The Oops! era is what propels me to say that the Oops! album is Britney's best.
I remember flicking through the TV channels and I stopped at the commercial for the Oops! Making the Video episode on MTV. I FREAKED out. Haters kept saying that Britney was going to be a one-hit wonder. I was SO happy to learn that Britney was about to prove them wrong. She looked so amazing in the red catsuit and the previews of the video looked AMAZING. I knew Britney was about to certify her role in the industry as Pop Princess. The MTV episode came out and that's all people were talking about. "Britney's back, Britney's back!" There were so many promos, TV specials and so-on promoting the Oops! single/album. It was so freaking exciting. One thing I really miss about Primeney, is that there were always so many TV specials during the album release weeks. She's had some since then, but since the Circus era it hasn't really felt the same.
Fast forward to the day of the album release, me and my friends (we were in 6th grade) skipped school to get the album. We lined up outside of HMV and wow - there were so many fans waiting to get the album. Being around them - the energy, oh it was ******* amazing. We were singing Britney songs, chanting her name and stuff. We didn't give two sh*ts that we skipped school to get the CD lol. When the store opened, we all rushed in and they were playing some of the songs from the album. Having that CD in my hand - it felt like I was the owner of the rarest and most sought after diamond. It was just so freaking exciting. The album - it's solid pop. The first 3 songs really get you in the groove. I really wish that "What U See" was a single. It's a BOP! Loved the performance in the Oops! concert. The only song I don't like is "Dear Diary." I mean it's cute, but it could've been skipped. I know that Britney was proud of that song at the time, but eh... I could've done without it. I love the album though. It's definitely in my top 3. My top 3 being - Glory, Oops & Femme Fatale.
If you weren't a fan of hers during the earlier eras, I feel bad for you. Britney was AMAZING. She was booked, she was inspired... she was everything.
Sorry if my thoughts were a bit scattered, but I tried my best to share my memories lol.