Weekly Top Airplay: Tuesday, September 6, 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: 9/6/16
Listed As: artist, title, label


Radio 200

1. Angel Olsen, My Woman, Jagjaguwar
2. Gringo Star, The Sides and In Between, Nevado
3. Thee Oh Sees, A Weird Exits, Castle Face
4. De La Soul, And the Anonymous Nobody, A.O.I
5. Ugly Brothers, 16 Tiny Mountains, self-released*
6. Avalanches, Wildflower, Astralwerks
7. Midwest Death Rattle, Post-Apocalypso, self-released*
8. Dex Romweber, Carrboro, Bloodshot
9. GOGGS, s/t, In the Red
10. Trapper Schoepp, Rangers and Valentines, Xtra Mile*
11. Nots, Cosmetic, Goner
12. Pukes, Revenge Of The Pukes, self-released*
13. Blood Orange, Freetown Sound, Domino
14. Deerhoof, The Magic!, Polyvinyl
15. Sneaks, Gymnastics, Merge
16. Tobacco, Sweatbox Dynasty, Ghostly International
17. Lydia Loveless, Real, Bloodshot
18. Of Montreal, Innocence Reaches, Polyvinyl
19. Faux Fiction, Staring At the Sun, self-released*
20. Dinosaur Jr., Give a Glimpse of What Yer Not, Jagjaguwar
21. The Julie Ruin, Hit Reset, Hardly Art
22. Cool Ghouls, Animal Races, Empty Cellar
23. Direct Hit!, Wasted mind, Fat Wreck Chords*
24. Guided By Voices, Please Be Honest, GBV Inc.
25. Broncho, Double Vanity, Dine Alone
26. Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Skeleton Tree, Kobalt
27. Cosmonauts, A-Ok!, Burger Records
28. Shilpa Ray, Paisley, Northern Spy
29. No/No, Sound and Light, Gloss Records*
30. Y La Bamba, Ojos Del Soul, Tender Loving Empire


1. Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Skeleton Tree, Kobalt
2. Bloodshot Bill and Shannon Shaw, Honey Time, Slovenly
3. Y La Bamba, Ojos Del Sol, Tender Loving Empire
4. Nots, Cosmetic, Goner
5. Yohuna, Patientness, Orchid Tapes*


1. Avalanches, Wildflower, Astralwerks
2. Blood Orange, Freetown Sound, Domino
3. Tobacco, Sweatbox Dynasty, Ghostly International
4. No/No, Sound and Light, Gloss Records*
5. Badbadnotgood, IV, Innovative Leisure
6. Aphex Twin, Cheetah [EP], Warp
7. Plaid, The Digging Remedy, Warp
8. Tuskha, s/t, Middle West
9. Sylvan Esso, “Radio” [single], Loma Vista
10. Trentemoller, “River In Me” [single], In My Room Records

New World

1.  Various Artists, Quiero Creedence, Concord Picante
2. Los Fabulosos Cadillacs, La Salvacion De Solo Y Juan, Sony Music Latin
3. Imarhan, s/t, City Slang
4. Eva Salina, Lema Lema, Vogiton
5. ZMEI3, Rough Romanian Soul, Six Degrees
6. Jah Works, Believe, Riddim House
7. Ana Moura, Moura, Universal
8. Hirie, Wandering Soul, Rootfire Cooperative
9. Asia I Koty, Sing, Nasiano
10. Michael Franti and Spearhead, Soulrocker, Universal


1. Steve Turre, Colors for the Masters, Smoke Sessions
2. Jane Ira Bloom, Early Americans, Outline Records
3. Swiss Jazz Orchestra, Pools – Live at Jazz Festival Bern, Mons
4. Bill Evans, Rise Above, self-released
5. Rolf Sturm, Young, Water Street Music
6. Sara Gazarek and John Nelson, Dream In Blue,
7. Organik Vibe Trio, Things We Did Last Summer, Cellar Live
8. Mehmet Ali Sanlikol and Whatsnext?, Resolution, Dunya
9. Jack DeJohnette, Ravi Coltrane, Matthew Garrison, In Movement, ECM
10. Carla Bley Trio, Andando El Tiempo, ECM

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