Weekly Top Airplay: October 28, 2014

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: 10/28/14
Listed As: artist, title, label


Radio 200

1. Flying Lotus, You’re Dead, Warp
2. Foxygen, …And Star Power, Jagjaguwar
3. Reigning Sound, Shattered, Merge
4. Budos Band, Burnt Offering, Daptone
5. Goat, Commune, Sub Pop
6. Ex Hex, Rips, Merge
7. Christian Bland and the Revelators, Unseen Green Obscene, Reverberation Appreciation Society
8. Field Report, Marigolden, Partisan*
9. Bass Drum of Death, Rip This, Innovative Leisure
10. Ty Segall, Manipulator, Drag City
11. New Pornographers, Brill Bruisers, Matador
12. Muffs, Whoop Dee Doo, Burger
13. King Tuff, Black Moon Spell, Sub Pop
14. Zammuto, Anchor, Temporary Residence
15. The Sugar Stems, Only Come Out at Night, Dirtnap*
16. Interpol, El Pintor, Matador
17. The Midwest Beat, Free Of Being, Waterslide*
18. Body Futures, Brand New Silhouettes, Latest Flame*
19. The Bots, Pink Palms, Fader
20. Wampire, Bazaar, Polyvinyl
21. Peaking Lights, Cosmic Logic, Weird World
22. My Brightest Diamond, This Is My Hand, Asthmatic Kitty
23. Broncho, Just Enough Hip To Be Woman, Dine Alone
24. Aphex Twin, Syro, Warp
25. White Reaper, White Reaper, Polyvinyl
26. Benjamin Booker, Benjamin Booker, ATO
27. Avi Buffalo, At Best Cuckold, Sub Pop
28. Bonfire Beach, Bonfire Beach, Cleopatra
29. TV On the Radio, Happy Idiot [single], Harvest
30. Allah-Las, Worship the Sun, Innovative Leisure


1. The Blind Shake, Breakfast of Failures, Goner
2. Sleater-Kinney, Start Together, Sub Pop
3. Chris Forsyth and the Solar Motel Band, Intensity Ghost, No Quarter
4. Medicine, Home Everywhere, Captured Tracks
5. Steve Reich, Radio Rewrite, Nonesuch


1. Flying Lotus, You’re Dead, Warp
2. Zammuto, Anchor, Temporary Residence Ltd.
3. Aphex Twin, Syro, Warp
4. Garden City Movement, Entertainment/Bengali Cinema, BLDG5
5. Caribou, Our Love, Merge
6. Odesza, In Return, Counter
7. Black Taxi, Electroshock Death Grip, No Shame
8. Yelle, Completement Fou, Kemosabe
9. Big Freedia, Just Be Free, Queen Diva
10. Moire, Shelter, Ninja Tune

New World

1. Goat, Commune, Sub Pop
2. Bombay Royale, The Island of Dr. Electrico, HopeStreet
3. Khun Narin’s Electric Phin Band, Khun Narin’s Electric Phin Band, Innovative Leisure
4. Various Artists, Finding Fela: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, Knitting Factory
5. Marty Dread, Upcountry Boy, Five Corners
6. Awa Sangho, Ala Ta, Motema
7. OY, No Problem Saloon, Crammed Discs
8. Hollie Cook, Twice, Mr. Bongo
9. Antonio Castrignano, Fomenta: Ilenu De Taranta, Ponderosa
10. Eliana Cuevas, Espejo, Alma


1. Hafez Modirzadeh, In Convergence Liberation
2. Jason Marsalis Vibes Quarter, 21st Century Trad Band, Basin Street
3. Moon Hooch, This Is Cave Music, Palmetto
4. Cyrus Chestnut, Midnight Melodies, Smoke Sessions
5. Vlatko, Subjective Experience In a Commercial Free Zone, pFmentum
6. Joshua Redman, Trios Live, Nonesuch
7. Bob Mamet, London House Blues, self-released
8. Andy Waddell, Alive, Rhombus
9. David Ullmann 8, Corduroy, Little Sky
10. Hank Marvin, Django’s Castle, Mtm Music Pty

Blues (updated monthly)

1. Marcia Ball, The Tattooed Lady and the Alligator Man, Alligator
2. Elvin Bishop, Can’t Even Do Wrong Right, Alligator
3. The Knickerbocker All-Stars, Open Mic at the Knick, JP Cadillac Records
4. Dr. John, Ske-Dat-De-Dat, Concord
5. Eddy “The Chief” Clearwater, Soul Funky, Cleartone
6. Billy Pierce & Friends, Take Me Back to the Delta, Gotslide Records
7. Grady Champion, Bootleg Whiskey, Malaco Records
8.Tweed Funk, First Name Lucky, Tweed Tone*
9. Jim Liban With the Joel Patterson Trio, I Say What I Mean, Ventrella*
10. Big Harp George, Chromaticism, Blues Mountain Records
11. The Levon Helm Band, The Midnight Ramble Sessions Vol. 3, Vanguard
12. The Extra Crispy Brass Band, The Extra Crispy Brass Band, self-released*
13. Naomi Shelton & the Gospel Queens, Cold World, Daptone
14. Robert Cray Band, In My Soul, Provogue
15. Mud Morganfield and Kim Wilson, For Pops: A Tribute to Muddy Waters, Severn
16. Sena Ehrhardt, Live My Life, Blind Pig
17. Ruthie Foster, Promise of a Brand New Day, Blue Corn
18. Rick Estrin and the Nightcats, You Asked For It…Live!, Alligator
19. Skyla Burrell Band, Blues Scars, VizzTone
20. Gregg Allman, All My Frineds: Celebrating the Songs and the Voice of Gregg Allman, Rounder