Weekly Top Airplay: Tuesday, November 15, 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: 11/15/16
Listed As: artist, title, label


Radio 200

1. The Mosleys, Bonafide and Pixelated, self-released*
2. The Blind Shake, Celebrate Your Worth, Goner
3. AUTOMatic, Marathon, Grown Man Collective*
4. Devendra Banhart, Ape In Pink Marble, Nonesuch
5. Nineteen Thirteen, The Dream EP, self-released*
6. The Pukes, Revenge Of…, Tire Fire Records*
7. Sat. Nite Duets, Air Guitar, Father/Daughter*
8. Goat, Requiem, Sub Pop
9. TOBACCO, Sweatbox Dynasty, Ghostly International
10. Ex-Cult, Negative Growth, In the Red
11. Black Marble, It’s Immaterial, Ghostly International
12. Springtime Carnivore, Midnight Room, Autumn Tone
13. NOFX, First Ditch Effort, Fat Wreck Chords
14. Jamie Lidell, Building a Beginning, Jajulin Records
15. SURVIVE, RR73349, Relapse Records
16. Adrian Younge, The Electronique Void, Linear Labs
17. Leonard Cohen, You Want It Darker, Columbia
18. NX Worries, Yes Lawd!, Stones Throw
19. Against Me!, Shape Shift With Me, Total Treble
20. LVL UP, Return to Love, Sub Pop
21. DJ Shadow, The Mountain Will Fall, Mass Appeal
22. The Flat Five, It’s a World of Love and Hope, Bloodshot
23. Beach Slang, A Loud Bash of Teenage Feelings, Polyvinyl
24. Julia Jacklin, Don’t Let the Kids Win, Polyvinyl
25. Moby and the Void Pacific Choir, These Systems Are Failing, Little Idiot
26. Gauss, Thalweg, self-released*
27. American Wrestlers, Goodbye Terrible Youth, Fat Possum
28. Morgan Delt, Phase Zero, Sub Pop
29. Cory Hanson, The Unborn Capitalist From Limbo, Drag City
20, Flaming Lips, “The Castle” [single], Warner Bros.


1. Sad13, Slugger, Carpark
2. Sleigh Bells, Jessica Rabbit, Torn Clean
3. matt pond PA, Winter Lives, 131 Records
4. Shantih Shantih, Winter In September, Wild Honey / Dusty Medical
5. Luke Temple, A Hand Through the Cellar Door, Secretly Canadian


1. TOBACCO, Sweatbox Dynasty, Ghostly International
2. Black Marble, It’s Immaterial, Ghostly International
3. SURVIVE, RR7349, Relapse
4. Adrian Younge, The Electronique Void, Linear Labs
5. DJ Shadow, The Mountain Will Fall, Mass Appeal
6. Tensnake, Freundchen X Desire [EP], True Romance
7. Moby and the Void Pacific Choir, These Systems Are Failing, Little Idiot
8. NO/NO, Sound and Light, Gloss Records*
9. The Notwist, Superheroes, Ghostvillains and Stuff, Sub Pop
10. A Tribe Called Red, We Are the Halluci Nation, Radicalized Records

New World

1. Ana Moura, Moura, Universal
2. Alsarah and the Nubatones, Manara, Wonderwheel
3. Bombino, Azel, Partisan
4. Brookzilla, Throwback to the Future, Tommy Boy
5. Cathie Ryan, Through Wind and Rain, Mo Leanbh Records
6. Los Fabulosos Cadillacs, La Salvacion De Solo y Juan, Sony Music
7. Frightnrs, Nothing More to Say, Daptone
8. A Tribe Called Red, We Are the Halluci Nation, Radicalized Records
9. Mariza, Mundo, Nonesuch
10. Zomba Prison Project, I Will Not Stop Singing, Six Degrees


1. Madeleine Peyroux, Secular Hymns, Impulse!
2. Donny McCaslin, Beyond Now, Motema
3. Charlie Hunter, Everybody Has a Plan Until They Get Punched In the Mouth, Universal Music Classics
4. Will Calhoun, Celebrating Elvin Jones, Motema
5. George Burton, The Truth Of What I Am > The Narcissist, Inner Circle Music
6. Tom Cohen, Joyride, self-released
7. Avichai Ornoy, Sneakin’ In, Jazz Family
8. Michael Blum, Expansion, self-released
9. Richie Cole, Plays Ballads and Love Songs, self-released
10. Jan Kus Quartet, Faith, Letitmotiv Arts

Blues (updated monthly)

1. Gina Sicilia, Sunset Avenue EP, Blue Elan Records
2. Various Artists, The Musical Mojo of Dr. John: Celebrating Mac and His Music, Concord
3. Bobby Rush, Porcupine Meat, Rounder
4. The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Strong Like That, Severn
5. Joanna Connor, Six String Stories, M.C. Records
6. Teresa James & the Rhythm Tramps, Bonafide, Jesi-Lu
7. Various, Putumayo Presents Blues Party, Putumayo
8. Gary Hoey, Dust and Bones, Provogue
9. Mike Wheeler, Turn Up!!, Delmark
10. Lil’ Ed and the Blues Imperials, The Big Sound of Lil’ Ed and the Blues Imperials, Alligator
11. Matthew Skoller, Blues Immigrant, Tongue ’N’ Groove
12. Barrelhouse Chuck, Remembering the Masters, The Sirens
13. Sugar Ray and the Bluetones, Seeing Is Believing, Severn Records
14. Dave Stryker, Eight Track II, Strikezone Records
15. Lisa Lystam Family Band, Give You Everything, self-released
16. Walter Trout, Alive In Amsterdam, Provogue
17. The Dogtown Blues Band, Everyday, RVL Music
18. Lurrie Bell, Can’t Shake This Feeling Delmark
19. Bonnie Bishop, Ain’t Who I Was, Thirty Tigers
20. James O’Neill and the Silver Shadows, A Little More Than the Blues, self-released
21. Swamp Cabbage, Jive, Chicken Head Knob
22. Kat Riggins, Blues Revival, Bluzpik Media Group
23. John Scofield, Country For Old Men, Verve
24. Doyle Bramhall II, Rich Man, Concord
25. Liz Mandeville, The Stars Motel, Blue Kitty
26. Little Boys Blue, Tennissippi, VizzTone
27. Ina Forsman, s/t, Ruf Records
28. C.W. Stoneking, Gon’ Boogaloo, self-released
29. Dennis Gruenling, Ready Or Not, VizzTone
30. Little Boys Blue, Tennissippi, VizzTone