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JesusMaryChain, Monday, 2 February 2004 23:06 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Uh...... are they "classics" or "duds".....I thought the damn posting mechanism would clarify for me. Convenience, please.

JesusMaryChain, Monday, 2 February 2004 23:08 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

They're all classics.

Dan Perry (Dan Perry), Monday, 2 February 2004 23:09 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

What he said.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Monday, 2 February 2004 23:10 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

my opinion on this "musical" "act" is well documented

the surface noise (electricsound), Monday, 2 February 2004 23:23 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

You "adore" them!

Ned Raggett (Ned), Monday, 2 February 2004 23:24 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

8

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7

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Gear! (Gear!), Monday, 2 February 2004 23:37 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

"They're all classics."
"What he said."
Ummm...what those guys said.

But my favorite is the Downward Spiral.

latebloomer (latebloomer), Monday, 2 February 2004 23:40 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

They're all classics."
"What he said."
Ummm...what those guys said.
But my favorite is the Downward Spiral

What he said!

Seb, Tuesday, 3 February 2004 00:38 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I'm glad we're all in general agreement here.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Tuesday, 3 February 2004 00:42 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

(Though I actually think The Fragile might yet be the best album he's done, even though I didn't live inside it as much as Downward)

Ned Raggett (Ned), Tuesday, 3 February 2004 00:42 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Sorry to break up the general agreement, but my blood wants to say hello to you!

Anthony Miccio (Anthony Miccio), Tuesday, 3 February 2004 00:43 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

They're all neat, and I'm waiting for the All The NIN hits That Sound Like Dirty INXS Songs comp, but I must complain of filler on all of these. Plus I don't like the uncatchy screamy stuff.

Anthony Miccio (Anthony Miccio), Tuesday, 3 February 2004 00:44 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

but my blood wants to say hello to you!

Ew, put that away.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Tuesday, 3 February 2004 00:45 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Isn't that how the US reacted to The Fragile?

Anthony Miccio (Anthony Miccio), Tuesday, 3 February 2004 00:51 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

The true test of a nin fan is if you can stomach The Purest Feeling demos. (Lately, I really like the live "acoustic" version of 'the Big Come Down' floating around the net.)

(You mean aside from that whole debut at number 2 thing, right?)

TrentLuv (bnw), Tuesday, 3 February 2004 00:57 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

that wasn't the US that put it at no. 2, that was the trench coat mafia. The US is what made it slide down the charts immediately after, which actually I thought was kind of unfair, cuz I thought that We Should Be Together song was fine proto-Linkin Parkage (at time I would have called it "middle school angstage" but same diff).

Anthony Miccio (Anthony Miccio), Tuesday, 3 February 2004 00:59 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

The Purest Feeling demos

MAAAAAAAAAYBE, maybe JUST ONCE, I'll GET what's COMING to MEEEEEEEEEE.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Tuesday, 3 February 2004 01:01 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Anyone who can listen to "A Warm Place" and feel nothing, has no soul and should bugger the eff off. S'there.

Trayce (trayce), Tuesday, 3 February 2004 01:05 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

That includes David Bowie feeling "I thought I wrote Crystal Japan," of course. ";-)" (Also: La Mer is nother great trent instrumental!!)

bnw (bnw), Tuesday, 3 February 2004 01:10 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Anyone who can listen to "A Warm Place" and feel nothing, has no soul and should bugger the eff off. S'there

well that includes me, so here we are.

the surface noise (electricsound), Tuesday, 3 February 2004 01:12 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

filler¿ tell me what nin songs you consider filler. please. anthony.
skip the fragile tho.

dyson (dyson), Tuesday, 3 February 2004 01:12 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I'd rather listen to "vletrmx21" to "A Warm Place," thanks.

Leee Majors (Leee), Tuesday, 3 February 2004 01:17 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Great bad, particularly "Pretty Hate Machine" and "Closer". "The Fragile" would possibly belong in that thread about turning an average album into a classic one by removing half the tracks...

Geir Hongro (GeirHong), Tuesday, 3 February 2004 01:19 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I can't, Dyson, its been ages since I've listened to 'em. But I didn't even like "March Of The Pigs" so don't mind me.

Anthony Miccio (Anthony Miccio), Tuesday, 3 February 2004 01:21 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

In Praise of.....the BROKEN e.p. by Nine Inch Nails

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Tuesday, 3 February 2004 01:37 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Geir, you know that thumping sound that makes Closer so much the sexy? It's a beat! Rhythm is good!

bnw (bnw), Tuesday, 3 February 2004 01:38 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I think a special honorary mention should be given to Maxwell's cover of "Closer," which while overlong, does find him adding lines about how you and him should "do the freak-ay."

