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Nine Inch Nails

Since 1989, Trent Reznor has integrated industrial and mainstream rock into one tightly. wound,surprisinglymainstreamaffection,under his psuedonym, Nine Inch Nails. Throughout NIN's lengthy, nearly 30 year run, NINhas released eight albums, two liveDVDs, and has contributed various assortments of music to game and moviesoundtracks. However,despitethe public opinion,Nine Inch Nails is much of a solo project, with usually only Trent Reznor anda few other producersandcollaborators during therecording process.

Throughout the late 80s, 90s, and early 2000s, Nine Inch Nails was ...read more

Since 1989, Trent Reznor has integrated industrial and mainstream rock into one tightly. wound,surprisinglymainstreamaffection,under his psuedonym, Nine Inch Nails. Throughout NIN's lengthy, nearly 30 year run, NINhas released eight albums, two liveDVDs, and has contributed various assortments of music to game and moviesoundtracks. However,despitethe public opinion,Nine Inch Nails is much of a solo project, with usually only Trent Reznor anda few other producersandcollaborators during therecording process.

Throughout the late 80s, 90s, and early 2000s, Nine Inch Nails was infamous for having lengthy gaps in. betweenalbumreleases,which Reznor credited to internal disputes, drug additiction, etc. Pretty Hate Machine, Nine InchNails' debutalbumin 1989, waswidely acclaimed by critics and underground audiences before breaking into the mainstreamandproducingthree successful singles,'Head Like a Hole', 'Down in It', and 'Terrible Lie'. In 1992, after repeated disputeswith hiscontractlabel, Reznor released a shortEP titled Broken that was much more heavy, industrial charged than therelativelydanceablesynth rock of Pretty Hate Machine. The album was a commercial success, 'Wish' and 'Happiness inSlavery' beingmajor hits. 'Wish' won a Grammy for Best MetalPerformance.

In 1994, NIN released their magnum opus The Downward Spiral. A lengthy concept album that was angry,loud,andaggressivespawned them their most successful single 'Closer', but also 'March of the Pigs' and 'Hurt'. The albumiswidelyconsidered NIN'smost successful and best album. After a massive World Tour, Trent Reznor went throughtroubleswith drugaddiction causing alengthy break between releases, with 1999 bringing The Fragile, a massive double-album whichis a fan. favorite. The album wasmuch more dense and based on soundscapes than the raw aggression of TheDownwardSpiral. The album was highly praised,receiving 'Album of the Year' by SPIN, and producing three successfulsingles in 'IntotheVoid', 'The Day the World Went Away', and'We're in This Together'.

After yet another successful tour, Trent Reznor began to struggle with addiction, and it seemed NIN would beending,before2005produced the commercial success 'With Teeth'. The album was much more poppy and radio-friendly, butdid notgoover well withfans or critics. However, the album produced one of NIN's most successful singles in 'The Hand ThatFeeds'aswell as 'Every Dayis Exactly the Same' and 'Only'. The With Teeth tour was quite a success, with thebandseemingenergetic and aggressive for thefirst time in years.

But not long after With Teeth's release in 2005, NIN began an online game surrounding the new album Year Zero.Afterleavingclues for fans to find, a massive Alternate Reality Game sprung up on the net, but controversy came alongwithitwhen USB driveswith new NIN tracks were hidden in bathrooms at a NIN concert. The tracks were uploadedbybloggers,but the RIAA sent ceaseand desist letters before Reznor stepped in. In 2007, Year Zero was released tocriticalacclaim,many people noting that Reznorseems refreshed and energetic. The album was a concept album focusing ontheworld oftomorrow, 2022, and the failinggovernment. It was much less guitar based than With Teeth, being mostlyelectronicinnature. The album produced twomoderately successful singles in 'Survivalism' and 'Capital G'. With a tour neverhittingtheU.S., 'Year Zero's sales stalled in theU.S., but the World Tour outside of the U.S. was quite successful. Muchmoreintimate,and a new stage set-up, the tour was asuccess. After a break-up with the record label, Trent Reznorbeganrecording newmusic.

But on March 2, 2008, Trent Reznor surprised fans with the release of a new album 'Ghosts I-IV'. The 36-trackinstrumentalrelease contained four versions, 'Ghosts', that were completely instrumental. The album wasreleasedonNIN.com andAmazon.com in a variety of digital formats, with a digital PDF booklet that showcased credits andartwork.Dresden Dollsdrummer Brian Vigilone was credited for the drums on the album. Physical release is set for April 8th,2008.

Nine Inch Nails Live wild, impromptu, and (at times, unsafe), and have gained them notoriety for being one ofthewildestbandslive. They are a completely different aspect of NIN, with a rock-band presentation before Year Zero beingthenormal,and thetracks being interpreted with standard live instruments.

Nine Inch Nails is one of the bands that is credited with bringing industrial music to the mainstream, and TrentReznorisoftencredited as a musical genius-for good reason. NIN is an important venture in music, and Trent Reznor is oneofthemostvital artists in music for good reason. Easily, they are one of rock's greatest acts. « hide

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LPs
Hesitation Marks
09/03/2013

3.6
1,053 Votes
The Slip
2008

3.3
1,460 Votes
Ghosts I-IV
2008

3.5
1,181 Votes
Year Zero
2007

3.8
1,834 Votes
With Teeth
2005

3.6
2,286 Votes
The Fragile
1999

4.3
2,421 Votes
The Downward Spiral
1994

4.4
3,636 Votes
Pretty Hate Machine
1989

4
2,204 Votes
EPs
Add Violence
2017

3.6
176 Votes
Not the Actual Events
2016

3.7
318 Votes
Survivalism
2007

3.3
4 Votes
Every Day Is Exactly the Same
2006

3.4
64 Votes
Only
2005

3.4
5 Votes
The Hand That Feeds
2005

3.2
3 Votes
Still
2002

4.2
372 Votes
We're In This Together Now
1999

4
2 Votes
The Day the World Went Away
1999

3.4
56 Votes
The Perfect Drug
1997

3.2
197 Votes
Closer to God
1994

3.3
106 Votes
March Of The Pigs
1994

3.4
4 Votes
Fixed
1992

3.2
154 Votes
Broken
1992

4
1,120 Votes
Sin
1990

3.2
43 Votes
Head Like a Hole
1990

3.5
66 Votes
Down in It
1989

2.9
58 Votes
Live Albums
Live 2013
09/10/2013

3.2
19 Votes
Beside You in Time
2007

4.2
246 Votes
And All That Could've Been [DVD]
2002

4.2
155 Votes
And All That Could Have Been
2002

4.1
375 Votes
Closure
1997

4.3
60 Votes
Compilations
The Fragile: Deviations 1
2016

4.4
17 Votes
With Teeth (Instrumental)
2015

4.1
7 Votes
The Fragile (Instrumental)
2015

4.4
12 Votes
Recoiled
2014

3.1
15 Votes
Pretty Hate Machine: 2010 Remaster
2010

4.3
259 Votes
Y34RZ3R0R3M1X3D
2007

3.2
257 Votes
Things Falling Apart
2000

3.3
231 Votes
Quake
1996

3.5
91 Votes
Further Down the Spiral (UK)
1995

3.5
177 Votes
Further Down the Spiral (US)
1995

3.5
247 Votes
Purest Feeling
1994

2.9
66 Votes

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