Weekly Top Airplay: January 28, 2014

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: 1/28/14


Radio 200

1. Sharon Jones And the Dap-Kings, Give The People What They Want, Daptone
2. Doghouse Flowers, Chasing The Sun, self-released
3. Beck, Blue Moon single, Capitol
4. Warpaint, Warpaint, Rough Trade
5. Damien Jurado, Brothers and Sisters of the Eternal Son, Secretly Canadian
6. Step Brothers, Lord Steppington, Rhymesayers
7. Mogwai, Rave Tapes, Sub Pop
8. Cheap Time, Exit Smiles, In The Red
9. Daedelus, Drown Out, Anticon
10. Brief Candles, Newhouse EP, Guilt Ridden Pop
11. Cibo Matto, Hotel Valentine, Chimera
12. Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks, Wig Out at Jagbags, Matador
13. Dosh, Milk Money, Graveface
14. Wooden Shjips, Back To Land, Thrill Jockey
15. Foret, Foret, Simone
16. Latyrx, The Second Album, Latryamid
17. Hospitality, Trouble, Merge
18. Pixies, EP-2, self-released
19. Cave, Threace, Drag City
20. Ducktails, Wish Hotel EP, Domino
21. Low Frequency In Stereo, Pop Obskura, Long Branch
22. TOY, Join The Dots, Heavenly
23. Red Fang, Whales and Leeches, Relapse
24. Paul Cebar Tomorrow Sound, Fine Rude Thing, Groovesburg Joys
25. Midlake, Antiphon, ATO
26. Pontiak, Innocence, Thrill Jockey
27. Call Me Lightning, Human Hell, 25 Diamonds
28. Liars, Mess On a Mission single, Mute
29. Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra, F*** Off Get Free We Pour Light On Everything, Constellation
30. Worrier, Broken Glass Ceiling single, self-released


1. Bibio, The Green EP, Warp
2. Hospitality, Trouble, Merge
3. Michael Kiwanuka, Lose b/w Waitin Around to Die 7″, Third Man
4. Peggy Sue, Choir Of Echoes, Yep Roc
5. Lawrence Arms, Metropole, Epitaph


1. Qdup, Let’s Go, Fort Knox
2. Jel, Late Pass, Anticon
3. Dosh, Milk Money, Graveface
4. Elizabeth McQueen Meet Brothers Lazaroff, The Laziest Remix EP, Freedom
5. Debruit and Alsarah, Aljawal, Soundway
6. Kwes, llp, Warp
7. Flume and Chet Faker, Lockjaw, Future Classic
8. Daedelus, Drown Out, Anticon
9. Four Tet, Beautiful Rewind, Text
10. Elvis Costello and the Roots, Wise Up: Thought Remixes and Reworks, Blue Note

New World

1. William Onyeabor, World Psychedelic Classics 5: Who Is William Onyeabor?, Luaka Bop
2. Anoushka Shankar, Traces Of You, Deutsche Grammophone
3. Angelique Kidjo, Eve, 429 Records
4. Rokia Traore, Beautiful Africa, Nonesuch
5. Federico Aubele, 5, 13 Records
6. Intended Immigration, La Demoiselle Du Fonque, Wooden Hat
7. Dom La Nena, Golondrina EP, Six Degrees
8. Sidi Toure, Alafia, Thrill Jockey
9. Various Artists, Arctic Paradise, FIMIC
10. Alexander Star, Badd Habitz EP, Nicko Rebel


1. Soar Trio, Emergency Management Heist, Edgetone
2. Cava Menzies and Nick Phillips, Moment To Moment, self-released
3. Lauren Kinhan, Circle In a Square, self-released
4. Miles Davis, The Original Mono Recordings, Columbia/Legacy
5. Elec Tet, Shiny Metal Objects, Blujazz
6. Clark Sommers Bash, Ba(sh), Origin
7. E. Doctor Smith, Quantum, Edgetone
8. M13, 1 Human Too Human, Blujazz
9. Stranahan/Zaleski/Rosato, Limitless, Capri
10. Multitudes Telepathic, Libretto, PFmentum

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