There's probably already a thread dedicated to him already, but I don't think it's been posted in recently. Anyway.
I just found Elliott Smith through a guy I was in treatment with. He played one of Elliott's songs during art therapy and I fell in love.
For those who don't know, Elliott was a semi-popular singer-songwriter in the 90's and 00's until his death in 2003. Cause of death was never officially decided, and although it's generally decided that it was a suicide, some think that it was a homicide.
But all of that is unrelated. He makes truly stunning music, and it's very poignant to what I think many people on this site are going through. It's much like Conor Oberst in that sense, very personal and very meaningful songwriting.
Anyway, I would highly recommend giving him a listen. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zH8-lQ9CeyI