Weekly Top Airplay: November 5, 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: 11/5/13


Radio 200

1. Night Beats, Sonic Bloom, The Reverberation Appreciation Society

2. Fuzz, Fuzz, In the Red

3. Blind Shake, Key To a False Door, Castleface

4. Sat. Nite Duets, Electric Manland, Uninhabitable Mansions*

5. Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Blue Record, Jagjaguwar

6. Jacuzzi Boys, Jacuzzi Boys, Hardly Art

7. Deltron 3030, Event II, Bulk

8. John Wizards, John Wizards, Planet Mu

9. Paul Cebar Tomorrow Sound, Fine Rude Thing, Groovesburg*

10. Kid Millions and the Sounds of Time, Kid Millions and the Sounds of Time, Ski School*

11. Elvis Costello and the Roots, Wise Up Ghost, Blue Note

12. Vic and Gab, Love Of Mine, Blue Lola*

13. Sleigh Bells, Bitter Rivals, Mom and Pop

14. Neko Case, The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You, Anti-

15. Fatty Acids, Bolero, Kribber Krown*

16. Volcano Choir, Repave, Jagjaguwar*

17. Like Like The The The Death, Cave Jenny, Latest Flame*

18. Luke Temple, Good Mood Fool, Secretly Canadian

19. Delphines, Careless b/w Strut 7″, self-released*

20. Hello Death, Hello Death, self-released*

21. Gov’t Mule, Shout!, Blue Note

22. Doghouse Flowers, Chasing The Sun, self-released*

23. Mark Waldoch’s Celebrated Working Man, Don’t Let Your Memories Kill You, Polite Music*

24. Body Futures, Body Futures, self-released*

25. Myles Coyne and the Rusty Nickel Band, Take Things As They Come, Top Five*

26. Gambles, Trust, GMBLS

27. Chelsea Wolfe, Pain Is Beauty, Sargent House

28. Ha Ha Tonka, Lessons, Bloodshot

29. Albert Hammond Jr., AHJ, Cult

30. Dr. Dog, B-Room, Anti-



1. Paul Cebar Tomorrow Sound, Fine Rude Thing, Groovesburg

2. Juana Molina, Wed 21, Crammed Discs

3. Russian Circles, Memorial, Sargent House

4. Black Hollies, Somewhere Between Here and Nowhere, Ernest Jenning

5. M.I.A., Mantagi, Interscope



1. John Wizards, John Wizards, Planet Mu

2. Oneohtrix Point Never, R Plus Seven, Warp

3. Porcelain Raft, Permanent Signal, Secretly Canadian

4. Ghostpoet, Some Say I So I Say Light, Play It Again Sam

5. Nightmares On Wax, Feelin’ Good, Warp

6. Lorn, Debris EP, Ninja Tune

7. Goldfrapp, Tales Of Us, Mute

8. Botany, Lava Diviner (Truestory), Western Vinyl

9. Pretty Lights, Color Map From the Sun, 8 Minutes 20 Seconds

10. CFCF, Outside, Paper Bag


New World

1. Femi Kuti, No Place For My Dream, Knitting Factory

2. Various Artists, Women Of Brazil, Putumayo

3. Kobo Town, Jumbie In the Jukebox, Cumbancha

4. Wouter Kellerman, Mzansi, self-released

5. Idan Raichel Project, Quarter To Six, Cumbancha

6. Rokia Traore, Beautiful Africa, Nonesuch

7. Federico Aubele, 5, 13 Records

8. Various Artists, Putumayo Presents Cafe Latino, Putumayo

9. Jimmy Cliff, The KCRW Session, Universal

10. Various Artists, Arctic Paradise, FIMIC



1. Foreign Motion, In Flight, self-released

2. Pedrito Martinez Group, The Pedrito Martinez Group, Motema

3. Dave Holland, Prism, Dare2

4. Chris Parker Trio, The Chris Parker Trio, GPR

5. Aaron Germain, Chance, Origin

6. Sergio Galvao, Phantom Fish, Pimenta

7. B’Snorkestra, Go To Orange, Present Sounds

8. Randy Brecker, The Brecker Brothers Band Reunion, Piloo

9. Project Them, Project Them, Miles High Records

10. George Cotsirilos Trio, Variations, oa2


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, Masterworks

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