Anthony Miccio (Anthony Miccio), Tuesday, 3 February 2004 01:42 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I just recently heard Maxwell's cover of Kate Bush's emotionally celestial "This Woman's Work," and he should be pistol whipped into blubbering submission and forced to drink a thermos of his own urine for that particular particular affront.

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Tuesday, 3 February 2004 01:44 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Yeah, particular!

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Tuesday, 3 February 2004 01:44 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

dude, he totally calls her "the bomb" on his Unplugged EP. Respect was given and respect is due!

Anthony Miccio (Anthony Miccio), Tuesday, 3 February 2004 01:46 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

just his own urine, alex¿ you're getting soft.

dyson (dyson), Tuesday, 3 February 2004 01:49 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

And for that alone, he should have his vomit-drenched ashes spread on unhallowed ground and then fertilized with the rancid dung of an incontinent warthog.

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Tuesday, 3 February 2004 01:50 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Um, yeah. The Maxwell cover is great.

Jordan (Jordan), Tuesday, 3 February 2004 01:51 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I still love NIN. This is probably how I would rate them:

1. Perfect Drug single / Lost Highway soundtrack (probably in my top 5 songs ever)
2. Broken
3. Fixed
4. Pretty Hate Machine
5. The Downward Spiral

I do not rate The Fragile; it is okay, but I do not own it and would not ever like to hear it again. And Things Falling Apart should be DESTROYED DESTROYED DESTROYED! omg soooo bad.

Dan I., Tuesday, 3 February 2004 05:17 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Oh I forgot to put Further Down the Spiral! That should go after PHM, before TDS.

Dan I., Tuesday, 3 February 2004 05:18 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

The two "remixes" on Further Down the Spiral are the only Aphex Twin other than Windowlicker that I can stand to hear anymore.

Dan I., Tuesday, 3 February 2004 05:20 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

See how NIN makes me indulge my rockism!?!?

Dan I., Tuesday, 3 February 2004 05:20 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

You forgot to mention Still -- to which I listen right now. :-)

Ned Raggett (Ned), Tuesday, 3 February 2004 05:47 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I've never owned the Fragile, but someone's copy is usually around. Whenever I put it on, I usually think 'meh' at first, then there are always some fantastic tracks that I've completely forgotten about.

I agree that the Perfect Drug is definitely one of their best tunes (damn, Trent would have become a jungle producer...).

Jordan (Jordan), Tuesday, 3 February 2004 05:53 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I've never heard Still Ned, is it good?

Dan I., Tuesday, 3 February 2004 06:11 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I like it -- it's theoretically the 'low key' album, not quite NIN unplugged obv, but the reworkings of older songs aim at generally more stripped down/slower takes. Personally I think the version of "And All That Could Have Been" here is the keeper.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Tuesday, 3 February 2004 06:20 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I've never been able to get past Reznor, whose voice and lyrics I find just plain awful (actually this is my problem with basically 90% of what got released on Wax Trax/TVT.) I imagine that instrumental versions of some of this stuff could be okay, but frankly I can't imagine ever really caring enough to find out if such a thing existed.

Alex in SF (Alex in SF), Tuesday, 3 February 2004 06:33 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

The Purest Feeling demos

D'oh! I paid way too much for that disc back in high school & upon listening even as a massive fan was like.. WTF???? However I did make a profit reselling it several years later to some random NIN obsessive in Japan.

I think "March of the Pigs" is my favorite moment of theirs. The video's pretty funny..

daria g (daria g), Tuesday, 3 February 2004 07:21 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Wow, that Maxwell cover is horrible. I had such high hopes too. :( A Trent produced Maxwell version would be sweet as hell I bet.

bnw (bnw), Tuesday, 3 February 2004 07:37 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I never got into the Fragile. I sort've gave up after "the Perfect Drug" (which is, admittedly, fantastic...especially the drum break.)

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Tuesday, 3 February 2004 14:39 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

_The Fragile_ is 100% worth getting if only for "We're In This Together Now", "Into The Void", and "The Wretched".

Dan Perry (Dan Perry), Tuesday, 3 February 2004 17:14 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Wow, that Maxwell cover is horrible. I had such high hopes too. :(

B-but what about the double time, 4 on the floor gospel bit?

Jordan (Jordan), Tuesday, 3 February 2004 17:17 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

The Fragile tour was pretty good. When I saw him in NYC, Manson came out onstage to sing "Starfuckers, Inc." and the crowd went wild, which was kind of funny. I own a lot of his stuff (all three full-length albums, the live thing, and Broken) but I never ever feel the urge to actually listen to any of it.

