top 100 new albums for WRIR in 2020 presents:

The chart reflects the diversity of programming on WRIR. In an average week, WRIR DJs play approximately 1,200 unique albums (and EPs and singles).

1 Butcher Brown #KingButch Concord Jazz
2 Sa-Roc The Sharecropper’s Daughter Rhymesayers
3 Positive No Kyanite Little Black Cloud
4 En Attendant Ana Juillet Trouble in Mind
5 Phoebe Bridgers Punisher Dead Oceans
6 Keleketla! Keleketla! Ahead Of Our Time
7 Addy Eclipse Topshelf
8 Deau Eyes Let It Leave Egghunt
9 Porridge Radio Every Bad Secretly Canadian
10 Pink Siifu & Fly Anakin FlySiifu’s Lex
11 Chloe x Halle Ungodly Hour Parkwood Entertainment / Columbia
12 Big No Big No self-released
13 Nas King’s Disease Mass Appeal
14 Moses Sumney græ Jagjaguwar
15 Johnny Ciggs Lighters and Lightbulbs Gritty City
16 Algiers There Is No Year Matador
17 Sneeze Self-Titled self-released
18 SAULT UNTITLED (Black Is) Forever Living Originals
19 Run The Jewels RTJ4 Jewel Runners / BMG
20 Melenas Días Raros Trouble in Mind
21 Horse Lords The Common Task Northern Spy
22 Fiona Apple Fetch The Bolt Cutters Epic
23 Waxahatchee Saint Cloud Merge
24 True Body Heavenly Rhythms for the Uninitiated Funeral Party
25 Fontaines D.C. A Hero’s Death Partisan / Fontana North
26 Angelica Garcia Cha Cha Palace Spacebomb
27 Thundercat It Is What It Is Brainfeeder
28 Shabaka and the Ancestors We Are Sent Here By History Impulse!
29 Moaning Uneasy Laughter Sub Pop
30 Megan Thee Stallion Good News 300 Entertainment
31 gnawing Shaky – EP Refresh
32 Coriky Coriky Dischord
33 Action Bronson Only For Dolphins Loma Vista
34 Og Illa Richmond Renegade HLGNLIFE / Gritty City
35 Jake Blount Spider Tales Free Dirt
36 Deerhoof Future Teenage Cave Artists Joyful Noise
37 Blu & Exile Miles Fat Beats
38 Tom Misch & Yussef Dayes What Kinda Music Beyond The Groove / Blue Note
39 OOIOO nijimusi Thrill Jockey
40 Mourn Self Worth Captured Tracks
41 Man Man Dream Hunting in the Valley of the In-Between Sub Pop
42 Aesop Rock Spirit World Field Guide Rhymesayers
43 Westside Gunn Pray for Paris Griselda
44 Trapcry Dangerous 1986
45 The Birthday Massacre Diamonds Metropolis
46 Smyth Knight North Chesterfield Kidz At Play
47 Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever Sideways to New Italy Ivy League / Sub Pop
48 Protomartyr Ultimate Success Today Domino
49 OHMME Fantasize Your Ghost Joyful Noise
50 Julianna Barwick Healing Is a Miracle Ninja Tune
51 Inter Arma Garbers Days Revisited Relapse
52 Eliza Juno Do Tree Lobsters Experience Love Eliza Juno; self-released
53 Deradoorian Find the Sun Anti/Epitaph
54 Big Baby Fizzy Cola – EP self-released
55 Zhé Aqueen The Hypnomonic Album Heye Vibez
56 Yves Tumor Heaven To a Tortured Mind Warp
57 THICK 5 Years Behind Epitaph
58 Spectres Nostalgia Artoffact
59 Six Organs of Admittance Companion Rises Drag City
60 RVG Feral Fire
61 Prof Powderhorn Suites Ineffable
62 Moemaw Naedon Dr. Deadhorse Soul Slime
63 Homeboy Sandman Don’t Feed the Monster Mello Music Group
64 Hamerkop Remote Drag City
65 Flat Worms Antarctica GOD?
66 Christine and the Queens La vita nuova – EP Because Music
67 Chris Brown Slime & B Chris Brown Entertainment/300 Entertainment/RCA
68 Cable Ties Far Enough Poison City
69 Atmosphere The Day Before Halloween Rhymesayers
70 U.S. Girls Heavy Light 4AD
71 The Magnetic Fields Quickies Nonesuch
72 Tame Impala The Slow Rush Island / Interscope / Fiction / Caroline
73 Sweeping Promises Hunger for a Way Out Feel It
74 Opin Media & Memory WarHen
75 Moses Boyd Dark Matter Exodus
76 Lomelda Hannah Double Double Whammy
77 Kosha Dillz Nobody Cares Except You Rapperfriends
78 Kenny Mason Angelic Hoodrat self-released
79 Jeff Parker Suite for Max Brown International Anthem
80 IDLES Ultra Mono PTKF; Partisan / Liberator Music
81 Holy Fuck Deleter Last Gang
82 Gumming Overripe Vinyl Conflict
83 FM Skyline Liteware 100% Electronica; Crystal Pistol
84 Fight Cloud Thoughts Aligned self-released
85 Colin Phils Trust/Fall Post.
86 Busta Rhymes Extinction Level Event 2: The Wrath of God The Conglomerate Entertainment, Inc. / EMPIRE
87 Anjimile Giver Taker Father/Daughter
88 Adrianne Lenker songs 4AD
89 vv III self-released
90 The Beths Jump Rope Gazers Carpark
91 Testament Titans of Creation Nuclear Blast
92 Peel Dream Magazine Agitprop Alterna Slumberland
93 Open Mike Eagle Anime, Trauma and Divorce Auto Reverse
94 Lithics Tower of Age Trouble In Mind
95 Kelly Lee Owens Inner Song Smalltown Supersound
96 Isobel Campbell There is No Other… Cooking Vinyl Limited
97 FACS Void Moments Trouble In Mind
98 Evidence Unlearning – Single Rhymesayers
99 Justis Bratt LHPS (Radio Edit) – Single Hollywood Starstruck
100 BlackLiq x Ohbliv The Best – Single No Other Way

