Weekly Top Airplay: October 22, 2013

WMSE’s program hosts constantly search through the latest releases, and feature the best in all genres on their weekly shows. At WMSE, there is no Program Director creating daily play lists, so what you hear is a reflection of the knowledge, interests, and personalities of our dedicated on-air staff.

The albums on the weekly Top Airplay list reflect the diverse interests of our staff, and the range of what is considered “alternative”. As a quick genre guide: Radio 200 = mostly pop and rock and some crossover genres like electronic, soul, hip hop and world, Adds = top brand new releases for the week,  RPM = electronic, New World = world, Jazz = well…jazz! Blues is reported and updated monthly, so check back every four weeks for the latest news on those blues. Take a look through the past weeks’ lists and notice just how much things change week to week here at WMSE. You’ll never hear us get very stagnant.

As a result of our long history and the knowledge of our volunteer DJ’s, WMSE is considered a “Core 50″ station by the College Music Journal (CMJ), the industry standard for what’s happening in non-commercial radio. This means WMSE is one of fifty stations in the country whose play lists matters most when CMJ creates their own weekly charts of what’s being played around the country.

Our Music Director, Erin, compiles the most-played albums every week, reports those albums to CMJ each Tuesday (as well as the top blues alums at the end of each month) and makes those lists available to you, our listeners. Take a look at what our DJ’s are excited about these days in six different categories, and get a sense of what you’ll be hearing when you tune in to WMSE… for now.

Listings printed as: Artist, Title, Label

* = local

Date Reported: 10/22/13


Radio 200

1. Elvis Costello and the Roots, Wise Up Ghost (And Other Songs), Bluenote

2. Deltron 3030, Event II, Bulk Recordings

3. Obits, Beds and Bugs, Sub Pop

4. Kid Millions and the Sounds of Time, self-titled, Ski School*

5. Oneohtrix Point Never, R Plus Seven, Warp

6. Vic and Gab, Love Of Mind, Blue Lola*

7. Hello Death, self-titled, self-released*

8. Volunteer, self-titled, self-released*

9. Mum, Smilewound, Morr Music

10. Blind Shake, Key To  a False Door, Castle Face Records

11. TV Ghost, Disconnect, In The Red

12. Albert Hammond Jr., AHJ – EP, Cult Records

13. Stepkids, Troubadour, Stones Throw

14. Kelley Stoltz, Double Exposure, Third Man

15. Fuzz, Fuzz, In The Red

16. Howe Gelb, The Coincidentalist, New West

17. Bill Callahan, Dream River, Drag City

18. The Flatliners, Dead Language, New Damage

19. Sleigh Bells, Bitter Rivals, PIAS

20. Pixies, EP1, self-released

21. Wau Y Los Arrrghs!, Todo Roto, Slovenly

22. The Head and the Heart, Let’s Be Still, Sub Pop

23. Night Beats, Sonic Bloom, The Reverberation Appreciation Society

24. Animal Magnets, Step On Your Neck, Shut Up and Listen*

25. Cosmic Psychos, Cosmic Psychos + Down On the Farm, Goner

26. Yuck, Glow and Behold, Fat Possum

27. Volcano Choir, Repave, Jagjaguwar*

28. Those Darlins, Blur the Line, Oh Wow Dang

29. Luke Temple, Good Mood Fool, Secretly Canadian

30. Man Man, On Oni Pond, Anti-



1. Cave EP2, Drag City

2. Howe Gelb, The Coincidentalist, New West

3. Cults, Static, Columbia

4. William Onyeabor, World Psychedelic Classics 5: Who Is William Onyeabor?, Luaka Bop

5. Cass McCombs, Big Wheel and Others, Domino



1. Various Artists, Verve Remixed: The First Ladies, Verve

2. Pretty Lights, Color Map From the Sun, 8 Minutes 20 Seconds

3. John Wizards, John Wizards, Planet Mu

4. All Tiny Creatures, Dark Clock, Hometapes*

5. CFCF, Music For Objects, Paper Bag

6. Goldfrapp, Tales Of Us, Mute

7. Bob Marley and the Wailers, Legend Remixed, Tuff Gong

8. Polica, Chain My Name – single, Mom + Pop

9. Ghostpoet, Some Say I So I Say Light, Play It Again Sam

10. Porcelain Raft, Permanent Signal, Secretly Canadian


New World

1. Various Artists, Putumayo Presents: Cafe Latino, Putumayo

2. Tal National, Kaani, FatCat Records

3. The Idan Raichel Project, Quarter To Six, Helicxon Records

4. Bob Marley and the Wailers, Legend Remixed, Tuff Gong

5. Kobo Town, Jumbie In the Jukebox, Cumbancha

6. Miriam Makeba, Queen Of African Music, Golden Stars Holland

7. Alex Cuba, Ruido En El Sistema, Caracol Records

8. Azam Ali and Loga R. Torkian, Lamentation Of Swans: A Journey Towards Silence, self-released

9. Various Artists, Putumayo Presents: Women Of Brazil, Putumayo

10. Jimmy Cliff, The KCRW Session, Universal



1. Kermit Ruffins, We Partyin’ Traditional Style, Basin Street

2. Chick Corea, The Vigil, Concord

3. Ryan Cohan, The River, Motema

4. Martin Bejerano, Potential Energy, Figgland

5. Ira Wiggins, When Freedom Swings, IWiggs

6. Matt Ulery’s Loom, Wake An Echo, Greenleaf Music

7. Frank Potenza, For Joe, Capri

8. Ian Torres Big Band, January, self-released

9. Imer Santiago, Hidden Journey, Jazz Music City

10. Frank Rosaly, Cicada Music, Delmark


Blues (updated monthly)

1. Barrence Whitfield and the Savages, Dig Thy Savage Soul, Bloodshot

2. John Fogerty, Wrote A Song For Everyone, Vanguard

3. Greg Koch Band, Plays Well With Others, self-released*

4. Booker T, Sound the Alarm, Stax

5. The Rides, Can’t Get Enough, 429

6. Tedeschi Trucks Band, Made Up Mind, Masterworks

7. Mavis Staples, One True Vine, Anti-

8. Buddy Guy, Rhythm and Blues, Silvertone

9. Jeff Golub with Brian Auger, Train Keeps A Rolling, Entertainment One

10. Gov’t Mule, Shout!, Blue Note

11. Lurrie Bell, Blues In My Soul, Delmark

12. Jonny Lang, Fight For My Soul, Delmark

13. Laura Rain and the Caesars, Electrified, LRC

14. Studebaker John’s Maxwell Street Kings, Kingsville Jukin’, Delmark

15. Bryan Lee, Play One For Me, Severn

16. Roosevelt Sykes, The Original Honeydripper, Blind Pig

17. Shawn Holt and the Teardrops, Daddy Told Me, Blind Pig

18. Delbert McClinton and Glen Clark, Blind Crippled and Crazy, New West

19. Ursula George, One Steady Roll, Tommy Tiger

20. Alabama Red, Windy City Blues, Wolf Records