Top 30 new albums for week ending Jun 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 Orville Peck Pony Sub Pop
2 Sneaks Highway Hypnosis Merge
3 Ibibio Sound Machine Doko Mien Merge
4 GoldLink Diaspora Squaaash Club / RCA
5 Faye Webster Atlanta Millionaires Club Secretly Canadian
6 Nots 3. Goner
7 Minor Poet The Good News – EP Sub Pop
8 Positive No Teenage Waistline – Single Dromedary
9 Deer Tick Mayonnaise PTKF
10 Big G Let’s Party Stone River
11 Lucy Dacus La Vie en Rose – Single Matador
12 New Lions End Story – EP Nodderly
13 Graham Stone Music Bad News Graham Stone Music
14 Space Koi Bad Man (feat. Kana Kiehm) – Single self-released
15 Bedouine Bird Songs of a Killjoy Spacebomb
16 Peter Perrett Humanworld Domino Recording Co
17 Psychedelic Porn Crumpets And Now for the Whatchamacallit P-VINE
18 Sufjan Stevens Love Yourself / With My Whole Heart – EP Asthmatic Kitty
19 Haybaby They Get There Tiny Engines
20 Christelle Bofale Swim Team – EP Father/Daughter
21 Sacred Paws Run Around the Sun Merge
22 Yohuna Mirroring Orchid Tapes
23 Jen Awad Jewel of the Nile – EP Jen Awad
24 French Vanilla How Am I Not Myself? Danger Collective
25 Pip Blom Boat Heavenly
26 Amyl and the Sniffers Amyl and the Sniffers ATO / Fontana North
27 Mavis Staples We Get By Anti- / Epitaph
28 Middle Kids New Songs for Old Problems – EP Domino
29 Pronoun i’ll show you stronger Rhyme & Reason
30 House and Land Across the Field Thrill Jockey

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7 June 22nd, 2019

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Monday Breakfast Blend presents:

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I’ll be giving away a pair of tickets to see Metric at The National this week. Listen, and when you hear me play a song off of their recent album, be the first caller to win!

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 February 18th, 2019

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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 February 11th, 2019

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Top 30 new albums for week ending Jan 25 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 Brunswick Five Years Papa Hotel
2 Petrichor II self-released
3 Toro y Moi Outer Peace Carpark
4 Mdou Moctar Ilana (The Creator) Sahel Sounds
5 Sneaks Highway Hypnosis Merge
6 Jozef Van Wissem & Jim Jarmusch An Attempt to Draw Aside the Veil Sacred Bones
7 Piranha Rama S/T Trrrash
8 Unmaker Firmament self-released
9 Michael Chapman True North Paradise of Bachelors
10 Colter Wall Songs of the Plains Young Mary’s
11 Gemini Love This Is Not Science self-released
12 Debrider Gift Horse – EP self-released
13 Large Margin Large Margin Cheap Cuts
14 Danny Burns North Country Pinecastle
15 Deerhunter Why Hasn’t Everything Already Disappeared? 4AD
16 Steve Gunn The Unseen In Between Matador
17 Buke and Gase Scholars Brassland
18 Pedro The Lion Phoenix Polyvinyl
19 DAWN new breed Local Action / Our Dawn Ent
20 Malibu Ken Malibu Ken Rhymesayers Entertainment
21 James Blake Assume Form Polydor
22 Daniel Romano Finally Free New West
23 CAVE Allways Drag City
24 Cat Power Wanderer Domino
25 Kikagaku Moyo Masana Temples Guruguru Brain
26 Doe Grow into It Big Scary Monsters / Topshelf
27 Fucked Up Dose Your Dreams Merge
28 The Dodos Certainty Waves Polyvinyl
29 Metric Art of Doubt BMG
30 Calvin Johnson A Wonderful Beast K

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7 January 26th, 2019

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Top 30 new albums for week ending May 5th presents:

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7 May 6th, 2017

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Top 30 for Oct 3-9 presents:

Rank Artist Album Label
1 Sneaks Gymnastics Merge
2 Lucy Dacus No Burden EggHunt
3 LVL UP Return to Love Sub Pop
4 Warpaint Heads Up Rough Trade
5 White Laces No Floor EggHunt
6 Necro Deathmort The Capsule Rocket
7 Derevolutions Music self-released
8 Dawes We’re All Gonna Die Hub / Q Prime
9 Diarrhea Planet Turn to Gold Infinity Cat
10 Western Medication The Entertainer’s Secret self-released
11 Southern Culture on the Skids The Electric Pinecones Kudzu
12 Warehouse Super Low Bayonet
13 Ian Sweet Shapeshifter Hardly Art
14 Lydia Loveless Real Bloodshot
15 Nick Waterhouse Never Twice Innovative Leisure
16 Angel Olsen My Woman Jagjaguwar
17 The Julie Ruin Hit Reset Hardly Art
18 Nots Cosmetic Goner
19 Pill Convenience Mexican Summer
20 Kottarashky & The Rain Dogs Cats, Dogs And Ghosts Asphalt Tango
21 True Widow Avvologere Relapse
22 Chook Race Around the House Trouble in Mind
23 Drive-By Truckers American Band ATO
24 Haley Bonar Impossible Dream GNDWIRE / Thirty Tigers
25 Thee Oh Sees A Weird Exits Castle Face
26 Pete Curry Doin’ Nothin’ Crystal Pistol
27 Itasca Open to Chance Paradise of Bachelors
28 Norah Jones Day Breaks Blue Note
29 Courtney Granger Beneath Still Water self-released
30 Bon Iver 22, A Million Jagjaguwar

7 October 10th, 2016

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