James Iha

James Iha is, luckily, nothing like his band The Smashing Pumpkins (who I don't especially care for). He makes sweet, slightly retro music which overuses the word love to heart-crushing degrees.

see Smashing Pumpkins

Information: James Iha.org
Suggested First Purchase: Let It Come Down

Let It Come Down (1998) -- If you're in love, listen to this music with your sweetheart and see if you can't fall further in love. Few artists in the 1990s have written love songs as un-ironic and straightforward as these, and even with our 90s sensibilities, it works and touches. "No One's Gonna Hurt You" almost brings tears every time. B

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