Weekly Top Airplay: Tuesday, July 5, 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: 7/5/16
Listed As: artist, title, label


Radio 200 

1. Stargazer Lilies, Door to the Sun, Graveface
2. The Kills, Ash & Ice, Domino
3. Modern Baseball, Holy Ghost, Run For Cover
4. Tigernite, Blood Moon EP, Tasty Tapes*
5. Deerhoof, The Magic!, Polyvinyl
6. Trapper Schoepp, Rangers and Valentines, Xtra Mile*
7. Devil Met Contention, Fuel the Lights, self-released*
8. Steve Gunn, Eyes On the Line, Matador
9. PJ Harvey, The Hope Six Demolition Project, Island
10. No/No, Sound and Light, Gloss*
11. Pity Sex, White Hot Moon, Run For Cover Records
12. Plants and Animals, Waltzed In From the Rumbling, Secret City
13. Direct Hit!, Wasted Mind, Fat Wreck Chords*
14. Nineteen Thirteen, Music For Time Travel, self-released*
15. White Lung, Paradise, Domino
16. Space Raft, Rubicon, Dusty Medical*
17. Weaves, Weaves, Kanine
18. Paul Simon, Stranger to Stranger, Concord
19. And the Kids, Friends Share Lovers, Signature Sounds
20. Violent Femmes, We Can Do Anything, PIAS*
21. Holy F***, Congrats, Innovative Leisure
22. Minor Victories, s/t, Fat Possum
23. Hammock, Everything and Nothing, self-released
24. King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, Nonagon Infinity
25. Yoni and Geti, Testarossa, Joyful Noise
26. Peter Bjorn and John, Breakin’ Point, Kobalt
27. Fawnn, Ultimate Oceans, Quite Scientific
28. Classixx, Faraway Reach, Innovative Leisure
29. Shabazz Palaces, Live at Third Man Records, Third Man
30. Big Thief, Masterpiece, Saddle Creek


1. Augustines, This Is Your LIfe, PIAS
2. Blood Orange, Freetown Sound, Domino
3. Lisa Prank, Adult Teen, Father/Daughter
4. Bat For Lashes, The Bride, Parlophone
5. Susan, Never Enough, Volar


1. Classixx, Faraway Reach, Innovative Leisure
2. Tim Hecker, Love Streams, 4AD
3. Tourist, U, Monday Records
4. Pantha du Prince, The Triad, Rough Trade
5. Kristin Kontrol, X-Communicate, Sub Pop
6. Ash Koosha, I AKA I, Ninja Tune
7. Kaytranada, 99.9%, XL
8. M83, Junk, Mute
9. Holy F***, Congrats, Innovative Leisure
10. James Blake, The Colour In Anything, Republic

New World

1. Kutiman, 6AM, Siyal
2. Ana Moura, Moura, Universal
3. Ceu, Tropix, Six Degrees
4. Michael Franti and Spearhead, Soulrocker, Universal
5. Pedrito Martinez Group, Habana Dreams, Motema
6. Idan Raichel, At the Edge of the Beginning, Cumbancha
7. Mexrrissey, Mexico Goes Morrissey, Nacional
8. Ziggy Marley, s/t, Tuff Gong
9. Anoushka Shankar, Land of Gold, Deutsche Grammophon
10. Mariachi Flor De Toloache, s/t, self-released


1. Yelena Eckemoff Quartet, Leaving Everything Behind, L and H
2. Jeff Denson Quartet, Concentric Circles, Ridgeway Records
3. Allen Toussaint, American Tunes, Nonesuch
4. Dave Flippo Trio, Life On Mars, self-released
5. Snarky Puppy, Culcha Vulcha, Ground Up
6. Brian Bromberg, Full Circle, Artistry
7. New Standard Jazz Orchestra, Waltz About Nothing, oa2
8. Empirical, Connection, Cuneiform
9. Michael Fiorino and Ensemble 456, Set of Six, self-released
10. Lenny Marcus Trio, Moving Fourth, self-released

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