Oh cool, Hanoi caved in and made the thread
Good to see my musical PM penpal Sono in here too.
Some good stuff posted in here already. Julia Holter and Zola Jesus have put out some stellar releases last year. PJ Harvey is a very good throwback shout. And WOW, didn't know someone else on here knew about Coco Rosie.. defo a good shout for fans of Bjork.
Of course, with a throwback I have to mention The Dreaming
era Kate Bush. Songs like "Get out of my House" are eerie and haunting (though some will argue that her voice is an acquired taste). There's so many places you can go with this thread since "Dark" music is hard to define. If Cat Power is mentioned, then you can make an argument for hundreds of female singers.
A few shouts to start off with varying in style and mood (most from 2013 since tonight i'm suffering from long-term memory loss), i'll post more if the thread stays active. Good job Hanoi, even better job for using spoiler brackets