Top 100 new albums played in 2017 presents:

In 2017, approximately 38,393 albums (and singles, compilations, splits, in-studio performances) were played on WRIR. Of those, 4,135 (about 10%) were released in 2017.

This chart is the top 100 most played albums of those 4,135. 19 of those albums are from local bands/artists (noted in bold). WRIR and Richmond are incredibly blessed to have such a diversity of talent and chart of new albums played that reflects our unique music ecosystem.

Rank Artist Album Label
1 Saw Black Azalea Days Crystal Pistol
2 Priests Nothing Feels Natural Sister Polygon
3 Opin Opin EggHunt
4 Juana Molina Halo Crammed Discs
5 Bad Magic Harsh Surrender Bad Magic
6 Antiphons Groan Citrus City/Gigantic Noise
7 Gorillaz Humanz Parlophone / Warner Bros.
8 Thundercat Drunk Brainfeeder
9 Lobo Marino The Mulberry House Earth Folk Collective
10 Camp Howard Juice – EP EggHunt
11 Girlpool Powerplant Anti-
12 Waxahatchee Out in the Storm Merge
13 Alvvays Antisocialites Polyvinyl
14 Sacred Paws Strike a Match Rock Action
15 Chastity Belt I Used to Spend So Much Time Alone Hardly Art
16 The Magnetic Fields 50 Song Memoir Nonesuch
17 Valerie June The Order of Time Concord
18 Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings Soul of a Woman Daptone
19 Big Thief Capacity Saddle Creek
20 The Milkstains Punch the Sky Trrrash
21 Fat Spirit Nihilist Blues Citrus City
22 Vagabon Infinite Worlds Father/Daughter
23 Sid Kingsley Good Way Home American Paradox
24 Girl Ray Earl Grey Moshi Moshi
25 Cherry Glazerr Apocalipstick Secretly Canadian
26 Future Islands The Far Field 4AD
27 Japanese Breakfast Soft Sounds From Another Planet Dead Oceans
28 This Is the Kit Moonshine Freeze Rough Trade
29 The Mountain Goats Goths Merge
30 Blush Face What Do You Want? Trrrash
31 The Wimps Reel Whirl Trrrash
32 Bedouine Bedouine Spacebomb
33 Meklit When the People Move, the Music Moves Too Six Degrees
34 Mac DeMarco This Old Dog Captured Tracks
35 Queens of the Stone Age Villains Matador
36 Hurray for the Riff Raff The Navigator ATO
37 Liars TFCF Mute
38 Robyn Hitchcock Robyn Hitchcock Yep Roc
39 Night Idea Riverless Citrus City/Gigantic Noise
40 Oumou Sangaré Mogoya No Format
41 Doll Baby Hell Block – EP EggHunt
42 The Shins Heartworms Columbia
43 King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard Flying Microtonal Banana Remote Control / Flightless
44 Minor Poet And How! EggHunt
45 LCD Soundsystem American Dream DFA/Columbia
46 Hand Habits Wildly Idle (Humble Before the Void) Woodsist
47 Sylvan Esso What Now Loma Vista
48 The Courtneys The Courtneys II Flying Nun
49 Diet Cig Swear I’m Good At This Frenchkiss
50 Buddy List Shaking on the Ridge Buddy List
51 Sampha Process Young Turks Recordings
52 Chelsea Wolfe Hiss Spun Sargent House
53 Downtown Boys Cost of Living Sub Pop
54 Ibibio Sound Machine Uyai Merge
55 Big Baby Sour Patch – EP EggHunt
56 The National Sleep Well Beast 4AD
57 Ani Cordero Querido Mundo self-released
58 Jane Weaver Modern Kosmology Fire
59 Sneaks It’s a Myth Merge
60 Nikki Lane Highway Queen New West
61 Afro-Zen Allstars Greatest Hits self-released
62 Jay Som Everybody Works Polyvinyl
63 Fleet Foxes Crack-Up Nonesuch
64 Jay-Z 4:44 Roc Nation
65 JD McPherson Undivided Heart and Soul New West
66 Allison Crutchfield Tourist in This Town Merge
67 Brand New Science Fiction Procrastinate! Music Traitors
68 Jesca Hoop Memories Are Now Sub Pop
69 Jamila Woods HEAVN Jagjaguwar
70 Guerilla Toss GT Ultra DFA
71 Guantanamo Baywatch Desert Center Suicide Squeeze
72 OndatrĂ³pica Baile Bucanero Soundway
73 Black Liquid Anti Black Liquid
74 King Krule The OOZ XL Recordings
75 Slowdive Slowdive Dead Oceans
76 Gogol Bordello Seekers and Finders Cooking Vinyl
77 2 Chainz Pretty Girls Like Trap Music 2Chainz PS/Def Jam
78 Oh Sees Orc Castle Face
79 St. Vincent Masseduction Loma Vista
80 Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile Lotta Sea Lice Matador
81 The Moonlandingz Interplanetary Class Classics Transgressive / PIAS / Hostess
82 Syd Fin Colombia
83 Don Bryant Don’t Give up on Love Fat Possum
84 Ariel Pink Dedicated to Bobby Jameson Mexican Summer
85 The New Pornographers Whiteout Conditions Concord
86 Temples Volcano Fat Possum
87 Tuxedo Tuxedo II Stones Throw
88 Julien Baker Turn Out the Lights Matador
89 Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith The Kid Western Vinyl
90 Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever The French Press – EP Sub Pop
91 Rachel Baiman Shame Free Dirt
92 Laura Marling Semper Femina More Alarming
93 Sam Gleaves & Tyler Hughes Sam Gleaves & Tyler Hughes self-released
94 Dharma Bombs Old Time Romance Crystal Pistol
95 Myrkur Mareridt Relapse
96 Saint Etienne Home Counties Heavenly Recordings
97 The Regrettes Feel Your Feelings Fool! Warner Bros.
98 Chuck Prophet Bobby Fuller Died for Your Sins Yep Roc
99 Pissed Jeans Why Love Now Sub Pop
100 Elf Power Twitching in Time Orange Twin


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7 January 1st, 2018

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