Weekly Top Airplay: November 26, 2013

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: 11/26/13


Radio 200

1. Faux Fir, Fashionable Life, Kribber Krown*
2. Nightmares On Wax, Feelin’ Good, Warp
3. Population Control, The Last Of Us, self-released
4. Blind Shake, Key To A False Door, Castleface
5. Sat. Nite Duets, Electric Manland, Uninhabitable Mansions*
6. Juana Molina, Wed 21, Crammed Discs
7. Wau Y Los Arrrghs!, Todo Roto, Slovenly
8. Songs: Ohia, Magnolia Electric Co.: 10-Year Anniversary Edition, Secretly Canadian
9. TV Ghost, Disconnect, In The Red
10. CAVE, Threace, Drag City
11. Black Hollies, Somewhere Between Here and Nowhere, Ernest Jenning
12. Gories, The Shaw Tapes: Live From 1988, Third Man
13. Blessed Feathers, Order Of the Arrow, self-released*
14. Dum Dum Girls, Lost Boys and Girls – single, Sub Pop
15. Midnight Reruns, Midnight Reruns, Good Land*
16. Kelley Stoltz, Double Exposure, Third Man
17. Arcade Fire, Reflektor, Merge
18. Blood Orange, Cupid Deluxe, Domino
19. Cosmonauts, Persona Non Grata, Burger
20. Liquor Store, In The Garden, Almost Ready
21. Nobunny, Secret Songs: Reflections From the Ear Mirror, Goner
22. FUZZ, FUZZ, In The Red
23. Circuit Des Yeux, Overdue, Ba Da Bing!
24. Paul Cebar Tomorrow Sound, Fine Rude Thing, Groovesburg Joys*
25. Obits, Bed and Bugs, Sub Pop
26. RJD2, More Is Than Isn’t, RJ’s Electrical Connections
27. Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings, Stranger To My Happiness single, Daptone
28. Dinny Bulca, Ladies and Gentlemen, self-released*
29. Grayskul, Zenith, Fake Four
30. Diane Coffee, My Friend Fish, Western Vinyl


1. Gories, The Shaw Tapes: Live From 1988, Third Man
2. FUZZ, Live In San Francisco, Castleface
3. Step Brothers, Step Masters, Rhymesayers
4. Low Frequency In Stereo, Pop Obskura, Long Branch
5. Soundgarden, Screaming Life/Fopp, Sub Pop


1. Polica, Shulamith, Mom + Pop
2. Nightmares On Wax, Feelin’ good, Warp
3. John Wizards, John Wizards, Planet Mu
4. RJD2, More Is Than Isn’t, RJ’s Electrical Connections
5. Bombay Dub Orchestra, Tales From The Grand Bazaar, Six Degrees
6. Oneohtrix Point Never, R Plus Seven, Warp
7. Ghostpoet, Some Say I So I Say Light, Play It Again Sam
8. Botany, Lava Diviner (Truestory), Western Vinyl
9. Pretty Lights, Color Map From The Sun, 8 Minutes 20 Seconds
10. Machinedrum, Vapor City, Ninja Tune

New World

1. Juana Molina, Wed 21, Crammed Discs
2. Wau Y Los Arrrghs!, Todo Roto, Slovenly
3. Federico Aubele, 5, 13 Records
4. Various Artists, Arctic Paradise 2014: Contemporary Folk Music From Finland, FIMIC
5. Various Artists, Marula’s Shade, ImprovED
6. Alex Cuba, Ruido En El Sistema, Caracol
7. Jimmy Cliff, The KCRW Session, Universal
8. Intended Immigration, La Demoiselle Du Fonque, Wooden Hat
9. Dom La Nena, Golondrina EP, Six Degrees
10. Rokia Traore, Beautiful Africa, Nonesuch


1. George Cotsirilos Trio, Variations, oa2
2. Craig Yaremko Organ Trio, CYO3, oa2
3. Allen Toussaint, Songbook, Rounder
4. Miles Davis, The Original Mono Recordings, Legacy
5. Frank Rosaly, Cicada Music, Delmark
6. Robert Glasper Experiment, Black Radio 2, Blue Note
7. Gerry Gibbs and The Thrasher Dream Trio, self-titled, self-released
8. Samuel Blaser Consort In Motion, A Mirror To Machaut, Songlines
9. Stranahan/Zaleski/Rosato, Limitless, Capri
10. David Chesky, Jazz In the New Harmonic, Chesky

Blues (updated monthly)

1. Blind Boys of Alabama, I’ll Find a Way, Alligator
2. The Claudettes, Internal Piano Plot…Hatched!, Yellow Dog
3. Shawn Holt and the Teardrops, Daddy Told Me, Blind Pig
4. Adrianna Marie and Her Groovecutters, Double Crossing Blues, Midnight
5. Tedeschi Trucks Band, Made Up Mind, Masterwork
6. Macy Blackman and the Mighty Fines, I Didn’t Want to Do It, MamaRu Records
7. Gov’t Mule, Shout!, Blue Note
8. Pete Anderson, Birds Above Guitarland, Little Dog
9. Anders Osborne, Peace, Alligator
10. Toronzo Cannon, John the Conquer Root, Delmark
11. Phil Gates, Live at the Hermosa Saloon, self-released
12. Barrence Whitefield and the Savages, Dig Thy Savage Soul, Bloodshot
13. James Booker, Classified: Remixed and Expanded, New Rounder
14. Crankshaft and the Gear Grinders, What You Gonna Do?, self-released
15. Johnny Rawls with Otis Clay, Remembering O.V., Catfood Records
16. Roomful Of Blues, 45 Live, Alligator
17. Seasick Steve, Hubcap Music, Third Man
18. Lurrie Bell, Blues In My Soul, Delmark
19. Ursula George, One Steady Roll, Tommy Tiger
20. Sean Chambers, The Rock House Sessions, Bluebeat