Ooh, someone is spitting facts today.?
Animal is one of the best debut albums there is from the 2000s pop girlies. Better than The Fame. Better than One Of The Boys. Like... so good it's pop history at this point.
I still remember the first time hearing previews of Stephen, Kiss N Tell, Hungover, etc. before the album came out via some like MTV Canada album preview media player online.
If The Fame represents the first turning point of a pop girl album to that sleek dance sound, Animal represented that sound formulating into its most perfect form.