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Nine Inch Nails
© Nothing/Interscope Recor
Year of Release: 1999
The Day The World
We're In This Together
Just Like You Imagined
No You Don't
The Great Below
The Way Out Is Through
Into The Void
Where Is Everybody
The Mark Has Been Made
I'm Looking Forward
To Joining You
The Big Come Down
Underneath It All
Ripe (With Decay)
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Trent Reznor (aka Nine Inch Nails) Pretty Hate Machine achieved a
catchy hit, "Head Like A Hole." NIN's music is true pure Industrial;
and not for everyone's ears. Reznor would make controversial and interesting
music throughout his career. After two more releases (Broken and The
Downard Spiral that would be more popular in the underground industrial
outlets, his next release in 1999, The Fragile would be his first
double-disc set, and it would become his first #1 album on the Billboard
Top 200 albums chart. (His next #1 album would follow after Fragile,
With Teeth. Truly experimental, truly Industrial, The Fragile
showcases hard-hitting music, rough-edged, in-your-face, loud, and truly defines
Industrial, hard rock/alternative rock music.
First Disc: LEFT
The 2-disc set hits it off with the pure Industrial hard rocking "Somewhat
Damaged." "The Day The World Went Away" is also loud sounding, yet
experimental. "The Frail" is a short instrumental, having a somewhat
classical sounding style. "The Wretched" returns to the pure hard rock
Industrial style, likewise "We're In This Together" also has the pure
Industrial/hard rock style.
The title track has an eerie, slow sound -- horror movie music -- as many
of the songs on the first disc could easily fit these kinds of soundtracks.
The instrumental "Just Like You Imagined" continues as experimental.
"Even Deeper" is not as loud (in some places), yet it's eerie, and has
a more Alternative Rock style. "Pilgrimage" is loud industrial music,
as heard in the German band Laibach, and could also be part of a horror flick
soundtrack. "No You Don't," like the first disc's opener, is also
another pure hard rock Industrial number. "La Mer" quiets the atmosphere
for a bit, and the first disc's last track also could fit a horror flick
soundtrack, "The Great Below."
Second Disc: RIGHT
Continuing with "horror flick soundtrack music," the second disc's opener,
"The Way Out Is Through." "Into The Void" and "Where Is
Everybody" are other pure Industrial songs that could easily be hits on the
Industrial radio playlists. Horror movie music continues with "The Mark Has
Been Made," "Please" is a pretty cool Alternative/Industrial Rock
song. "Starfuckers, Inc." would be a collaboration with Marilyn Manson,
and again, another pure Industrial rock styled song, as it leads into another
hard-driving song, "Compilation." "Im Looking Forward To Joining
You," is an another eerie-sounding song, and for horror movie soundtracks.
The remaining songs, "The Big Come Down," "Underneath It All," and
"Ripe (With Decay)" all have the styles of pure Industrial, experiemental,
horror movie soundtrack appeal.
Nine Inch Nails' The Fragtile is certainly NOT for everyone. It's
experimental music, it's pure hard rock Industrial. It easily fits music for
horror movies. Yet, as "interesting" and highly un-boring, Nine Inch Nails
is rough, tough, in-your-face rock, with a vengence.
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