Top 30 new albums for week ending Feb 15 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 Ohbliv Soulphonic UKNOWY Music
2 Natalie Prass The Future and the Past ATO
3 Lula Wiles What Will We Do Smithsonian Folkways
4 Hayes Carll What It Is Dualtone
5 Salif Keita Un autre blanc naïve
6 Bob Mould Sunshine Rock Merge
7 Pedro The Lion Phoenix Polyvinyl
8 Joe Jackson Fool earMUSIC
9 Analog Suspects Transmission 001 self-released
10 Lobo Marino At Appalachian South Folklife Center self-released
11 Mavis Staples Live in London Anti/Epitaph
12 Girlpool What Chaos Is Imaginary Anti/Epitaph
13 Leyla McCalla The Capitalist Blues Jazz Village
14 Cherry Glazerr Stuffed & Ready Secretly Canadian / Hostess
15 Flat Worms Into the Iris – EP GOD?
16 Santana In Search of Mona Lisa – EP Concord
17 Maurice Louca Elephantine Northern Spy
18 Lily & Madeleine Canterbury Girls New West
19 Sam Valdez Mirage – EP Nevado
20 Deer Tick Mayonnaise Partisan
21 Mariya May Mariya May Ten Dollar
22 Go Fever Daydream Hawker – EP self-released
23 J Wagner A New Story J Wagner
24 Charlene Soraia Where’s My Tribe Peacefrog
25 Nikki & the Phantom Callers What the Daughter Does, The Mother Did – Single Tiny Tornado
26 Emily King Scenery ATO
27 Sneaks Highway Hypnosis Merge
28 Swervedriver Future Ruins Dangerbird
29 Kiss the Tiger Let Me Bleed self-released
30 The Twilight Sad It Won/T Be Like This All the Time Rock Action

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7 February 16th, 2019

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Top 30 new albums for week ending Nov 30 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 Piranha Rama S/T Trrrash
2 Kenneka Cook Moonchild American Paradox
3 Ghost Prequelle Concord Loma Vista
4 Natalie Prass The Future and the Past ATO
5 The Ar-Kaics In This Time Wick / Daptone
6 Unmaker Firmament self-released
7 Yung Sums Black Friday self-released
8 Parquet Courts Wide Awake! Rough Trade
9 FONTAINES D.C. Too Real – Single Partisan
10 Benny Tana Talk 3 Griselda / Black Soprano Family
11 Baba Commandant & The Mandingo Band Sira Ba Kele Sublime Frequencies
12 Anderson .Paak Oxnard Aftermath / 12 Tone Music
13 Vaudou Game Otodi Hot Casa
14 The Thin Cherries On Moose Island The Thin Cherries
15 Blancmange Not a Priority – Single Blanc Check
16 Miss World Keeping Up With Miss World PNKSLM
17 Gloria Hey Gyp EP Ample Play
18 The Beths Future Me Hates Me Carpark
19 Richard Thompson 13 Rivers New West
20 Nightcreature On the Loose EP Alfalfa Dreams
21 Large Margin Large Margin Cheap Cuts
22 Toward Space Gently With a Chainsaw Sound of Music
23 Windhand Eternal Return Relapse
24 The Cemetery Boys Death Warmed Over – EP Spinnup
25 boygenius boygenius – EP Matador
26 David Benedict The Golden Angle self-released
27 Jon Spencer Spencer Sings the Hits! In the Red
28 Ty Segall Fudge Sandwich In the Red
29 Charles Bradley Black Velvet Dunham
30 Nylon Smile Angel of Doubt – EP Citrus City

