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JesusMaryChain, Monday, 2 February 2004 23:06 (sixteen years ago) link

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 (sixteen years ago) link

They're all classics.

Dan Perry (Dan Perry), Monday, 2 February 2004 23:09 (sixteen years ago) link

What he said.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Monday, 2 February 2004 23:10 (sixteen years ago) link

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

the surface noise (electricsound), Monday, 2 February 2004 23:23 (sixteen years ago) link

You "adore" them!

Ned Raggett (Ned), Monday, 2 February 2004 23:24 (sixteen years ago) link

8

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Gear! (Gear!), Monday, 2 February 2004 23:37 (sixteen years ago) link

"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 (sixteen years ago) link

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 (sixteen years ago) link

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

Ned Raggett (Ned), Tuesday, 3 February 2004 00:42 (sixteen years ago) link

(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 (sixteen years ago) link

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 (sixteen years ago) link

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 (sixteen years ago) link

but my blood wants to say hello to you!

Ew, put that away.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Tuesday, 3 February 2004 00:45 (sixteen years ago) link

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

Anthony Miccio (Anthony Miccio), Tuesday, 3 February 2004 00:51 (sixteen years ago) link

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 (sixteen years ago) link

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 (sixteen years ago) link

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 (sixteen years ago) link

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 (sixteen years ago) link

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 (sixteen years ago) link

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 (sixteen years ago) link

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

dyson (dyson), Tuesday, 3 February 2004 01:12 (sixteen years ago) link

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

Leee Majors (Leee), Tuesday, 3 February 2004 01:17 (sixteen years ago) link

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 (sixteen years ago) link

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 (sixteen years ago) link

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

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

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 (sixteen years ago) link

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 (sixteen years ago) link

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 (sixteen years ago) link

Yeah, particular!

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

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 (sixteen years ago) link

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

dyson (dyson), Tuesday, 3 February 2004 01:49 (sixteen years ago) link

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 (sixteen years ago) link

Um, yeah. The Maxwell cover is great.

Jordan (Jordan), Tuesday, 3 February 2004 01:51 (sixteen years ago) link

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 (sixteen years ago) link

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

Dan I., Tuesday, 3 February 2004 05:18 (sixteen years ago) link

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 (sixteen years ago) link

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

Dan I., Tuesday, 3 February 2004 05:20 (sixteen years ago) link

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

Ned Raggett (Ned), Tuesday, 3 February 2004 05:47 (sixteen years ago) link

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 (sixteen years ago) link

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

Dan I., Tuesday, 3 February 2004 06:11 (sixteen years ago) link

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 (sixteen years ago) link

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 (sixteen years ago) link

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 (sixteen years ago) link

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 (sixteen years ago) link

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 (sixteen years ago) link

_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 (sixteen years ago) link

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 (sixteen years ago) link

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 (sixteen years ago) link

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 (sixteen years ago) link

thanks. i'll share a d/l link after i finish just a little more work on it, sometime next week. glad u like it :)

davey, Saturday, 21 December 2019 15:35 (nine months ago) link

omg yay

american bradass (BradNelson), Saturday, 21 December 2019 15:36 (nine months ago) link

Nine Inch Nails (unofficial) releases

https://soundcloud.com/808mixtapes/all-the-love-in-the-world-daveys-remix

davey, Wednesday, 25 December 2019 12:31 (nine months ago) link

gone already !?

mark e, Wednesday, 25 December 2019 14:03 (nine months ago) link

https://soundcloud.com/808mixtapes/all-the-love-in-the-world-daveys-remix/s-NQTty

sorry about that. i guess only i could see the link that doesn’t have all the gibberish at the end of it. hopefully this one works

davey, Thursday, 26 December 2019 02:54 (nine months ago) link

(same link as before, just replaced the file)

davey, Thursday, 26 December 2019 02:55 (nine months ago) link

god this is still so great

american bradass (BradNelson), Thursday, 26 December 2019 14:20 (nine months ago) link

I need a whole album of disco trent please!!

Simon H., Thursday, 26 December 2019 15:35 (nine months ago) link

i only have one other a capella to work with unfortunately: the beginning of the end. that’s work in progress but it’s in more of an ebm/industrial vein

davey, Thursday, 26 December 2019 22:19 (nine months ago) link

wonder if the instrumental release of the fragile is close enough to the one with vocals to extract out the vocal track

babu frik fan account (mh), Thursday, 26 December 2019 23:04 (nine months ago) link

I might be able to get the vocal stems from Year Zero, I think I have that disc floating around somewhere

Simon H., Thursday, 26 December 2019 23:35 (nine months ago) link

i will check out the fragile. some instrumental releases are subtly timestretched to make center channel cancellation fail.

Simon, if u can find stems, i'd love to have them. just email me; my address is in my profile. thanks y'all!

davey, Thursday, 26 December 2019 23:45 (nine months ago) link

It won’t be perfect, but I’ve had good results using this AI tool which creates stems from existing audio

https://moises.ai/

I am using your worlds, Friday, 27 December 2019 08:24 (nine months ago) link

davey, you got mail!

Simon H., Friday, 27 December 2019 09:26 (nine months ago) link

wau! thank u simon. idk if i'm gonna be able to make more disco trent very soon—kinda want to work on some more original stuff—but receiving all these trent vocals puts a glimmer in my eye.

davey, Sunday, 29 December 2019 15:03 (eight months ago) link

<3

bold caucasian eroticism (Simon H.), Tuesday, 31 December 2019 15:13 (eight months ago) link

disco trent returns

https://soundcloud.com/808mixtapes/nine-inch-nails-discipline-dshindig-remix/s-lmxkm

davey, Sunday, 12 January 2020 06:24 (eight months ago) link

Very nice!

bold caucasian eroticism (Simon H.), Sunday, 12 January 2020 12:41 (eight months ago) link

two months pass...

