Screaming Trees. RIP Mark Lanegan.
The Enemy's first two albums were Brit-pop with punky energy and catchy tunes. Their third album, however, was something much more emotive, with soaring melodies and a grand, sweeping kind of feeling. They promptly broke up after that album, leaving it one of the decade's unheard classics.
To look at John Grant, you may imagine some kind of rustic, folksy music. Instead, he uses 70s era electronics, 80s new wave, and his malleable voice to create something entirely its own. Sometimes experimental, almost avant garde, other times very danceable pop tunes.