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7 December 1st, 2018

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Top 30 new albums for two weeks ending Oct 26 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 Kenneka Cook Moonchild American Paradox
2 Natalie Prass The Future and the Past ATO
3 Piranha Rama Piranha Rama Trrrash
4 Unmaker Firmament self-released
5 Mountain Man Magic Ship Nonesuch
6 La Luz Floating Features Hardly Art
7 Butcher Brown Camden Session Gearbox
8 Kurt Vile Bottle It In Matador
9 Big Kahuna OG Weapon OX Mutant Academy
10 Sports Bar Stranger In My Head self-released
11 Spooky Cool Every Thing Ever – EP Citrus City
12 Namebrand Chatham Grove Purple Republic / AGM
13 Windhand Eternal Return Relapse
14 Shadow Age Shadow Age – EP Native Of The North
15 Mylo Shift & Georgie Isaacs Partners in Grime – EP self-released
16 Druglord New Day Dying Sludgelord
17 Listless Listless – EP self-released
18 Horse Culture Follow – EP Furious Hooves
19 Mekong Xpress & The Get Fresh Horns Common Knowledge EggHunt
20 Big Kahuna Og & Fly Anakin Big Fly 2 – EP Mutant Academy
21 Scheme Team Big Bluntz DVD Mutant Academy
22 Oneness of Juju African Rhythms Strut
23 The Dodos Certainty Waves Polyvinyl
24 Hater Siesta Fire
25 Molly Burch First Flower Captured Tracks
26 Adrianne Lenker abysskiss Saddle Creek
27 Lala Lala The Lamb Sub Pop
28 Joyce Manor Million Dollars to Kill Me Epitaph
29 Angélique Kidjo Remain in Light Kravenworks
30 Shannon Shaw Shannon in Nashville Easy Eye Sound

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7 October 27th, 2018

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Monday Breakfast Blend presents:

You can read updates and get previews by liking this show on Facebook. Did you enjoy the show or want to listen to it again? You can find it in the archive player for the next two weeks.
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7 October 22nd, 2018

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Top 30 new albums for week ending Aug 31 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 Blood Orange Negro Swan Domino
3 The War and Treaty Healing Tide Strong World Entertainment
4 Natalie Prass The Future and the Past ATO
5 Boygenius boygenius Matador
6 Shadow Age Shadow Age – EP Native Of The North
7 Pain in the Yeahs Dopamine Noir self-released
8 Cordovas That Santa Fe Channel ATO
9 Courtney Barnett Tell Me How You Really Feel Mom+Pop / Marathon / Milk!
10 Steve Barton Tall Tales and Alibis Sleepless Music
11 Shannon Shaw Shannon In Nashville Easy Eye Sound
12 OHMME Parts Joyful Noise
13 Neil & Liam Finn Lightsleeper Inertia / PIAS
14 Ty Segall & White Fence Joy Drag City
15 Wax Idols Happy Ending Etruscan Gold
16 The Beths Future Me Hates Me Carpark
17 Bill and the Belles Dreamsongs, Etc. Jalopy
18 The Band Of Heathens A Message from the People Revisited self-released
19 Young Scum Young Scum Citrus City
20 Prabir Trio Small Town Blues – EP self-released
21 Piranha Rama Piranha Rama Trrrash
22 Fly Anakin & Big Kahuna OG Life & Times of BigFly – EP Mutant Academy
23 Manatree Engines self-released
24 Steady Holiday Nobody’s Watching Barsuk
25 Interpol Marauder Matador
26 Idles Joy as an Act of Resistance. Partisan
27 Wild Nothing Indigo Captured Tracks
28 Benjamin Francis Leftwich I Am With You Dirty Hit
29 Honyock El Castillo Friendship Fever
30 Nothing Dance on the Blacktop Relapse

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7 September 1st, 2018

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Monday Breakfast Blend presents:

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7 August 6th, 2018

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Top 30 new albums for week ending Jul 27 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 Bad Magic What’s Wrong with My Eyes? self-released
2 Mourn Sorpresa Familia Captured Tracks
3 Natalie Prass The Future and the Past ATO Records
4 Piranha Rama Piranha Rama Trrrash Records
5 Kenneka Cook Moonchild American Paradox
6 Manzara hello my name is … friend Nosy Pants
7 Saw Black Water Tower Crystal Pistol
8 Charles Lloyd & The Marvels with Lucinda Williams Vanished Gardens Capitol Records
9 Animal Collective Tangerine Reef Domino
10 Sudan Archives Sink – EP Stones Throw
11 Shannon & the Clams Onion Easy Eye Sound
12 Troy Roberts Nu-Jive Perspective Inner Circle Music
13 Snail Mail Lush Matador
14 Ty Segall & White Fence Joy Drag City
15 Let’s Eat Grandma I’m All Ears Transgressive / PIAS
16 The Internet Hive Mind Columbia Records
17 Eddie Palmieri Full Circle Ropeadope
18 Prana Crafter Enter The Stream Sunrise Ocean Bender / Cardinal Fuzz
19 Frankie and the Witch Fingers Drip / Tea – Single Let’s Pretend Records
20 Janelle Monáe Dirty Computer Bad Boy Records
21 Dylan Carlson Conquistador Sargent House
22 John Coltrane Both Directions at Once: The Lost Album (Deluxe Version) Impulse!
23 Pram Across the Meridian Domino
24 Big Kahuna OG Sky Chryme Mutant Academy
25 Desert Altar Desert Altar self-released
26 The Hold Steady The Stove & The Toaster / Star 18 – Single Frenchkiss
27 Evil Triplet Have A Nice Trip Evil Triplet
28 Bodega Endless Scroll What’s Your Rupture?
29 Mikaela Davis Delivery Rounder / Concord
30 Hologram Teen Between the Funk and the Fear Polytechnic Youth

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7 July 28th, 2018

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Monday Breakfast Blend: July 23, 2018 presents:

You can read updates and get previews by liking this show on Facebook. Did you enjoy the show or want to listen to it again? You can find it in the archive player for the next two weeks.

7 July 23rd, 2018

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Top 30 new albums for week ending Jul 20 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 Bad Magic What’s Wrong with My Eyes? self-released
2 Natalie Prass The Future and the Past ATO
3 Hoax Hunters Dormant – EP Cherub
4 Fly Anakin & Ohbliv Backyard Boogie Mutant Academy
5 Courtney Barnett Tell Me How You Really Feel Mom+Pop
6 Mazzy Star Still – EP Rhymes of an Hour
7 Tower of Power Soul Side of Town Artistry Music
8 Shannon Shaw Shannon In Nashville Easy Eye Sound
9 Drake Scorpion Young Money Entertainment / Cash Money / Republic
10 Angelique Kidjo Remain in Light Kravenworks
11 Piranha Rama Piranha Rama Trrrash
12 Shannon & the Clams Onion Easy Eye Sound
13 Oliver The Crow Oliver The Crow OTC
14 Snail Mail Lush Matador
15 Teyana Taylor K.T.S.E. GOOD Music
16 77:78 Jellies Heavenly
17 Mad Skillz Im the DJ….And the Rapper Big Kidz Ent
18 Peach Kelli Pop Gentle Leader Mint
19 Wimps Garbage People Kill Rock Stars
20 La Luz Floating Features Hardly Art
21 Saba Care for Me Saba Pivot
22 John Coltrane Both Directions at Once: The Lost Album Verve
23 The Jayhawks Back Roads and Abandoned Motels Legacy
24 Rodney Crowell Acoustic Classics RC1
25 Young Scum Young Scum Citrus City
26 Dumb Waiter Heck JUJU
27 Manatree Engines self-released
28 Desert Altar Desert Altar self-released
29 Ty Segall & White Fence Joy Drag City
30 Prana Crafter Enter The Stream Sunrise Ocean Bender / Cardinal Fuzz

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7 July 21st, 2018

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Monday Breakfast Blend presents:

I drove through the tail end of that storm on Friday after spending about 7 hrs driving before I hit it, and that was not fun. But, the gorgeous weather we had all weekend almost made it worth it.

You can read updates and get previews by liking this show on Facebook. Did you enjoy the show or want to listen to it again? You can find it in the archive player for the next two weeks.

7 July 9th, 2018

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