    December 29th, 2020

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top 30 new albums for Apr 28 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.

1 Fiona Apple Fetch The Bolt Cutters Epic
2 Westside Gunn Pray for Paris Griselda
3 Basic Plumbing Keeping Up Appearances self-released
4 En Attendant Ana Juillet Trouble In Mind
5 True Body Heavenly Rhythms for the Uninitiated Funeral Party
6 Asylum XIII Waiting and Awake self-released
7 Fight Cloud Thoughts Aligned self-released
8 Midlife Pilot Telepathic – EP Nodderly
9 The Legendary Ingramettes Take a Look in the Book Virginia Folklife
10 Colin Phils Squirrel Gym – Live at Go West Studios self-released
11 Deau Eyes Let It Leave Egghunt
12 Big Baby Fizzy Cola – EP self-released
13 addy Eclipse Topshelf
14 Angelica Garcia Cha Cha Palace Spacebomb
15 Laura Marling Song For Our Daughter Chrysalis
16 Bassel & the Supernaturals Smoke & Mirrors self-released
17 Flat Worms Antarctica GOD?
18 Berlin Taxi In Pursuit self-released
19 Nikki & the Phantom Callers Everybody’s Going to Hell (But You and Me) Tiny Tornado
20 Reel Smoovv 31st K.Nights Deeply Rooted Tribe Ent
21 Datura4 West Coast Highway Cosmic Alive Naturalsound
22 FACS Void Moments Trouble In Mind
23 Moaning Uneasy Laughter Sub Pop
24 Deeper Auto-Pain Fire Talk
25 Porridge Radio Every Bad Secretly Canadian
26 Black Market Brass Undying Thirst Colemine
27 Swamp Dogg Sorry You Couldn’t Make It Joyful Noise
28 Emotionz Gems Beast Van
29 Haleek Maul Errol Lex
30 Soccer Mommy color theory Loma Vista

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    April 28th, 2020

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Monday Breakfast Blend – Medieval 2 Metal presents:

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Stay alert for your chance to win tickets to see Palehound on Thursday!

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    Monday Breakfast Blend – Medieval 2 Metal    February 24th, 2020

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Top 30 new albums for Feb 11 presents:

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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.

1 Drive-By Truckers The Unraveling ATO
2 TORRES Silver Tongue Merge
3 Sarah Mary Chadwick Please Daddy Sinderlyn
4 En Attendant Ana Juillet Trouble In Mind
5 Wasted Shirt, Ty Segall & Black Pus Fungus II Famous Class
6 Bonny Light Horseman Bonny Light Horseman 37d03d
7 Shopping All Or Nothing Fat Cat
8 David Dondero The Filter Bubble Blues Fluff and Gravy
9 BAMBARA Stray Wharf Cat
10 Daughter of Swords Dawnbreaker Bella Union
11 Frankie Cosmos Close It Quietly Sub Pop
12 Addy Eclipse Topshelf
13 Bashful Driving Low Risk
14 Angelica Garcia Cha Cha Palace Spacebomb
15 Rebel Messiah Rebel Messiah – EP self-released
16 Lobby Boy Lore! – EP self-released
17 Sammi Lanzetta Ceiling Mirror 6131
18 Humungus Balls self-released
19 Destroyer Have We Met Dead Oceans
20 Antibalas Fu Chronicles Daptone
21 Dan Deacon Mystic Familiar Domino
22 Okay Kaya Watch This Liquid Pour Itself Jagjaguwar
23 Isobel Campbell There is No Other Cooking Vinyl
24 The Black Lips Sing in a World That’s Falling Apart self-released
25 Martha Wash Love & Conflict Purple Rose
26 Tall Tall Trees A Wave of Golden Things Joyful Noise
27 Kate Davis Trophy Solitaire
28 Andy Shauf The Neon Skyline Arts & Crafts
29 Anna Ash L.A. Flame Anna Ash
30 Amber deLaurentis Innocent Road self-released

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    February 11th, 2020

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    Monday Breakfast Blend – Medieval 2 Metal    February 3rd, 2020

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Top 30 new albums for Feb 4 presents:

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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.

