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: 6/7/16
Listed As: artist, title, label


Radio 200

1. Various Artists, 2016 Tasty Fest Compilation, Tasty Tapes*
2. Beach Patrol, Eudaimonia, Barely Standing*
3. King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, Nonagon Infinity, ATO
4. Space Raft, Rubicon, Dusty Medical*
5. PJ Harvey, The Hope Six Demolition Project, Island
6. Gold Panda, Good Luck and Do Your Best, City Slang
7. Holy F***, Congrats, Innovative Leisure
8. Rogue Wave, Delusions of Grand Fur, Easy Sound Recording Co.
9. Eric Bachmann, s/t, Merge
10. Methyl Ethel, Oh Inhuman Spectacle, 4AD
11. James Blake, The Colour In Anything, Republic
12. Various Artists, WMSE 35th Anniversary Compilition: Live At WMSE Volume 14, WMSE*
13. Midwest Death Rattle, Post-Apocalypso, self-released*
14. Yoni and Geti, Testarossa, Joyful Noise
15. Esme Patterson, We Were Wild, Grand Jury
16. Yeasayer, Amen and Goodbye, Mute
17. Claypool Lennon Delerium, Monolith of Phobos, ATO
18. Twin Peaks, Down In Heaven, Grand Jury
19. Grovelers, Romeo vs. Juliet, self-released*
20. Beth Orton, Kidsticks, Anti-
21. Fruit Bats, Absolute Loser, Easy Sound Recording Co.
22. Eagulls, Ullages, Partisan
23. Hot Coffin, s/t, Triple Eye Industries*
24. ANOHNI, Hoplessness, Secretly Canadian
25. Pale Dian, Narrow Birth, Manifesto
26. NO/NO, Sound and Light, Gloss Records*
27. Angry Angles, s/t, Goner
28. The Pukes, Murder [7″], self-released
29. Andre Williams, I Wanna Go Back to Detroit City, Bloodshot
30. Telethon, Citrosis, self-released


1. The Kills, Ash and Ice, Domino
2. Psychic Ills, Inner Journey Out, Sacred Bones
3. Xeno and Oaklander, Topiary, Ghostly International
4. Margaret Glaspy, Emotions and Math, ATO
5. Gotobeds, Blood//Sugar//Secs//Traffic, Sub Pop


1. James Blake, The Colour In Anything, Republic
2. Yeasayer, Amen and Goodbye, Mute
3. ANOHNI, Hoplessness, Secretly Canadian
4. M83, Junk, Mute
5. The Demix, Havoc Run, Mute*
6. Kaytranada, 99.9%, XL
7. Julianna Barwick, Will, Dead Oceans
8. The Range, Potential, Domino
9. Bibio, A Mineral Love, Warp
10. Jean-Michel Jarre, Electronica 2: The Heart of Noise, Red-Sony

New World

1. Konono No. 1, Konono No. 1 Meets Batida, Crammed Discs
2. Rokia Traore, Ne So, Nonesuch
3. Fela Ransome Kuti and His Koola Lobitos, High-Life Jazz and Afro-Soul (1963 – 1969), Knitting Factory
4. Debo Beand, Ere Gobez, FPE
5. Caetano Veloso and Gilberto Gil, Multishow Live, Nonesuch
6. Buyepongo, Todo Mundo, Buyangu
7. Eva Salina, Lema Lema, Vogiton
8. Anoushka Shankar, Land of Gold, Deutsche Grammophon
9. Pedrito Martinez Group, Habana Dreams, Motema
10. Ziggy Marley, s/t, Tuff Gong


1. Hiromi, Spark, Telarc
2. Corey Kendrick Trio, Rootless, self-released
3. Ismael East Carlo, Provocateur, Cafe Con Bagel
4. Reginald Cyntje, Spiritual Awakening, self-released
5. Organik Vibe Trio, Things We Did Last Summer, Cellar Live
6. Michael Fiorino and Ensemble 456, Set Of Six, self-released
7. Brian Andres and the Afro-Cuban Jazz Cartel, This Could Be That, Bacaloo
8. Pat Metheny, Unity Sessions, Nonesuch
9. Jeremy Manasia Trio, Metamorphosis, Rondette
10. Mark Isbell, Enconotro, 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