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|Underrated NIN Songs|
In spirit of my least favorite NIN songs I did a couple months ago, this is a list of the songs I find very underrated on each NIN album.
|1||Nine Inch Nails|
Pretty Hate Machine
When people give this album a listen, they often list "Head Like a Hole" and "Something I Can Never Have" as one of the highlights. Well skip ahead a few tracks and you'll hear "Sin". A great studio song and one that is amplified ten times when seen live. It is a personal favorite and at the level of "Head Like a Hole in my opinion.
|2||Nine Inch Nails|
The song "Last" also gets ignored when listening to Trent's early discography. While not recognized as the singles "Wish" or "Happiness in Slavery" this osng packs a punch. Only played live a few times because Trent claims "It's too fucking hard to sing live", and with him screaming the whole time during the song I don't blame him.
|3||Nine Inch Nails|
The Downward Spiral
Probably one the hardest to choose off here, but I'd have to go with "Ruiner". It perfectly shows the album's almost orchestra-like noise and quiet dissonance all in one track. The 70's esque solo is also a high point of the song.
|4||Nine Inch Nails|
Off the left side, this would have to go to "The Fragile". A track in the vein of "We're In This Together", it really continues on Trent's feelings for a significant other. Nice use of the quiet to loud formula, and finishes off with a nice nice guitar solo and Trent expressing his angst.
|5||Nine Inch Nails|
Off the right side, this goes hands down to "The Big Come Down". Intense on the album, and even more played live, this song often times comes as a surprsingly high point for most people seeing NIN live. A personal favorite and gives you a good kick before the album segues into its odd conclusion.
|6||Nine Inch Nails|
"Sunspots" has always caught my interest when I put this album on. It slowly builds up, with a simple bass line and lightly played drums. Without notice it slowly grows into this very emotional finish that is surprisingly well done for a short track.
|7||Nine Inch Nails|
Really hard to pick off this album, but I chose "In This Twilight". Towards the end of the album and fits nicely with its closer "Zero-Sum". Also, probably because this came as one of the surprisingly good tracks I saw live. Short but sweet track.
|8||Nine Inch Nails|
This definitely goes to "Demon Seed". The track at the end that many people really seem to forget after the Ghosts-esque section of the album.
|yay for album art|
|Agree with you for 4, The Fragile is a beautiful track. Ditto for 7, both closing tracks are fantastic.|
|Nice one on 6, love that song|
|i've stretched nin's discography for 3 years, one album at a time... |
it really was an experience. There is no point in listening
them all at once, imo.
Broken is their most metallic, most organic and my personal
|yeah i just wanted to put one for each album, so i had a bit of dilemna in picking some. the line begins to blur was actually the one cosidered putting up. great song. and i always listen to in this twilight and zero-sum together because they go so well together. and i love the latter half of head down. the beginning was a bit off for me, but i like the way it really picks up.|
and id have to say the most organic would go to the fragile, but broken is no question trent's most aggressive.
|I really like Ruiner but for me the most underrated on TDS would be either Reptile or Heresy|
|Every song on 3 is amazing.|
Sin and The Big Come Down are awesome. The Fragile is one of my favorite NIN songs.
|kinda odd. most people i talk to love reptile. some even say its the best track off TDS next to hurt.|
|the live version of Sin is top notch.. studio version not so much|
|The Fragile is beautiful.|
|Props to putting "Last" on here. Love that track.|
|Really good choices! Last FUCKING OWNS.|