Weekly Top Airplay: Tuesday, September 13, 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: 9/13/16
Listed As: artist, title, label


Radio 200

1. Blood Orange, Freetown Sound, Domino
2. Gonjasufi, Callus, Warp
3. Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Skeleton Tree, Bad Seed Ltd.
4. Angel Olsen, My Woman, Jagjaguwar
5. Fox Face, Teen Wiccan 7″, Chop Haus*
6. The Pukes, Revenge Of…, self-released*
7. Lydia Loveless, Real, Bloodshot
8. Soul Low, Nosebleeds, Gloss*
9. Sylvan Esso, “Radio” [single], Loma Vista
10. De La Soul, And the Anonymous Nobody…, A.O.I.
11. Mick Harvey, Delerium Tremens, Mute
12. Trapper Schoepp, Rangers and Valentines, Xtra Mile*
13. Steve Gunn, Eyes On the Lines, Matador
14. No/No, Sound and Light, Gloss Records*
15. Morgan Delt, Phase Zero, Sub Pop
16. Haley Bonar, Impossible Dream, Thirty Tigers
17. Allah-Las, Calico Review, Mexican Summer
18. Tobacco, Sweatbox Dynasty, Ghostly International
19. Y La Bamba, Ojos Del Sol, Tender Loving Empire
20. Preoccupations, s/t, Jagjaguwar
21. Sneaks, Gymnastics, Merge
22. Gringo Star, The Sides and In Between, Nevado
23. Bloodshot Bill and Shannon Shaw, Honey Time, Slovenly
24. GOGGS, s/t, In the Rec
25. Crystal Castles, Amnesty (I), Republic
26. Alex Cameron, Jumping the Shark, Secretly Canadian
27. Shilpa Ray, Paisley, Northern Spy
28. Broncho, Double Vanity, Dine Alone
29. Dex Romweber, Carrboro, Bloodshot
30. Courtney Marie Andrews, Honest Life, Mama Bird Records


1. Wilco, Schmilco, Anti-
2. Teenage Fanclub, Here, Merge
3. Preoccupations, s/t, Jagjaguwar
4. Flock Of Dimes, If You See Me, Say Yes, Partisan
5. Natural Child, Okey Dokey, Natural Child Records and Tapes


1. Blood Orange, Freetown Sound, Domino
2. Gonjasufi, Callus, Warp
3. Sylvan Esso, “Radio” [single], Loma Vista
4. Tobacco, Sweatbox Dynasty, Ghostly International
5. Crystal Castles, Amnesty (I), Republic
6. Plaid, The Digging Remedy, Warp
7. Ladyhawke, Wild Things, Polyvinyl
8. Avalanches, Wildflower, Astralwerks
9. Vinyl Williams, Brunei, Company Records
10. Kaytranada, 99.9%, XL

New World

1. Jorge Ben, Ben, Phonogram
2. Cometa, Jogada Senil, Nublu
3. Debo Band, Ere Gobez, FPE
4. Frightnrs, Nothing More to Say, Daptone
5. HIRIE, Wandering Soul, Rootfire Cooperative
6. ZMEI3, Rough Romanian Soul, Six Degrees
7. Various Artists, Quiero Creedence, Concord
8. iLe, iLevitable, Sony Music Latin
9. Zomba Prison Project, I Will Not Stop Singing, Six Degrees
10. Bacao Rhythm and Steel Band, 55, Big Crown


1. The Bad Plus, It’s Hard, Okeh
2. Catherine Russell, Harlem On My Mind, Jazz Village
3. Michael Davis, Hip-Bone Big Band, Hip-Bone
4. Pat Metheny, Unity Sessions, Nonesuch
5. Peter Eldridge, Disappearing Days, Sunnyside
6. Lou Caputo and the Not So Big Band, Uh-Oh, Jazz Cat
7. Dominick Farinacci, Short Stories, Mack Avenue
8. Madeleine Peyroux, Secular Hymns, Impulse!
9. Rolf Sturm, Young, Water Street Music
10. Bill Evans, Rise Above, self-released

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