Weekly Top Airplay: June 6, 2017

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.

Our Music Director, Erin, compiles the most-played albums every week, reports those albums each Tuesday (as well as the top blues albums 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: 6/6/17
Listed As: artist, title, label


Radio 200

1. Corridor, Supermercado, Michel Records
2. Slowdive, s/t, Dead Oceans
3. L.A. Takedown, II, Ribbon Music
4. Piles, Expeller, Self-released*
5. Whips, The Ride, Skeletal Lightning*
6. Juana Molina, Halo, Crammed Discs
7. Dramatic Lovers, [advance tracks], Self-released*
8. Noga Erez, Off the Radar, City Slang
9. Coco Hames, s/t, Merge
10. The Dirty Nil, Minimum R&B, Fat Wreck Chords
11. Midnight Reruns, Spectator Sports, Dusty Medical
12. Afghan Whigs, In Spades, Sub Pop
13. Platinum Boys, Buzz, Dusty Medical*
14. Girlpool, Powerplant, Anti-
15. Liv Mueller, Liv Sings: Light of the Valley, Shadow of the Mountain, Self-released*
16. The Fatty Acids, Dogs of Entertainment, Gloss*
17. R. Ring, Ignite the Rest, SofaBurn
18. Dream Machine, The Illusion, Castle Face
19. The Feelies, In Between, Bar/None
20. Robyn Hitchcock, s/t, Yep Roc
21. New Pornographers, Whiteout Conditions, Concord
22. Soul Low, “Bad Set of Moods” [single], Self-released
23. WebsterX, Daymares, Closed Sessions
24. Xposed 4Heads, Urgency Squad, Internal Combustion
25. LCD Soundsystem, “Call the Police” [single], Columbia
26. Kevin Morby, City Music, Dead Oceans
27. Amelia Curran, Watershed, Six Shooter
28. Brother Ali, All the Beauty In This Whole Life, Rhymesayers
29. Chastity Belt, I Used to Spend So Much Time Alone, Hardly Art
30. Warm Soda, I Don’t Wanna Grow Up, Castle Face


1. ALT-J, Relaxer, Canvasback
2. Beach Fossils, Somersault, Bayonet
3. Benjamin Booker, Witness, ATO
4. Big Thief, Capacity, Saddle Creek
5. Cigarettes After Sex, s/t, Partisan
6. Floating Points, Reflections – Mojave Desert, Luaka Bop
7. Lola Marsh, Remember Roses, Barclay
8. Parson Red Heads, The Blurred Harmony, Fluff & Gravy
9. Sam Amidon, The Following Mountain, Nonesuch
10. TOPS, Sugar at the Gate, Arbutus


1. Xposed 4Heads, Urgency Squad, Internal Combustion*
2. LCD Soundsystem, “Call the Police” [Single], DFA
3. Sylvan Esso, What Now, Loma Vista
4. Mux Mool, Implied Lines, Young Heavy Souls
5. Clark, Death Peak, Warp
6. Adult., Detroit House Guests, Mute
8. Thievery Corporation, Temple of I & I, INGrooves
9. Forest Swords, Compassion, Ninja Tune
10. Thundercat, Drunk, Brainfeeder

New World

1. Juana Molina, Halo, Crammed Discs
2. Paris Combo, Tako Tsubo, DRG Records
3. Pat Thomas and Ebo Taylor, Sweeter Than Honey, “Mahuno” And High Life’s Celebration, Presch Media
4. Yasmine Hamdan, Al Jamilat, Crammed Discs
5. Tinariwen, Elwan, PIAS
6. Flor de Toloache, Las Caras Lindas, Chulo Records
7. Oumou Sangare, Mogoya, No Format!
8. Tanzania Albinism Collective, White African Power, Six Degrees
9. Niyaz, The Best of Niyaz, Six Degrees
10. Nattali Rize, Rebel Frequency, Baco Records


1.  Paris Combo, Tako Tsubo, DRG Records
2. Vadim Neselovskyi Trio, Get Up and Go, Neuklang
3. Outer Circles, Omnia, Seelf-released
4. Bob Dylan, Triplicate, Columbia
5. Jazzmeia Horn, A Social Call, Concord Records
6. Gerald Clayton, Tributary Tales, Motema
7. Claire Daly, 2648 West Grand Boulevard, Glass Beach Jazz
8. University of Northern Colorado Jazz Lab Band 1, The Romeo and Juliet Project, Artist Alliance Records
9. Erik Applegate, Two’s Company, Artist Alliance Records
10. Ambrose Akinmusire, A Rift In Decorum: Live at the Village Vanguard, Capitol Records

Blues (updated monthly)

1. Roxi Copland, Bad Decision, Self-released
2. Taj Mahal & Keb’ Mo, TajMo, Concord
3. Robert Cray & Hi Rhythm, s/t, Jay-Vee
4. Left Lane Cruiser, Claw Machine Wizard, Alive NaturalSound
5. Low Society, Sanctified, Rezonate
6. North Mississippi Allstars, Prayer For Peace, Legacy
7. Southern Avenue, s/t, Stax
8. Sean Chambers, Trouble & Whiskey, American Showplace Music
9. Tedeschi Trucks Band, Live From the Fox Oakland, Fantasy / Concord
10. John Primer & Bob Corritore, Ain’t Nothing You Can Do!, Delta Groove
11. Todd Albright, Detroit Twelve String Blues & Rags, Third Man Records
12. Mick Kolassa & Mark Telesca, You Can’t Do That (Acoustic Blues Beatles Tribute), Swingsuit
13. Anthony Rosano and the Conqueros, s/t, Self-released
14. Rev. Sekou, In Times Like These, Zent Records
15. Bridget Kelly Band, Bone Rattler, Alpha Sun
16. Bobby G with Curtis Grant, Jr. & the Midnight Rockers, Still Standing, Self-released
17. Monster Mike Welch and Mike Ledbetter, Right Place, Right Time, Delta
18. John McNamara, Rollin’ With It, Bahool
19. Jim Roberts and the Resonants, Beneath the Blood Moon, Self-released
20. Beautiful Bobby Blackmon, Throwback Blues, Self-released
21. Vintage #18, Grit, Self-released
22. Samantha Fish, Chills & Fever, Ruf Records
23. Laura Tate, Let’s Just Be Real, 811 Gold Records
24. Coco Montoya, Hard Truth, Alligator
25. Beth Garner, Snake Farm, Self-released