top 30 new albums for Mar 30 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 Middle Kids Today We’re the Greatest Domino
2 Gruff Rhys Seeking New Gods Rough Trade
3 Warpaint Paralysed (feat. Gang of Four) – Single Gill Music
4 Kasai Allstars Olooh, A War Dance For Peace – Single Crammed Discs
5 Sorry Cigarette Packet / Separate – Single Domino
6 Fleet Foxes Shore Anti-
7 Sneeze Number 4 – EP self-released
8 YUNGMORPHEUS & ewonee Thumbing Thru Foliage Bad Taste
9 Whitney & the Saying Goes Thoughts For Breakfast self-released
10 Enforced Kill Grid Century Media
11 Way, Shape, or Form Infinite Lives self-released
12 Matthew E. White & Lonnie Holley Broken Mirror: A Selfie Reflection Spacebomb
13 Castalia Blue Moon – EP self-released
14 Gusher Bleed Out self-released
15 Giant Big Talk The Third, LLC/Vintage Youth
16 Chad VanGaalen World’s Most Stressed Out Gardener Sub Pop
17 Teno Afrika Amapiano Selections Awesome Tapes From Africa
18 Vivian Leva & Riley Calcagno Vivian Leva & Riley Calcagno Free Dirt
19 Really From Really From Topshelf
20 Landlady Landlady Landladyland
21 Graybill High Tide + Low Tide self-released
22 Genesis Owusu Smiling with No Teeth House Anxiety / Ourness
23 Lost Horizons In Quiet Moments Bella Union
24 Altın Gün Yol ATO
25 Mia Doi Todd Music Life City Zen
26 Mogwai As the Love Continues Temporary Residence
27 The Hold Steady Open Door Policy Positive Jams
28 TOLEDO Jockeys of Love – EP Telefono
29 The Notwist Vertigo Days Morr Music
30 Patricia Brennan Maquishti Valley of Search


    March 30th, 2021

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Top 30 for Nov 14-20 presents:

Rank Artist Album Label
1 Warpaint Heads Up Rough Trade
2 Various Artists Say Yes! A Tribute to Elliott Smith American Laundromat
3 Young Scum Zona Citrus City
4 Camp Howard Camp Howard Bad Grrrl / Citrus City / Crystal Pistol
5 Leonard Cohen You Want it Darker Sony
6 Jeff Rosenstock WORRY. SideOneDummy
7 Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 Struggle Sounds Sony Masterworks
8 LVL UP Return to Love Sub Pop
9 Tiken Jah Fakoly Racines Wrasse
10 Vaudou Game Kidayu Hot Casa
11 Alkibar Jr. Jamal Studio Mali
12 Noura Mint Seymali Arbina Glitterbeat
13 Dawes We’re All Gonna Die Hub / Q Prime
14 Lee Fields & The Expressions Special Night Big Crown
15 Paul & the Tall Trees Our Love in the Light Big Crown
16 Flock of Dimes If You See Me, Say Yes Partisan
17 Julia Jacklin Don’t Let the Kids Win Polyvinyl
18 Alejandro Escovedo Burn Something Beautiful Fantasy
19 Helen Money Become Zero Thrill Jockey
20 Hope Sandoval & the Warm Inventions Until the Hunter Tendril Tales
21 Various Artists The Ultimate Guide to English Folk ARC Music
22 Sad13 Slugger Carpark
23 Wolf People Ruins Jagjaguwar
24 Major Stars Motion Set Drag City
25 American Wrestlers Goodbye Terrible Youth Fat Possum
26 Kristine Schmitt Good Dirt self-released
27 TOY Clear Shot Heavenly / PIAS
28 Vanishing Twin Choose Your Own Adventure Soundway
29 Honeyblood Babes Never Die FatCat
30 ESP Ohio Starting Point of the Royal Cyclopean Rockathon

    November 21st, 2016

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Top 30 for Oct 3-9 presents:

Rank Artist Album Label
1 Sneaks Gymnastics Merge
2 Lucy Dacus No Burden EggHunt
3 LVL UP Return to Love Sub Pop
4 Warpaint Heads Up Rough Trade
5 White Laces No Floor EggHunt
6 Necro Deathmort The Capsule Rocket
7 Derevolutions Music self-released
8 Dawes We’re All Gonna Die Hub / Q Prime
9 Diarrhea Planet Turn to Gold Infinity Cat
10 Western Medication The Entertainer’s Secret self-released
11 Southern Culture on the Skids The Electric Pinecones Kudzu
12 Warehouse Super Low Bayonet
13 Ian Sweet Shapeshifter Hardly Art
14 Lydia Loveless Real Bloodshot
15 Nick Waterhouse Never Twice Innovative Leisure
16 Angel Olsen My Woman Jagjaguwar
17 The Julie Ruin Hit Reset Hardly Art
18 Nots Cosmetic Goner
19 Pill Convenience Mexican Summer
20 Kottarashky & The Rain Dogs Cats, Dogs And Ghosts Asphalt Tango
21 True Widow Avvologere Relapse
22 Chook Race Around the House Trouble in Mind
23 Drive-By Truckers American Band ATO
24 Haley Bonar Impossible Dream GNDWIRE / Thirty Tigers
25 Thee Oh Sees A Weird Exits Castle Face
26 Pete Curry Doin’ Nothin’ Crystal Pistol
27 Itasca Open to Chance Paradise of Bachelors
28 Norah Jones Day Breaks Blue Note
29 Courtney Granger Beneath Still Water self-released
30 Bon Iver 22, A Million Jagjaguwar

    October 10th, 2016

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Top 30 for Sep 26 – Oct 2 presents:

Rank Artist Album Label
1 Frank Ocean Blonde Boys Don’t Cry
2 Warpaint Heads Up Rough Trade
3 Bat for Lashes The Bride Parlophone / Warner Bros.
4 Róisín Murphy Take Her up to Monto Play It Again Sam
5 Billy Bragg & Joe Henry Shine a Light: Field Recordings From The Great American Railroad Cooking Vinyl
6 Wilco Schmilco Nonesuch
7 The Frightnrs Nothing More to Say Daptone
8 Teenage Fanclub Here Merge
9 Sneaks Gymnastics Merge
10 Night Idea Breathing Cold Hand To Mouth
11 The Wytches All Your Happy Life PIAS / Heavenly
12 M.I.A. AIM Interscope
13 PJ Harvey The Hope Six Demolition Project Vagrant / Island
14 Swans The Glowing Man Young God
15 Lydia Loveless Real Bloodshot
16 Morgan Delt Phase Zero Sub Pop
17 Angel Olsen My Woman Jagjaguwar
18 Haley Bonar Impossible Dream GNDWIRE / Thirty Tigers
19 Flock of Dimes If You See Me, Say Yes Partisan
20 Ultimate Painting Dusk Trouble in Mind
21 Hotel X X Years Ladies Choice
22 Camp Howard Camp Howard Crystal Pistol / Citrus City / Bad Grrrl
23 My Darling Fury Aches self-released
24 Tim Presley The WiNK Drag City
25 Allah-Las Calico Review Mexican Summer
26 Drugdealer The End of Comedy Weird World
27 Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds Skeleton Tree Kobalt
28 Ian Sweet Shapeshifter Hardly Art
29 Preoccupations Preoccupations Jagjaguwar
30 Grumbling Fur FurFour Thrill Jockey

    October 3rd, 2016

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