Weekly Top Airplay: Tuesday, July 26, 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: 7/26/16
Listed As: artist, title, label


Radio 200

1. Radiohead, A Moon Shaped Pool, XL
2. Coathangers, Nosebleed Weekend, Suicide Squeeze
3. Blood Orange, Freetown Sound, Domino
4. Aphex Twin, Cheetah [EP], Warp
5. Swans, The Glowing Man, Young God
6. M83, Junk, Mute
7. Laser Background, Correct, La Société Expéditionnaire
8. Deerhoof, The Magic!, Polyvinyl
9. Steve Gunn, Eyes On the Line, Matador
10. Dinosaur Jr., Give a Glimpse of What Yer Not, Jagjaguwar
11. Minor Victories, s/t, Fat Possum
12. Gold Panda, Good Luck and Do Your Best, City Slang
13. No/No, Sound and Light, Gloss Records*
14. Male Gaze, King Leer, Castle Face
15. Trapper Schoepp, Rangers and Valentines, Xtra Mile*
16. White Lung, Paradise, Domino
17. The Julie Ruin, Hit Reset, Hardly Art
18. Frankie Lee, American Dreamer, Thirty Tigers
19. Xposed 4Heads, “Light It Up” [single], self-released*
20. Paul Simon, Stranger to Stranger, Concord
21. Wye Oak, Tween, Merge
22. Car Seat Headrest, Teens of Denial, Matador
23. Heliotropes, Over There That Way, The End Records
24. Devata Daun, Look, Pytch Records
25. Omni, Deluxe, Trouble In Mind Records
26. case/lang/veirs, s/t, Anti-
27. Goggs, s/t, In the Red
28. deCollage, Magnetize, MISRA
29. Midwest Death Rattle, Post-Apocalypso, self-released*
30. Ultimate Painting, Live at Third Man Records, Third Man Records


1. Dinosaur Jr., Give a Glimpse of What Yer Not, Jagjaguwar
2. Bjork, Vulnicura [Live], One Little Indian
3. Boris, Pink [Deluxe Edition], Sargent House
4. Floating Points, Kuiper [EP], Luaka Bop
5. JPNSGRLS, Divorce, Light Organ


1. DJ Shadow, The Mountain Will Fall, Mass Appeal
2. Aphex Twin, Cheetah [EP], Warp
3. M83, Junk, Mute
4. Gold Panda, Good Luck and Do Your Best, City Slang
5. No/No, Sound and Light, Gloss Records*
6. Devata Daun, Look, Pytch Records
7. deCollage, Magnetize, MISRA
8. TOR, Blue Book, Loci
9. Nite Jewel, Liquid Cool, Gloriette Records
10. Marks, The Modern Life, self-released

New World

1. Babymetal, Metal Resistance, RAL
2. Bombino, Azel, Partisan
3. Sainkho Namtchylak, Like A Bird Or a Spirit, Not a Face, Ponderosa
4. Konono NO. 1, …Meets Batida, Crammed Discs
5. Eva Salina, Lema Lema, Vogiton
6. Francoise Atlan, Chordais Ensemble, Aman! Sefarad: Kantigas De Selanika a Estabol – Chants Sefarades De L’ex-Empire Ottoman, Buda Musique
7. Ceu, Tropix, Six Degrees
8. Rokia Traore, Ne So, Nonesuch
9. Soapkills, The Best of Soapkills, Crammed Discs
10. Afro Peruvian New Trends Orquestra, Uniting Beats, Ritmos Que Unen, self-released


1. BADBADNOTGOOD, IV, Innovative Leisure
2. Michael Blum Quartet, Chasin’ Oscar, self-released
3. Phronesis, Parallax, Edition Records
4. Jeff Denson Quartet, Concentric Circles, self-released
5. Jane Ira Bloom, Early Americans, Outline Records
6. Swiss Jazz Orchestra, Pools Live at Jazz Festival Bern, MONS
7. A Bu, Butterflies In Paris, Sennheiser
8. Corey Christiansen, Factory Girl, Origin
9. Yellowjackets, Coherence, Mack Avenue
10. Andy Brown Quartet, Direct Call, Delmark

Blues (updated monthly)

1. Tweed Funk, Come Together, Tweed Tone*
2. Shaun Murphy, It Won’t Stop Raining, Vision Wall Records
3. Bonnie Raitt, Dig In Deep, Redwing
4. William Bell, This Is Where I Live, Stax
5. Paul Reddick, Ride the One, Stony Plain
6. Janiva Magness, Love Wins Again, Bluelan
7. The James Hunter Six, Hold On!, Daptone
8. Eric Lindell, Matters Of the Heart, Red Parlor
9. Sugar Blue, Voyage, MC Records
10. Steve Gilbert, Hempstead Highway, H Tone
11. Spencer MacKenzie, Infected With the Blues, self-released
12. John Long, Stand Your Ground, Delta Groove Music
13. Moreland & Arbuckle, Promised Land Or Bust, Alligator
14. Alabama Mike, Upset the Status Quo, Grassland Records
15. Delta Generators, Hipshakers and Heartbreakers, Delta Generators
16. Guy King, Truth, Denmark Records
17. Albert Castiglia, Big Dog, Ruf Records
18. The Hitman Blues Band, The World Moves On, Nerus Records
19. The Record Company, Give It Back to You, Concord*
20. Big Harp George, Wash My Horse In Champagne, Blues Mountain Records
21. Curtis Salgado, The Beautiful Lowdown, Alligator Records
22. Toronzo Cannon, The Chicago Way, Alligator
23. Joe Bonamassa, Blues of Desperation, J and R
24. Big Jon Atkinson and Bob Corritore, House Party at Big Jon’s, Delta Groove
25. Dr. Lonnie Smith, Evolution, Blue Note
26. Billy Talbot Band, Dakota, Vapor Records
27. Jeff Healey, Heal My Soul, Provogue
28. Swamp Cabbage, Jive, self-released
29. Markey Blue, The Blues Are Knocking, Soul O Sound Records
30. Tommy Castro & the Painkillers, Method to My Madness, Alligator