Weekly Top Airplay: Tuesday, February 2, 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: 2/1/16
Listed As: artist, title, label


Radio 200

1. Ty Segall, Emotional Mugger, Drag City
2. Jaill, Wherever It Be, Infinity Cat*
3. Ringo Deathstarr, Pure Mood, Reverberation Appreciation Society
4. The Pukes, The Pukes [EP], self-released*
5. Benji Hughes, Songs in the Key of Animals, Merge
6. Charlie Hilton, Palana, Captured Tracks
7. Eleanor Friedberger, New View, Frenchkiss
8. Klaus Johann Grobe, Baby Lass Uns Sein [7-inch], Trouble In Mind
9. Adrian Younge, Something About April II, Linear Labs
10. Shocking Pinks, Dance the Dance Electric, A Low Hum
11. Indonesian Junk, s/t, Rum Bar Records*
12. Tortoise, The Catastrophist, Thrill Jockey
13. Hinds, Leave Me Alone, Mom + Pop
14. Wray, Hypatia, Communicating Vessels
15. Basia Bulat, Good Advice, Secret City
16. Moonlandingz, Expanded [EP], Chimera
17. Trolley, Caught In the Darkness, Easter Records*
18. Charles Bradley, “Changes” [single], Daptone
19. Midnight Reruns, Force of Nurture, Dusty Medical*
20. Aidan Knight, Each Other, Outside Records
21. The Tritonics, Dance Crasher, self-released*
22. Underworld, “I Exhale” [single], Caroline International
23. The Vitrolum Republic, For the Lovespun Ramblings…, self-released*
24. The Besnard Lakes, A Coliseum Complex Museum, Jagjaguwar
25. Hey Marseilles, Hey Marseilles, Shanachie
26. Shearwater, Jet Plane and Oxbow, Sub Pop
27. Savages, Adore Life, Matador
28. Grimes, Art Angels, 4AD
29. Julia Brown, An Abundance of Strawberries, Joy Void
30. Julien Baker, Sprained Ankle, 6131


1. The Record Company, Give It Back to You, Concord*
2. Saul Williams, MartyrLoserKing, Fader
3. Diiv, Is the Is Are, Captured Tracks
4. Nap Eyes, Thought Rock Fish Scale, Paradise of Bachelors
5. Chimurenga Renaissance, Girlz With Gunz [EP], Glitterbeat


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. Klaus Johann Grobe, Baby Lass Uns Sein [7-inch], Trouble In Mind
2. Various Artists, Seneggal 70: Sonic Gems and Previously Unreleased Recordings Fromt he 1970s, Analog Africa
3. Eva Salina, Lema Lema, Vogiton
4. Fat Freddy’s Drop, Bays, The Drop
5. Baaba Maal, The Traveler, Palm
6. Grupo Fantasma, Problemas, Blue Corn
7. Souljazz Orchestra, Resistance, Strut
8. Coldair, The Provider, Twelves
9. Francoise Hardy, Mon Amie La Rose
10. Soapkills, The Best of Soapkills, Crammed Discs


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