It's dumb to post your year-end lists before the year ends, exhibit A: Molly Nilsson's excellent new LP, History, which just dropped last week on her own Dark Skies Association label. You might be familiar with Molly via her "duet" with John Maus, a touching little lullaby which originally appeared on Molly's 2008 record These Things Take Time. Like Maus, she creates dreamy, sometimes nostalgic synth-pop with simple/perfect melodies, as evidenced on bittersweet album opener "In Real Life."

Molly Nilsson :: In Real Life

Not sure why people are sleeping on this record, but you can get History here or here in the States.