My 2013 list, revised as of the above date.
  1. Kanye West: Yeezus (Def Jam)
  2. Vampire Weekend: Modern Vampires of the City (XL)
  3. Rachid Taha: Zoom (Wrasse)
  4. Deerhunter: Monomania (4AD)
  5. Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba: Jama Ko (Out Here)
  6. The Knife: Shaking the Habitual (Mute)
  7. Rokia Traore: Beautiful Africa (Out Here)
  8. The Uncluded: Hokey Fright (Rhymesayers)
  9. Ashley Monroe: Like a Rose (Warner Bros.)
  10. Rilo Kiley: Rkives (Little Record Company)
  11. They Might Be Giants: Nanobots (Idlewild/Megaforce)
  12. Tricky: False Idols (!K7)
  13. Bettie Serveert: Oh, Mayhem! (Second Motion)
  14. Dieuf-Dieul de Thies: Aw Sa Yone Vol. 1 (Teranga Beat)
  15. Kacey Musgraves: Same Trailer, Different Park (Mercury Nashville)
  16. The Rough Guide to African Disco (World Music Network)
  17. Steve Earle & the Dukes (& Duchesses): The Low Highway (New West)
  18. Kate Nash: Girl Talk (Deluxe Edition) (Ingrooves)
  19. Kitty: D.A.I.S.Y. Rage (self-released, EP)
  20. Bombino: Nomad (Nonesuch)
  21. Parquet Courts: Light up Gold (What’s Your Rupture)
  22. Rainbow Arabia: F.M. Sushi (Kompakt)
  23. Waxahatchee: Cerulean Salt (Don Giovanni)
  24. Chicha Libre: Cuatro Tigres (Barbès)
  25. Wussy: Duo (Shake It)
  26. Yo La Tengo: Fade (Matador)
  27. Future Bible Heroes: Partygoing (Merge)
  28. Ethnic Minority Music of Southern China (Sublime Frequencies)
  29. Orchestra Super Mazembe: Mazembe @ 45 RPM (Sterns Africa)
  30. Serengeti: Saal (Graveface)
  31. David Greenberger/Paul Cebar Tomorrow Sound: They Like Me Around Here (Pel Pel)
  32. Cakes da Killa: The Eulogy (Mishka download)
  33. Salva: Odd Furniture (Friends of Friends, EP)
  34. Tegan and Sara: Heartthrob (Warner Bros.)
  35. The Rough Guide to Cumbia (World Music Network)
  36. The Rough Guide to the Music of Senegal (World Music Network)
  37. My Bloody Valentine: mbv (Pickpocket)
  38. Skrillex: Leaving (OWSLA, EP)