I was completely obsessed with Jem's debut -- 2004's Finally Woken -- when it came out (and for a couple years after the fact). While I don't listen to it nearly as much anymore, it's still one of my favorite records of the 2000s (a few songs always seem to find their way onto my iPod playlists to this day). I still can't believe that at the height of Finally Woken's popularity she and her band played a free street festival in my town. You know I didn't miss that one!
I couldn't decide which video off Finally Woken to post so here's two of them (and yes, Just a Ride is inspired by Bill Hicks). Enjoy!