Weekly Top Airplay: Tuesday, February 16, 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: 2/16/16
Listed As: artist, title, label


Radio 200

1. Savages, Adore Life, Matador
2. Ty Segall, Emotional Mugger, Drag City
3. Ringo Deathstarr, Pure Mood, Reverberation Appreciation Society
4. Midnight Reruns, Force of Nurture, Dusty Medical*
5. pinkshinyultrablast, Grandfathered, Club A C 30
6. Jennylee, Right On!, Rough Trade
7. James Hunter Six, Hold On!, Daptone
8. David Bowie, Backstair, Columbia
9. DIIV, Is The Is Are, Captured Tracks
10. Indonesian Junk, Indonesian Junk, self-released*
11. Charlie Hilton, Palana, Captured Tracks
12. Dressy Bessy, Kingsized, Yep Roc
13. Night Beats, Who Sold My Generation, Heavenly
14. Adrian Younge, Something About April II, Linear Labs
15. Shearwater, Jet Plane and Oxbow, Sub Pop
16. The Record Company, Give It Back To You, Concord*
17. High Highs, Cascades, Pias
18. Odetta Hartman, 222, Northern Spy
19. Eagles of Death Metal, Zipper Down, Universal
20. Susanna Rose, Snowbound, self-released
21. Holly Golightly and the Brokeoffs, Coulda Woulda Shoulda, Transdreamer
22. Ty Segall, Ty Rex, Goner
23. Eleanor Friedberger, New View, Frenchkiss
24. Julien Baker, Sprained Ankle, 6131
25. Half Japanese, Perfect, Joyful Noise
26. Grimes, Art Angels, 4AD
27. Cross Record, Wabi-Sabi, Ba Da Bing!
28. John Cale, M: Fans, Domino
29. Hinds, Leave Me Alone, Mom + Pop
30. Pillar Point, Marble Mouth, Polyvinyl


1. Dr. Dog, The Psychedelic Swamp, Anti-
2. Field Music, Commontime, Memphis Industries
3. Wild Nothing, Life Of Pause, Captured Tracks
4. Brett Newski, Hi-Fi, D.I.Y., self-released*
5. Donkeys, Midnight Palms, Easy Sound Recording Co.


1. Made Of Oak, Penumbra [EP], Partisan*
2. GGOOLLDD, Gold+, Gloss Records*
3. Neon Indian, Vega Intl Night School, Mom + Pop
4. Polica, “Lime Habit” [single], Mom + Pop
5. E1sbar, Televisual, Polar Vortex
6. !!!, As If, Warp
7. Luxi, A Life Surreal [EP], self-released*
8. CVRCHES, Every Open Eye, Glassnote
9. Floating Points, Elaenia, Luaka Bop
10. Krisp, Sonic Monarch, Gummdrops

New World

1. Various Artists, Rastafari: The Dreads Enter Babylon 1955 – 83, Soul Jazz
2. Eva Salina, Lema Lema, Vogiton
3. Soapkills, The Best of Soapkills, Crammed Discs
4. Francoise Hardy, Mon Amie La Rose, Light In the Attic
5. Grupo Fantasma, Problemas, Blue Corn
6. Sainkho Namtchylak, Like a Bird or a Spirit, Not a Face, Ponderosa
7. Jonny Greenwood with Shye Ben Tzur & Rajasthan Express, Junun, Nonesuch
8. Klaus Johann Grobe, Baby Lass Uns Sein [7″], Trouble In Mind
9. Various Artists, Arctic Paradise 2016, Music Finland
10. Daniela Mercury, Virtual Vinyl, DRG Brazil


1. Charles Lloyd and the Marvels, I Long to See You, Blue Note
2. Noertker’s Moxie, Simultaneous Windows, Edgetone
3. Dr. Lonnie Smith, Evolution, Blue Note
4. Cowboys and Frenchmen, Rodeo, Outside In Music
5. Amina Figarova, Blue Whisper, In and Out
6. Orrin Evans, The Evolution of Oneself, Smoke Sessions
7. Clare Fischer, Out of the Blue, self-released
8. Pete McCann, Range, Whirlwind
9. Terri Lyne Carrington, The Mosaic Project: Love and Soul, Concord
10. Amp Trio, M(y)our World, self-released

Blues (updated monthly)

1. Third Coast Blues Collective, Music Friends, self-released*
2. Buddy Guy, Born to Play Guitar, RCA
3. Billy Gibbons and the BFG’s, Perfectamundo, Concord
4.  Fiona Boyes, Box & Dice, Fresh Reference
5. Dave Alvin and Phil Alvin, Lost Time, Yep Roc
6. Walter Trout, Battle Scars, Provogue
7. Guy Davis, Kokomo Kid, MC Records
8. Shemekia Copeland, Outskirts Of Love, Alligator
9. Nikki Hill, Heavy Hearts, Hard Fists, Deep Fryed Records
10. Diane Blue, Blues In My Soul, Regina Royale Records
11. Eddie Taylor Jr., Stop Breaking Down, Wolf Records
12. Joe Louis Walker, Everybody Wants a Piece, Provogue
13. The Claudettes, No Hotel, Yellow Dog
14. Zora Young & Little Mike and the Tornadoes, Friday Night, Elrob Records
15. Robert Cray Band, 4 Nights of 40 Years Live, Provogue
16.  Henry Gray and Bob Corritore, Blues Won’t Let Me Take My Rest – Vol. 1, Delta Groove
17. The Knickerbocker All Stars, Go Back Home to the Blues, JP Cadillac
18. The Betty Fox Band, Slow Burn, self-released
19. King Mud, Victory Motel Sessions, Alive NaturalSound
20. Steve Howell & the Mighty Men, Friend Like Me, Out of the Past Music
21. Bob Margolin, My Road, VizzTone
22. Kathy and the Kilowatts, Groovin’ With Big D, Lectro Fine
23. Greg Koch & the Tone Controls, Vivid Gristle, self-released*
24. Wendy DeWitt with Kirk Harwood, Getaway, self-released
25. Dave Weld and the Imperial Flames, Slip Into a Dream, Delmark
26. The Jimmys, Hot Dish, Brown Cow
27. Ale Basile, B’s Expression, Sweetspot
28. The Reverend Shawn Amos, The Reverend Shawn Amos Loves You, Blind Raccoon
29. Andy Poxon, Must Be Crazy!, EllerSoul
30. John Mayall, Find a Way to Care, Forty Below Records