Top 30 new albums for week ending Sep 28 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 Hazel Dickens & Alice Gerrard Sing Me Back Home: The DC Tapes, 1965-1969 Free Dirt
2 Manzara Hello My Name Is … Friend Nosy Pants
3 Black Masala Trains And Moonlight Destinies self-released
4 Bad Moves Tell No One Don Giovanni
5 Woolen Men Post Dogs Table
6 Eric Bachmann No Recover Merge
7 Maya Jupiter Never Said Yes Artivist Entertainment
8 Jeff the Brotherhood Magick Songs Dine Alone
9 The Sha La Das Love in the Wind Daptone
10 Custard Flux Helium self-released
11 The Beths Future Me Hates Me Carpark
12 Thalia Zedek Band Fighting Season Thrill Jockey
13 Death Bells Echoes / Move Through Me – Single Burning Rose
14 Low Cut Connie Dirty Pictures (Part 2) Contender
15 Erik Koskinen Cruising Paradise – EP Real Phonic
16 Human People Butterflies Drink Turtle Tears Exploding in Sound
17 Metric Art of Doubt BMG
18 Museum District I Like It EP self-released
19 Ohbliv Retrospective Paxico
20 Piranha Rama Piranha Rama Trrrash
21 Womajich Dialyseiz Live in RVA Grimakiln
22 Toward Space Gently With a Chainsaw Cult 45
23 Unmaker Firmament self-released
24 Mekong Xpress & The Get Fresh Horns Common Knowledge EggHunt
25 Malcolm Holcolmbe Come Hell or High Water Gypsy Eyes/Proper
26 The Goon Sax We’re Not Talking Wichita
27 Slothrust The Pact Dangerbird
28 Tirzah Devotion Domino
29 Mirah Understanding Absolute Magnitude
30 Spiritualized And Nothing Hurt Fat Possum

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7 September 29th, 2018

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Top 30 new albums for week ending Aug 24 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 Toxic Moxie BRATCORE (VCR cover) – Single self-released
2 Manzara Hello My Name Is … Friend Nosy Pants
3 Oh Sees Smote Reverser Castle Face
4 Mitski Be the Cowboy Dead Oceans
5 Kenneka Cook Moonchild American Paradox
6 Young Scum Young Scum Citrus City
7 Guerilla Toss Twisted Crystal DFA
8 Shannon Shaw Shannon In Nashville Easy Eye Sound
9 Songs From The Road Band Road to Nowhere Lucks Dumpy Toad
10 Phantastic Ferniture Phantastic Ferniture Polyvinyl
11 Preoccupations New Material Jagjaguwar
12 Wimps Garbage People Kill Rock Stars
13 The Beths Future Me Hates Me Carpark
14 Calicoco Float Dadstache
15 Noisia & Two Fingers Dzjengis – Single Division
16 Bad Magic What’s Wrong with My Eyes? self-released
17 Ohbliv Retrospective Paxico
18 Jason Jenkins Quartet Live @ The Barrel Thief self-released
19 Spooky Cool Every Thing Ever – EP Citrus City
20 Mass Gothic I’ve Tortured You Long Enough Sub Pop
21 Nothing Dance on the Blacktop Relapse
22 Death Cab for Cutie Thank You for Today Atlantic
23 Dizzy Baby Teeth Royal Mountain
24 CoCo O’Connor This Ol’ War Satarah
25 Glenn Jones The Giant Who Ate Himself and Other New Works For 6 & 12 String Guitar Thrill Jockey
26 Still Corners Slow Air Wrecking Light
27 Jeremy & the Harlequins Remember This Yep Roc
28 Indigo Girls Live with the University of Colorado Symphony Orchestra Rounder
29 Basement Revolver Heavy Eyes Sonic Unyon
30 Hawks and Doves From a White Hotel Jullian

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7 August 25th, 2018

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Sunrise Ocean Bender presents:

Marée descendante... by Etienne Valois (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

Anna C. here from the Monday Breakfast Blend, filling in for Mr. Atavist on one of my favorite WRIR programs.
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7 August 23rd, 2018

