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6 years, 11 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 that go a long way toward explaining NIN's popularity. Most recognizable is the down-tempo single "Closer," which remains a staple of dance clubs everywhere. But for the most part, the album is all heavy beats and aggressive guitars--industrial music with a pop angle. That winning combinati ... (more)
Manufacturer: Nothing/TVT/Interscope Records
Release date: 16 January 1994
EAN: 0606949234621 UPC: 606949234621
Tags: Industrial (7), Rock (6), 1994 (5), Industrial Rock (4), Electronica (3), Alternative (2), Metal (2), Alt Rock (1), Music Mecca 21 (1), Album (1), Alt. Rock (1), (1), 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die (1), Hardcore (1), Nin (1), 1990s (1), Awesome (1), Beats (1), Acquired (1), American (1)
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"Platinum American Gothic Between Lollapalooza I and Woodstock II, Trent Reznor settled in at the Manson murder house on L.A.’s Cielo Drive and cranked out an industrial-rock gem. Musically complex, lyrically bleak, its fascination with self-destruction made Reznor a synth antihero. Standout tracks: “Closer,” “Hurt”"

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"Trent Reznor’s death-dance soundscapes tap into alienation and fury in equal measure. The music may be as clinical as an operating room, but in tandem with the S&M; lyrics, it makes for a work that still feels dangerous. Standout track: “Closer”"

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""Hurt" Runner up: "Closer""

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2,000 Albums to Listen to Before Death... (2000 music items)

"THE DOWNWARD SPIRAL (1994) NINE INCH NAILS Review coming soon... FAV TRACKS: "Hurt"; "Closer"; "My Self Destruct"; "Reptile"; "A Warm Place"; "March of the Pigs"; "Heresy"; "Piggy"; "I Do Not Want This"; "Ruiner"; "Big Man with a Gun"; "Eraser" "

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