cola – EP Hidden Bay
12 Addy Eclipse Topshelf
13 Talk Me Off Cursed Smartpunk
14 Angelica Garcia Cha Cha Palace Spacebomb
15 Big No Big No self-released
16 Fly Anakin At the End of the Day. Mutant Academy
17 Nosebleed Outside Looking In Triple-B
18 Mister Moody Brooder and Sissy self-released
19 John Surge and the Haymakers Your Wonderful Life Twang City
20 The Homesick The Big Exercise Sub Pop
21 Khruangbin & Leon Bridges Texas Sun – EP Dead Oceans
22 Shadow Show Silhouettes Burger
23 The Innocence Mission See You Tomorrow Thérèse
24 Squarepusher Be Up a Hello Warp
25 Drive-By Truckers The Unraveling ATO
26 Frances Quinlan Likewise Saddle Creek
27 Teddy Thompson Heartbreaker Please self-released
28 Antibalas Fu Chronicles Daptone
29 BAMBARA Stray Wharf Cat
30 Martha Wash Love & Conflict Purple Rose

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    February 18th, 2020

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Top 30 new albums for week ending Jun 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.

Rank Artist Album Label
1 Sacred Paws Run Around the Sun Merge
2 Positive No Teenage Waistline – Single Dromedary
3 J.S. Ondara Tales of America Verve Forecast
4 Pixx Small Mercies 4AD
5 Stef Chura Midnight Saddle Creek
6 Crumb Jinx self-released
7 Jeanines Jeanines Slumberland
8 Benjamin Shepherd Hold the Line self-released
9 Lucy Dacus Forever Half Mast – Single Matador
10 Russian Circles Blood Year Sargent House
11 Palehound Black Friday Polyvinyl
12 Amyl and the Sniffers Amyl and The Sniffers ATO
13 Inter Arma Sulphur English Relapse
14 Sea of Storms Saddest Faction Sound Era
15 Petrichor II self-released
16 Shormey Boogie Tape, Vol. 1 – EP Citrus City
17 FM Skyline Advanced Memory Suite Crystal Pistol
18 black midi Schlagenheim Rough Trade
19 MANNEQUIN PUSSY Patience Epitaph
20 Quantic Atlantic Oscillations Tru Thoughts
21 Have Gun, Will Travel Strange Chemistry Mile Wide
22 Hackensaw Boys A Fireproof House of Sunshine – EP Free Dirt
23 Hot Chip A Bath Full of Ecstasy Domino
24 Holy Ghost! Work West End
25 Mattiel Satis Factory Heavenly
26 Julia Shapiro Perfect Version Hardly Art
27 Bad Books III Loma Vista
28 Baroness Gold & Grey Abraxan Hymns
29 Peter Perrett Humanworld Domino
30 Bedouine Bird Songs of a Killjoy Spacebomb

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    June 29th, 2019

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Top 30 new albums for week ending June 14 presents:

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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 Tacocat This Mess Is a Place Sub Pop
2 Vic Spencer Things Change I Don’t Old Fart Luggage
3 Positive No Teenage Waistline – Single Dromedary
4 Cate Le Bon Reward Mexican Summer
5 Shana Cleveland Night of the Worm Moon Hardly Art
6 Jamila Woods LEGACY! LEGACY! Jagjaguwar
7 She Keeps Bees Kinship Ba Da Bing!
8 C Keys & Kazi Keys 2 Kazi Below System
9 Your Old Droog It Wasn’t Even Close Gogul Mogul
10 The Mountain Goats In League with Dragons Merge
11 The National I Am Easy to Find 4AD
12 Earth Full upon Her Burning Lips Sargent House
13 Faye Webster Atlanta Millionaires Club Secretly Canadian
14 Josefin Öhrn + The Liberation Sacred Dreams Rocket
15 Omen Stones Omen Stones self-released
16 Benjamin Shepherd Hold the Line self-released
17 ohbliv Give Thanks Fat Beats
18 Prayer Group Eudean self-released
19 Copperhead Copperhead self-released
20 Shormey Boogie Tape, Vol. 1 – EP Citrus City
21 Membranes What Nature Gives… Nature Takes Away Cherry Red
22 Pixx Small Mercies 4AD
23 Bill Callahan Shepherd in a Sheepskin Vest Drag City
24 Stef Chura Midnight Saddle Creek
25 Peter Perrett Humanworld Domino
26 Palehound Black Friday Polyvinyl
27 SACRED PAWS Run Around the Sun Merge
28 The Gotobeds Debt Begins at 30 Sub Pop
29 Mavis Staples We Get By Anti/Epitaph
30 Pronoun i’ll show you stronger Rhyme & Reason