Ghosts V-VI now available as a free download:

https://www.nin.com

coco vide (pomenitul), Thursday, 26 March 2020 14:00 (six months ago) link

Listening now -- I am all about the extended sad ambience.

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 26 March 2020 15:28 (six months ago) link

guessing the website is struggling with demand, as i get a 404 error when clicking on the link in the email

mark e, Thursday, 26 March 2020 18:34 (six months ago) link

Listening to the supposedly noisier one now. I don't hear a vast difference between it and the quiet/pretty one.

If and when CD versions are made available, I will buy them, but mostly for completion's sake.

but also fuck you (unperson), Thursday, 26 March 2020 19:00 (six months ago) link

Locusts definitely more stressful and abrasive on a cursory listen. I turned it off after a few tracks, not in the headspace.

Listened to all of Together, on the other hand. Nice and moody, but I doubt I'll ever go back to it.

chap, Thursday, 26 March 2020 19:24 (six months ago) link

"letting go while holding on" is p incredible imo

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Thursday, 26 March 2020 19:25 (six months ago) link

download's still not working for me :(

mh, Friday, 27 March 2020 18:04 (six months ago) link

likewise.

mark e, Friday, 27 March 2020 18:08 (six months ago) link

They just sent an email to their list, so the links are probably getting slammed.

but also fuck you (unperson), Friday, 27 March 2020 18:12 (six months ago) link

Both albums are on Spotify now, as well as still being on YouTube. I plan on listening on Spotify a few times and downloading when the servers are seeing less traffic.

BLU SAPHIR, BUT WHY (Tom Violence), Friday, 27 March 2020 18:24 (six months ago) link

I just soulseeked it

I've actually paid for stuff on Bandcamp and then downloaded it via soulseek cuz I didn't wanna deal with WinRAR. I am a profoundly lazy person.

frogbs, Friday, 27 March 2020 18:36 (six months ago) link

The email they just sent has a direct link to a new download location. Sounds like they gave up

mh, Friday, 27 March 2020 18:37 (six months ago) link

winrar? why are you using that for zip files?

mh, Friday, 27 March 2020 18:37 (six months ago) link

good question! the only zip files I ever download are from bandcamp and WinRAR is just what I have installed

frogbs, Friday, 27 March 2020 18:39 (six months ago) link

wild

mh, Friday, 27 March 2020 18:39 (six months ago) link

7-zip dude

Colonel Poo, Friday, 27 March 2020 18:55 (six months ago) link

Yep.

coco vide (pomenitul), Friday, 27 March 2020 18:56 (six months ago) link

blimey - all these zip applications that i have not thought about in years now that W10 just deals with zips.
re NiN : grabbed it via a wetransfer link posted on another board.

mark e, Friday, 27 March 2020 19:11 (six months ago) link

windows 10's support works ok as long as it's not a zip with a ton of files or high compression -- so, good enough for 90% of cases

mh, Friday, 27 March 2020 19:21 (six months ago) link

I've actually paid for stuff on Bandcamp and then downloaded it via soulseek cuz I didn't wanna deal with WinRAR. I am a profoundly lazy person.

― frogbs,

This reminds me how I pay for Prime but I torrent loads of stuff that's on Prime Video cos that's the only way I can figure out how to get it on my big telly.

chap, Saturday, 28 March 2020 00:04 (five months ago) link

my main feeling is that these records are incredible

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Tuesday, 31 March 2020 16:31 (five months ago) link

"with faith" when that vangelis synth comes in...

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Tuesday, 31 March 2020 16:32 (five months ago) link

the trumpet is the star of locusts

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Tuesday, 31 March 2020 20:38 (five months ago) link

also locusts is one of the best things trent's ever done?

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Tuesday, 31 March 2020 23:57 (five months ago) link

are these better than the first 4 volumes? I dug those but haven't exactly been clamoring to break em out again

frogbs, Wednesday, 1 April 2020 00:05 (five months ago) link

i love the og ghosts but these volumes are far more fleshed out and their own thing

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Wednesday, 1 April 2020 00:07 (five months ago) link

Together was kinda wallpaper-y to me but maybe I just wasn't in the mood for it. Haven't made it all the way through Locusts yet.

but also fuck you (unperson), Wednesday, 1 April 2020 01:01 (five months ago) link

Locusts sounds a lot more soothing than Together to me (also agree it's one of the best things he's done). One of the tracks on Together has this really high frequency tone overlaid on top that's bad enough that I have to skip it.

Doctor Madame Frances Experimento, LLC", Friday, 3 April 2020 14:58 (five months ago) link

three months pass...

I tend to play my music on album-shuffle, so I never quite know what I'm going to get. My wife was chilling on the sofa by the stereo speakers while I think something mellow like Can's "Soon Over Babaluma" was playing, but then things got a little quiet and I couldn't quite make out what had queued up next. I look at what's about to play on my phone and see it's "The Downward Spiral" about to blargh out, so I quickly hit skip. "That was a close one," I told her. "You almost got Nine Inch Nailed!"

Josh in Chicago, Saturday, 18 July 2020 22:43 (two months ago) link

one month passes...

Here's a question: is there anywhere that lists all the appearances of what one might call the "NIN motif"?

(Skip to 3:50 in this Ladytron remix for reference.)

https://youtu.be/Bzl348HCN0w

unpaid intern at the darvo institute (Simon H.), Thursday, 17 September 2020 13:24 (one week ago) link

I think of that as the "Downward Spiral Theme".

chap, Thursday, 17 September 2020 13:34 (one week ago) link

Trent hasn't used it himself in anything outside the titular album, has he?

chap, Thursday, 17 September 2020 13:35 (one week ago) link


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