Weekly Top Airplay: December 10, 2013

POSTED:: December 10, 2013

FILED UNDER:: Top Airplay

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: 12/10/13

Please note — the final CMJ chart report of the year is 12/10/13. Charts will resume on 1/3/14.


Radio 200

1. Gories, The Shaw Tapes: Live From 1988, Third Man
2. Night Beats, Sonic Bloom, The Reverberation Appreciation Society
3. The Blind Shake, Key To a False Door, Castleface
4. The Black Hollies, Somewhere Between Here and Nowhere, Ernest Jenning
5. Dum Dum Girls, Lost Boys and Girls – single, Sub Pop
6. FUZZ, FUZZ, In the Red
7. TV Ghost, Disconnect, In The Red
8. Yo La Tengo, Fade Out, Matador
9. Like Like The The The Death, Cave Jenny, Latest Flame*
10. Jel, Late Pass, Anticon
11. Various Artists, Inside Llewyn Davis: Original Soundtrack Recording, Nonesuch
12. Cosmonauts, Persona Non Grata, Burger
13. Animal Magnets, Step On Your Neck, Easter Records*
14. Gringo Star, Floating Out To See, My Anxious Mouth
15. Damien Jurado, Silver Timothy – single, Secretly Canadian
16. Blessed Feathers, Order Of The Arrow, self-released*
17. Audacity, Butter Knife, Suicide Squeeze
18. Juana Molina, Wed 21, Crammed Discs
19. Sat. Nite Duets, Electric Manland, Uninhabitable Mansions*
20. Destroyer, Five Spanish Songs, Merge
21. Arcade Fire, Reflektor, Merge
22. Liquor Store, In The Garden, Almost Ready
23. Caroline Smith, Half About Being A Woman, United Interest
24. Midnight Reruns, Midnight Reruns, Good Land*
25. Cults, Static, Columbia
26. Oneohtrix Point Never, R Plus Seven, Warp
27. Blind Boys of Alabama, I’ll Find A Way, Sony
28. Wau Y Los Arrrghs!, Todo Roto, Slovenly
29. Gap Dream, Shine Your Light, Burger
30. Dinny Bulca, Ladies and Gentlemen, self-released*


1. Nick Lowe, Quality Street: A Seasonal Selection For All the Family, Yep Roc
2. Childish Gambino, Because the Internet, Glassnote
3. Matt and Kim, Lightning Remixes, Fader
4. Flume and Chet Faker, Lockjaw, Fader
5. SEE-I, Real Steel, Fort Knox


1. RJD2, More Is Than Isn’t, RJ’s Electrical Connections
2. Various Artists, Zen: Ninja Tune and Big Dada 2013 Sampler, Ninja Tune
3. Oneohtrix Point Never, R Plus Seven, Warp
4. Nightmares On Wax, Feelin’ Good, Warp
5. CFCF, Outside, Paper Bag
6. Trentemoller, Lost, In My Room
7. Bombay Dub Orchestra, Tales From the Grand Bazaar, Six Degrees
8. Polica, Shulamith, Mom and Pop
9. Nils Frahm, Spaces, Erased Tapes
10. Recondite, Hinterland, Ghostly

New World

1. Anoushka Shankar, Traces Of You, Deutsche Grammophon
2. William Onyeabor, World Psychedelic Classics 5: Who Is William Onyeabor?, Luaka Bop
3. Juana Molina, Wed 21, Crammed Discs
4. Wau Y Los Arrrghs!, Todo Roto, Slovenly
5. Dom La Nena, Golondrina EP, Six Degrees
6. Rokia Traore, Beautiful Africa, Nonesuch
7. Intended Immigration, La Demoiselle, Du Fonque, Wooden Hat
8. Bombay Dub Orchestra, Tales From The Grand Bazaar, Six Degrees
9. Gipsy Kings, Savor Flamenco, KFR
10. Various Artists, Putumayo Presents: Vintage France, Putumayo


1. Ahmad Jamal, Saturday Morning, JazzVillage
2. Harris Eisenstadt, Golden State, Songlines
3. Marc Cary Focus Trio, Four Directions, Motema
4. Brian Gephart, Standing On Two Feet, Origin
5. Herbie Hancock, The Complete Columbia Album Collection 1972 – 1988, Legacy
6. Allen Toussaint, Songbook, Rounder
7. Reginald Cyntje, Love, self-released
8. David Becker Tribune, Distance Travel, Acoustic Music
9. Shirantha Beddage, Identity, Addo
10. Aaron Germain, Chance, Origin

Blues (updated monthly)

1. Gov’t Mule, Shout!, Blue Note
2. Bernard Allison Group, Live at the Jazzhaus, self-released
3. JD Wilke and the Dirt Daubers, Wild Moon, Plowboy
4. Birdlegg, Birdlegg, Dialtone Records
5. Charlie Musselwhite, Juke Joint Chapel, Henrietta Records
6. Dave Keyes, Right Here Right Now, self-released
7. Buddy Flett, Rough Edges, Honeybee
8. Toronozo Cannon, John The Conquer Root, Delmark
9. Trudy Lynn, Royal Oaks Blues Cafe, Connor Ray
10. Jonny Lang, Fight For My Soul, Provogue
11. Laura Rain and the Caesars, Electrified, Lrc
12. Seasick Steve, Hubcap Music, Third Man
13. The Claudettes, Internal Piano Plot…Hatched!, Yellow Dog
14. Blind Boys of Alabama, I’ll Find a Way, Alligator
15. James Booker, Classified: Remixed and Expanded, New Rounder
16. Deb Ryder, Might Just Get Lucky, self-released
17. Steve Howell and The Mighty Men, Yes I Believe I Will, self-released
18. Jack Mack and the Heart Attack Horns, Lookin’ Up!, SuperStar
19. JP Blues, Make Room at the Table, MCP
20. Adrianna Marie and Her Groovecutters, Double Crossing Blues, Midnight


POSTED BY:: Erin Wolf