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    June 15th, 2019

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Top 30 new albums for week ending Jun 7 presents:

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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 Tacocat This Mess Is a Place Sub Pop
2 Shana Cleveland Night of the Worm Moon Hardly Art
3 Positive No Teenage Waistline – Single Dromedary
4 Drugdealer Raw Honey Mexican Summer / MAGNIPH / Hostess
5 Darkthrone Old Star Peaceville
6 Jamila Woods LEGACY! LEGACY! Jagjaguwar
7 Reigning Sound Abdication… For Your Love Merge
8 Grace Ives 2nd Dots Per Inch Music
9 Lovenloops Bev Lives On – EP self-released
10 Minor Poet The Good News – EP Sub Pop
11 Benjamin Shepherd Hold the Line self-released
12 Shormey Boogie Tape, Vol. 1 – EP Citrus City
13 Lobo Marino @Appalachian South Folklife Center – EP Lobo Marino
14 SACRED PAWS Run Around the Sun Merge
15 Willie Nelson Ride Me Back Home Legacy
16 French Vanilla How Am I Not Myself? Danger Collective
17 Earth Full upon Her Burning Lips Sargent House
18 Flying Lotus Flamagra Warp
19 Bambi Lee Savage Berlin-Nashville Express Hoof & Antler
20 Damon Locks Black Monument Ensemble Where Future Unfolds International Anthem
21 Mavis Staples We Get By Anti/Epitaph
22 Ellis Paul The Storyteller’s Suitcase Rosella
23 Middle Kids New Songs for Old Problems – EP Domino
24 Juan Wauters Introducing Juan Pablo Captured Tracks
25 Nils Lofgren Blue with Lou Cattle Track Road
26 TK & The Holy Know-Nothings Arguably OK Mama Bird
27 Sebadoh act surprised Dangerbird
28 Clinic Wheeltappers and Shunters Domino
29 Operators Radiant Dawn Last Gang
30 Olden Yolk Living Theatre Trouble In Mind

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    June 8th, 2019

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Top 30 new albums for week ending 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.

Rank Artist Album Label
1 Positive No Teenage Waistline – Single Dromedary
2 Cate Le Bon Reward Mexican Summer
3 Mavis Staples We Get By Anti- / Epitaph
4 Holly Herndon PROTO 4AD
5 ohbliv Give Thanks Fat Beats
6 FONTAINES D.C. Dogrel Partisan / Fontana North
7 Black Mountain Destroyer Jagjaguwar
8 Analog Suspects Transmission 001 Charged Up Entertainment LLC
9 Minor Poet The Good News – EP Sub Pop
10 Moniker Private Prophet – EP Good Eye
11 Benjamin Shepherd Hold the Line self-released
12 Luray Dig self-released
13 Lovenloops Bev Lives On – EP self-released
14 Sebadoh Act Surprised Dangerbird
15 Faye Webster Atlanta Millionaires Club Secretly Canadian
16 Rose City Band Rose City Band Jean Sandwich
17 Jackie Cohen Zagg Spacebomb LLC
18 Lydia Ainsworth Phantom Forest Zombie Cat
19 Pottery No.1 Partisan
20 beabadoobee Loveworm – EP Dirty Hit / Hostess
21 Jamila Woods LEGACY! LEGACY! Jagjaguwar
22 Dressy Bessy Fast Faster Disaster Yep Roc
23 Kelly Hunt Even the Sparrow Rare Bird
24 Haviah Mighty 13th Floor Haviah Mighty
25 Esperanza Spalding 12 Little Spells Concord
26 Fauvely This is What the Living Do – EP Diversion
27 ALASKALASKA The Dots Marathon Artists
28 An Horse Modern Air Lame-O
29 Lauren Crosby I Said Take Me to the Water self-released
30 Barrie Happy to Be Here Winspear

