Top 30 new albums for week ending Jan 12 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 Michael Millions Hard to Be King Purple Republic
2 Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit The Nashville Sound Southeastern Records
3 Mavis Staples If All I Was Was Black Anti/Epitaph
4 Roberto Lopez Criollo Electrik Stonetree
5 Jackie Shane Any Other Way Numero Group
6 Various artists Windhand / Satan’s Satyrs Relapse
7 Worriers Survival Pop SideOneDummy
8 Superorganism Superorganism Domino
9 The Marías Superclean, Vol. I – EP Superclean Records
10 Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings Soul of a Woman Daptone
11 Black Liquid RVA – Single Black Liquid
12 Andy Mowatt’s Steely Jam Rock.hard.funk, Vol. 1 self-released
13 Protomartyr Relatives in Descent Domino Recording Co
14 Tyler Childers Purgatory Hickman Holler Records
15 Fever Ray Plunge Mute
16 Laura Misch Playground Laura Misch
17 Daniele Luppi & Parquet Courts Milano Columbia
18 Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile Lotta Sea Lice Matador
19 Serpent Power Electric Looneyland Skeleton Key Records
20 Wooden Wand Clipper Ship Three Lobed
21 Ibeyi Ash XL Recordings
22 Plena Libre Amores en el Camino Gn Musica
23 The War on Drugs A Deeper Understanding Canvasback / Atlantic
24 Erik Phillips One Joy Void
25 Kenneka Cook Moonchild American Paradox
26 Long Arms Young Life Dead Serious Recordings
27 Butcher Brown Live at Vagabond Gearbox Records
28 Antiphons Fine – EP Citrus City/Gigantic Noise
29 Exebelle After All This Time self-released
30 Buzzard Dust Buzzard Dust Forcefield

New Albums Added:
Academic, The – Tales from the Backseat (Downtown)
Ahmen – Timeout (self-released)
Bedbug – I’ll Count to Heaven in Years Without Seasons (Joy Void)
Cash Rivers and The Sinners – Blue Balls Lincoln (Jellyfish)
Coffee – Big Hug / Ocean Fruit (Cooling Pie)
Dirty Sidewalks – Bring Down the House Lights (No-Count)
Glaare – To Deaf and Day (Dune Alter / Funeral Party)
Happy Fits, The – Awfully Apeelin’ (self-released)
Haunt Club – Volume One (Sniffling Indie Kids / Mint 400)
Hex – The Hill Temple (self-released)
Hollywood Sinners – Khöme Kakkä (Dirty Water)
Kid Trails – Naming (self-released)
McQuaid, Sarah – If We Dig Any Deeper It Could Get Dangerous (Proper)
Morales, Sean – Call It In (Super Secret)
Mudhoney – LiE (Sub Pop)
Pink Flamingo Rhythm Revue – Pink Flamingo Rhythm Revue (YouTooCanWoo)
Rik & the Pigs – A Child’s Gator (Total Punk)
Scaners, The – The Scaners (Dirty Water)
Special Moves – January (Reflective Tapes)
Spice Boys – Glade (PNKSLM)
Sufis – After Hours (Burger)
Typhoon – Offerings (Roll Call)
Umphrey’s Mcgee – It’s Not Us (Nothing Too Fancy Music)
Wendyfix – We Have the Cracks (Carpark)

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7 January 13th, 2018

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