The first time I heard Pretty Hate Machine, I was 15 and my first real girlfriend had just broken up with me. I listened to that album exclusively for like a month. To this day, I have yet to hear a more perfect album for that situation.
Also, not sure if I'm sad or jealous of you just now hearing Ænima for the first time.
I am most certainly not sad about this. I know that if I had heard it any other time then now I would not appreciate it and probably not give it more than one listen. But at this time, it's blowing me out of the water (and my mind).