Weekly Top Airplay: Tuesday, October 11, 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: 10/11/16
Listed As: artist, title, label


Radio 200

1. Warpaint, Heads Up, Rough Trade
2. Goat, Requiem, Sub Pop
3. Gauss, Thalweg, self-released*
4. Beach Slang, A Loud Bash of Teenage Feelings, Polyvinyl
5. Yohuna, Patientness, Orchid Tapes*
6. Dex Romweber, Carrboro, Bloodshot
7. Angel Olsen, My Woman, Jagjaguwar
8. Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Skeleton Tree, Kobalt
9. Charlotte Day Wilson, CDW [EP], self-released
10. Fox Face, Teen Wiccan, Chop Haus*
11. Preoccupations, s/t, Jagjaguwar
12. LVL UP, Return to Love, Sub Pop
13. Various Artists, Mild in the Streets, Fat Wreck Chords
14. Shovels and Rope, Little Seeds, New West
15. Fleshtones, The Band Drinks For Free, Yep Roc
16. RX Drugs, Future Friction, self-released*
17. Pixies, Head Carrier, PIAS
18. Sat. Nite Duets, Air Guitar, Father/Daughter*
19. AUTOMatic, “Talkin Bout Love” [single], self-released*
20. Teenage Fanclub, Here, Merge
21. Drugdealer, The End of Comedy, Weird World
22. Nick Waterhouse, Never Twice, Innovative Leisure
23. Allah-Las, Calico Review, Mexican Summer
24. True Widow, Avvolgere, Relapse
25. Bon Iver, 22, A Million, Jagjaguwar*
26. Jenny Hval, Blood B****, Sacred Bones
27. Bellows, First and Palm, Double Double Whammy
28. James Leg, Blood On the Keys, Alive NaturalSound
29. Xposed 4Heads, “Save All Monsters” [single], self-released*
30. Atmosphere, Fishing Blues, Rhymesayers


1. Goat, Requiem, Sub Pop
2. Purling Hiss, High Bias, Drag City
3. La Sera, Queens, Polyvinyl
4. Helado Negro, Private Energy, Asthmatic Kitty
5. Pack A.D., Positive Thinking Cadence Music


1. Charlotte Day Wilson, CDW [EP], self-released
2. DJ Shadow, The Mountain Will Fall, Mass Appeal
3. Kaytranada, 99.9%, XL
4. NO/NO, Sound and Light, Gloss*
5. Blood Orange, Freetown Sound, Domino
6. Sylvan Esso, “Radio” [single], Loma Vista*
7. SURIVIVE, RR7349, Relapse
8. Crystal Castles, Amnesty (I), Republic
9. GGOOLLDD, “Uncercovers” [single], Gloss*
10. Lady Parts, Fudge, Lex Records

New World

1. Alsarah and the Nubatones, Manara, Wonderwheel
2. Northern Cree, It’s a Cree Thing, Canyon Records
3. Dom La Nena, Cantando [EP], Six Degrees
4. Ana Moura, Moura, Universal
5. A Tribe Called Red, We Are the Halluci Nation, Radicalized Records
6. HIRIE, Wandeirng Soul, Rootfire Cooperative
7. Zomba Prison Project, I Will Not Stop Singing, Six Degrees
8. Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad, Make It Better, Rootfire Cooperative
9. Bacao Rhtym and Steel Band, 55, Big Crown
10. Bossacucanova, The Best of Bossacucanova, Six Degrees


1. Cuong Vu Trio, Cuong Vu Trio Meets Pat Metheny, Nonesuch
2. Alex Levine Quartet, Towards the Center, Outside In
3. Orrin Evans, Knowingishalfthebattle, Smoke Sessions
4. Afro Bop Alliance Big Band, Revelation, oa2
5. Will Calhoun, Celebrating Elvin Jones, Motema
6. Claudia QUintet, Super Petite, Cuneiform
7. John Beasley, MONKestra Volume 1, Mack Avenue
8. Donny McCaslin, Beyond Now, Motema
9. Greg Murphy, Summer Breeze, Whaling City Sound
10. Dave Douglas, Dark Territory, Greenleaf

Blues (updated monthly)

1.  John Primer & the Real Deal Blues Band, That Will Never Do, Wolf Records
2. Ina Forsman, s/t, Ruf Records
3. Bonnie Bishop, Ain’t Who I Was, Thirty Tigers
4. William Bell, This Is Where I Live, Stax
5. Kat Riggins, Blues Revival, Bluzpik Media Group
6. Alexis P. Suter Band, All For Loving You, American Showplace
7. Gary Hoey, Dust and Bones, Provogue
8. Mike Wheeler, Turn Up!!, Delmark
9. Gov’t Mule, The Tel-Star Sessions, Evil Teen
10. Little Boys Blue, Tennissippi, VizzTone
11. Swamp Cabbage, Jive, Chicken Head Knob
12. C.W. Stoneking, Gon’ Boogaloo, self-released
13. Smokey Greenwell, South Louisiana Blues, self-released
14. David Honeyboy Edwards & Jeff Dale & the South Woodlawners, I’m Gonna Tell You Something That I Know – Live at the G Spot Los Angeles, CA, September 4, 2010, Pro Sho Bidness
15. Kenny ‘Blues Boss’ Wayne, Jumpin’ and Boppin’, Stony Plain
16. Tinsley Ellis, Red Clay Soul, Heartfixer Music
17. Moreland & Arbuckle, Promised Land or Bust, Alligator Records
18. The Lucky Losers with Cathy Lemons & Phil Berkowitz, In Any Town, Dirty Cat Records
19. Lee Delray, Brand New Man, self-released
20. Eric Bibb and North Country Far With Danny Thompson, The Happiest Man in the World, Stony Plain
21. Golden State Lone Star Blues Revue, s/t, Electro-Fi Records
22. The Fabulous Thunderbirds with Anson Funderburgh, Strong Like That, Severn
23. Dennis Gruenling, Ready Or Not, VizzTone
24. Erin Krebs, Love Always Wins, self-released
25. Nick Moss Band, Live and Luscious, Blue Bella
26. Royal Southern Brotherhood, The Royal Gospel, Ruf Records
27. Walter Trout, Alive In Amsterdam, Provogue
28. Al Basile, Mid-Century Modern, Sweetspot Records
29. Dan Bubien, Grinding These Gears, Blind Raccoon
30. Katy Guillen & the Girls, Heavy Days, VizzTone