1 En Attendant Ana Juillet Trouble In Mind
2 Big No Big No Flux Editions
3 Algiers There Is No Year Matador
4 Kids Techno The Harmony of Spheres Cherub
5 Wire Mind Hive pinkflag
6 Positive No Kyanite Little Black Cloud
7 Alice Boman Dream On PIAS
8 Thundercat Black Qualls (feat. Steve Lacy & Steve Arrington) [Single Version] – Single Brainfeeder
9 Seratones Power New West
10 Kaleta & Super Yamba Band Mèdaho Ubiquity
11 Räjäyttäjät III Räjä
12 Whyte Horses Hard Times CRC
13 Sensual World Feeling Wild Stupid Bag
14 Dozing Deadly to Pretend – EP self-released
15 Eddy Current Suppression Ring All In Good Time Castle Face
16 Order Wild Order self-released
17 3:33 Jaws Of A Wolf self-released
18 True Body Heavenly Rhythms for the Uninitiated Funeral Party
19 Trauma Lavern Album Announcement Fail Cold Rhymes
20 Sammi Lanzetta Ceiling Mirror 6131
21 Wolf Parade Thin Mind Sub Pop
22 Dubioza Kolektiv #fakenews Menart
23 Andy Shauf The Neon Skyline Arts & Crafts
24 Georgia Seeking Thrills Domino
25 Sarah Mary Chadwick Please Daddy Omnian
26 Termination Dust Growing Down Glacial Pace
27 Mr Elevator Goodbye, Blue Sky Castle Face
28 Holy Fuck Deleter Last Gang
29 Deserta Black Aura My Sun felte
30 The Weeklings 3 Jam

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    February 1st, 2020

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Monday Breakfast Blend – Medieval 2 Metal presents:

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    Monday Breakfast Blend – Medieval 2 Metal    January 27th, 2020

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Top 30 new albums for Jan 28 presents:

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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.

1 En Attendant Ana Juillet Trouble In Mind
2 Moaning Uneasy Laughter Sub Pop
3 Midlife Pilot Telepathic – EP self-released
4 The Innocence Mission See You Tomorrow Bella Union
5 Eminem Music To Be Murdered By Interscope
6 Big No Big No Flux Editions
7 Common Holly When I Say to You Black Lightning Dalliance
8 Songs From The Road Band Waiting on a Ride Lucks Dumpy Toad
9 The Coathangers The Devil You Know Suicide Squeeze
10 She She – Single self-released
11 Colpa Mia Midnight – Single self-released
12 Shadow of Intent Melancholy self-released
13 Brain Drain Bitch self-released
14 dogfuck Shelly Duvall self-released
15 Fight Cloud Thoughts Aligned self-released
16 Positive No Kyanite Little Black Cloud
17 3:33 Jaws of a Wolf Tired and Pissed
18 Big Baby Fizzy Cola – EP Hidden Bay
19 Addy Eclipse Topshelf
20 Holy Fuck Deleter Last Gang
21 Laumė Waterbirth Carpark
22 Hayley Mary The Piss, The Perfume – EP I OH YOU
23 Oval Scis Thrill Jockey
24 OOIOO nijimusi Thrill Jockey
25 Caveboy Night in the Park, Kiss in the Dark self-released
26 Pete Molinari Just Like Achilles we are hear
27 A Girl Called Eddy Been Around Elefant
28 Alexandra Savior The Archer 30th Century
29 Georgia Maq Pleaser Run For Cover
30 Bonnie “Prince” Billy I Made a Place Drag City

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    January 25th, 2020

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Monday Breakfast Blend – Medieval 2 Metal presents:

Our recent fund drive was a resounding success, and as we hit our goal on Tuesday a couple weeks ago, several of us volunteers were hanging out at a nearby establishment to celebrate. The conversations ranged wide and far, as you might expect with a diverse group of people who have one main thing in common: a love of community radio. Many of those present were music DJs, and at some point, the conversation came around to the Indigo Girls and how much both DJ Otto and I are obsessed with them.

The long and the short of it is a gauntlet was thrown and we decided, along with DJ Ginger of the Wednesday Breakfast Blend, to do our part in putting more Indigo Girls on the WRIR airwaves. I then promptly forgot until Otto posted about his show last week, with DJ Ginger following suit.

So, this morning I will do my part to add some Indigo to the airwaves with a live version of my favorite track from Rites of Passage and, if there’s time, another favorite tune from that album as well.

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    Monday Breakfast Blend – Medieval 2 Metal    May 7th, 2018

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Monday Breakfast Blend – Medieval 2 Metal presents:

We made our fundraising goal and then some! Thank you for supporting the best radio station in Richmond.

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    Monday Breakfast Blend – Medieval 2 Metal    April 30th, 2018

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