Weekly Top Airplay: August 18, 2015

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 playlists, 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: 8/18/15
Listed As: artist, title, label


Radio 200

1. The Hussy, Galore, SouthPaw*
2. Tame Impala, Currents, Interscope
3. Dommengang, Everybody’s Boogie, Thrill Jockey
4. Tenement, Predatory Highlights, Don Giovanni*
5. Damaged Bug, Cold Hot Plumbs, Castle Face
6. Heartless Bastards, Restless Ones, Partisan
7. Matilde Davoli, I’m Calling You From My Dreams, Loyal To Your Dreams
8. The Grovelers, Derelicts and Screw-Ups, self-released*
9. Refused, Freedom, Epitaph
10. Aero Flynn, Aero Flynn, Ooh La La*
11. Seapony, A Vision, self-released
12. LA Priest, INJI, Domino
13. Chelsea Wolfe, Abyss, Sargent House
14. Jaill, Brain Cream, Burger*
15. Ducktails, St. Catherine, Domino
16. Mac Demarco, Another One, Captured Tracks
17. Estates, It’s Great To Be Alone, Flannel Gurl
18. Desaparecidos, Payola, Epitaph
19. Tigernite, Tigernite, self-released*
20. Ezra Furman, Perpetual Motion People, Bella Union
21. Gardens and Villa, Music For Dogs, Secretly Cnadian
22. White Reaper, White Reaper Does It Again, Polyvinyl
23. Jamie xx, In Colour, Young Turks
24. Delta Saints, Bones, Loud and Proud
25. Total Babes, Heydays, Wichita
26. Warm Soda, Symbolic Dream, Castle Face
27. Barrence Whitfield and the Savages, Under the Savage Sky, Bloodshot
28. Mas Ysa, Seraph, Downtown
29. Peeper and Leplay, Mandatory Fantasies, self-released*
30. Ratatat, Magnifique, XL


1. Deradoorian, The Expanding Flower Planet, Anticon
2. Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats, Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats, Stax
3. Chelsea Wolfe, Abyss, Sargent House
4. Briana Marela, All Around Us, Jagjaguwar
5. Teen Daze, Morning World, Paper Bag


1. LA Priest, INJI, Domino
2. Jamie xx, In Colour, Young Turks
3. Bomba Estereo, Amanecer, Sony
4. Sylvan Esso, H.S.K.T., Partisan*
5. Georgia, Georgia, Domino
6. Hot Chip, Why Make Sense?, Domino
7. Giorgio Moroder, Deja Vu, RCA
8. Tyondai Braxton, Hive1, Nonesuch
9. Ratatat, Magnifique, XL
10. Hudson Mohawke, Lantern, Warp

New World

1. Pat Thomas and the Kwashibu Area Band, Pat Thomas and the Kwashibu Area Band, Strut
2. Bomba Estereo, Amanecer, Sony
3. Dayme Arocena, Nueva Era, Brownswood
4. Lila Downs, Balas Y Chocolate, Sony
5. Various Artists, Don’t Think I’ve Forgotten: Cambodia’s Lost Rock and Roll, Dust-To-Digital
6. Monoswezi, Monoswezi Yanga, World Music Network
7. Chui Wan, Seven Chances, Maybe Mars
8. Taraf De Haidouks, Of Lovers, Gamblers, And Parachute Skirts, Crammed
9. Chuck Foster, Righteous Dub, Catch Me Time
10. Angelique Kidjo and Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg, Sings, SLG-429


1. Steve Coleman and the Council of Balance, Synovial Joints, Pi
2. Takeshi Asai, French Trio, Vol. 2, De Trois Cities
3. Plunge, In For the Out, Immersion
4. Robert Glasper Trio, Covered, Blue Note
5. Errol Rackipov Group, Pictures From a Train Window, First Orbit
6. Maria Schneider Orchestra, The Thompson Fields, ArtistShare
7. Todd Marcus Jazz Orchestra, Blue For Tahrir, Hipnotic
8. Henry Threadgill Zooid, In For a Penny In For a Pound, Pi
9. Matt Panayides, Conduits, self-released
10. Eugenie Jones, Come Out Swingin’, Open Mic

Blues (updated monthly)

1. Sonny Landreth, Bound By the Blues, Provogue
2. The Kentucky Headhunters with Johnnie Johnson, Meet Me In Bluesland, Alligator
3. Ronnie Earl & the Broadcasters, Father’s Day, Stony Plain
4. Albert Cummings, Someone Like You, Blind Pig
5. Charles Wilson, Sweet Soul Blues, Blues Critic
6. The Peterson Brothers, The Peterson Brothers, Blues Point
7. Pokey LaFarge, Something In the Water, Rounder
8. Charlie Parr, Stumpjumper, Red House
9. The Cash Box Kings, Holding Court, Blind Pig
10. Jackie Payne, I Saw the Blues, Blue Dot
11. Charlie Musselwhite, I Ain’t Lyin’, Henrietta
12. Gina Sicilia, The Alabama Sessions EP, Vizztone
13. Hot Roux, Stranger’s Blues, Hi-Hat
14. The Dogtown Blues Band, Dogtown Blues, self-released
15. Rick Vito, Mojo On My Side, Delta Groove
16. Pops Staples, Don’t Lose This, Anti-
17. Robben Ford, Into the Sun, Provogue
18. Westside Andy, Blues Just Happen, self-released
19. The Joe Moss Band, Manifesto, self-released
20. Amy Black, The Muscle Shoals Sessions, Reuben Records
21. Various Artists, The Rough Guide to Unsung Heroes: Country Blues, Rough Guides
22. Mississippi Fever, 300 Miles to Memphis, Ardent
23. James Harman, Bonetime, Electro-Fi
24. Sugaray Rayford, Southside, Nimoy Sue
25. Debbie Davies, Love Spin, Vizztone