Top 30 new albums for week ending Jul 13 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 Snail Mail Lush Matador
2 The Innocence Mission Sun on the Square Bella Union
3 Dumb Waiter Heck JUJU
4 Van Morrison & Joey DeFrancesco You’re Driving Me Crazy Legacy
5 Sarah Shook & the Disarmers Years Bloodshot
6 Blush Face What Do You Want? Blush Face
7 Charles Lloyd & The Marvels + Lucinda Williams Vanished Gardens Blue Note
8 Sleep The Sciences Third Man
9 Shannon Shaw Shannon In Nashville Easy Eye Sound
10 Angélique Kidjo Remain in Light Kravenworks
11 PMS and the Mood Swings PMS and the Mood Swings Burger
12 YOB Our Raw Heart Relapse
13 Bombino Deran Partisan
14 John Coltrane Both Directions at Once: The Lost Album Impulse
15 Manatree Engines self-released
16 Woolen Men Post self-released
17 Hoax Hunters Dormant – EP Cherub
18 Natalie Prass The Future and the Past ATO
19 Deathhouse Blues The Beer Battered Boogies self released
20 Nickelus F Stuck AGM
21 Big Kahuna OG Sky Chryme Mutant Academy
22 Tuamie Emergency Raps, Vol. 2 Mutant Academy
23 Desert Altar Desert Altar self-released
24 Jim James Uniform Distortion ATO
25 Gorillaz The Now Now Parlophone
26 Wimps Garbage People Kill Rock Stars
27 Wild Moccasins Look Together New West
28 The Smoking Flowers Let’s Die Together Bandaloop
29 Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever Hope Downs Sub Pop
30 Kamasi Washington Heaven and Earth Young Turks

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7 July 14th, 2018

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Monday Morning Breakfast Blend presents:

Our recent fund drive was a resounding success, and as we hit our goal on Tuesday a couple weeks ago, several of us volunteers were hanging out at a nearby establishment to celebrate. The conversations ranged wide and far, as you might expect with a diverse group of people who have one main thing in common: a love of community radio. Many of those present were music DJs, and at some point, the conversation came around to the Indigo Girls and how much both DJ Otto and I are obsessed with them.

The long and the short of it is a gauntlet was thrown and we decided, along with DJ Ginger of the Wednesday Breakfast Blend, to do our part in putting more Indigo Girls on the WRIR airwaves. I then promptly forgot until Otto posted about his show last week, with DJ Ginger following suit.

So, this morning I will do my part to add some Indigo to the airwaves with a live version of my favorite track from Rites of Passage and, if there’s time, another favorite tune from that album as well.

You can read updates and get previews by liking this show on Facebook. Did you enjoy the show or want to listen to it again? You can find it in the archive player for the next two weeks.

7 May 7th, 2018

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Genre charts for week ending May 4 presents:

AAA

Rank Artist Album Label
1 SARAH SHOOK AND THE DISARMERS Years Bloodshot
2 FAUSTINA MASIGAT Faustina Masigat Mama Bird Recording Co.
3 LORD HURON Vide Noir Republic
4 YOUNG VALLEY Young Valley Dial Back Sound
5 OLD CROW MEDICINE SHOW Volunteer [Advance Tracks] Self-Released
6 CHRISTY HAYS River Swimmer Nine Mile
7 LUKE WINSLOW KING Blue Mesa Bloodshot
8 OLIVIA CHANEY Shelter [Advance Tracks] Nonesuch
9 TRACYANNE AND DANNY “Alabama” [Single] Merge
10 WILLIE NELSON Last Man Standing Legacy

Hip-Hop

Rank Artist Album Label
1 MICHAEL MILLIONS Hard To Be King Self-Released
2 NU3RA NESS Lights Nu3ra Entertainment
3 OHBLIV AND BEN FM Give it Uuup PROBLEMATICA
4 FLY ANAKIN AND OHBLIV Backyard Boogie Mutant Academy
5 AWON AND PHONIKS The Actual Proof Don’t Sleep
6 BISHOP NEHRU Elevators: Act I & II Nehruvia LLC
7 J COLE KOD Interscope
8 JANELLE MONAE Dirty Computer Bad Boy
9 MC CHRIS The April Fools Collection Self-Released
10 PROF Pookie Baby Rhymesayers

Loud

Rank Artist Album Label
1 EARTHLESS Black Heaven Nuclear Blast
2 DUMB Seeing Green [Advance Tracks] Mint
3 GIANT HAYSTACKS This Is All There Is Mistake
4 GUERILLA TOSS “Spider Heard” [Single] DFA
5 THUNDERCHIEF “Stone House” [Single] Self-Released
6 ZEAL AND ARDOR Stranger Fruit Self-Released
7 DOWNTOWN BOYS Cost Of Living Sub Pop
8 MYRKUR Mareridt Relapse
9 THE HIRS COLLECTIVE Friends. Lovers. Favorites. SRA / Get Better
10 TOMB WARDEN / MURDER Split [EP] Born Dead

