top 30 new albums for Apr 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.

Rank Artist Album Label
1 Dom Flemons Traveling Wildfire Smithsonian Folkways
2 A Certain Ratio 1982 Mute
3 Fly Anakin Skinemaxxx (Side A) Lex
4 Magdalena Bay mini mix vol. 3 Luminelle
5 Rose City Band Garden Party Thrill Jockey
6 Fenne Lily Big Picture Dead Oceans
7 Lobby Boy Pure P.O.P. self-released
8 Severed Skies Dreamscapes self released
9 Dorthia Cottrell Death Folk Country Relapse
10 Blush Face Mirage Island – EP self-released
11 Spooky Cool Existential Pie Riot Daddy
12 The Hold Steady The Price of Progress Positive Jams
13 Deerhoof Miracle-Level Joyful Noise
14 Nickel Creek Celebrants Repair
15 Andrew Gabbard Cedar City Sweetheart Karma Chief
16 Death And Vanilla Flicker Fire
17 M83 Fantasy Mute
18 Robbie Fulks Bluegrass Vacation Compass
19 Professor Louie & The Crowmatix Rockin’ Legacy Vol. 1 Woodstock
20 Shana Cleveland Manzanita Hardly Art
21 David Haerle El Camino Sierra Edendale
22 Darling West Cosmos Jansen
23 Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy Canvas Linus Entertainment
24 Various Artists Penrose Flurry of 45s Penrose
25 Young Fathers Heavy Heavy Ninja Tune
26 Ibex Clone All Channels Clear Goner
27 Jonah Yano Portrait of a Dog Innovative Leisure
28 Piranha Rama Omniscient Cloud Cover Brokers Tip
29 Parricide Sentence Parricide Sentence – EP Death Eternal
30 Strawberry Moon Habitual Creatures Sockhead


    April 25th, 2023

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Genre charts for Mar 31 presents:


Rank Artist Album Label
1 ROSE CITY BAND Summerlong Thrill Jockey
2 WACO BROTHERS Resist! Bloodshot
3 KATIE PRUITT Expectations Rounder/Concord
4 TROUT STEAK REVIVAL The Light We Bring Tsrecords
5 SWAMP DOGG Sorry You Couldn’t Make It Joyful Noise
6 REVENUE MAN, THE 25 Years Behind Self-Released
7 CARRIE NEWCOMER The Point Of Arrival Available Light
8 TUI Pretty Little Mister Self-Released
9 AARON JONAH LEWIS Mozart Of The Banjo Tiki Parlour
10 SALT HOUSE Huam Hudson


Rank Artist Album Label
1 GRIP Snubnose Stray Society
2 ATMOSPHERE Whenever Rhymesayers
3 OHBLIV Spirit Medicine Self-Released
4 RYAN CARAVEO Butterfly Boy Paradise Forever
5 DWYNELL ROLAND X TRAVIS GORMAN Weird Captions Self-Released
6 RODDY RICCH Please Excuse Me For Being Antisocial Columbia
7 JUSTIS BRATT Justified [EP] Hollywood Starstruck
8 MEDHANE Full Circle [EP] Self-Released
9 ATM ATM [EP] Mass Appeal
10 PHOTOSYNTHESIZERS Apollogy Self-Released


None this week.


Rank Artist Album Label
1 FM SKYLINE Liteware Crystal Pistol
2 I YA TOYAH Code Blue Reloaded Self-Released
3 LADYGOD Trash Medium Bossy Lil’ Thing
4 ONIPA We No Be Machine Strut
5 YATTA Wahala PTP
6 SLIKBACK Tomo Hakuna Kuala
7 SARAH DAVACHI Pale Bloom Superior Viaduct
8 JOYFULTALK A Separation Of Being Constellation
9 BENOIT PIOULARD Avocationals Beacon Sound
10 CAMP BLOOD Camp Blood [EP] Disposable America


Rank Artist Album Label
1 MDOU MOCTAR “Ibitlan” b/w “Tiknass (Sunbone)” [Single] Sahel Sounds
2 DZAMBO AGUSEVI ORCHESTRA Brasses For The Masses Asphalt Tango
3 BETO JAMAICA Rey De Mi Folklor: Vallenato Y Cumbia Colombiana OM Producciones
5 AFROINS, LOS Goza La Salsa Vampisoul
6 ANTIBALAS Fu Chronicles Daptone
7 DUBIOZA KOLEKTIV #fakenews Menart
8 BATUNGA AND THE SUBPRIMES “Gates Of Ouantou” [Single] Matasuna
9 KOKOLO AFROBEAT ORCHESTRA 100 Fevers Peace & Rhythm
10 LAKOU MIZIK HaitiaNola Cumbancha

    March 31st, 2020

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