top 30 new albums for Feb 8 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 The Soundcarriers Wilds Phosphonic
2 Pom Poko This Is Our House – EP Bella Union
3 Napoleon Da Legend Modus Operandi Just Music Beats & Pangea Project
4 Lucy Dacus Kissing Lessons – Single Matador
5 And So I Watch You from Afar Jettison Velocity
6 Fly Anakin Frank Lex
7 Forest Sun Embers – Single Painted Sun
8 Vanishing Twin Ookii Gekkou Fire
9 Illa Styles IllaVeRs Monsta Inc
10 Majid Soula Chant Amazigh (Habibi Funk 017) Habibi Funk / Groove Attack
11 Rahiem Supreme & Ohbliv Black Keys With The Melodies Fuzzoscope
12 Tennishu Three Sides American Paradox
13 Ben Butterworth Purgatory Emporium Walrus Party
14 DuctTape Jesus Ducttape Jesus Public Welfare
15 Various Artists Summer Of Soul (…Or, When The Revolution Could Not Be Televised) Legacy
16 Nico Padden Pirate Queen Femmepire
17 Judy Nazemetz Meat Bird in Beigeville self-released
18 Combo Chimbita IRÉ Anti-
19 Anaïs Mitchell Anaïs Mitchell BMG Rights Management (US) LLC
20 Elvis Costello & The Imposters The Boy Named If EMI
21 Charlotte Sands Love and Other Lies PIVTL Projects
22 Macie Stewart Mouth Full of Glass Orindal
23 Phương Tâm Magical Nights: Saigon Surf, Twist & Soul (1964-1966) Sublime Frequencies
24 Puma Blue In Praise of Shadows (B-Sides & Live Versions) Blue Flowers Music
25 Curtis Harding If Words Were Flowers Anti-
26 Papercuts Baxter’s Bliss – EP Psychic Friends
27 Borboleta Until That Time – EP EveryDejaVu
28 Nightmares On Wax Shout Out! To Freedom… Warp
29 Jordana & TV Girl Summer’s Over Summer’s Over
30 TONSTARTSSBANDHT Petunia Mexican Summer

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    February 8th, 2022

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top 200 albums of 2021 presents:

In the past year, WRIR DJs played 52,000+ songs from 6,700+ albums, EPs, and singles released in 2021. These included 300+ recordings from local artists and bands. Below is a chart of the top 200 albums and EPs (local in bold).

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    December 31st, 2021

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top 30 new albums for Jul 13 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 Lucy Dacus Home Video Matador
2 Hiatus Kaiyote Mood Valiant Brainfeeder
3 The Catenary Wires Birling Gap Shelflife
4 gnawing You Freak Me Out Refresh
5 Evidence Unlearning Vol. 1 Rhymesayers
6 Alessandro Cortini Scuro Chiaro Mute
7 La Femme Paradigmes Disque Pointu
8 Elizabeth Owens Oversoon – Single self-released
9 This Is the Kit Off Off Oddities Rough Trade
10 Book of Wyrms Occult New Age Desert
11 Sault Nine Forever Living Originals
12 Las Cafeteras La Sirena – Single self-released
13 Colin Phils Into the Darkness (feat. Miriam Martin) – Single Post.
14 Faye Webster I Know I’m Funny haha Secretly Canadian
15 Cedric Burnside I Be Trying Single Lock
16 Moh Alileche Humanity Is Falling Apart Flag Of Freedom Productions
17 L’Rain Fatigue Mexican Summer
18 Various Artists Color de Trópico Vol 2 (Compiled By El Dragón Criollo y El Palmas) El Palmas Music
19 black midi Cavalcade Rough Trade
20 Tyler, The Creator CALL ME IF YOU GET LOST Columbia
21 Sons Of Kemet Black To The Future Impulse!
22 Night Battles Year of No Days Snappy Little Numbers
23 The Practitioner Wrought self-released
24 Tiny Lights Tiny Lights self-released
25 Beex The Early Years: 1979-1982 Zero Degree
26 Bryan Hooten OCCIPITAL1 self-released
27 FRM3 Hi self-released
28 Prabir Trio Haanji self-released
29 Blake Layman Goodness, Littered self-released
30 McKinley Dixon For My Mama and Anyone Who Look Like Her Spacebomb

