Weekly Top Airplay: February 10, 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: 2/10/15
Listed As: artist, title, label


Radio 200

1. Whips, Turn It On, self-released*
2. Viet Cong, Viet Cong, Jagjaguwar
3. Panda Bear, Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper, Domino
4. Tanya Tagaq, Animism, Six Shooter
5. Sama Dams, Comfort In Doubt, self-released
6. Ariel Pink, pom pom, 4AD
7. Jaga Jazzist, ’94 – ’14, Ninja Tune
8. Dengue Fever, The Deepest Lake, Tuk Tuk
9. Sleater-Kinney, No Cities To Love, Sub Pop
10. Belle and Sebastian, Girls In Peacetime Want to Dance, Matador
11. Death Blues, Ensemble, Sige/Rhythmplex*
12. Twerps, Range Anxiety, Merge
13. Canopies, Maximize Your Faith, Forged Artifacts*
14. All We Are, All We Are, Domino
15. Buxton, Half a Native, New West
16. Corners, Maxed Out On Distractions, Lolipop
17. Dan Deacon, Feel the Lightning [single], Domino
18. Danny Kroha, Angels Watching Over Me, Third Man
19. Natalie Prass, Natalie Prass, Spacebomb
20. Two Gallants, We Are Undone, ATO
21. Go-Betweens, G Stands For Go-Betweens, Vol. 1, Domino
22. Amason, Sky City, Fairfax
23. The Church, Further/Deeper, Unorthodox
24. Drunk Drivers, It’s Always Weekend, Crustacean*
25. …And the Kids, Turn To Each Other, self-released
26. Sharon Van Etten, “I Don’t Want to Let You Down” [single], Jagjaguwar
27. Jib Kidder, Teaspoon to the Ocean, Weird World
28. Dead Horses, Space and Time, self-released*
29. 40 Watt Dreams, After the Show, Squirrel Records
30. Ty Segall Band, Live In San Francisco, Castle Face


1. A Place to Bury Strangers, Transfixiation, Dead Oceans
2. Mourn, Mourn, Captured Tracks
3. The Amazing, Picture You, Partisan
4. Ex-Cult, Cigarette Machine, Castle Face
5. The Notwist, Messier Objects, Alien Transistor


1. Dorian Concept, Joined Ends, Ninja Tune
2. Panda Bear, Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper, Domino
3. Jaga Jazzist, ’94 – ’14, Ninja Tune
4. Royksopp, The Inevitable End, Cherrytree
5. Les Sins, Michael, Company
6. The Knife, Shaken Up Versions, Mute
7. Bjork, Vulnicura, One Little Indian
8. Various Artists, Hyperdub 10.4, Hyperdub
9. Machinedrum, Vapor City Archives, Ninja TUne
10. Submotion Orchestra, Alium, Counter

New World

1. Dengue Fever, The Deepest Lake, Tuk Tuk
2. Various Artists, 60s Japanese Garage Psych Sampler, Bamboo
3. Khun Narin’s Electric Phin Band, Innovative Leisure
4. Tony Allen, Film Of Life, Jazz Village
5. Various Artists, 90 Degrees of Shade: Hot Jump-Up Islands Sounds From the Caribbean, Soul Jazz
6. Captain Planet, Esperanto Slang, Bastard Jazz
7. Zomba Prison Project, I Have No Everything Here, Six Degrees
8. Horace Andy, Get Wise, Pressure Sounds
9. Various Artists, Finding Fela: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, Knitting Factory
10. Marty Dread, Upcountry Boy, Five Corners


1. The Bad Plus, Inevitable Western, Speakeasy
2. Jaga Jazzist, ’94 – ’14, Ninja Tune
3. Sun Ra and His Arkestra, 3rd September 1988 Chicago, Klondike
4. Rob Mazurek and Black Cube SP, Return the Tides: Ascension Suite and Holy Ghost, Cuneiform
5. Yngvil Vatn Guttu, On the Crosswalk, Kachemak
6. Silk Sound, Sun Gate: Live, Silk Screen
7. Medeski Scofield Martin and Wood, Juice, Indirecto
8. The Cookers, Time and Time Again, Motema
9. Bill Frisell, Guitar In the Space Age!, Okeh
10. Akua Dixon, Akua Dixon, Akua’s Music

Blues (updated monthly)

1. Altered Five Blues Band, Cryin’ Mercy, OmniVibe*
2. Bettye LaVette, Worthy, Cherry Red
3. Joe Bonamassa, Different Shades of Blue, Omnivibe
4. Junior Wells, Southside Blues Jam, Delmark
5. Vance Kelly, Live at Kingston Mines, Wolf
6. “Chicago” Carl Snyder, The Blues Keys, Lost World Music
7. Tas Cru, You Keep the Money, SubCat
8. Blue Lunch, Above the Fold, Rip Cat
9. Billy Boy Arnold, The Blues Soul of Billy Boy Arnold, Stony Plain
10. Mississippi Heat, Warning Shot, Delmark
11. The Duke Robillard Band, Calling All Blues!, Stony Plain
12. Various Artists, Take Me to the River: Music From the Motion Picture, Stax
13. Eric Johnson and Mike Stern, Eclectic, Concord
14. Lisa Mills, I’m Changing, Mills Bluz Records
15. Rory Block, Hard Luck – A Tribute to Skip James, Stony Plain
16. Jimmy Thackery, Extra Jimmies, Blind Pig Records
17. Southpaw Steel ‘n’ Twang, Hale’s Pleasure Railway, Bafe’s Factory
18. Keshia Dixon Nelson, Almost 25!, self-released
19. Mike Osborn, In the Dog House, Je Gagne
20. The Blues Disciples, Big Beat, Land O’ Blues Records
21. Jerry Lee Lewis, Rock and Roll Time, Vanguard
22. Magic Slim and the Teardrops, Pure Magic, Wolf
23. Laura Cheadle, Where the Blues Hangs Out, Bloozy Toonz
24. JW-Jones, Belmont Boulevard, Blind Pig
25. Bernie Marsden, Shine, Provogue