Weekly Top Airplay: February 3, 2015

POSTED:: February 3, 2015

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 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: 2/3/15
Listed As: artist, title, label

Radio 200

1. Canopies, Maximize Your Faith, Forged Artifacts*
2. Drunk Drivers, It’s Always Weekend, Crustacean*
3. Belle and Sebastian, Girls In Peacetime Want to Dance, Matador
4. Death Blues, Ensemble, Sige*
5. Whips, Turn It On, self-released*
6. Ariel Pink, Pom Pom, 4AD
7. Panda Bear, Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper, Domino
8. Building On Buildings, Building On Buildings, self-released*
9. Various Artists, Hadley Murrell Presents: The Best Arizona Garage Bands 1967 – 1970, HDM
10. Stars, No One Is Lost, ATO
11. Viet Cong, Viet Cong, Jagjaguwar
12. Sleater-Kinney, No Cities To Love, Sub Pop
13. Bjork, Vulnicura, One Little Indian
14. Low Down Sound, Ride Into the Sun, self-released
15. Dengue Fever, The Deepest Lake, Tuk Tuk
16. Thurston Moore, The Best Day, Matador
17. Murder By Death, Big Dark Love, Bloodshot
18. Decemberists, What a Terrible World What a Beautiful World, Capitol
19. Marianne Faithfull, Give My Love to London, Easy Sound Recording Co.
20. Parquet Courts, Content Nausea, What’s Your Rupture?
21. Bonobo, Flashlight [EP], Ninja Tune
22. Gang Of Four, Broken Talk [single], Metropolis
23. Acid Baby Jesus, Selected Recordings, Slovenly
24. Dodos, Individ, Polyvinyl
25. Matthew Melton, Outside Of Paradise, SouthPaw
26. All We Are, All We Are, Domino
27. Ty Segall, Mr. Face [EP], Famous Class
28. No/No, Drag [EP], self-released*
29. Dwarves, Invented…, Burger
30. Amason, Sky City, Fairfax


1. Ty Segall Band, Live in San Francisco, Castle Face
2. Andy Shauf, The Bearer Of Bad News, Tender Loving Empire
3. Title Fight, Hyperview, Anti-
4. Corners, Maxed Out On Distractions, Lolipop/Burger
5. Jessica Pratt, On Your Own Love Again, Drag City


1. Panda Bear, Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper, Domino
2. Bonobo, Flashlight [EP], Ninja Tune
3. The Knife, Shaken Up Versions, Mute
4. Dorian Concept, Joined Ends, Ninja TUne
5. Royksopp, The Inevitable End, Cherrytree
6. Les Sins, Michael, Michael, Company
7. Machinedrum, Vaport City Archives, Ninja Tune
8. Lia Ices, “Higher” (Samuel Proffitt Remix)[single], Jagjaguwar
9. Lord Raja, A Constant Moth, Ghostly International
10. Busdriver, Perfect Hair, Big Dada

New World

1. Various Artists, 90 Degrees of Shade: Hot Jump-Up Island Sounds From the Caribbean, Soul Jazz
2. Dengue Fever, The Deepest Lake, Tuk Tuk
3. Various Arists, 1970s Algerian Folk and Pop, Sublime Frequencies
4. Harry Mosco, Funkees, Secret Stash
5. Silva, Ocean View, Six Degrees
6. Bombay Royale, The Island of Dr. Electrico, HopeStreet
7. Tartu Popi ja Roki Instituut, Biedermeier-Psychedelia, Minty Fresh
8. Khun Narin’s Electric Phin Band, Khun Narin’s Electric Phin Band, Innovative Leisure
9. Francis Bebey, Psychedelic Sanza 1982-1984, Born Bad
10. Zomba Prison Project, I Have No Everything Here, Six Degrees


1. Anthony Braxton, Trio and Duet, Sackville
2. David Friesen and Circle 3 Trio, Where the Light Falls, self-released
3. Medeski Scofield Martin and Wood, Juice, Indirecto
4. Gary Motley, Departure, G-Stream, self-released
5. Katie Thiroux, Introducing Katie Thiroux,
6. Ryan Shultz Quintet, Hair Dryers, Origin
7. Spin Quartet, In Circles, Origin
8. Akua Dixon, Akua Dixon, Akua’s Music
9. Maureen Budway, Sweet Candor, MCG
10. Kat Edmonson, The Big Picture, Sony

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

POSTED BY:: Erin Wolf