Weekly Top Airplay: September 16, 2014

POSTED:: September 16, 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: 9/16/14
Listed As: artist, title, label

Radio 200

1. Reigning Sound, Shattered, Merge
2. Ty Segall, Manipulator, Drag City
3. Sugar Stems, Only Come Out At Night, Dirtnap*
4. Allah-Las, Worship the Sun, Innovative Leisure
5. Spoon, They Want My Soul, Loma Vista
6. New Pornographers, Brill Bruisers, Matador
7. Hiss Golden Messenger, Lateness Of Dancers, Merge
8. Goat, Commune, Sub Pop
9. Lia Ices, Ices, Jagjaguwar
10. Zammuto, Anchor, Temporary Residence
11. Bob Mould, Beauty & Ruin, Merge
12. Homeboy Sandman, Hallways, Stones Throw
13. Robyn Hitchcock, The Man Upstairs, Yep Roc
14. Blonde Redhead, Barragan, Kobalt
15. Apache Dropout, Heavy Window, Magnetic South
16. J Mascis, Tied To a Star, Sub Pop
17. Gossling, Harvest of Gold, Dew Process
18. Karen O, Crush Songs, Cult
19. Field Report, “Home (Leave the Lights On)” single, Partisan*
20. Wand, Ganglion Reef, Drag City
21. Midwestern Charm, Growing Pains, self-released*
22. Gaslight Anthem, Get Hurt, Mercury
23. Heavy Hand, Northwoods Knives, Latest Flame*
24. Glass Animals, Zaba, Wolf Tone
25. Death From Above 1979, The Physical World, Warner Bros./Last Gang
26. Spider Bags, Frozen Letter, Merge
27. Bear In Heaven, Time Is Over One Day Old, Dead Oceans
28. Tricky, Adrian Thaws, !K7
29. Jenny Lewis, Voyager, Warner Bros.
30. God Help the Girl, God Help the Girl, Milan


1. Broncho, Just Enough Hip to Be Woman, Dine Alone
2. Goat, Commune, Sub Pop
3. She Keeps Bees, Eight Houses, Future Gods
4. Archie Powell and the Exports, Back In Black, self-released
5. Sloan, Commonwealth, Yep Roc


1. Zammuto, Anchor, Temporary Residence
2. Tricky, Adrian Thaws, !K7
3. GGOOLLDD, $tandard$, self-released
4. Odesza, In Return, Ninja Tune
5. Big Freedia, Just Be Free, Queen Diva Music
7. Falty DL, In the Wild, Ninja Tune
8. Sylvan Esso, Sylvan Esso, Partisan*
9. Diamond Version, CI, Mute
10. Mndsgn, Yawn Zen, Stones Throw

New World

1. Meridian Brothers, Salvadora Robot, Soundway
2. Shonen Knife, Overdrive, Good Charamel
3. Hollie Cook, Twice, Mr. Bongo
4. Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars, Libation, Modiba
5. Eliana Cuevas, Espejo, Alma
6. Martina Johnsson, Nine Stories Then the Weather, self-released
7. Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu, Gurrumul, Skinny Fish
8. OY, No Problem Saloon, Crammed Discs
9. Soweto Gospel Choir, Divine Decade (Celebrating 10 Years), Universal Music
10. Angelique Kidjo, Eve, 429


1. Ada Rovatti, Disguise, Piloo Records
2. Ginger Baker, Why?, Motema
3. Steve Wilson and Lewis, Nash, Duologue, MCG
4. Signal Problems, Signal Problems, pfMentum
5. Larry Fuller, Larry Fuller, Capri
6. Christian Tamburr, Voyage, self-released
7. Danny Fox Trio, Wide Eyed, Hot Cup Records
8. Led Bib, The People In Your Neighbourhood, Cuneiform
9. Chick Corea Trio, Trilogy, Concord
10. Michael Bellar and the As-Is Ensemble, Oh No Oh Wow, Left3

Blues (updated monthly)

1. Jim Liban with Joel Paterson Trio, I Say What I Mean, Ventrella*
2. Johnny Winter, True to the Blues: The Johnny Winter Story, Columbia
3. Elvin Bishop, Can’t Even Do Wrong Right, Alligator
4. Dave Specter, Message in Blue, Delmark
5. Sena Ehrhardt, Live My Life, Blind Pig
6. The Levon Helm Band, The Midnight Ramble Sessions Volume 3, Vanguard
7. Ruthie Foster, Promise of a Brand New Day, Blue Corn
8. Mud Morganfield and Kim Wilson, For Pops: A Tribute to Muddy Waters, Severn
9. Selwyn Birchwood, Don’t Call No Ambulance, Alligator
10. Steve Freund and Gloria Hardiman, Set Me Free, Delmark
11. The Robert Cray Band, In My Soul, Provogue
12. Jarekus Singleton, Refuse to Lose, Alligator
13. Sugar Ray and the Bluetones, Living Tear to Tear, Severn Records
14. Naomi Shelton & the Gospel Queens, Cold World, Daptone
15. Bobb Corritore, Taboo, Delta Groove
16. Daddy Mack Blues Band, Blues Central, Inside Sounds
17. Big Harp George, Chromaticism, Blue Mountain Records
18. Jimmy Thackery and the Drivers, Wide Open, Jamthack Inc.
19. Bob Stroger and Kenny “Beedy Eyes” Smith, Keepin’ It Together, Big Eye
20. Missy Andersen, In the Moment, Main Squeeze Records

POSTED BY:: Erin Wolf