Weekly Top Airplay: November 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: 11/10/15
Listed As: artist, title, label


Radio 200

1. Midnight Reruns, Force Of Nurture, Dusty Medical*
2. Phylums, Phylum Phyloid, Dirtnap*
3. Testa Rosa, III, self-released*
4. The Exotics, Twangy Surf & Spy Themes: The Best Of The Exotics, Tiki Tone*
5. Battles, La Di Da Di, Warp
6. Deerhunter, Fading Frontier, 4AD
7. FIDLAR, Too, Mom + Pop
8. Doghouse Flowers, Cold Comfort, self-released*
9. Joanna Newsom, Divers, Drag City
10. Fuzz, II, In the Red
11. Kurt Vile, B’lieve I’m Goin Down…, Matador
12. Foxing, Dealer, Triple Crown
13. Bad Wig, Bad Wig, self-released*
14. Pure Bathing Culture, Pray For Rain, Partisan
15. The Vitrolum Republic, For the Lovespun Ramblings and Ghosts In Our Shoes, self-released*
16. GGOOLLDD, For the Night, Gloss*
17. Sheepdogs, Future Nostalgia, Dine Alone
18. Ms. John Soda, Loom, Morr
19. Here We Go Magic, Be Small, Secretly Canadian
20. Petal, Shame, Run For Cover
21. Destroyer, Poison Season, Merge
22. Larry Gus, I Need New Eyes, DFA
23. Introverted Dancefloor, s/t, Carpark
24. Shopping, Why Choose, FatCat
25. Gun Outfit, Dream All Over, Paradise Of Bachelors
26. Dilly Dally, Sore, Partisan
27. Son Little, Son Little, Anti-
28. Doug Hream Blunt, My Name Is Doug Hream Blunt, Luaka Bop
29. Helvetia, Dromomania, Joyful Noise
30. Martin Courtney, Many Moons, Domino


1. Beat Happening, Look Around, Domino
2. Hot Chip, Dancing In the Dark, Domino
3. Grimes, Art Angels, 4AD
4. A Sunny Day In Glasgow, Planning Weed Like It’s Acid / Life Is Loss, self-released
5. Cheatahs, Mythologies, Wichita


1. Battles, La Di Da Di, Warp
2. Here We Go Magic, Be Small, Secretly Canadian
3. Introverted Dancefloor, s/t, Carpark
4. GGOOLLDD, For the Night, Gloss*
5. Made Of Oak, Penumbra [EP], Partisan
6. Big Grams, s/t [EP], Epic
7. !!!, As If, Warp
8. Hermitude, Dark Night Sweet Light, Network
9. Floating Points, Elaenia, Luaka Bop
10. New Order, Music Complete, Mute

New World

1. Dungen, Allas Sak, Mexican Summer
2. Goat, “It’s Time For Fun” b/w “Relax” single, Sub Pop
3. Souljazz Orchestra, Resistance, Strut
4. Dayme Arocena, Nueva Era, Brownswood
5. Songhoy Blues, Music In Exile, Transgressive
6. Ceu, Live, Six Degrees
7. Various Artists, Putumayo Presents: Vintage Latin, Putumayo
8. Empresarios, The Vibes, self-released
9. Amadou Balake, In Conclusion, Sterns
10. Chuck Foster, Righteous Dub, Catch Me Time


1. Miles Davis, Miles Davis At Newport 1955 – 1975: The Bootleg Series Vol. 4, Legacy
2. Arturo Sandoval, Live At Yoshi’s, ALFI
3. Josh Evans, Hope and Despair, Passin’ Thru
4. Cowboys and Frenchmen, Rodeo, Outside In Music
5. Hans Luchs, Time Never Pauses, oa2
6. Joseph Daley, The Tuba Trio Chronicles, self-released
7. Yoron Israel and High Standards, This Moment, Ronja
8. Matt Mitchell, Vista Accumulation, Pi
9. Terell Stafford, Brotherly Love: Celebrating Lee Morgan, Capri
10. Tia Brazda, Bandshell, Flatcar, self-released

Blues (updated monthly)

Dave Alvin & Phil Alvin, Lost Time, Yep Roc
2. Nikki Hill, Heavy Hearts, Hard Fists, Deep Fryed Records
3. Shemekia Copeland, Oustskirts of Love, Alligator Records
4. Tommy Castro and the Painkillers, Method to My Madness, Alligator Records
5. Barrence Whitfield & the Savages, Under the Savage Sky, Bloodshot
6. Buddy Guy, Born to Play Guitar, RCA
7. Fiona Boyes, Box & Dice, Blue Empress Records
8. The Claudettes, No Hotel, Yellow Dog Records
9. Sonny Landreth, Bound By the Blues, Provogue
10. Lara Price, I Mean Business, self-released
11. Eddie Taylor Jr., Stop Breaking Down, Wolf Records
12. Zac Harmon, Right Man Right Now, Blind Pig
13. Mitch Woods, Jammin’ On the High Cs, Club 88 Records
14. Diane Blue, Blues In My Soul, Regina Royale Records
15. John Mayall, Find a Way to Care, Forty Below Records
16. Debbie Davies, Love Spin, VizzTone
17. The Ragpicker String Band, s/t, Yellow Dog
18. Walter Trout, Battle Scars, Provogue
19. Diane Blue, Blues In My Soul, Regina Royal
20. The Reverend Shawn Amos, The Reverend Shawn Amos Loves You, Put
21. Dave Weld & the Imperial Flames, Slip Into a Dream
22. Kathy and the Kilowatts, Growin’ With Big D!, Lectro Fine
23. Ronnie Earl & the Broadcasters, Father’s Day, Stony Plain
24. Clarence “The Blues Man” Turner, The Caster Blaster, self-released
25. Karen Lovely, Ten Miles of Bad Road, self-released
26. Guy Davis, Kokomo Kid, MC Records
27. James Harman, Bonetime, Electro-Fi Records
28. Reverend Raven & the Chain Smokin’ Altar Boys, Live at the Big Bull Falls Blues Festival, self-released*
29. Billy Gibbons and the BFG’s, Perfectamundo, Concord Records
30. Laura Rain and the Caesars, Gold, LRC