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

Posted In: Charts

Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

Leave a Comment

top 30 new albums for Nov 3 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 Westside Gunn Who Made the Sunshine? Griselda/Shady/Interscope
2 Koncept Jack$on Thot Rap, Chapter 2 self-released
3 Sa-Roc The Sharecropper’s Daughter Rhymesayers
4 Black Thought Streams of Thought, Vol. 3: Cane & Able Republic
5 Og Illa Richmond Renegade HLGNLIFE
6 Phoebe Bridgers Punisher Dead Oceans
7 Action Bronson Only For Dolphins Loma Vista
8 This Is The Kit Off Off On Rough Trade
9 Anjimile Giver Taker Father/Daughter
10 Butcher Brown #KingButch Concord Jazz
11 Naked Pictures W I D E Cheap Cuts
12 The Barracudas Days of a Quiet Sun Feel It
13 Raye Zaragoza Woman in Color Rebel River
14 Adrianne Lenker songs and instrumentals 4AD
15 Songhoy Blues Optimisme Transgressive
16 Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Rendition Was In) Daptone
17 The Mountain Goats Getting Into Knives Merge
18 ela minus acts of rebellion Domino
19 LOMA Don’t Shy Away Sub Pop
20 Open Mike Eagle Anime, Trauma and Divorce Auto Reverse
21 Emmy the Great April/月音 Bella Union
22 Kurt Vile Speed, Sound, Lonely KV – EP Matador
23 Paris Safe Space Invader Guerrilla Funk
24 Kosha Dillz Nobody Cares Except You Rapperfriends
25 Jordan Tice Motivational Speakeasy Padiddle
26 Hen Ogledd Free Humans Weird World
27 METZ Atlas Vending Sub Pop
28 Sad13 Haunted Painting Wax Nine
29 Deradoorian Find the Sun Anti/Epitaph
30 Tricky Fall to Pieces False Idols

(more…)

    November 3rd, 2020

Posted In: Charts

Tags: , , , ,

top 30 new albums for Oct 27 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 Butcher Brown #KingButch Concord Jazz
2 Sa-Roc The Sharecropper’s Daughter Rhymesayers
3 Kurt Vile Speed, Sound, Lonely KV – EP Matador
4 Ghouli Nothing – EP DAM
5 Dee-1 and Murs He’s the Christian, I’m the Rapper Mission Vision Music / Murs 316
6 Quintron & Miss Pussycat Goblin Alert Goner
7 Eric Slick Wiseacre self-released
8 Hoboknife Wig of Flies self-released
9 Fly Anakin The 8’s (2015-2018) Mutant Academy
10 Gregory Darden Soils self-released
11 Gumming Overripe Vinyl Conflict
12 Opin Media & Memory WarHen
13 FM Skyline JPEG Jamz 100% Electronica
14 The Flavor Project Food for Thought Reeverb Entertainment
15 The Ar-Kaics Ar-Kives: Volume 1 Dig!
16 Jeremy Ivey Waiting out the Storm Anti- / Epitaph
17 Eric Anders and Mark O’Bitz This Mortal Farce EP self-released
18 Kevin Morby Sundowner Dead Oceans
19 Tomberlin Projections – EP Saddle Creek
20 Juana Molina ANRMAL (Live in México) Crammed Discs
21 Open Mike Eagle Anime, Trauma and Divorce Auto Reverse
22 Low Cut Connie Private Lives Contender
23 Cut Worms Nobody Lives Here Anymore Jagjaguwar
24 Seth Bogart Men on the Verge of Nothing Wacky Wacko
25 The Budos Band Long in the Tooth Daptone
26 Tank and the Bangas Friend Goals Verve Forcast
27 Cej Friend of the Sky Gnosong
28 Ivan & Alyosha Ivan & Alyosha Nettwerk
29 Paris Safe Space Invader Guerrilla Funk
30 Rilo Kiley Rilo Kiley Little

(more…)

    October 27th, 2020

Posted In: Charts

Tags: , , , , ,

genre charts for Oct 27 presents:

