Weekly Top Airplay: Tuesday, June 7, 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: 6/14/16
Listed As: artist, title, label


Radio 200

1. Beach Patrol, Eudaimonia, Barely Standing*
2. PJ Harvey, The Hope Six Demolition Project
3. The Kills, Ash and Ice, Domino
4. Paul Simon, Stranger to Stranger, Concord
5. King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, Nonagon Infinity
6. Fujiya and Miyagi, EP1, Impossible Objects of Desire
7. No/No, Sound and Light, Gloss Records*
8. The Staves, Sleeping In a Car, Nonesuch
9. Homeboy Sandman, Kindess For Weakness, Stones Throw
10. Trapper Schoepp, Rangers and Valentines, Xtra Mile*
11. Tigernite, Blood Moon, Tasty Tapes*
12. Bob Mould, Patch the Sky, Merge
13. AUTOMatic, AUTOMatic Presents: 3099, self-released*
14. Holy F***, Congrats, Innovative Leisure
15. Eagulls, Ullages, Partisan
16. Seratones, Get Gone, Fat Possum
17. ANOHNI, Hoplessness, Secretly Canadian
18. Nico Yaryan, What a Tease, Partisan
19. White Lung, Paradise, Domino
20. Midwest Death Rattle, Post-Apocalypso, self-released*
21. Teen Suicide, It’s the Big Joyous Celebration, Let’s Stir the Honeypot, Run For Cover
22. Yoni and Get, Testarossa, Joyful Noise
23. The Pukes, Murder 7″, self-released*
24. Rogue Wave, Delusions of Grand Fur, Easy Sound Recording Co.
25. Ash Koosha, I AKA I, Ninja Tune
26. Moonface and Siinai, My Best Human Face, Jagjaguwar
27. Pup, The Dream Is Over, SideOneDummy
28. Xeno and Oaklander, Topiary, Ghostly International
29. Casket Girls, The Night Machines, Graveface
30. Throws, s/t, Thrill Jockey


1. Motorhead, Clean Your Clock, UDR
2. Deerhoof, The Magic!, Polyvinyl
3. Case/Lang/Veirs, s/t, Anti-
4. William Tyler, Modern Country, Merge
5. Stargazer Lilies, Door to the Sun, Graveface


1. RJD2, Dame Fortune, RJ’s Electrical Connection
2. Holy F****, Congrats, Innovative Leisure
3. ANOHNI, Hopelessless, Secretly Canadian
4. Yeasayer, Amen and Goodbye, Mute
5. Ash Koosha, I AKA I, Ninja Tune
6. Xeno and Oaklander, Topiary, Ghostly International
7. James Blake, The Colour In Anything, Republic
8. Pantha Du Prince, The Triad, Rough Trade
9. Kaytranada, 99.9%, XL
10. Ladyhawke, Wild Things, Polyvinyl

New World

1. Rokia Traore, Ne So, Nonesuch
2. Konono No. 1, Konono No. 1 Meets Batida, Crammed Discs
3. Ceu, Tropix, Six Degrees
4. Lakou Mizik, Wa Di Yo, Cumbancha Discovery
5. Debo Band, Ere Gobez, FPE
6. Fela Ransome Kuti and His Koola Lobitos, High-Life Jazz and Afro-Soul (1963 – 1969), Knitting Factory
7. Joyce N’Sana, s/t, self-released
8. Buyepongo, Todo Mundo, Buangu
9. Ziggy Marley, s/t, Tuff Gong
10. We Banjo 3, Live In Galway, self-released


1. Dave Flippo Trio, Life On Mars, self-released
2. Albare, Dreamtime, ALFi Records
3. Jon Crowley, I Walk Amongst the Humans, Destiny Records
4. Will Goble, Consider the Blues, oa2
5. Julian Lage, Arclight, Mack Avenue
6. Chico Freeman 4-Tet, Spoken Into Existence, Jive
7. Renee Rosnes, Written In the Rocks, Smoke Session
8. Marcos Varela, San Ygnacio, Origin
9. Moon Hooch, Red Sky, Hornblow
10. Lew Tabackin Trio, Soundscapes, 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