Weekly Top Airplay: January 7, 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 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: 1/7/14


Radio 200

1. Paul Cebar Tomorrow Sound, Fine Rude Thing, Groovesburg Joys*
2. Doghouse Flowers, Chasing the Sun, self-released*
3. Andrew Bird, I Want to See Pulaski At Night, Wegawam
4. Fuzz, Fuzz, In the Red
5. Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, Give the People What They Want, Daptone
6. RJD2, More Is Than Isn’t, RJ’s Electrical Connections
7. Amason, EP, Ingrid
8. Animal Magnets, Step On Your Neck, Easter Records*
9. Darkside, Psychic, Matador
10. Reggie and the Full Effect, No Country For Old Musicians, Pure Noise
11. Tommy Castro and the Painkillers, The Devil You Know, Alligator
12. Minor Alps, Get There, Barsuk
13. Jel, Late Pass, Anticon
14. Touche Amore, Is Survived By, Deathwish
15. Blessed Feathers, Order Of the Arrow, self-released*
16. Danny Brown, Old, Fool’s Gold
17. Midnight Reruns, Midnight Reruns, Good Land*
18. Beachwood Sparks, Desert Skies, Alive Naturalsound
19. Daedelus, Drown Out, Anticon
20. Call Me Lightning, Human Hell, 25 Diamonds*
21. Tuka, Feedback Loop, Big Villages
22. Diane Coffee, My Friend Fish, Western Vinyl
23. Fatty Acids, Bolero, Kribber Krown*
24. Nobunny, Secret Songs: Reflections From the Ear Mirror, Goner
25. Ducktails, Wish Hotel EP, Domino
26. Kwes, llp, Warp
27. Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Unvarnished, Blackheart
28. Space Raft, Space Raft, Dusty Medical*
29. Myles Coyne and the Rusty Nickel Band, Take Things As They Come, Top Five*
30. Direct Hit!, Brainless God, Red Scare*


1. Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, Give the People What They Want, Daptone
2. Cheap Time, Exit Smiles, In the Red
3. Kosha Dillz, Awkward In a Good Way, Murs 3:16
4. Milosh, Jetlag, eOne-Deadly
5. Linnea Olsson, Ah!, Gotterfunk


1. Nightmares On Wax, Feelin’ Good, Warp
2. Dosh, Milk Money, Graveface
3. RJD2, More Is Than Isn’t, RJ’s Electrical Connections
4. Jel, Late Pass, Anticon
5. Daedelus, Drown Out, Anticon
6. Kwes, llp, Warp
7. Mount Eerie, Pre-Human Ideas, P.W. Elverum and Sun
8. Four Tet, Beautiful Rewind, Text
9. Polica, Shulamith, Mom and Pop
10. bEEdEEgEE, Sum/One, 4AD

New World

1. Dom La Nena, Golondrina EP, Six Degrees
2. Rokia Traore, Beautiful Africa, Nonesuch
3. Jimmy Cliff, The KCRW Session, Universal
4. Various Artists, Arctic Paradise: 2014 Contemporary Folk Music From Finland, FIMIC
5. Anoushka Shankar, Traces Of You, Deutsche Grammophon
6. Juana Molina, Wed 21, Crammed Discs
7. William Onyeabor, World Psychedelic Classics 5: Who Is William Onyeabor?, Luaka Bop
8. Intended Immigration, La Demoiselle Du Fonque, Wooden Hat
9. Sidi Toure, Alafia, Thrill Jockey
10. Federico Aubele, 5, 13 Records


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