Phil Freeman (Phil Freeman), Tuesday, 3 February 2004 17:43 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

When I saw him in NYC, Manson came out onstage to sing "Starfuckers, Inc." and the crowd went wild, which
was kind of funny.

That performance is a hidden track on the DVD. Good stuff.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Tuesday, 3 February 2004 17:44 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

GRAB THEM THEY ARE GREAT

After this round of remixes things mostly go, er, downward remix wise

Beatrix Kiddo (Raymond Cummings), Wednesday, 29 May 2013 04:13 (four years ago) Permalink

picked up closer and march of pigs

the late great, Wednesday, 29 May 2013 18:29 (four years ago) Permalink

three years pass...

Cool, welcome back.

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 16 December 2016 23:25 (seven months ago) Permalink

Ordered the EP; don't care about the vinyl stuff.

Don Van Gorp, midwest regional VP, marketing (誤訳侮辱), Friday, 16 December 2016 23:30 (seven months ago) Permalink

Ugh just take my money, Trent. The original Fragile LP is one of my prized pieces of wax and still gets a lot of play, Deviations will be a nice addition. Always loved the instrumentals from that and sooo many songs could do without the vocals.

octobeard, Sunday, 18 December 2016 03:19 (seven months ago) Permalink

Listening to the EP now. Not appreciably noisier than Hesitation Marks; kinda minimalist, in fact.

Don Van Gorp, midwest regional VP, marketing (誤訳侮辱), Thursday, 22 December 2016 14:21 (six months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

Only just heard about this!

chap, Monday, 23 January 2017 23:37 (five months ago) Permalink

Sounding more interesting than the accomplished but regressive Hesitation Marks.

chap, Tuesday, 24 January 2017 00:11 (five months ago) Permalink

five months pass...

New track. Very, very old-school NIN.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gDV-dOvqKzQ

Old Lynch's Sex Paragraph (Phil D.), Thursday, 13 July 2017 15:41 (one week ago) Permalink

that song rules, wow

ToddBonzalez (BradNelson), Thursday, 13 July 2017 16:07 (one week ago) Permalink

Trent's been listening to synthwave. Can't wait to pre-order another bag of dirt.

grawlix (unperson), Thursday, 13 July 2017 16:34 (one week ago) Permalink

This is great! Also, I do not hear old-school NIN in this at all, unless we're calling With Teeth old-school now.

this iphone speaks many languages (DJP), Thursday, 13 July 2017 16:37 (one week ago) Permalink

Bag of dirt pre-ordered. (I hope that's not what it is, but I'm certainly not expecting a CD or anything.)

grawlix (unperson), Thursday, 13 July 2017 16:43 (one week ago) Permalink

xp I'll defer to you on that -- since I'm not well-versed in the genre I tend to judge on more superficial resemblances, and this reminds me of what I was hearing from NIN in the late 80s. It's probably just me. Anyway, this is the best new song I've heard from anyone in months.

Old Lynch's Sex Paragraph (Phil D.), Thursday, 13 July 2017 16:58 (one week ago) Permalink

ime it's sort of like if a with teeth song were playing behind a synth line from a yaz record

ToddBonzalez (BradNelson), Thursday, 13 July 2017 17:11 (one week ago) Permalink

Yeah, it's very "what if we mashed up Only You with The Hand That Feeds"

this iphone speaks many languages (DJP), Thursday, 13 July 2017 17:16 (one week ago) Permalink

Not bad.

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 13 July 2017 17:17 (one week ago) Permalink

Trent's been listening to synthwave.

not just listening, but watching the videos as well.
the bit at the start is very synthwave before it all kicks off.
i like it.
a lot.

mark e, Thursday, 13 July 2017 17:40 (one week ago) Permalink

isn't there an OPN video just like this

I haven't listened to a new NIN song since WITHA TEETHA but I gotta say, this is pretty good

frogbs, Thursday, 13 July 2017 18:20 (one week ago) Permalink

With you on that. This is p good. Seems like he found his drum sound preset again, after years of having lost it (and this is a good thing)

Le Bateau Ivre, Friday, 14 July 2017 00:37 (six days ago) Permalink

I love it, very "The Hand That Feeds."

Loud guitars shit all over "Bette Davis Eyes" (NYCNative), Friday, 14 July 2017 00:56 (six days ago) Permalink

wait a second. there are nin fans who don't like the fragile?.

