Weekly Top Airplay: October 17, 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: Top 30 = mostly pop and rock and some crossover genres like electronic, soul, hip hop and world, Adds = top brand new releases for the week, Electronic = electronic, World = world, Jazz = jazz (pretty easy to figure out, right?). WMSE reports these charts each week to NACC, alongside hundreds of other stations. The North American College and Community Chart tabulates weekly airplay from College and Non-Commercial radio stations in the United States and Canada.

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.

Each week, WMSE’s Music Director, Erin makes those charts 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: 10/17/17
Listed As: artist, title, label


Top 30

1. Indonesian Junk, Stars In the Night, Rum Bar*
2. Metz, Strange Peace, Sub Pop
3. Xposed 4Heads, Urgency Squad, Internal Combustion*
4. Chelsea Wolfe, Hiss Spun, Sargent House
5. Motorhead, Under Cover, Silver Lining
6. Protomartyr, Relatives In Descent, Domino
7. Weaves, Wide Open, Kanine
8. Wolf Parade, Cry Cry Cry, Sub Pop
9. Shilpa Ray, Door Girl, Northern Spy
10. Deerhoof, Mountain Moves, Joyful Noise
11. LCD Soundsystem, American Dream, DFA/Columbia
12. Ariel Pink, Dedicated to Bobby Jameson, Mexican Summer
13. No/No, “Take Out” [single], Gloss*
14. DUDS, Of a Nature Or a Degree, Castle Face
15. Lady Legs, Holy Heatwave, Communicating Vessels
16. Deer Tick, Vol. 1 and Vol. 2, Partisan
17. The Bronx, V, ATO
18. Rostam, Half-Light, Nonesuch
19. Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, The Kid, Western Vinyl
20. Shijo X, Odd Times, A Buzz Supreme
21. Laura Sauvage, The Beautiful, Simone
22. Alvvays, Antisocialites, Polyvinyl
23. Jessica Lea Mayfield, Sorry Is Gone, ATO
24. Rainer Maria, S/T, Polyvinyl*
25. Chad VanGaalen, Light Information, Sub Pop
26. Mount Kimbie, Love What Survives, Warp
27. Static Eyes, Traps [EP], Triple Eye Industries*
28. ORB, Naturality, Castle Face
29. Liars, TFCF, Mute
30. Yumi Zouma, Willowbank, Cascine


1. The Barr Brothers, Queen of the Breakers, Secret City
2. Beck, Colors, Capitol
3. Bully, Losing, Sub Pop
4. E1sbar, Looser Futurism, Polar Vortex
5. Grooms, Exit Index, Western Vinyl
6. Hamilton Leithauser, “Heartstruck (Wild Hunger)” ft. Angel Olsen, Glassnote
7. Melkbelly, Nothing Valley, Wax Nine
8. The Rural Alberta Advantage, The Wild, Saddle Creek/Paper Bag
9. Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, “Matter of Time”, Daptone Records
10. Stars, There Is No Love In Fluorescent Light, Last Gang


1. Xposed 4Heads, Urgency Squad, Internal Combustion*
2. LCD Soundsystem, American Dream, DFA/Columbia
3. Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, The Kid, Western Digital
4. Mount Kimbie, Love What Survives, Warp
5. Nosaj Thing, Parallels, Innovative Leisure
6. GGOOLLDD, “Excelsior Springs”, [single], Self-released
7. Tricky, Ununiform, False Idols
8. The Sound Of Ceres, The Twin, Joyful Noise
9. Cornelius, Mellow Waves, Rostrum
10. Cut Copy, Haiku From Zero, Astralwerks


1. Antibalas, Where the Gods Are in Peace, Daptone
2. Leti Garza, El Unico Para Mi, Self-released
3. Lila Blue, Have a Look [EP], Self-released
4. The Bombay Royale, Run Kitty Run, HopeStreet
5. Trio Da Kali and Kronos Quartet, Ladilikan, World Circuit
6. Chicago Afrobeat Project ft. Tony Allen, What Goes Up, Self-released
7. King Schascha, Rudeboy Skankin [EP], Penguin Studios
8. Oumou Sangare, Mogoya, No Format!
9. New Kingston, A Kingston Story: Come From Far, Easy Star
10. Somi, Petite Afrique, Okeh


1. The Ed Palermo Big Band, The Great Un-American Songbook, Cuneiform
2. Roscoe Mitchell, Discussions Orchestra, Wide Hive
3. Hiromi and Admar Castaneda, Live in Montreal, Concord
4. Blue Note All Stars, Our Point of View, Blue Note
5. Willie Jones III, My Point Is…, WJ3
6. Jason Stein, Lucille!, Delmark
7. Art Fristoe Trio, Double Down, Merry Lane
8. Wes Montgomery and Wynton Kelly Trio, Smokin’ In Seattle, Resonance
9. Adrian Cunningham, Jazz Speak, Arbors
10. Bill Cunliffe, BACHanalia, Metre

Blues (updated monthly)

1. Altered Five Blues Band, Charmed & Dangerous, Blind Pig*
2. Chuck Berry, Chuck, Dualtone
3. Sonny Landreth, Recorded Live In Lafayette, Provogue
4. Selwyn Birchwood, Pick Your Poison, Alligator
5. The Cash Box Kings, Royal Mint, Alligator
6. John Lee Hooker, Whiskey & Wimmen — John Lee Hooker’s Finest, Veejay
7. Pokey LaFarge, Manic Revelations, Rounder
8. Gina Sicilia, Tug of War, Blue Elan
9. Scott Ellison, Good Morning Midnight, Red Parlor Records
10. The Sons of the Soul Revivers, Live! Rancho Nicasio, Little Village
11. North Mississippi All-Stars, Prayer For Peace, Legacy
12. Emily Barker, Sweet Kind of Blue, Kartel
13. Scottie Miller Band, Stay Above Water, Self-released
14. Chris Barnes, Hokum Blues, VizzTone
15. Catfish Keith, Mississippi River Blues, Fish Tail Records
16. Michele D’Amour and the Love Dealers, Lost Nights at the Leopard Lounge, Warrior Poet Productions
17. Linsey Alexander, Two Cats, Delmark
18. Joseph Veloz, Offerings, Big O Records
19. Delta Wires, Born In Oakland, Mud Slide Records
20. Gov’t Mule, Revolution Come…Revolution Go, Concord
21. Lightnin’ Willie, No Black No White Just Blues, Little Dog Records
22. Kurt Urban, Full Moon Boogie, Smiling Pig
23. James O’Neill and the Silver Shadows, Havana Blue, Self-released
24. The Nighthawks, All You Gotta Do, EllerSoul
25. Dani Wilde, Live at the Brighton Road, VizzTone