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The Downward Spiral

The Downward Spiral
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2 years, 8 months ago at Jan 1 7:50
I don't care who you are or what rock you hid under but if you haven't heard of this album, or any part of it, your an alien to me. This is probably one of the Top 10 Classic industrial albums of all time, in my eyes, and I'm probably not alone in saying that either.

Even after 15 years it still sounds current and the music still kicks ass. It spans so many levels too. We have hard br... read more
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Description: O O Amazon.com essential recording Nine Inch Nails are a pretty amazing phenomenon when one considers what they--um, he--have done with just a few studio recordings. The Downward Spiral, NIN's second full-length album, is just as packed with vitriol as Pretty Hate Machine and the EP Broken--and has just as solid a base of pop hooks t ... (more)
Manufacturer: Nothing/TVT/Interscope Records
Release date: 16 January 1994
EAN: 0606949234621 UPC: 606949234621
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My 90's CD Rank (56 music items)

"Heard: 17 August, 2014 I heard this album a few times a long long time ago, and I have mixed feelings and memories associated with it. I loved the songs 'Closer' and 'Hurt', the rest was also quite fascinating. Now I think that it's not music for me, too psychedelic, in the middle of the album I was very tired and I had to take a break. But I have still a slight sentiment and I still think that Closer and Hurt are great songs."


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When I was 31... music diary, August 2014 (18 music items)

"August 17, 2014 I heard this album a few times a long long time ago, and I have mixed feelings and memories associated with it. I loved the songs 'Closer' and 'Hurt', the rest was also quite fascinating. Now I think that it's not music for me, too psychedelic, in the middle of the album I was very tired and I had to take a break. But I have still a slight sentiment and I still think that Closer and Hurt are great songs."


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Gary Listens To Nine Inch Nails (15 music items)

"Trent's supposed masterpiece. Most people are quick to tell you this is his finest work, and I'm not going to try to argue that too hard (though I disagree with that). This time around the Rock based guitars are minimized and electronic work is pushed into overdrive. The album sounds cluttered in some spaces with it's heavy Industrial formula, but it works out very well. Mr. Self Destruct is a very strong opener, but Ruiner is my favorite song on here. Reptile is easily the most underrated song"


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"3rd March One of the darkest albums I've heard in my life, lyrically and musically. This album is a painful and absorbing piece odyssey, a concept album that follows the downward spiral of one man. Perhaps the most startling aspect of this album for me was how relatable I found it. Not necessarily through the protagonist's explicit excess, rather through his general state of mind and depression as a whole. Not something I would listen to over and over again, with a few songs as exceptions, this"


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" Points: 10 Chosen by: the giraffe (4), Orpheus Anathema (6) RYM's Top 5000 rank: 205"


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Best albums of 1994 (38 music items)

"This should come as a surprise to no one. Looking at the rest of this list, a lot of Great albums came out in 1994 but nothing else compares to the album that made NIN a household name. Favorite song: "the becoming" See also the "Still" version, originally released in the deluxe version of And All That Could Have Been"


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“I don't care who you are or what rock you hid under but if you haven't heard of this album, or any part of it, your an alien to me. This is probably one of the Top 10 Classic industrial albums of all time, in my eyes, and I'm probably not alone in saying that either.

Even after 15 years it still sounds current and the music still kicks ass. It spans so many levels too. We have hard brutal industrial/rock with Mr. Self Destruct. Awesome hard pounding industrial with Heresy. Soft melodic organ music with A Warm Place. The acoustic cover song of Hurt. We even have a #1 hit with Closer, which I actually got sick of after a while. I've heard this song on the most pop of radio stations and it surprised me. I also hated the fact that people thought they were so different and unique beca” read more

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"Then: I was 12 years old when the hit single "Closer" ruled the airwaves. Honestly, the song kind of annoyed me upon first hearing it and I didn't think much of it. But when "Head Like a Hole" and "Sin" (from NIN's debut album Pretty Hate Machine resurfaced on the radio, along with the emergence of the single "March of the Pigs" I began to gain more and more interest. My love for Nine Inch Nails took full swing when my local radio station featured them on their weekly segment, "A-Z Uncensored". "


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"One of the best albums I've heard from NIN. Sometimes I find NIN really good, but sometimes I can't stand them. Best song(s): Hurt, Closer, I Do Not Want This"


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"self-destruct tour 1994 The show rolled into town a few days before Halloween, so many audience members showed up in make-up and costumes. The entire audience was amped for this show, and the vibe was a mix of creepy, dark, and anxious. The first band of the night was a then relatively unknown group called Marilyn Manson. Back in those days they had a very "anything-goes" kind of live show. So in addition to their intense stage presence I recall Mr. Manson shoving a bottle into an uncomfortabl"


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"Took what Reznor had tapped into on Broken and fleshed it out with sonic textures and a running theme of self-destruction. One of the best albums ever recorded."


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"'"When I rented the place, I didn't realize it was that house," claimed NIN's Trent Reznor about recording Spiral in the one-time home of Manson-family victim Sharon Tate. Despite "a million electrical disturbances," Reznor made the most successful album of his career - a cohesive, willful and overpowering meditation on the central theme running through all of NIN's videos, live shows, music and lyrics: control. While Spiral has its share of Reznor's trademark industrial corrosiveness, it's bala"


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"Trent Reznor is the apex of having music that haunts you in your sleep. Creepy lyrics and music that sounded like it emulated Hades. Nine Inch Nails has never sounded better. Sadly this album is so good that Trent Reznor may be trying to top this his whole career. (Possibly) Essential Listening: "The Eraser", "Closer", "Hurt""


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