Top 30 new albums for week ending Sep 21 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 Idles Joy as an Act of Resistance. Partisan
2 Low Double Negative Sub Pop
3 Mitski Be the Cowboy Dead Oceans
4 Young Scum Young Scum Citrus City / Pretty Olivia
5 Mirah Understanding Absolute Magnitude
6 Guerilla Toss Twisted Crystal DFA
7 Gorillaz The Now Now Parlophone
8 Mothers Render Another Ugly Method Anti/Epitaph
9 Exploded View Obey Sacred Bones
10 Eric Bachmann No Recover Merge
11 Dilly Dally Heaven Partisan
12 Ashes Good Nothings – EP Crystal Pistol
13 Dizzy Mandjeku & Alé Kumá De Palenque à Matongé Zephyrus
14 Butcher Brown Camden Session Gearbox
15 Spiritualized And Nothing Hurt Fat Possum
16 Richard Thompson 13 Rivers New West
17 Manzara Hello My Name Is … Friend Nosy Pants
18 Unmaker Firmament self-released
19 Spooky Cool Every Thing Ever – EP Citrus City
20 Elizabeth Owens Coming of Age self-released
21 We Were Promised Jetpacks The More I Sleep the Less I Dream self released
22 Marc Ribot Songs of Resistance 1948-2018 Anti-
23 Jungle For Ever XL
24 Tirzah Devotion Domino
25 Aphex Twin Collapse – EP Warp
26 Advance Base Animal Companionship Run for Cover
27 Aimee Lay The Other Side of You Respectful Lust
28 Alien Boy Sleeping Lessons Tiny Engines
29 Thalia Zedek Band Fighting Season Thrill Jockey
30 Iron & Wine Weed Garden – EP Sub Pop

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7 September 22nd, 2018

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Monday Breakfast Blend presents:

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7 September 17th, 2018

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Monday Breakfast Blend presents:

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7 September 10th, 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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The Breakfast Snob presents:

Iggy Pop & Underworld

L.J. subs for Allan today and attempts a suitably “Allan-like” mix of songs!

149 August 23rd, 2018

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Monday Breakfast Blend presents:

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7 August 20th, 2018

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Monday Breakfast Blend presents:

St. Vincent is playing at the National on Wednesday, and I’ve got two tickets to give away. Keep your dial locked, your ears open, and your fingers ready to dial.

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7 May 21st, 2018

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Top 30 for Aug 22-28 presents:

Rank Artist Album Label
1 Lydia Loveless Real Bloodshot
2 Mamadou Barry & Afro Groove Gang Tankadi Label Bleu
3 Mitski Puberty 2 Dead Oceans
4 Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings Miss Sharon Jones! Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Daptone
5 MOURN Ha, Ha, He. Captured Tracks
6 Yeni Nostalji EP self-released
7 Pete Curry Doin’ Nothin’ Crystal Pistol
8 Anthony Joseph Caribbean Roots Heavenly Sweetness / Strut
9 Andy Shauf The Party Anti-
10 The Julie Ruin Hit Reset Hardly Art
11 GØGGS GØGGS In the Red
12 Summer Cannibals Full of It Kill Rock Stars
13 Steve Gunn Eyes on the Lines Matador
14 Puro Instinct Autodrama Manifesto
15 Thee Oh Sees A Weird Exits Castle Face
16 Wye Oak Tween Merge
17 Bajka The World b/w Invisible Joy Philophon
18 Angel Olsen My Woman Jagjaguwar
19 Alex Cameron Jumping the Shark Secretly Canadian
20 Exploded View Exploded View Sacred Bones
21 The Album Leaf Between Waves Relapse
22 Of Clocks and Clouds Better Off self-released
23 William Bell This is Where I Live Stax
24 Davell Crawford Piano in the Vaults, Vol. 1 Basin Street
25 TTNG Disappointment Island Sargent House
26 Miss Tess Baby, We All Know self-released
27 Against Me! 333 [single] Total Treble / INgrooves
28 Weaves Weaves Kanine
29 Avett Brothers True Sadness Republic / American
30 The Wans Run Baby Run self-released

7 August 29th, 2016

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Top 30 for Aug 15-21 presents:

Rank Artist Album Label
1 Hank & Cupcakes Cheap Thrill self-released
2 Mitski Puberty 2 Dead Oceans
3 BAT Wings of Chains Hells Headbangers
4 Avers Omega/Whatever EggHunt
5 Get in the Car Get in the Car self-released
6 Pete Curry Doin’ Nothin’ Crystal Pistol
7 Father John Misty Real Love Baby [single] Sub Pop
8 Slow Club One Day All of This Won’t Matter Anymore Moshi Moshi
9 Martha Blisters in the Pit of My Heart Dirtnap
10 Lydia Loveless Real Bloodshot
11 Whitney Light Upon The Lake Secretly Canadian
12 The Julie Ruin Hit Reset Sub Pop
13 MOURN Ha, Ha, He. Captured Tracks
14 Dinosaur Jr. Give a Glimpse of What Yer Not Jagjaguwar
15 Summer Cannibals Full of It Kill Rock Stars
16 Steve Gunn Eyes on the Lines Matador
17 Honey Radar Blank Cartoon What’s Your Rupture?
18 Puro Instinct Autodrama Manifesto
19 Thee Oh Sees A Weird Exits Castle Face
20 Wilco If I Ever Was a Child [single] dBpm / Anti-
21 Thalia Zedek Band Eve Thrill Jockey
22 The Smoking Trees The Archer and the Bull Burger
23 Whyte Horses Pop or Not CRC
24 Moonwalks In Light (the Scales in the Frame) self-released
25 Blood Orange Freetown Sound Domino
26 Anthony D’Amato Cold Snap New West
27 Japanese Breakfast Psychopomp Dead Oceans
28 Ali Beletic Legends of These Lands Left to Live Lightning
29 Jay Som I Think You’re Alright b/w Rush Fat Possum
30 Earth Heart Homesick self-released

7 August 22nd, 2016

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