top 30 new albums for May 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.

1 Mitski Laurel Hell Dead Oceans
2 Beach House Once Twice Melody Mistletone
3 Death Loves Veronica Corruption for the Insidious self-released
4 Caroline No Caroline No Grapefruit
5 Lyle Lovett 12th of June Verve
6 Widow Rings Songs for the Hearse, Vol. 2 – Single Housefire
7 The Discrepants The Beginning Cacophinous Revival
8 Justin Golden Hard Times and a Woman self-released
9 Oneness of Juju Bush Brothers and Space Rangers Strut
10 Sofi Tukker WET TENNIS Ultra
11 Caroline Spence True North Rounder
12 Frog Eyes The Bees Paper Bag
13 Suki Waterhouse I Can’t Let Go Sub Pop
14 Yeah Buddy! Band Hot Off the Line self-released
15 Fontaines D.C. Skinty Fia Partisan / Liberator
16 CARRTOONS Homegrown Wichita
17 Alpha Rabbit Eternity Mint 400
18 Spiritualized Everything Was Beautiful Fat Possum
19 Calexico El Mirador City Slang
20 Father John Misty Chloë and the Next 20th Century Sub Pop
21 The Dead Tongues Dust Psychic Hotline
22 Foxes The Kick PIAS
23 Camp Cope Running with the Hurricane Run For Cover
24 Cate Le Bon Pompeii Mexican Summer
25 Midlake For The Sake of Bethel Woods ATO
26 Los Bitchos Let the Festivities Begin! City Slang
27 Shamir Heterosexuality Antifragile
28 The Body & OAA Enemy of Love Thrill Jockey
29 Cat Power Covers Domino
30 BODEGA Broken Equipment What’s Your Rupture?

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    May 24th, 2022

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genre charts for May 24 presents:

AAA

Rank Artist Album Label
1 LYLE LOVETT 12th Of June Verve
2 CAROLINE SPENCE True North Rounder
3 YEAH BUDDY! BAND Hot Off The Line Self-Released
4 FATHER JOHN MISTY Chloe And The Next 20th Century Sub Pop
5 ANNA ASH Sleeper Black Mesa
6 JOSIE BELLO Resilience Self-Released
7 PAPE NZIENGUI Kadi Yombo Awesome Tapes From Africa
8 JAMES KAHN By The Risin’ Of The Sea Self-Released
9 DAVE GODDESS GROUP “Back In Business” b/w “Automatic Slim” [Single] Self-Released
10 JOHN ROY ZAT Where Zat Self-Released

Hip-Hop

Rank Artist Album Label
1 FLY ANAKIN Frank Lex
2 NAPOLEON DA LEGEND AND GYVER HYPMAN Versatilis Prolificus TeamNDL
3 MOPES Unwound Strange Famous
4 QUELLE CHRIS Deathfame Mello
5 JACK HARLOW Come Home The Kids Miss You Generation Now/Atlantic
6 KODAK BLACK Back For Everything Atlantic
7 KONCEPT “Lucy” [Single] Self-Released
8 NOAH-O “Trillipino” [Single] Charged Up
9 MEGAN THEE STALLION “Plan B” [Single] 1501/300
10 BUTCHER BROWN AND MICHAEL MILLIONS “Black Man” [Single] Concord Jazz

Loud

Rank Artist Album Label
1 BODY AND OAA, THE Enemy Of Love Thrill Jockey
2 DESTRUCTION Diabolical Napalm
3 GRAND OLD WRATH Every Man for Himself Artistfy
4 COSMIC PARADIGM Apkallu Self-Released
5 SOLUS EX INFERIS Exogenesis [EP] Self-Released
6 LORD OF HORNS “Few Ever Survive the Night…” [Single] Self-Released
7 WIDOW RINGS “Songs for the Hearse, Vol. 2” [Single] Housefire
8 DEATH LOVES VERNONICA Chemical Cold Transmission
9 INANIMATE EXISTANCE The Masquerade The Artisan Era
10 UNALIGNED Inner Dimensions Self-Released

RPM

Rank Artist Album Label
1 DEATH LOVES VERNONICA Chemical Cold Transmission
2 SOFI TUKKER WET TENNIS Ultra
3 MARY LATTIMORE AND PAUL SUKEENA West Kensington Three Lobed
4 KILO KISH American Gurl Kisha/Independent
5 BITCH Bitchcraft Kill Rock Stars
6 CHARLOTTE ADIGERY AND BOLIS PUPUL Topical Dancer DEEWEE/Because
7 SKOLD Dead God Cleopatra
8 PSY’AVIAH Pretender Alfa Matrix
9 MODERAT MORE D4TA Monkeytown
10 STEVE MONITE Only You Soundway

World

Rank Artist Album Label
1 OUMOU SANGARE Timbuktu World Circuit
2 LEYLA MCCALLA Breaking The Thermometer Anti-
3 EL COMBO BATANGA “Aji Gua Guo” b/w “El Barrio En La Mirada” [Single] Lovemonk
4 CALEXICO El Mirador Anti-
5 CALYPSO ROSE “Watina” feat. Santana & The Garifuna Collective [Single] Because
6 ALPACAS COLLECTIVE Seven Wisdoms Of Plutonia Catalpas
7 BORGA REVOLUTION!: GHANAIAN DANCE MUSIC IN THE DIGITAL AGE, 1983-1992 (VOLUME 1) VARIOUS ARTISTS Kalita
8 PAPE NZIENGUI Kadi Yombo Awesome Tapes From Africa
9 LISA LEBLANC Chiac Disco Bonsound
10 LOS BITCHOS Let The Festivities Begin! City Slang

    May 24th, 2022

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Metal Box presents:

Tonight at 11pm EST WRIR LP 97.3FM Richmond Independent Radio www.wrir.org “METAL BOX” presents Score from 1987 horror movie “PRINCE OF DARKNESS”, composed by JOHN CARPENTER an association with Alan Howarth … Plus special showcase of black metal band “LORD OF HORNS” from Lordi, NJ… Plus music from DEAD COOL, DEATH LOVES VERONICA and WIDOW RINGS!!! It’s going to be a wicked killer night of EVILNESS!!!

    Metal Box    May 19th, 2022

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Metal Box presents:

Tonight METAL BOX presents score from 2010 horror/thriller movie “INSIDIOUS”, with new music from DEATH LOVES VERONICA (TX) and SKOLD (CA)… Plus heavy metal, industrial music, darkwave, and dark music!!!

    Metal Box    April 21st, 2022

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Metal Box presents:

Thursday September 16th at 11pm EST on WRIR LP 97.3FM Richmond Independent Radio www.wrir.org “METAL BOX” presents score to NETFLIX’S horror/horror-supernatural 2017movie “VERONICA” composed by Chucky Namanera… Plus special phone radio interview with dark electro/darkwave solo artist DEATH LOVES VERONICA based out of San Antonio, Texas. A night of nightmares and spookiness! Get ready for electrical wicked show on the METAL BOX!

    Metal Box    September 16th, 2021

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Metal Box presents:

11pm tonight on WRIR LP 97.3FM Richmond Independent Radio www.wrir.org “METAL BOX” presents New music showcasing from electro pop Virginia artist CYSTHEN!!! TEXAS goth rock/darkwave band DEATH LOVES VERONICA!!! And also TEXAS Industrial/darkwave band ADORATION DESTROYED!!! It’s going to be a KILLER sweet night of NIGHTMARES AND PLEASANT DREAMS!!! Don’t miss out!!!

    Metal Box    April 30th, 2020

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