Weekly Top Airplay: October 29, 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: 10/29/13


Radio 200

1. Fuzz, Fuzz, In The Red

2. Jacuzzi Boys, Jacuzzi Boys, Hardly Art

3. Dirtbombs, Ooey Gooey Chewy Ka-blooey!, In The Red

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

5. Bill Callahan, Dream River, Drag City

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

7. Best Coast, Fade Away, Jewel City-Kobalt

8. Dismemberment Plan, Uncanney Valley, Partisan

9. Howe Gelb, The Coincidentalist, New West

10. Blind Shake, Key To A False Door, Castleface

11. John Wizards, John Wizards, Planet Mu

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

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

14. Oneohtrix Point Never, R Plus Seven, Warp

15. Albert Hammond Jr., AHJ, Cult

16. Crocodiles, Crimes Of Passion, Frenchkiss

17. Blessed Feathers, Order Of The Arrow, self-released*

18. Mum, Smilewound, Morr

19. Volcano Choir, Repave, Jagjaguwar*

20. Deltron 3030, Event II, Bulk Recordings

21. Fatty Acids, Bolero, Kribber Krown*

22. Ha Ha Tonka, Lessons, Bloodshot

23. TV Ghost, Disconnect, In The Red

24. Yuck, Glow And Behold, Fat Possum

25. Kelley Stoltz, Double Exposure, Third Man

26. Elf Power, Sunlight On The Moon, Orange Twin

27. Luke Temple, Good Mood Fool, Secretly Canadian

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

29. Those Darlins, Blur The Line, Thirty Tigers

30. Sleigh Bells, Bitter Rivals, Mom and Pop



1. Arcade Fire, Reflektor, Merge

2. Polica, Shulasmith, Mom and Pop

3. Robert Glasper Experiment, Black Radio 2, Blue Note

4. Nobunny, Secret Songs: Reflections From the Ear Mirror, Goner

5. Diane Coffee, My Friend Fish, Western Vinyl



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, Brownswood-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. Various Artists, Putumayo Presents: Cafe Latino, Putumayo

2. Tal National, Kaani, Fat Cat

3. Idan Raichel Project, Quarter To Six, Cumbancha

4. Bob Marley and the Wailers, Legend Remixed, Tuff Gong

5. Kobo Town, Jumbie In the Jukebox, Cumbancha

6. Miriam Makeba, Queen Of African Music, Golden Stars Of Holland

7. Alex Cuba, Ruido En El Sistema: Static In The System, Caracol

8. Azam Ali and Loga R. Torkian, Lamentation Of Swans: A Journey Towards Silence, self-released

9. Various Artists, Putumayo Presents: Women Of Brazil, Putumayo

10. Jimmy Cliff, The KCRW Session, Universal



1. Allen Toussaint, Songbook, Rounder

2. Elec Tet, Shiny Metal Objects, Blujazz

3. Amir ElSaffar, Alchemy, Pi Recordings

4. Ted Brancato, The Next Step, Origin

5. Harris Eisenstadt, Golden State, Songlines

6. David Bach, Otherworld, Integrity

7. Ahmad Jamal, Saturday Morning, JazzVillage

8. Roberto Fonseca, Yo, Motuno

9. Foreign Motion, In Flight, self-released

10. Leo Genovese, Seeds, Palmetto


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