AAA

Rank Artist Album Label
1 JEREMY IVEY Waiting Out The Storm Anti-
2 ERIC ANDERS AND MARK O’BITZ This Mortal Farce [EP] Baggage Room
3 JAKE BLOUNT Spider Tales Free Dirt
4 JORDAN TICE Motivational Speakeasy Padiddle
5 MASSEY HARRIS Massey Harris [EP] Self-Released
6 PHIL HENRY Chasing Echoes Self-Released
7 GILLIAN WELCH Boots No. 2: The Lost Songs, Vol. 2 Acony
8 DARREL WILLIAM HERBERT An Unwelcome Moment Of Clarity Self-Released
9 DONOVAN WOODS Without People Meant Well
10 TWO BIRD STONE Hands and Knees Wondermore

Hip-Hop

Rank Artist Album Label
1 SA-ROC The Sharecropper’s Daughter Rhymesayers
2 MURS AND DEE-1 He’s The Christian, I’m The Rapper Mission Vision/Murs316
3 FLY ANAKIN The 8’s (2015-2018) Mutant Academy
4 OPEN MIKE EAGLE Anime, Trauma And Divorce Auto Reverse
5 JABEE This World Is So Fragile And Cruel I’m Glad I Got You Grand Union
6 PARIS Safe Space Invader Guerrilla Funk
7 RUN THE JEWELS RTJ4 Jewel Runners/RBC/BMG
8 ACTION BRONSON Only For Dolphins Loma Vista
9 KOSHA DILLZ Nobody Cares Except You Rapperfriends
10 MARQUES MARTIN Brave And Afraid Operator

Loud

Rank Artist Album Label
1 HOBOKNIFE Wig of Flies Self-Released
2 TESTAMENT Titans Of Creation Nuclear Blast
3 MORS PRINCIPIUM EST. Seven AFM
4 CYTOTOXIN Nuklearth Unique Leader
5 BURNING WITCHES Dance With The Devil Nuclear Blast
6 CARCASS Despicable [EP] Nuclear Blast
7 INFERI Of Sunless Realms [EP] The Artisan Era
8 DJINN-GHUL Sordes Pyramis Self-Released
9 NEUROMORAL DISSONANCE My Wisdom My Grief Amputated Vein
10 ZEAL AND ARDOR Wake of a Nation [EP] Self-Released

RPM

Rank Artist Album Label
1 GREGORY DARDEN Soils Self-Released
2 OPIN Media & Memory WarHen
3 FM SKYLINE JPEG Jamz 100% Electronica
4 GREEN HOUSE Six Songs From Invisible Gardens [EP] Leaving
5 AUTECHRE Sign Warp
6 ELIZA JUNO Do Tree Lobsters Experience Love Self-Released
7 GASTON AREVALO Terrain A Strangely Isolated Place
8 MORT GARSON Music from Patch Cord Productions Thrill Jockey
9 FREE SLOPE Isolation Drone I & II Polytechnic Youth
10 SAGOR AND SWING En musikalisk tolkning av Bröderna Lejonhjärta Zeon Light

World

Rank Artist Album Label
1 BUDOS BAND, THE Long In The Tooth Daptone
2 MADE KUTI “Free Your Mind” [Single] Partisan
3 LA LOCURA DE MACHUCA 1975-1980 VARIOUS ARTISTS Analog Africa
4 BAB L’BLUZ Nayda! Real World
5 RICARDO LEMVO AND MAKINA LOCA N’Dona Ponte Mopiato
6 NAHAWA DOUMBIA Kanawa Awesome Tapes From Africa
7 ALHOUSSEINI ANIVOLLA AND GIRUM MEZMUR Afropentatonism Piranha
8 JUANA MOLINA ANRMAL (Live In Mexico) Crammed
9 SONGHOY BLUES Optimisme Fat Possum
10 LINGO SEINI ET SON GROUPE Musique Hauka Sahel Sounds

