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Marianne Faithfull - Before the Poison
You can say something similar about dusky-voiced art-rock chanteuses who sounded weirdly old and jaded before their time. A pity we never heard the abject dispondency that a 60-year-old Nico could muster, but Marianne Faithfull is still here putting in occasionally strong work. Above, is a 2004 collaboration with kindred spirit PJ Harvey, who is all but guaranteed to be gracing a list like this in a decade or so.
See Also: Kate Bush's 50 Words for Snow doesn't quite fit into this category, as it goes a little too far astray from the songwriter's formidable pop sense to be some kind of fulfilled prophecy. But is just so majestically odd.