Weekly Top Airplay: Tuesday, August 9, 2016

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: 8/9/16
Listed As: artist, title, label


Radio 200

1. Aphex Twin, Cheetah [EP], Warp
2. No/No, Sound and Light, Gloss Records*
3. Dinosaur Jr., Give a Glimpse of What Yer Not, Jagjaguwar
4. Frankie Lee, American Dreamer, Thirty Tigers
5. Melvins, Basses Loaded, Ipecac
6. All the Real Girls, Elk City, self-released
7. Haley Bonar, Impossible Dream, Thirty Tigers
8. Xeno and Oaklander, Topiary, Ghostly International
9. GOGGS, s/t, In the Red Records
10. Male Gaze, King Leer, Castle Face
11. The Kills, Ash and Ice, Domino Records
12. Radiohead, A Moon Shaped Pool, XL Records
13. Mystery Lights, The Mystery Lights, Daptone
14. Big Thief, Masterpiece, Saddle Creek
15. Wye Oak, Tween, Merge Records
16. Steve Gunn, Eyes On the Line, Matador
17. Deerhoof, The Magic!, Polyvinyl
18. Cerise, Smoke Screen Dreams, Psychic Cats
19. The Multiple Cat, Intricate Maps, Cartouche
20. Death Valley Girls, Glow In the Dark, Burger
21. Ages and Ages, Something to Ruin, Partisan
22. deCollage, Magnetize, MISRA
23. Guided By Voices, Please Be Honest, GBV Inc.
24. JPNSGRLS, Divorce Light, Organ
25. Nite Jewel, Liquid Cool, Gloriette
26. Trapper Schoepp, Rangers and Valentines, Xtra Mile
27. White Fang, Chunks, Burger
28. Amber Arcades, Fading Lines, PIAS
29. VHS, Gift of Life, Suicide Squeeze
30. Smoke Season, Ouroboros, self-released


1. Thee Oh Sees, A Weird Exits, Castle Face
2. Haley Bonar, Impossible Dream, Thirty Tigers
3. Ages and Ages, Something to Ruin, Partisan
4. Field Mouse, Episodic, TopShelf
5. Bossacucanova, The Best of Bossacucanova, Six Degrees


1. Aphex Twin, Cheetah [EP] Warp
2. No/No, Sound and Light, Gloss Records*
3. Xeno and Oaklander, Topiary, Ghostly International
4. deCollage, Magnetize, MISRA
5. Nite Jewel, Liquid Cool, Gloriette
6. Plaid, The Digging Remedy, Warp
7. Kristin Kontrol, X-Communicate, Sub Pop
8. Devata Dadun, Look, Pytch Records
9. badbadnotgood, IV, Innovative Leisure
10. Ladyhawke, Wild Things, Polyvinyl

New World

1. Los Fabulosos Cadillacs, La Salvacion de Solo y Juan, Sony Music Latin
2. Stanley and the Ten Sleepless Knights, Quelbe! Music of the U.S. Virgin Islands, Smithsonian Folkways
3. Ciro Hurtado, Selva, Inn Productions
4. Ana Moura, Moura, Universal
5. Ceu, Tropix, Six Degrees
6. Las Pulseras del Corazon, s/t, self-released
7. Michael Franti and Spearhead, Soulrocker,  Fantasy
8. ZMEI3, Rough Romanian Soul, Six Degrees
9. Soapkills, The Best of the Soapkills, Crammed Discs
10. Movement, Golden, Rootfire


1. Dave Douglas, Dark Territory, Greenleaf
2. Snarky Puppy, Culcha Vulcha, Ground Up
3. Bill Evans, Rise Above, self-released
4. Sara Gazarek and Josh Nelson, Dream In Blue
5. Moon Hooch, Red Sky, Hornblow
6. Jack DeJohnette, Ravi Coltrane and Matthew Garrison, In Movement, ECM
7. badbadnotgood, IV, Innovative Leisure
8. Joe Lovano Quartet, Classic! Live at Newport, Blue Note
9. Thumbscrew, Convallaria, Cuneiform
10. Brooklyn Blowhards, s/t, Little i Music

Blues (updated monthly)

1. William Bell, This Is Where I Live, Stax
2. Walter Trout, Alive In Amsterdam, Provogue
3. The Lucky Losers, In Any Town, Dirty Cat Records
4. Katy Guillen & the Girls, Heavy Days, VizzTone
5. Mike Sponza, Ergo Sum, Epops
6. Kenny ‘Blues Boss’ Wayne, Jumpin and Boppin’, Stony Plain
7. Tweed Funk, Come Together, Tweed Tone*
8. The Terry Hanck Band, From the Roadhouse to Your House – Live!, VizzTone
9. Eric Lindell, Matters of the Heart, Red Parlor
10. Sugar Blue, Voyage, MC Records
11. Grady Champion, One of a Kind, Malaco
12. Janiva Magness, Love Wins Again, Bluelan
13. John Long, Stand Your Ground, Delta Groove Music
14. Albert Catiglia, Big Dog, Ruf Records
15. The Hitman Blues Band, The World Moves On, Nerus Records
16. Delta Generators, Hipshakers and Heartbreakers, Delta Generators
17. Erwin Helfer, Last Call, The Sirens
18. Too Slim and the Taildraggers, Blood Moon, World Indie
19. Bonnie Raitt, Dig In Deep, Redwing
20. Markey Blue, The Blues Are Knocking, Soul O Sound Records
21. Tinsley Ellis, Red Clay Soul, Heartfixer Music
22. A. G. Weinberger, Mighty Business, Big Foot
23. Eddie Turner and the Trouble Twins, Naked…In Your Face, self-released
24. Dennis Gruenling, Ready Or Not, VizzTone
25. Shaun Murphy, It Won’t Stop Raining, Vision Wall Records
26. Curtis Salgado, The Beautiful Lowdown, Alligator
27. Big Harp George, Wash My Horse in Champagne, Blues Mountain Records
28. Spencer MacKenzie, Infected With the Blues, self-released
29. Nick Schnebelen Band, Live at Knuckleheads, VizzTone
30. Alabama Mike, Upset the Status Quo, Grassland Records