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    July 13th, 2021

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top 30 new albums for Apr 13 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 Dry Cleaning New Long Leg 4AD
2 Jon Batiste WE ARE Verve
3 Lucy Dacus Thumbs – Single Matador
4 Drug Store Romeos The World Within Our Bedrooms Fiction
5 Dinosaur Jr. Sweep It Into Space Jagjaguwar
6 Floating Points & Pharoah Sanders Promises (feat. London Symphony Orchestra) Luaka Bop
7 Goat Girl On All Fours Rough Trade
8 Various Artists Griselda & BSF: Conflicted (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) Griselda
9 Mogwai As the Love Continues Temporary Residence
10 Pink Siifu & Fly Anakin $mokebreak Lex
11 Illa Styles Top Down Living Monsta
12 Dazy The Crowded Mind self-released
13 Ohbliv Rugged Tranquility Vols. 1 & 2 Paxico
14 Book of Wyrms Occult New Age Desert
15 PJ Sykes Fuzz Cherub
16 Matthew E. White & Lonnie Holley Broken Mirror: A Selfie Reflection Spacebomb
17 Gusher Bleed Out Gusher1312
18 Fruit Bats The Pet Parade Sub Pop
19 Flock of Dimes Head of Roses Sub Pop
20 Godspeed You! Black Emperor G_d’s Pee AT STATE’S END! Constellation
21 Fake Fruit Fake Fruit Rocks In Your Head
22 Yeek Valencia AWAL
23 Tune-Yards sketchy. 4AD
24 Xiu Xiu OH NO Polyvinyl
25 Lo Talker A Comedy Of Errors Arts & Crafts México
26 Vivian Leva & Riley Calcagno Vivian Leva & Riley Calcagno Free Dirt
27 Corvair Corvair Paper Walls
28 Genesis Owusu Smiling with No Teeth House Anxiety / Ourness
29 Altın Gün Yol ATO
30 Menahan Street Band The Exciting Sounds of Menahan Street Band Daptone

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    April 13th, 2021

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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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    Monday Breakfast Blend    December 23rd, 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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    Monday Breakfast Blend    September 30th, 2019

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Rockin’ Modern Neon Sounds presents:

Viens à la plage !

    Rockin’ Modern Neon Sounds    August 28th, 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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    Monday Breakfast Blend    July 8th, 2019

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Monday Breakfast Blend presents:

It’s the last Breakfast Blend of 2018! I’ve got the usual assortment of new releases to share, along with a few favorites from the past year mixed in.

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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    Monday Breakfast Blend    December 31st, 2018

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Top 30 new albums for week ending Nov 9 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 Windhand Eternal Return Relapse
2 Young Scum Young Scum Citrus City / Pretty Olivia
3 Boygenius boygenius – EP Matador
4 Hollie Cook Sweet Like Chocolate / Dub Like Chocolate – Single Merge
5 Recluse Raccoon Recluse Raccoon Citrus City
6 Balun Prisma Tropical Good Child Music
7 Pale Waves My Mind Makes Noises Dirty Hit / Hostess
8 Anna St. Louis If Only There Was a River Woodsist / Mare
9 Mipso Edges Run Antifragile Music
10 Dom Flemons Black Cowboys Smithsonian Folkways
11 Big Kahuna OG Weapon OX Mutant Academy
12 Addy Rose Eyes – EP self-released
13 Black Acid Ritual Resin self-released
14 The Ar-Kaics In This Time Wick / Daptone
15 Corey Harris Free Water Way self-released
16 Spooky Cool Every Thing Ever – EP Citrus City
17 Mekong Xpress & The Get Fresh Horns Common Knowledge EggHunt
18 Scheme Team Big Bluntz DVD Mutant Academy
19 Sports Bar Stranger in My Head Mister Falcon
20 VNV Nation Noire Metropolis
21 Warm Drag Warm Drag In the Red
22 Cat Power Wanderer Domino
23 The Nude Party The Nude Party New West
24 Hater Siesta Fire
25 Kikagaku Moyo Masana Temples Guruguru Brain
26 Swearin’ Fall into the Sun Merge
27 Julia Holter Aviary Domino
28 Lucero Among the Ghosts Liberty & Lament
29 Mr Twin Sister Salt Twin Group
30 Antarctigo Vespucci Love in the Time of E-Mail Polyvinyl

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    November 10th, 2018

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