RPM

Rank Artist Album Label
1 ONEOHTRIX POINT NEVER Age Of [Advance Tracks] Warp
2 ALISON WONDERLAND Awake Astralwerks
3 MARY LATTIMORE Hundreds of Days [Advance Tracks] Ghostly International
4 PAUL WHITE Rejuvenate R&S
5 SOLAR FIELDS Ourdom Self-Released
6 WAAJEED Mother [EP] Planet E Communications
7 PERTURBATOR New Model [EP] Blood
8 1-800 GIRLS “U, Me and Madonna” [Single] Self-Released
9 SEGA BODEGA ss (2017) NUXXE
10 LAZERHAWK Dreamrider Rosso Corsa

World

Rank Artist Album Label
1 SIDI TOURE Toubalbero Thrill Jockey
2 EL HIJO DE LA CUMBIA Genero Genero Nacional
3 AFRICAN SCREAM CONTEST 2 VARIOUS ARTISTS Analog Africa
4 ORQUESTA AKOKAN Orquesta Akokan Daptone
5 ALI FARKA TOURE The Source (Remastered) World Circuit
6 IMARHAN Temet City Slang
7 DJENEBA AND FOUSCO Kayeba Khasso Lusafrica
8 SONIDO GALLO NEGRO Mambo Cosmico Glitterbeat
9 CAMARAO The Imaginary Soundtrack to a Brazilian Western Movie (1964-1974) Analog Africa
10 SPANGLISH FLY Ay Que Boogaloo! Chaco World

7 May 5th, 2018

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Top 30 new albums for week ending May 4 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 Speedy Ortiz Twerp Verse Carpark
2 Sarah Shook & the Disarmers Years Bloodshot
3 Sidi Toure Toubalbero Thrill Jockey
4 Goat Girl Goat Girl Rough Trade
5 Hop Along Bark Your Head Off, Dog Saddle Creek
6 Peach Kelli Pop Which Witch – EP Mint
7 The Voidz Virtue RCA Label
8 Camarão The Imaginary Soundtrack to a Brazilian Western Movie: 1964-1974 Analog Africa
9 Imarhan Temet City Slang
10 Olden Yolk Olden Yolk Trouble In Mind
11 Tune-Yards I Can Feel You Creep Into My Private Life 4AD
12 Forth Wanderers Forth Wanderers Sub Pop
13 La Luz Floating Features Hardly Art
14 Whyte Horses Empty Words CRC Music
15 Oneohtrix Point Never Age Of Warp
16 Ohbliv & Ben FM Give it Uuup PROBLEMATICA
17 Lucy Dacus Historian Matador
18 Opin Drifters EP Harding Street Assembly Lab
19 Piranha Rama Beach Body – Single Trrrash
20 Fly Anakin & Ohbliv Backyard Boogie Mutant Academy
21 Half Waif Lavender Cascine
22 Cut Worms Hollow Ground Jagjaguwar
23 Stimulator Jones Exotic Worlds and Masterful Treasures Stones Throw
24 Elohim Elohim BMG
25 Lord Huron Vide Noir Republic
26 Dr. Dog Critical Equation We Buy Gold / Thirty Tigers
27 The Beths Warm Blood – EP Carpark
28 King Tuff The Other Sub Pop
29 Prof Pookie Baby Rhymesayers Entertainment
30 The Pandoras Hey! It’s the Pandoras Burger

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7 May 5th, 2018

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Top 30 new albums for week ending Apr 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

Rank Artist Album Label
1 Hop Along Bark Your Head Off, Dog Saddle Creek
2 Lucy Dacus Historian Matador
3 Sarah Shook & the Disarmers Years Bloodshot
4 Giggly Boys Tap Tap Tap on a Fragile Bowl – EP This Ain’t Heaven Recording Concern
5 Tank and the Bangas Smoke.Netflix.Chill. – Single Verve
6 John Paul Keith Heart Shaped Shadow (feat. Will Sexton) Last Chance
7 Janelle Monáe Dirty Computer Bad Boy
8 Kadhja Bonet Childqueen Fat Possum
9 Fat Spirit Nihilist Blues self-released
10 Nicole Atkins Goodnight Rhonda Lee Single Lock (Red)
11 Smino blkswn Downtown JV
12 John Morand Scott’s Addiction Sound of Music
13 Kenneka Cook Moonchild American Paradox
14 Magnus Lush Hell Is Real – EP Trrrash
15 Opin Drifters EP Harding Street Assembly Lab
16 Thievery Corporation Treasures from the Temple ESL Music
17 Fiddlehead Springtime and Blind Run for Cover
18 Air Waves Warrior Western Vinyl
19 Unknown Mortal Orchestra Sex & Food Jagjaguwar
20 Kitten Forever Semi-Permanent Rat Queen
21 En Attendant Ana Lost and Found Trouble In Mind
22 Haley Heynderickx I Need to Start a Garden Mama Bird
23 Abbe May Fruit Luxury Cat
24 Faustina Masigat Faustina Masigat Mama Bird
25 Alison Wonderland Awake Astralwerks
26 Wye Oak The Louder I Call, The Faster It Runs Merge
27 Kississippi Sunset Blush Bug Crusher
28 Ruby Velle & The Soulphonics State of All Things self-released
29 Gizelle Smith Ruthless Day Jalapeno
30 Nihilist Cheerleader Riot, Right? Perfect Attendance

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7 April 28th, 2018

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