Weekly Top Airplay: November 12, 2013

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 play lists, 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: 11/12/13


Radio 200

1. Sat. Nite Duets, Electric Manland, Uninhabitable Mansions*
2. Deltron 3030, Event II, Bulk
3. Elvis Costello and The Roots, Wise Up Ghost, Blue Note
4. Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Blue Record, Jagjaguwar
5. TV Ghost, Disconnect, In The Red
6. Nobunny, Secret Songs: Reflections In The Ear Mirror, Goner
7. Volcano Choir, Repave, Jagjaguwar*
8. Sharon Jones and The Dap Kings, Stranger To My Happiness – single, Daptone
9. Howe Gelb, The Coincidentalist, New West
10. Black Hollies, Somewhere Between Here and Nowhere, Ernest Jenning
11. Paul Cebar Tomorrow Sound, Fine Rude Thing, Groovesburg Joys*
12. Songs: Ohia, Magnolia Electric Co.: 10-Year Anniversary Edition, Secretly Canadian
13. La Luz, It’s Alive, Hardly Art
14. Kelley Stoltz, Double Exposure, Third Man
15. FUZZ, FUZZ, In the Red
16. Cave, Threace, Drag City
17. Blessed Feathers, Order Of The Arrow, self-released*
18. Elf Power, Sunlight On the Moon, Orange Twin
19. Blind Shake, Key To A False Door, Castleface
20. Polica, Shulamith, Mom + Pop
21. Dinny Bulca, Ladies and Gentlemen, self-released*
22. Cults, Static, Columbia
23. Kane Place Record Club, Kane Place Record Club, self-released*
24. Doghouse Flowers, Chasing The Sun, self-released*
25. Cage The Elephant, Melophobia, RCA
26. Juana Molina, Wed 21, Crammed Discss
27. Faux Fir, Failure Prose EP, self-released*
28. Hunters, Hunters, Mom + Pop
29. Those Darlins, Blur The Line, Thirty Tigers
30. Albert Hammond Jr., AHJ, Cult


1. Sat. Nite Duets, Electric Manland, Uninhabitable Mansions*
2. Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings, Stranger to My Happiness – single, Daptone
3. Melt-Banana, Fetch, A-Zap
4. Cate Le Bon, Mug Museum, Wichita
5. Like Like The The The Death, Cave Jenny, Latest Flame


1. Botany, Lava Diviner (Truestory), Western Vinyl
2. Polica, Shulamith, Mom + Pop
3. Kwes, llp, Warp
4. Various Artists, Zen: Ninja Tune and Big Dada 2013 Sampler, Ninja Tune
5. Gesaffelstein, Aleph, Bromance
6. John Wizards, John Wizards, Planet Mu
7. Nightmares On Wax, Feelin’ Good, Warp
8. Porcelain Raft, Permanent Signal, Secretly Canadian
9. Ghostpoet, Some Say I So I Say Light, Play It Again Sam
10. Trentemoller, Lost, In My Room Records

New World

1. Juana Molina, Wed 21, Crammed Discs
2. Bob Marley and the Wailers, Legend Remixed, Tuff Gong
3. Idan Raichel Project, Quarter To Six, Cumbancha
4. Rokia Traore, Beautiful Africa, Nonesuch
5. Various Artists, Arctic Paradise, FIMIC
6. Federico Aubele, 5, 13 Records
7. Wouter Kellerman, Mzansi, self-released
8. Various Artists, Women Of Brazil, Putumayo
9. Various Artists, Red Hot and Fela, KFR
10. Jimmy Cliff, The KCRW Session, Universal


1. Allen Toussaint, Songbook, Rounder
2. Thiefs, Thiefs, Melanine Harmonique
3. Michael Ross, Ginger, Roscoe
4. Lisa Engelken, Little Warrior, Little Angel
5. Imer Santiago, Hidden Journey, Jazz Music City
6. Nicholas Payton, Sketches Of Spain, BMF
7. Phil Woods and The Festival Orchestra, New Celebration, Chiaroscuro
8. Matt Savage, A Bigger Celebration, Savage
9. Tim Horner, The Head Of the Circle, Origin
10. Mike Jones Trio, Plays Well With Others, Capri

Blues (updated monthly)

1. Blind Boys of Alabama, I’ll Find a Way, Alligator
2. The Claudettes, Internal Piano Plot…Hatched!, Yellow Dog
3. Shawn Holt and the Teardrops, Daddy Told Me, Blind Pig
4. Adrianna Marie and Her Groovecutters, Double Crossing Blues, Midnight
5. Tedeschi Trucks Band, Made Up Mind, Masterworks
6. Macy Blackman and the Mighty Fines, I Didn’t Want to Do It, MamaRu Records
7. Gov’t Mule, Shout!, Blue Note
8. Pete Anderson, Birds Above Guitarland, Little Dog
9. Anders Osborne, Peace, Alligator
10. Toronzo Cannon, John the Conquer Root, Delmark
11. Phil Gates, Live at the Hermosa Saloon, self-released
12. Barrence Whitefield and the Savages, Dig Thy Savage Soul, Bloodshot
13. James Booker, Classified: Remixed and Expanded, New Rounder
14. Crankshaft and the Gear Grinders, What You Gonna Do?, self-released
15. Johnny Rawls with Otis Clay, Remembering O.V., Catfood Records
16. Roomful Of Blues, 45 Live, Alligator
17. Seasick Steve, Hubcap Music, Third Man
18. Lurrie Bell, Blues In My Soul, Delmark
19. Ursula George, One Steady Roll, Tommy Tiger
20. Sean Chambers, The Rock House Sessions, Bluebeat