Those Pig Destroyer and Disillusion releases are fucking incredible, too.
As someone who was in high school from 2003 to 2007, I think people really underestimate how huge Usher was during that era. People forget there was a brief window where he was challenging for the top guy in pop status. Now no one really thinks about him except when that overweight women sued him cause she alleged he gave her STDs. I guess it's not the worst fate for a fading pop star to have.You basically just played that entire album at any school dance/party and you were set for the night.
The latter is most likely about a dead person but never forget that people used The Police's Every Breath You Take as a legitimate love song to marry/dance to so...