In a time of year notorious for its higher-than-usual suicide rates, I think it's important to embrace the depression by listening to a little bit of downtrodden folk music. My squeeze for this year comes in the form of Therese Aune, who released Billowing Shadows, Flickering Light in the cold, pre-winter months. Ending up sounding like a marriage between Daughter and Regina Spektor, the album shimmers with crooning female vocals over an often minimal and emotional backdrop. It's a little rough around the edges at times, but this quiet slice of folk-dom is easily charming its way up my (yet to be published) end of year list. Check it out, it really is kind of beautiful.
'Grey Ghost' and 'Myself as a Child' are personal favourites.