BringTheAuBonPain, Friday, 14 July 2017 05:08 (six days ago) Permalink

I like about three or four songs from it, but the rest is a slog.

grawlix (unperson), Friday, 14 July 2017 11:57 (six days ago) Permalink

This is great!

imago, Friday, 14 July 2017 12:12 (six days ago) Permalink

I definitely felt that way about The Fragile when it first came out (I was 13 and just wanted some freakin NOISE!!!) but after nearly 2 decades and a few dozen listens I think it's really great

frogbs, Friday, 14 July 2017 13:40 (six days ago) Permalink

Fragile Left is often my favorite NIN album.

Conversely, Fragile Right is my least-favorite.

this iphone speaks many languages (DJP), Friday, 14 July 2017 13:53 (six days ago) Permalink

serious question, I got off after With Teeth, are any of the other albums worth hearing

frogbs, Friday, 14 July 2017 13:55 (six days ago) Permalink

YES

this iphone speaks many languages (DJP), Friday, 14 July 2017 13:56 (six days ago) Permalink

Year Zero especially is the perfect soundtrack to American life in 2017.

this iphone speaks many languages (DJP), Friday, 14 July 2017 13:56 (six days ago) Permalink

year zero and hesitation marks are both v good records that i think only suffer from being a little too long

ToddBonzalez (BradNelson), Friday, 14 July 2017 14:32 (six days ago) Permalink

Fragile Left is often my favorite NIN album.

Conversely, Fragile Right is my least-favorite.

― this iphone speaks many languages (DJP), Friday, July 14, 2017 6:53 AM (thirty-nine minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

damn, otm

ToddBonzalez (BradNelson), Friday, 14 July 2017 14:33 (six days ago) Permalink

tbh this guy is pretty consistent in what he does. I wouldn't say any of his albums is significantly better or worse than the others

licorice oratorio (baaderonixx), Friday, 14 July 2017 14:56 (six days ago) Permalink

Downward Spiral still pretty easily his best work though IMO.

This new one has an excellent beat, but my tolerance for his breathy/nassal vocal style and dumb rhymes continues to want with time. Having said that, that harmonising part in the second pre-chorus is really cool.

chap, Monday, 17 July 2017 10:06 (three days ago) Permalink

New song/video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_g8nAqDu3gI

grawlix (unperson), Tuesday, 18 July 2017 17:07 (two days ago) Permalink

Very good.

jmm, Tuesday, 18 July 2017 17:19 (two days ago) Permalink

oh I like this

this iphone speaks many languages (DJP), Tuesday, 18 July 2017 17:23 (two days ago) Permalink

This is great.

The Harsh Tutelage of Michael McDonald (Raymond Cummings), Tuesday, 18 July 2017 17:34 (two days ago) Permalink

always love to hear trent's higher register

ToddBonzalez (BradNelson), Tuesday, 18 July 2017 17:34 (two days ago) Permalink

I love the goopy bass sound on this, whatever's making that. I think it's a synth.

jmm, Tuesday, 18 July 2017 17:44 (two days ago) Permalink

been chilling in the studio with alessandro cortini

mh, Tuesday, 18 July 2017 17:50 (two days ago) Permalink

Definitely a treat. Two for two here!

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 18 July 2017 18:48 (two days ago) Permalink

yea I like this one too, well done

is there a new LP coming after this er what?

frogbs, Tuesday, 18 July 2017 19:18 (two days ago) Permalink

He's doing 3 EPs, of which this is the second.

grawlix (unperson), Tuesday, 18 July 2017 19:21 (two days ago) Permalink

Another good one! Very promising, though I'd much rather see these songs paired on a 12 track album instead of ep's of varying quality.

Le Bateau Ivre, Tuesday, 18 July 2017 21:18 (two days ago) Permalink

The final track on this ep is 11 mins long.

chap, Wednesday, 19 July 2017 09:29 (yesterday) Permalink

Just got my download of the EP.

1. Less Than - 3:30
2. The Lovers - 4:10
3. This Isn't the Place - 4:44
4. Not Anymore - 3:07
5. The Background World - 11:44

Listening now.

grawlix (unperson), Wednesday, 19 July 2017 23:28 (yesterday) Permalink

OK, first impressions: All the songs are good, if minimal. No sonic or compositional surprises; he's playing to his base. No really cringeworthy couplets, though, which is a big plus. The last song is 11:44, but seven minutes of that are a loop of the main riff gradually devolving into crunchy noise. Definitely worth it if you're a fan, but not likely to make anyone into a fan.

grawlix (unperson), Wednesday, 19 July 2017 23:54 (yesterday) Permalink

is there more good eurorack content?

mh, Thursday, 20 July 2017 00:01 (fourteen hours ago) Permalink

No really cringeworthy couplets

Silence/violence is pretty cringeworthy.

chap, Thursday, 20 July 2017 09:15 (five hours ago) Permalink


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