I find I don't listen to single tracks of NIN. I HAVE to listen to an entire album or EP.
Each album has a real "feel" to it, and each track has a place on that album.
(that's not to say I may not repeat a track or two during a listen)...
Broken is prolly my fave. HAPPINESS IN SLAVERY is the stand out track...
I'm not as big a fan of the later albums, but I have to say that the newer stuff sounded AWESOME when I saw NIN live last year in Sydney!
I'm actually very excited by the news that Reznor is working with Gary Numan on some tracks.
Numan's "Pure" and "Jagged" are astounding. "Pure" in some ways out NINed NIN.
After I saw Gary Numan live last year (it was a good year) I heard a few people (who obviously familiar with last couple of his albums) complain that it sounded like "a NIN cover band.
Well it's been a long time since I was a teenager, My teen years were over before Trent became a teen.
In my opinion he's one of our greatest living artists.
I enjoy all of his music.
He's a great innovator in synthesis.
My favorite tune of his from the more recent years would be
'In This Twilight'.
The first CD of The Fragile is pretty much perfect.
There are two sets of drums being played. There is the beat, and then there is the solo. I disagree with the douche statement because he does not write himself down in the liner notes as "Drum Solo" etc but only writes himself down as collaborating with others.
Also 90% of the drums used in TDS are live drum samples.
Yeah but for years he took 100% of the credit for that album.. and it's my favorite by NIN. I can't really get past the fact though that he is, in fact, a cockhead.
He went from wanting to 'fuck you like an animal' to 'we're all in this together na-how' in the blink of an eye. Then again, during the mid-90s artists like Al Jourgensen said he was 'the most miserable and depressed human being he'd ever met'.