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As of June 20, 2017

WERU sends weekly reports of our top-played albums to the Americana Music Association, Friday Morning Quarterback and the North American College & Community Chart.  These charts are sent around the world to various corners of the music industry.  These lists are also sent to record companies as well as independent promoters, public relations firms and artist management companies as well as record stores and musicians themselves.

Below are our most recent top album reports for the past week.


Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit

The Nashville Sound

Kendrick Lamar


Willie Nile

Positively Bob: Willie Nile Sings Bob Dylan

Chuck Berry


Steve Earle

So You Wanna Be An Outlaw


Treasure Of The Broken Land: The Songs Of Mark Heard

Ray Davies

Americana (Ray Davies)

I Draw Slow

Turn Your Face to the Sun

Los Straitjackets

What's So Funny About Peace, Love and Los Straitjackets

Ani DiFranco


Benjamin Booker


Dan Auerbach

Waiting On A Song

Delbert McClinton & Self-Made Men

Prick of the Litter

Joe Jencks

Poets, Philosophers, Workers, & Wanderers

Rodney Crowell

Close Ties

Sam Baker

Land of Doubt

Sean Chambers

Trouble and Whiskey

Swear And Shake

The Sound Of Letting Go

Yonder Mountain String Band

Love. Ain't Love

Arcade Fire

Everything Now

Mavis Staples, Win Butler & Regine Chassagne

I'll Take You There: An All-Star Concert Celebration

Gawler Family

Lilting Merrily

Pokey LaFarge

Manic Revelations

Samantha Fish

Chills & Fever

Sam Amidon

The Following Mountain



Father John Misty

Pure Comedy


Coming Down The Mountain

Don Bryant

Don't Give Up On Love

Paul Weller

A Kind Revolution

Harpeth Rising

Against All Tides



Amy Black

Memphis (Amy Black)


Or (Eyelids)

Gov't Mule

Revolution Come... Revolution Go

Trevor Sensor

Andy Warhol's Dream

Aaron Lee Tasjan

Silver Tears



Pete RG

Tender Souls

Earl St. Clair

My Name Is Earl

Joanna Lee

So Free

Aldous Harding


Tim O'Brien

Where The River Meets the Road

Shannon McNally

Black Irish

Chris Stapleton

From A Room: Volume 1

Secret Sisters

You Don't Own Me Anymore

Valerie June

The Order of Time

Front Country

Other Love Songs


The Native

Beth Hart

Fire On The Floor

New Pornographers

Whiteout Conditions

Trombone Shorty

Parking Lot Symphony

Robyn Hitchcock

Robyn Hitchcock

Gibson Brothers

In the Ground

Justin Townes Earle

Kids In The Street

Old Crow Medicine Show

50 Years of Blonde on Blonde

Tara Dente

The Gleaner (Tara Dente)

Amanda Anne Platt & The Honeycutters

Amanda Anne Platt & The Honeycutters

Robert Cray

Robert Cray & Hi Rhythm

Ruthie Foster

Joy Comes Back

Jocelyn & Chris Arndt

Go (Jocelyn & Chris Arndt)

Greta Gaines

Tumbleweed (Greta Gaines)

No Good Sister

You Can Love Me

Nell Robinson & Jim Nunally

Baby Let's Take The Long Way Home

Willie Nelson

God's Problem Child

North Mississippi Allstars

Prayer For Peace


Thank You, Friends: Big Star's Third Live... And More

Fred Eaglesmith

Standard (Fred Eaglesmith)

Greg Hudik

Music's A Religion

Gerry Beckley




 WERU Top Electronic Recording(as determined by actual on-air “spins”)

1.     JACKAL, Endorphins [EP], (Self-Released)



WERU Top Jazz Recordings (as determined by actual on-air “spins”)

1.      HOWARD JOHNSON AND GRAVITY, Testimony, (Tuscarora)

2.     ALEX GOODMAN, Second Act, (Lyte)

3.     BILLY CHILDS, Rebirth, (Mack Avenue)

4.     CHARLIE WATTS MEETS THE DANISH RADIO BIG BAND, Charlie Watts Meets Danish Radio Big Band (Live At Danish Radio Concert Hall, Copenhagen / 2010), (Universal)

5.     DIANA KRALL, Turn Up The Quiet, (Universal)

6.     GREG SKAFF, Blues For Mr. T, (Self-Released)

7.     JIMMY GREENE, Flowers – Beautiful Life, Volume 2, (Mack Avenue)

8.     JOEY DEFRANCESCO + THE PEOPLE, Project Freedom, (Mack Avenue)

9.     MARIAH PARKER’S INDO-LATIN QUARTET, Live In Concert (At Yoshi’s), (Ancient

10.  MIKE NEER, Steelonious, (Self-Released)



WERU Jazz “Adds” 

1.      JORIS TEEPE & DON BRADEN, Conversations, (Indielabel)

2.     SHEA WELSH, Arrival, (Blujazz)

3.     LOUIS HAYES, Serenade For Horace, (Capitol)

4.     BRENT LAIDLER, No Matter Where Noir, (Bel)

5.     JASON KAO HWANG, Sing House, (Euonymus)



WERU Top World Recordings (as determined by actual on-air “spins”)

1.      LA SANTA CECILIA, Amor Y Vivir (En Vivo Desde La Ciudad De Mexico, 2017), (Universal)

2.     FLOR DE TOLOACHE, Las Caras Indas, (Chulo)

3.     ONDATROPICA, Baile Bucanero, (Soundway)

4.     AO MUSIC, Asha, (Abbeywood)

5.     BENECHE, The Morning After, (Self-Released)

6.     CALAN, Solomon, (Sain)

7.     DELPHINE, Blue Soul, (BSWorld)

8.     DOSTI MUSIC PROJECT, Travelers, (Found Sound Nation)

9.     HANITRA RANAIVO, Lasa, (Self-Released)

10.  MATISYAHU, Undercurrent, (Universal)



WERU World “Add”

1.      MEKLIT, When The People Move, The Music Moves Too (Six Degrees)



WERU Top Hip Hop Recordings (as determined by actual on-air “spins”)

1.      TRIBE CALLED QUEST, We Got It From Here…      Thank You 4 Your Service, (Epic)

2.     SADISTIK, Altars, (Self-Released)


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