My 2013 list, revised as of the above date.
  1. Rachid Taha: Zoom (Wrasse)
  2. Deerhunter: Monomania (4AD)
  3. Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba: Jama Ko (Out Here)
  4. The Knife: Shaking the Habitual (Mute)
  5. Rokia Traore: Beautiful Africa (Out Here)
  6. Ashley Monroe: Like a Rose (Warner Bros.)
  7. Rilo Kiley: Rkives (Little Record Company)
  8. They Might Be Giants: Nanobots (Idlewild/Megaforce)
  9. Bettie Serveert: Oh, Mayhem! (Second Motion)
  10. Dieuf-Dieul de Thies: Aw Sa Yone Vol. 1 (Teranga Beat)
  11. Kacey Musgraves: Same Trailer, Different Park (Mercury Nashville)
  12. The Rough Guide to African Disco (World Music Network)
  13. Steve Earle & the Dukes (& Duchesses): The Low Highway (New West)
  14. Kate Nash: Girl Talk (Deluxe Edition) (Ingrooves)
  15. Kitty: D.A.I.S.Y. Rage (self-released, EP)
  16. Bombino: Nomad (Nonesuch)
  17. Parquet Courts: Light up Gold (What’s Your Rupture)
  18. Rainbow Arabia: F.M. Sushi (Kompakt)
  19. Waxahatchee: Cerulean Salt (Don Giovanni)
  20. Chicha Libre: Cuatro Tigres (Barbès)
  21. Wussy: Duo (Shake It)
  22. Yo La Tengo: Fade (Matador)
  23. Orchestra Super Mazembe: Mazembe @ 45 RPM (Sterns Africa)
  24. Serengeti: Saal (Graveface)
  25. David Greenberger/Paul Cebar Tomorrow Sound: They Like Me Around Here (Pel Pel)
  26. Cakes da Killa: The Eulogy (Mishka download)
  27. Salva: Odd Furniture (Friends of Friends, EP)
  28. Tegan and Sara: Heartthrob (Warner Bros.)
  29. The Rough Guide to Cumbia (World Music Network)
  30. The Rough Guide to the Music of Senegal (World Music Network)
  31. My Bloody Valentine: mbv (Pickpocket)
  32. Skrillex: Leaving (OWSLA, EP)