Top 30 new albums for week ending May 4 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 Speedy Ortiz Twerp Verse Carpark
2 Sarah Shook & the Disarmers Years Bloodshot
3 Sidi Toure Toubalbero Thrill Jockey
4 Goat Girl Goat Girl Rough Trade
5 Hop Along Bark Your Head Off, Dog Saddle Creek
6 Peach Kelli Pop Which Witch – EP Mint
7 The Voidz Virtue RCA Label
8 Camarão The Imaginary Soundtrack to a Brazilian Western Movie: 1964-1974 Analog Africa
9 Imarhan Temet City Slang
10 Olden Yolk Olden Yolk Trouble In Mind
11 Tune-Yards I Can Feel You Creep Into My Private Life 4AD
12 Forth Wanderers Forth Wanderers Sub Pop
13 La Luz Floating Features Hardly Art
14 Whyte Horses Empty Words CRC Music
15 Oneohtrix Point Never Age Of Warp
16 Ohbliv & Ben FM Give it Uuup PROBLEMATICA
17 Lucy Dacus Historian Matador
18 Opin Drifters EP Harding Street Assembly Lab
19 Piranha Rama Beach Body – Single Trrrash
20 Fly Anakin & Ohbliv Backyard Boogie Mutant Academy
21 Half Waif Lavender Cascine
22 Cut Worms Hollow Ground Jagjaguwar
23 Stimulator Jones Exotic Worlds and Masterful Treasures Stones Throw
24 Elohim Elohim BMG
25 Lord Huron Vide Noir Republic
26 Dr. Dog Critical Equation We Buy Gold / Thirty Tigers
27 The Beths Warm Blood – EP Carpark
28 King Tuff The Other Sub Pop
29 Prof Pookie Baby Rhymesayers Entertainment
30 The Pandoras Hey! It’s the Pandoras Burger

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7 May 5th, 2018

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Monday Morning Breakfast Blend presents:

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

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7 April 30th, 2018

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Top 30 new albums for week ending Apr 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 Hop Along Bark Your Head Off, Dog Saddle Creek
2 Lucy Dacus Historian Matador
3 Sarah Shook & the Disarmers Years Bloodshot
4 Giggly Boys Tap Tap Tap on a Fragile Bowl – EP This Ain’t Heaven Recording Concern
5 Tank and the Bangas Smoke.Netflix.Chill. – Single Verve
6 John Paul Keith Heart Shaped Shadow (feat. Will Sexton) Last Chance
7 Janelle Monáe Dirty Computer Bad Boy
8 Kadhja Bonet Childqueen Fat Possum
9 Fat Spirit Nihilist Blues self-released
10 Nicole Atkins Goodnight Rhonda Lee Single Lock (Red)
11 Smino blkswn Downtown JV
12 John Morand Scott’s Addiction Sound of Music
13 Kenneka Cook Moonchild American Paradox
14 Magnus Lush Hell Is Real – EP Trrrash
15 Opin Drifters EP Harding Street Assembly Lab
16 Thievery Corporation Treasures from the Temple ESL Music
17 Fiddlehead Springtime and Blind Run for Cover
18 Air Waves Warrior Western Vinyl
19 Unknown Mortal Orchestra Sex & Food Jagjaguwar
20 Kitten Forever Semi-Permanent Rat Queen
21 En Attendant Ana Lost and Found Trouble In Mind
22 Haley Heynderickx I Need to Start a Garden Mama Bird
23 Abbe May Fruit Luxury Cat
24 Faustina Masigat Faustina Masigat Mama Bird
25 Alison Wonderland Awake Astralwerks
26 Wye Oak The Louder I Call, The Faster It Runs Merge
27 Kississippi Sunset Blush Bug Crusher
28 Ruby Velle & The Soulphonics State of All Things self-released
29 Gizelle Smith Ruthless Day Jalapeno
30 Nihilist Cheerleader Riot, Right? Perfect Attendance

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7 April 28th, 2018

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Monday Morning Breakfast Blend presents:

You guys! We are so close to reaching our goal. Thank you to everyone who has donated so far. If you haven’t donated yet, please consider doing so.

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

7 April 23rd, 2018

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Top 30 new albums for week ending April 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

Rank Artist Album Label
1 The Sword Used Future Razor & Tie
2 Hop Along Bark Your Head Off, Dog Saddle Creek
3 Blush Face What Do You Want? Trrrash
4 Droopies Responsible People self-released
5 The Wimps Reel Whirl Trrrash
6 Lucy Dacus Historian Matador
7 Eels The Deconstruction E Works
8 Frankie Cosmos Vessel Sub Pop
9 Shannon & the Clams Onion Easy Eye / Nonesuch
10 Goat Girl Goat Girl Rough Trade
11 Yo La Tengo There’s a Riot Going On Matador
12 Shopping The Official Body Fat Cat
13 Awon & Phoniks The Actual Proof Don’t Sleep
14 Erika Wennerstrom Sweet Unknown Partisan
15 Unknown Mortal Orchestra Sex & Food Jagjaguwar
16 PRhyme PRhyme 2 PRhyme 2
17 Dungen & Woods Myths 003 Mexican Summer
18 Juliana Hatfield Juliana Hatfield Sings Olivia Newton-John American Laundromat
19 Kali Uchis Isolation Virgin EMI
20 Hinds I Don’t Run Mom+Pop
21 Mind Over Mirrors Bellowing Sun Paradise of Bachelors
22 Grendel Age of the Disposable Body Metropolis
23 Kenneka Cook Moonchild American Paradox
24 Radio B Jesus Never Wore a Suit The Association Of Great Minds
25 Michael Millions Hard to Be King Purple Republic Music Group
26 Opin Drifters EP Harding Street Assembly Lab
27 The Aces When My Heart Felt Volcanic Red Bull
28 Dr. Octagon Moosebumps: An Exploration Into Modern Day Horripilation Bulk / Caroline
29 Tom Misch Geography Beyond the Groove
30 Alison Wonderland Awake EMI

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7 April 14th, 2018

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