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Top 30 new albums for week ending Aug 10 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 Spooky Cool Every Thing Ever – EP Citrus City
2 Manzara Hello My Name Is … Friend Nosy Pants
3 Beach House 7 Sub Pop
4 Bad Magic what’s wrong with my eyes? self-released
5 Piranha Rama Piranha Rama Trrrash
6 Kenneka Cook Moonchild American Paradox
7 Manatree Engines self-released
8 Estrons You Say I’m Too Much, I Say You’re Not Enough Gofod
9 The Hare and Hoofe Voyager – EP self-released
10 Guerilla Toss Twisted Crystal DFA
11 Murder by Death The Other Shore Bloodshot
12 Eliza Gilkyson Secularia Red House
13 Shannon & the Clams Onion Easy Eye Sound
14 La Luz Floating Features Hardly Art
15 Gabbie Rotts Pink Drink Season self-released
16 Young Scum Young Scum Citrus City
17 Saw Black Water Tower Crystal Pistol
18 Natalie Prass The Future and the Past ATO
19 Andy Jenkins Sweet Bunch Liberator Music / Spacebomb
20 Marcus Tenney Quartet Moment – EP American Paradox
21 Jason Jenkins Quartet Live @ The Barrel Thief self-released
22 Ollen Home Less self-released
23 Windhand Eternal Return Relapse
24 Nickelus F Stuck AGM
25 Free Cake For Every Creature The Bluest Star Double Double Whammy
26 Lemon Bucket Orkestra If I Had The Strength Six Degrees
27 Lucero Among the Ghosts Liberator Music
28 Denzel Curry TA13OO Loma Vista
29 Echo Courts Room with a View Refresh
30 Mariel Buckley Driving in the Dark self-released

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7 August 11th, 2018

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Top 30 new albums for week ending Aug 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

Rank Artist Album Label
1 Manzara Hello My Name Is … Friend Nosy Pants
2 The Internet Hive Mind Columbia
3 Tanukichan Sundays Company
4 Angelique Kidjo Remain in Light Kravenworks
5 Bodega Endless Scroll What’s Your Rupture?
6 Bad Magic What’s Wrong with My Eyes? self-released
7 Piranha Rama Piranha Rama Trrrash
8 Lucy Dacus Historian Matador
9 Parquet Courts Wide Awake! Rough Trade
10 The Sword Used Future Razor & Tie
11 Speedy Ortiz Twerp Verse Carpark
12 Courtney Barnett Tell Me How You Really Feel Mom+Pop / Marathon / Milk!
13 Mourn Sorpresa Familia Captured Tracks
14 Kristin Hersh Possible Dust Clouds Fire
15 The Essex Green Hardly Electronic Merge
16 La Luz Floating Features Hardly Art
17 The Devil Makes Three Chains Are Broken New West
18 Yeni Nostalji Yeni Nostalji Ropeadope
19 Woody Woodworth & the Piners Virginia self-released
20 Natalie Prass The Future and the Past ATO
21 Cole Hicks May Day ANONYMOUS Genius / Purple Republic
22 Brunswick Five Years Papa Hotel
23 Spooky Cool Every Thing Ever – EP Citrus City
24 Windhand Eternal Return Relapse
25 Here Lies Man You Will Know Nothing RidingEasy
26 Zoe Speaks Wings RedBird
27 Kevin Gordon Tilt and Shine Crowville Media
28 Denzel Curry TA13OO Loma Vista
29 YOB Our Raw Heart Relapse
30 Thin Lips Chosen Family Lame-O

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7 August 4th, 2018

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Top 30 for Feb 1-7 presents:

Rank Artist Album Label
1 Lucy Dacus I Don’t Wanna Be Funny Anymore [single] Egghunt
2 Manzara the hills are aLIVE AT SOUND OF MUSIC self-released
3 Bob Mould Voices in My Head [single] Merge
4 Sidestepper Supernatural Love Real World Records
5 Hinds Leave Me Alone Mom + Pop
6 Bomba Estéreo Amanecer Sony Music Latin
7 Saintseneca Such Things Anti-
8 Promised Land Sound For Use And Delight Paradise of Bachelors
9 Ane Brun When I’m Free Balloon Ranger
10 Camille Trust Wake Your Body Up [single] self-released
11 Tindersticks The Waiting Room City Slang
12 Dumbo Gets Mad Thank You Neil Ghost / Bad Panda
13 Cage the Elephant Tell Me I’m Pretty RCA
14 E1SBAR Televisual Polar Vortex
15 Freakwater Scheherazade Bloodshot
16 Eleanor Friedberger New View Frenchkiss
17 Chairlift Moth Columbia
18 Future Elevators Machine Maker [single] Communicating Vessels
19 John Cale M:Fans Domino
20 Dressy Bessy Kingsized Yep Roc
21 Iggy Pop Gardenia [single] Loma Vista / Concord
22 Dawn Landes & Piers Faccini Desert Songs Six Degrees
23 Mothers Copper Mines [single] Grand Jury
24 Husky Rescue The Long Lost Friend [Special Edition] Catskills
25 Emily Yacina Soft Stuff self-released
26 Lil BUB Science & Magic: A Soundtrack to the Universe Joyful Noise
27 Lilith Ai Riot Lo
28 jennylee right on! Rough Trade
29 Au Pair One Armed Candy Bear Sham / Thirty Tigers
30 Klaus Johann Grobe Baby lass uns sein b/w Ich bin nicht der Grund Trouble in Mind

7 February 8th, 2016

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