I was 16 when Courtney sneered "just shut up, you're only 16" on "Awful." And I was oooh so into it.
Smashing Pumpkins and Hole were still huge, though at twilight, and Celebrity Skin a (mostly) critical and commercial success-- a fantastic collaboration between Corgan and Love. I listened to the album earlier today, and it's aged well.
A lot has changed over the past decade. Largely written off, I was surprised how giddy I was when I saw this picture taken a couple of days ago. They look good. Courtney's new album (as a real-life sober person) is supposed to come out later this year. Billy co-wrote some of it. I'm strangely hopeful.