In the 90's, James ruled alt-rock supreme. Pretty much every song on their albums was my favourite song at one point or another. Their split in 2001 really sealed the 90's as over for me. I understand they are reformed now, so I'll have to chase that up, but until then, here's one of their many classics.
"One of the things I love about James is that I’ll often be singing quite a dark introspective lyric and the band may be pumping, completely going in the opposite direction. And we love those kinds of conflicts and clashes because that feels quite true to life." Tim Booth.