Weekly Top Airplay: Tuesday, June 28, 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: 6/28/16
Listed As: artist, title, label


Radio 200

1. Beach Patrol, Eudaimonia, Barely Standing*
2. Angry Angles, s/t, Goner
3. King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizzard, Nonagon Infinity, ATO
4. The Kills, Ash & Ice, Domino
5. Stargazer Lilies, Door to the Sun, Graveface
6. Deerhoof, The Magic!, Polyvinyl
7. PJ Harvey, The Hope Six Demolition Project, Island
8. Tigernite, Blood Moon [EP], Tasty Tapes*
9. Wire, Nocturnal Koreans, Pink Flag
10. Direct Hit!, Wasted Mind, Fat Wreck Chords*
11. Bleached, Welcome the Worms, Dead Oceans
12. Devil Met Contention, “Used to Be”, self-released*
13. Paul Simon, Stranger to Stranger, Concord
14. Bristol, s/t, Kwaidan
15. Trapper Schoepp, Rangers & Valentines, Xtra Mile*
16. Eagulls, Ullages, Partisan
17. Big Thief, Masterpiece, Saddle Creek
18. Teen Suicide, It’s the Big Joyous Celebration, Let’s Stir the Honeypot, Run For Cover Records
19. Silver Lake Chorus, remixes, Six Degrees
20. FAWNN, Ultimate Oceans, Quite Scientific
21. Useless Eaters, Relaxing Death, Castle Face
22. White Lung, Paradise, Domino
23. Cate Le Bon, Crab Day, Drag City
24. Violent Femmes, We Can Do Anything, PIAS*
25. Modern Baseball, Holy Ghost, Run For Cover Records
26. Space Raft, Rubicon, Dusty Medical*
27. Pale Dian, Narrow Birth, Manifesto
28. Spookyland, Beauty Already Beautiful, PIAS
29. Yoni and Get, Testarossa, Joyful Noise
30. Classixx, Faraway Reach, Innovative Leisure


1. Big Deal, Say Yes, FatCat
2. Japanese Breakfast, Psychopomp, yellow k/ Dead Oceans
3. Avett Brothers, True Sadness, Republic
4. Clipping, Wriggle, Sub Pop
5. Drowners, On Desire, Frenchkiss


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. Julian Lage, Arclight, Mack Avenue
2. Oleg Kireyev and Keith Javors, The Meeting, inarhyme
3. Empirical, Connection, Cuneiform
4. Clayton Brothers, Soul Brothers, ArtistShare
5. Kandance Springs, Soul Eyes, Blue Note
6. Bill Laurance, Aftersun, GroundUP
7. Jim Rotondi, Dark Blue, Smoke Sessions
8. Myles Wright, The LA EP, self-released
9. Kenny Garrett, Do Your Dance, Mack Avenue
10. Moon Hooch, Red Sky, Hornblow

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