Weekly Top Airplay: September 22, 2015

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: 9/22/15
Listed As: artist, title, label


Radio 200

1. Exotics, Twangy Surf and Spy Themes, Tiki Tone*
2. Maritime, Magnetic Bodies/Maps of Bones, Dangerbird*
3. Battles, La Di Da Di, Warp
4. Blind Shake, Live In San Francisco, Castle Face
5. Low, Ones and Sixes, Sub Pop
6. Shannon and the Clams, Gone By Dawn, Hardly Art
7. Phylums, Phylum Phyloid, Dirtnap*
8. Mike Krol, Turkey, Merge
9. La Luz, Weirdo Shrine, Hardly Art
10. Yo La Tengo, Stuff Like That There, Matador
11. Libertines, Athems For Doomed Youth
12. Beach House, Depression Cherry, Sub Pop
13. Farao, Till It’s All Forgotten, Arts and Crafts
14. Dilly Dally, Sore, Partisan
15. Ought, Sun Coming Down, Constellation
16. Deradoorian, The Expanding Flower Planet, Anticon
17. Matilde Davoli, I’m Calling You From My Dreams, Loyal to Your Dreams
18. Strange Wilds, Subjective Concepts, Sub Pop
19. Widowspeak, All Yours, Captured Tracks
20. Yonatan Gat, Physical Copy, Joyful Noise
21. Tame Impala, Currents, Interscope
22. The Sword, High Country, Razor and Tie
23. Vinyl Williams, Into, Company Records
24. Slime, Company, Weird World
25. Silicon, Personal Computer, Weird World
26. Foals, What Went Down, Warner
27. Ghostface Killah and Adrian Young, Twelve Reasons To Die Part 2, Linear Labs
28. Testa Rosa, III, self-released
29. Phil Cook, Southland Mission, Thirty Tigers
30.Telekinesis, Ad Infinitum, Merge


1. Bikini Kill, Revolution Girl Style Now! [reissue], Bikini Kill Records
2. Dan Melchior’s Broke Revue, Lords of the Manor, In the Red
3. Youth Lagoon, Savage Hills Ballroom, Fat Possum
4. Dilly Dally, Sore, Partisan
5. Born Ruffians, Ruff, Yep Roc


1. Vinyl Williams, Into, Company Records
2. Slime, Company, Weird World
3. Silicon, Personal Computer, Weird World
4. Panda Bear, Crosswords, Domino
5. Nozinja, Nozinja Lodge, Warp
6. Will It Burn, In Other Circumstances, self-released
7. Georgia, Georgia, Domino
8. Monokle, Rings, Ki
9. FKA Twigs, M3LL155X [EP], Young Turks
10. Hudson Mohawke, Lantern, Warp

New World

1. Nozinja, Nozinja Lodge, Warp
2. Chico Trujillo, Reina De Todas Las Fiestas, Barbes
3. Axel Krygier, Hombre De Piedra, Crammed
4. Razteria, Maz Raz, self-released
5. Bomba Estereo, Amanecer, Sony
6. Rocky Dawuni, Branches of the Same Tree, Cumbancha
7. Macaco, Historias Tattooadas, Sony
8. Songhoy Blues, Music In Exile, Transgressive
9. Mbongwana Star, From Kinshasa, World Circuit
10. Eliane Elias, Made In Brazil, Concord


1. Miles Davis, Miles Davis at Newport 1955 – 1975: The Bootleg Series Vol. 4, Legacy
2. The Christian McBride Trio, Live at the Village Vanguard, Mack Avenue
3. John Ellis and Double-Wide, Charm, Parade Light
4. Lorin Cohen, Home, Origin
5. Symphonic Jazz Orchestra, Looking Forward, Looking Back, Mack Avenue
6. John Scofield, Past Present, Blue Note
7. Micahel Fiorino, Michael Fiorino Ensemble 456, MFE4
8. Tad Britton, Cicada, Origin
9. Frank Kohl, Invisible Man, Pony Boy
10. Josh Maxey, Celebration of Soul, Miles High

Blues (updated monthly)

1.Buddy Guy, Born to Play Guitar, RCA
2. Sonny Landreth, Bound By the Blues, Provogue
3. Eddie Taylor Jr., Stop Breaking Down, Wolf Records
4. Various Artists, The Rough Guide to Unsung Heroes: Country Blues, Rough Guides
5. Sonny Knight and the Lakers, Do It Live, Secret Stash
6. Lazer Lloyd, Lazer Lloyd, self-released
7. A.J. Croce, That’s Me in the Bar (20th Anniversary Edition), Compass Records
8. Reverend Raven and the Chain Smokin’ Altar Boys, Live at the Big Bull Falls Blues Festival, Nevermore
9. Shemekia Copeland, Outskirts of Love, Alligator
10. Mitch Woods, Jammin’ On the High C’s, Club 88
11. Muddy Waters, 100, Raisin’ Music Records
12. John Ginty, No Filter, American Showplace Music
13. Pops Stapes, Don’t Lose This, Anti-
14. The Cash Box Kings, Holding Court, Blind Pig
15.  Dave and Phil Alvin, Lost Time, Yep Roc
16. The Lucky Losers, A Winning Hand, West Tone Records
17. Charlie Musselwhite, I Ain’t Lyin…, Henrietta Records
18. Albert Cummings, Someone Like You, Blind Pig
19. Rockin’ Johnny Burgin, Grassland California, West Tone Records
20. Johnny Tanner, Juke Joint Rambler, Self-released
21. Omar Coleman, Born & Raised, Denmark
22. Rick Vito, Mojo On My Side, Delta Groove
23.  Smoky Greenwell’s New Orleans Blues Jam, Live at the Old U.S. Mint, Greenwell Records
24. Bob Corritore and Henry Gray, The Henry Gray and Bob Corritore Sessions: Blues Won’t Let Me Take My Rest: Vol. 1, Delta Groove
25. Roy Rogers, Into the Wild Blue, Chops Not Chaps
26. Crissinger, Blues Expression, self-released
27. Westside Andy, Blues Just Happen, self-released
28. Ted Drozdowski’s Scissormen, Love & Life, self-released
29.  Beth Hart, Better Than Home, Provogue
30. James Harman, Bonetime, Electro-Fi