I'm more of an album-listener rather than an artist-follower, so, here's my top 100 (i think?) list of albums!
Some of my favorite genres are ambient, contemporary folk, harsh noise, new age, and experimental electronic music in general, specially online-based genres that wouldn't otherwise exist.
Some of my favorite musicians are Mark Kozelek (and his other projects, Red House Painters and Sun Kil Moon), Timmy Sells His Soul, Bjork, Vashti Bunyan, M.I.A., Enya, Merzbow, Julianna Barwick, The Gerogerigegege, Elysia Crampton, Vektroid, Nadia Oh, among many others.
Check my RateYourMusic profile if you wanna know more about my taste!
I also make music myself!
Under many different names... though my main project is Agate Flow. Under that name i make ambient-y noise-y experimental-y stuff, usually pretty emotionally charged. Check Agate Flow's twitter account if you wanna be up-to-date with the project!