Weekly Top Airplay: Tuesday, October 25, 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: 10/24/16
Listed As: artist, title, label


Radio 200

1. Goat, Requiem, Sub Pop
2. Kaytranada, 99.9%, XL
3. The Flat Five, It’s a World of Love and Hope, Bloodshot
4. Warpaint, Heads’ Up, Rough Trade
5. Purling Hiss, High Bias, Drag City
6. Megafauna, Welcome Home, self-released
7. SURVIVE, RR7349, Relapse
8. Lydia Loveless, Real, Bloodshot
9. Descendents, Hypercaffium Spazzinate, Epitaph
10. De La Soul, And the Anonymous Nobody…, A.O.I.
11. The Pixies, Head Carrier, PIAS
12. Wovenhand, Star Treatment, Sargent House
13. Ex-Cult, Negative Growth, In the Red
14. Direct Hit!, Wasted Mind, Fat Wreck Chords
15. Bon Iver, 22, A Million, Jagjaguwar*
16. Emma Ruth Rundle, Marked For Death, Sargent House
17. Drive-By Truckers, American Band, ATO
18. True Widow, Avvolgere, Relapse
19. Sneaks, Gymnastics, Merge
20. The Pukes, Revenge of the Pukes, self-released*
21. Regina Spektor, Remember Us to Live, Warner Bros.
22. Tobacco, Sweatbox Dynasty, Ghostly International
23. NOFX, First Ditch Effort, Fat Wreck Chords
24. Dawes, We’re All Gonna Die, Q Prime
25. LVL Up, Return to Love, Sub Pop
26. Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Skeleton Tree, Bad Seed Ltd.
27. Danny Brown, Atrocity Exhibition, Warp
28. Fox Face, Teen Wiccan, Chop Haus*
29. Weyes Blood, Front Row Seat to Earth, Mexican Summer
30. Black Marble, It’s Immaterial, Ghostly International


1. Cosmonauts, A-Ok!, Burger
2. The Blind Shake, Celebrate Your Worth, Goner
3. John K. Samson, Winter Wheat, Anti-
4. American Football, s/t, Polyvinyl
5. The Pretenders, Alone, BMG


1. Kaytranada 99.9%, XL
2. SURVIVE, RR7349, Relapse
3. Tobacco, Sweatbox Dynasty, Ghostly International
4. Christian Loffler, Mare, Ki
5. A Tribe Called Red, We Are the Halluci Nation, Radicalized Records
6. Adrian Younge, The Electronique Void Linear Labs
7. Crystal Castles, Amnesty (I), Republic
8. Patten, PSI, Warp
9. Flock of Dimes, If You See Me, Say Yes, Partisan
10. Shura, Nothing’s Real, Interscope

New World

1. Balkan Beat Box, Shout It Out, self-released
2. A Tribe Called Red, We Are the Halluci Nation, Radicalized Records
3. Frightnrs, Nothing More to Say, Daptone
4. Alsarah and the Nubatones, Manara, Wonderwheel
5. Eljuri, La Lucha, Manovill
6. Mariza, Mundo, Nonesuch
7. ZMEI3, Rough Romanian Soul, Six Degrees
8. Jah Works, Believe, Riddim House Productions
9. Bossacucanova, The Best of Bossacucanova, Six Degrees
10. Pat Thomas, Coming Home, Strut


1. Harold Lopez-Nussa, El Viaje, Mack Avenue
2. Nicole Mitchell’s Black Earth Ensemble, Moments of Fatherhood, Rogueart
3. Donny McCaslin, Beyond Now, Motema
4. Allen Toussaint, American Tunes, Nonesuch
5. Darden Purcell, Where the Blue Begins, Armored Records
6. Ivo Perelman, Soul, Leo Records
7. Rale Micic, Night Music, Whaling City Sound
8. Buselli-Wallarab Jazz Orchestra, Basically Baker Vol. 2, Patois
9. Takuya Kuroda, Zigzagger, Concord
10. Errol Garner, Ready Take One, OCTAVE

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