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:

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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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Top 30 new albums for week ending Jul 6 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 Angélique Kidjo Remain in Light Kravenworks
2 Jorja Smith Lost & Found RCA
3 Natalie Prass The Future and the Past ATO
4 The Purge The Bad Ideas We Build Worlds Purge Music
5 Nickelus F Stuck AGM
6 Angelica Garcia Karma the Knife – Single self-released
7 Young Scum Young Scum Citrus City
8 Kanye West ye GOOD Music / Def Jam
9 Saw Black Water Tower Crystal Pistol
10 Snail Mail Lush Matador
11 Kids See Ghosts Kids See Ghosts GOOD Music / Def Jam
12 Neko Case Hell-On Anti/Epitaph
13 The Essex Green Hardly Electronic Merge
14 The Interrupters Fight the Good Fight Hellcat/Epitaph
15 Pusha T DAYTONA Def Jam
16 Marisa Anderson Cloud Corner Thrill Jockey
17 John Coltrane Both Directions at Once: The Lost Album Impulse
18 Nur Black Appeal of the Void Purge Music
19 Deathhouse Blues The Beer Battered Boogies self released
20 Andy Jenkins Sweet Bunch Liberator Music / Spacebomb
21 The Cemetery Boys Small Town Witch Nitemare self-released
22 Piranha Rama Piranha Rama Trrrash
23 Dumb Waiter Heck JUJU
24 Brunswick Five Years Papa Hotel
25 Opin Drifters EP Harding Street Assembly Lab
26 Jim James Uniform Distortion ATO
27 The Milk Carton Kids All the Things That I Did and All the Things That I Didn’t Do Anti-
28 Weller Weller Tiny Engines
29 Gorillaz The Now Now Parlophone
30 The Rock*A*Teens Sixth House Merge

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7 July 7th, 2018

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Monday Breakfast Blend presents:

It’s really hot out there. Stay cool by the radio.

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7 July 2nd, 2018

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Top 30 new albums for week ending Jun 29 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 Angélique Kidjo Remain in Light Kravenworks
2 Snail Mail Lush Matador
3 Natalie Prass The Future and the Past ATO
4 Big Kahuna OG Sky Chryme Mutant Academy
5 Lucy Dacus Historian Matador
6 Dumb Waiter Heck JUJU
7 Parquet Courts Wide Awake! Rough Trade
8 Ana Egge White Tiger StorySound
9 Bad Magic What’s Wrong with My Eyes? self-released
10 Arat Kilo, Mamani Keita & Mike Ladd Visions of Selam Accords Croisés
11 Courtney Barnett Tell Me How You Really Feel Indie Rock
12 Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks Sparkle Hard Matador
13 Serpentwithfeet soil Secretly Canadian
14 Sudan Archives Sink – EP Stones Throw
15 Unknown Mortal Orchestra Sex & Food Jagjaguwar
16 Lithics Mating Surfaces Kill Rock Stars
17 MGMT Little Dark Age Columbia
18 Neko Case Hell-On Anti/Epitaph
19 Peach Kelli Pop Gentle Leader Mint
20 La Luz Floating Features Hardly Art
21 Kadhja Bonet Childqueen Fat Possum
22 Young Scum Young Scum Citrus City
23 Kenneka Cook Moonchild American Paradox
24 Nickelus F Stuck AGM
25 Red Baraat Sound The People Rhyme & Reason
26 The Rock*A*Teens Sixth House Merge
27 Dawes Passwords HUB
28 Let’s Eat Grandma I’m All Ears Transgressive / PIAS
29 Kamasi Washington Heaven and Earth Young Turks
30 MOURN Sorpresa Familia Captured Tracks

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7 June 30th, 2018

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Top 30 new albums for week ending Jun 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 Young Scum Young Scum Citrus City
2 Yeni Nostalji Yeni Nostalji Ropeadope
3 Saw Black Water Tower Crystal Pistol
4 Natalie Prass The Future and the Past ATO
5 Nickelus F Stuck AGM
6 Kanye West ye GOOD Music / Def Jam
7 Wooden Shjips V. Thrill Jockey
8 Arctic Monkeys Tranquility Base Hotel + Casino Domino
9 Allan Harris The Genius of Eddie Jefferson (feat. Eric Reed, George DeLancey, Willie Jones III, Ralph Moore) Resilience Music Alliance
10 Angelique Kidjo Remain In Light Kravenworks
11 Simian Mobile Disco Murmurations Wichita
12 Sam Lewis Loversity self-released
13 Jorja Smith Lost & Found FAMM Limited
14 Anna Calvi Hunter Domino
15 Sound VVitch Hide – Single self-released
16 The Pendletons Funk Forever – EP Bastard Jazz
17 Eternal Summers Every Day It Feels Like I’m Dying… Nevado
18 Tia Fuller Diamond Cut Mack Avenue
19 Melody’s Echo Chamber Bon Voyage Fat Possum
20 Andy Jenkins Sweet Bunch Liberator Music / Spacebomb
21 Tuamie Emergency Raps, Vol. 2 Mutant Academy
22 Scott Clark ToNow Clean Feed
23 Desert Altar Desert Altar self-released
24 John Morand Scott’s Addiction Sound of Music
25 I Am the Liquor Feed on My Sorrow – EP self-released
26 Love Roses What Doesn’t Thrill You self-released
27 Opin Drifters EP Harding Street Assembly Lab
28 Lunger Hell is coming with us. – EP self-released
29 Anthony Curtis Lyrebird Field of Sound
30 DJ Williams Live From Over Where Projekt

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7 June 16th, 2018

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