Well, it did win the Mercury Music Prize and notably in the same year that Mezzanine was shortlisted!I liked Bring it On plenty at the time, but it would be surprising to find it high on any retrospective of even the most impactful and relevant works of the late 90s/early 00s.
Personally, I find it so much more than a straight-up indie album. Classy songwriting, great production, soulful, bluesy, excellent integration of synthesised sounds with the traditional rock set-up and well-conceived conceptually as an album. Both a great AND a perfect album.
But there we are back to the subjectivity argument.
(Sorry, couldn't hold back on defending my choice there. Such a wonderful album - for me).