    October 27th, 2020

Posted In: Charts

Tags: , , , ,

top 30 new albums for Oct 20 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 BlackLiq x Ohbliv The Best – Single No Other Way
2 Butcher Brown #KingButch Concord Jazz
3 Westside Gunn Who Made the Sunshine? Griselda
4 Sa-Roc The Sharecropper’s Daughter Rhymesayers
5 Ricardo Lemvo & Makina Loca N’Dona Pointe Mopiato
6 Deerhoof Love-Lore Joyful Noise
7 The Budos Band Long in the Tooth Daptone
8 Calvin Presents Here. (feat. Sam Reed) – Single self-released
9 Bill Callahan Gold Record Drag City
10 Landshapes Contact Bella Union
11 Iochroma The Hideous Triumphs of Form and Function self-released
12 Trapcry Stay Up (Longer Deluxe) 1986
13 GULL Relative Stranger self-released
14 Opin Media & Memory WarHen
15 LJ & the Sleeze Keepin’ it Sleezy self-released
16 FM Skyline JPEG Jamz 100% Electronica
17 Deli Rowe Girl on the Beat, Vol. 1 Liberated Soul
18 Outer World Fixed Like A Painting self-released
19 Noah Page ABBA: a thing I made you self-released
20 Red Rum Club The Hollow of Humdrum Modern Sky UK
21 Low Cut Connie Private Lives Contender
22 Optic Sink Optic Sink Goner
23 Cut Worms Nobody Lives Here Anymore Jagjaguwar
24 Kosha Dillz Nobody Cares Except You Rapperfriends
25 Suzzy Roche & Lucy Wainwright Roche I Can Still Hear You StorySound
26 Quintron & Miss Pussycat Goblin Alert Goner
27 Sylvan Esso Free Love Loma Vista
28 Hen Ogledd Free Humans Weird World
29 Night Club Die Die Lullaby Gato Blanco
30 Future Islands As Long As You Are 4AD

(more…)

    October 20th, 2020

Posted In: Charts

Tags: , , , , , ,

top 30 new albums for Sep 1 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 Nas King’s Disease Mass Appeal
2 Death Valley Girls Under the Spell of Joy Suicide Squeeze
3 Sa-Roc The Sharecropper’s Daughter Rhymesayers
4 Matmos The Consuming Flame: Open Exercises in Group Form Thrill Jockey
5 Mary Lattimore Silver Ladders Ghostly International
6 Julianna Barwick Healing Is a Miracle Ninja Tune
7 Sneaks Happy Birthday Merge
8 The Flavor Project Food for Thought Reeverb Entertainment
9 Melenas Días Raros Trouble In Mind
10 Big Sty Believe in Yourself – Single self-released
11 Noveller Arrow Ba Da Bing!
12 Trapcry Stay Up (Longer Deluxe) 1986
13 Rah Scrilla & Profound 79 Sound Check – EP Gritty City
14 Strike Anywhere Nightmares of the West Pure Noise
15 Deau Eyes Let It Leave Egghunt
16 Angelica Garcia Cha Cha Palace Spacebomb
17 Butcher Brown #KingButch – Single Concord Jazz
18 Various Artists Soul Love Now: The Black Fire Records Story, 1975-1993 Strut
19 Madeline Kenney Sucker’s Lunch Carpark
20 The Psychedelic Furs Made Of Rain Cooking Vinyl
21 Holy Hive Float Back To You Big Crown
22 Exploding Flowers Stumbling Blocks Smash It Up!
23 Hum Inlet Earth Analog
24 Illuminati Hotties FREE I.H: This Is Not the One You’ve Been Waiting for self-released
25 Pottery Welcome to Bobby’s Motel Partisan
26 Moemaw Naedon Dr. Deadhorse Soul Slime
27 Sports Team Deep Down Happy Bright Antenna
28 Jim White & Marisa Anderson The Quickening Thrill Jockey
29 Moses Sumney græ Jagjaguwar
30 lindsay ASMR Love Letters – EP Wildefolk

(more…)

    September 1st, 2020

Posted In: Charts

Tags: , , , ,