Recently updated list:

  1. Vampire Weekend: Modern Vampires of the City (XL)
  2. Rachid Taha: Zoom (Wrasse)
  3. Kanye West: Yeezus (Def Jam)
  4. Lady Gaga: Artpop (Streamline/Interscope)
  5. Deerhunter: Monomania (4AD)
  6. Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba: Jama Ko (Out Here)
  7. The Knife: Shaking the Habitual (Mute)
  8. Eminem: The Marshall Mathers LP 2 (Aftermath)
  9. The Dismemberment Plan: Uncanney Valley (Partisan)
  10. The Jeffrey Lewis and Peter Stampfel Band: Hey Hey It’s . . . the Jeffrey Lewis and Peter Stampfel Band
  11. Arcade Fire: Reflektor (Merge)
  12. Gogol Bordello: Pura Vida Conspiracy (ATO)
  13. The Uncluded: Hokey Fright (Rhymesayers)
  14. Sleigh Bells: Bitter Rivals (Mom + Pop)
  15. Rilo Kiley: Rkives (Little Record Company)
  16. Ashley Monroe: Like a Rose (Warner Bros.)
  17. They Might Be Giants: Nanobots (Idlewild/Megaforce)
  18. Jon Hopkins: Immunity (Domino)
  19. Dieuf-Dieul de Thies: Aw Sa Yone Vol. 1 (Teranga Beat)
  20. Kate Nash: Girl Talk (Deluxe Edition) (Ingrooves)
  21. Kitty: D.A.I.S.Y. Rage (self-released, EP)
  22. Kool and Kass: Peaceful Solutions (free download)
  23. Elizabeth Morris: Optimism (self-released, EP)
  24. Chance the Rapper: Acid Rap (free download)
  25. Parquet Courts: Light up Gold (What’s Your Rupture)
  26. Rokia Traore: Beautiful Africa (Nonesuch)
  27. Omar Souleyman: Wenu Wenu (Ribbon)
  28. No Age: An Object (Sub Pop)
  29. Clay Harper: Old Airport Road (Terminus)
  30. Britney Spears: The Essential Britney Spears (Jive/Legacy)
  31. Kacey Musgraves: Same Trailer, Different Park (Mercury Nashville)
  32. The Handsome Family: Wilderness (Carrot Top)

  33. Deer Tick: Negativity (Partisan)
  34. Four Tet: Beautiful Rewind (Text/Temporary Residence)
  35. Young Fathers: Tape Two (Anticon)
  36. Daniel Romano: Come Cry With Me (Normaltown/New West)
  37. The Rough Guide to African Disco (World Music Network)
  38. Bombino: Nomad (Nonesuch)
  39. Tamikrest: Chatma (Glitterbeat)
  40. Best Coast: Fade Away (Mexican Summer, EP)
  41. Tricky: False Idols (!K7)
  42. Bettie Serveert: Oh, Mayhem! (Second Motion)
  43. Waxahatchee: Cerulean Salt (Don Giovanni)
  44. Oneohtrix Point Never: R Plus Seven (Warp)
  45. Superchunk: I Hate Music (Merge)
  46. Ceramic Dog: Your Turn (Northern Spy)
  47. Tal National: Kaani (Fat Cat)
  48. Chicha Libre: Cuatro Tigres (Barbès)
  49. Wussy: Duo (Shake It)
  50. Yo La Tengo: Fade (Matador)
  51. Babyshambles: Sequel to the Prequel (EMI
  52. Steve Earle & the Dukes (& Duchesses): The Low Highway (New West)
  53. Pusha T: My Name Is My Name (Def Jam)
  54. Future Bible Heroes: Partygoing (Merge)
  55. Ethnic Minority Music of Southern China (Sublime Frequencies)
  56. Orchestra Super Mazembe: Mazembe @ 45 RPM (Sterns Africa)
  57. Serengeti: Saal (Graveface)
  58. David Greenberger/Paul Cebar Tomorrow Sound: They Like Me Around Here (Pel Pel)
  59. Cakes da Killa: The Eulogy (Mishka download)
  60. Salva: Odd Furniture (Friends of Friends, EP)
  61. Tegan and Sara: Heartthrob (Warner Bros.)
  62. Rainbow Arabia: F.M. Sushi (Kompakt)
  63. The Rough Guide to Cumbia (World Music Network)
  64. The Rough Guide to the Music of Senegal (World Music Network)
  65. My Bloody Valentine: mbv (Pickpocket)
  66. Skrillex: Leaving (OWSLA, EP)