Yeah for me it was the year i moved out. The soundtrack to my first taste of independence
Yeah the independence thing was there for me too. Finally getting out of a shitty relationship, having the apartment to myself for the end of the winter to get over things, then bam - Sunshine, freedom, new love, and trip to Hawaii. All with that album as the soundtrack.
I remember it was leaking one track at a time on Limewire. I still have a notebook with the track list with check marks next to the songs. Torture Me was the first song. I also remember live versions of Readymade and Tell Me Baby. Relax everybody, I ended up purchasing the album. A couple times over the years. And the big box with all the little extras.