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    June 1st, 2019

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    October 21st, 2017

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Top 30 for week ending Jan 20 presents:

Rank Artist Album Label
1 Positive No Reinvent the Space [single] Little Black Cloud
2 Atta Girl Fuck the Sun Bad Grrrl
3 Dazeases C R U M B S self-released
4 Jeff Rosenstock WORRY. SideOneDummy
5 Lucy and the Rats This Situation b/w Melody Dirty Water
6 Deerhoof The Magic Polyvinyl
7 Princess Dewclaw Teenage Werewolf First Base Tapes
8 LVL UP Return to Love Sub Pop
9 Priests Nothing Feels Natural Sister Polygon
10 Maria Taylor In the Next Life Flower Moon
11 Nouvelle Vague I Could Be Happy Kwaidan / !K7
12 Kings of Leon WALLS RCA
13 Goat Requiem ADA/Sub Pop
14 Monomyth Happy Pop Family Mint
15 Nico Muhly & Teitur Confessions Nonesuch
16 Muuy Biien Age of Uncertainty Autumn Tone
17 The Wimps The Wimps Bad Grrrl
18 Pete Curry Night Logic Crystal Pistol
19 Darling West Vinyl and a Heartache Jansen Plateproduksjon
20 The Flaming Lips Oczy Mlody Warner Bros.
21 Tash Sultana Notion Lonely Lands
22 Elliott Smith I Figured You Out [single] Kill Rock Stars
23 Miss Chain and the Broken Heels Uh Uh b/w Standing the Night Dirty Water
24 Hanitra Lasa ARC Music
25 Various Artists The Railtown Sessions Light Organ
26 Laurel Park Counter
27 JEEN Modern Life self-released
28 NOIA Habits Cascine
29 DIANA Familiar Touch Culvert
30 Tasseomancy Do Easy Bella Union / PIAS

    January 21st, 2017

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Top 30 for Nov 28 – Dec 4 presents:

Rank Artist Album Label
1 Positive No Reinvent the Space [single] Little Black Cloud
2 Atta Girl Fuck the Sun Bad Grrrl
3 Lee Fields & the Expressions Special Night Big Crown
4 Sonny Knight and the Lakers Sooner or Later Secret Stash
5 Lady Wray Queen Alone Big Crown
6 C.A.M.P.O.S. Miracles & Criminals Peace & Rhythm
7 Myles Sanko Just Being Me Légère
8 Thao & the Get Down Stay Down A Man Alive Ribbon Music
9 Kadhja Bonet The Visitor Fat Possum
10 Cory Hanson The Unborn Capitalist From Limbo Drag City
11 Ultimate Painting Dusk Trouble in Mind
12 Alejandro Escovedo Burn Something Beautiful Fantasy
13 Thee Oh Sees An Odd Entrances Castle Face
14 Young Scum Zona Citrus City
15 The Wimps The Wimps self-released
16 Pete Curry Doin’ Nothin’ Crystal Pistol
17 Kristin Hersh Wyatt at the Coyote Palace Omnibus Press
18 Hope Sandoval & the Warm Inventions Until the Hunter Tendril Tales
19 Jay Som Turn Into Polyvinyl
20 Wolf People Ruins Jag Jagaur
21 Tasseomancy Do Easy Bella Union
22 Agnes Obel Citizen of Glass PIAS
23 Luke Temple A Hand Through the Cellar Door Secretly Canadian
24 John K. Samson Winter Wheat Anti-
25 Olympians The Olympians Daptone
26 Communist Daughter The Cracks That Built The Wall self-released
27 ESP Ohio Starting Point of the Royal Cyclopean Rockathon
28 Personal and the Pizzas Personal and the Pizzas Slovenly
29 Jim Kweskin & Geoff Muldaur Penny’s Farm Kingswood
30 La Femme Mystère Disques Pointus

    December 5th, 2016

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