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Fucking hell: http://youtu.be/vF6BXLi2OyA
So much effort into every single aspect of NIN, it's quite phenomenal really. And to keep that level of consistency for such a long career is amazing.
I love how he takes a break from NIN and wins an Oscar.
He dreamed a Sound up and called it NiN
Music is dead and no one cares.
If there is a hell I'll see you there.
He flexed his muscles to keep his flock of sheep...
probably always was
I find NiN pretty dull quite a lot of the time. Fair play though, he does put a lot of effort in to what he does.
Trent is a wonderful song writer/composer. One of the all time greats for me.
He managed to outsell Viva La Vida on Amazon, with an ambient, instrumental album. Unbelievable scenes. Ghosts wasn't too bad either.
He's like Thom Yorke but with less weeping over carbon emissions.
See, I can see the Thom Yorke comparison in terms of scale, but Yorke never really moves me - I find he's hollow or his this smug air of contentment and entitlement, even when he's singing about warmongers or whatever. I've never really connected with him on an emotional level.
There's something very free about Reznor that comes from some dark and powerful place, and it seems so much more human and honest. Plus, much like Deftones, there's a sexual air to the music, especially when its at its most most tender.
I kinda think Trent would have been a classical musician hundreds of years ago (who probably invented instruments and put on shows in caves), but here and now, he's using all the tools of the modern age to express (or translate) the way he feels, to have the greatest impact on people as possible.
I think the problem a lot of people have with NIN is that they assume it's angsty music for teenagers who hate life and like to think they're edgy.
It's so much more than that really. He's got the guts to innovate and really is streets ahead of Thom Yorke et al, in that respect. Plus more importantly often the best NIN tracks are the quieter ones; La Mer, A Warm Place etc... which gets kind of forgot about.
of the guy who has loads of talent & iron-clad artistic integrity, is a phenomenally gifted musician and producer and innovator... and somehow still manages to make music that just straight-up fucking sucks.
being seen as a BADASS, or being the first to use some bit of technology, or having the biggest light show, or whatever. just make some good music, pal.
but the lyrics are often so cringeworthy that it detracts from my enjoyment of it.
both of which are fucking incredible, i like some NIN stuff "came back haunted", "hurt" etc, anyone fancy doing me a spotify best of?
hope you enjoy the playlist
lamer than what??
the slap bass :')
can't believe anyone takes this seriously
this live set is good
and I get a big kick out of it. Never really 'got into' the others though. Might revisit The Fragile.
Plays like a best of, amazing to think he gave it away free and it was one of his last albums before the NIN hiatus.
Pretty Hate Machine (1989)
Broken (EP) (1992)
The Downward Spiral (1994)
The Fragile (1999)
With Teeth (2005)
Year Zero (2007)
Ghosts I–IV (2008)
The Slip (2008)
Hesitation Marks (2013)
Five year gap after the slip. Thanks.
six year gap after the fragile
ie the "hiatus" was complete bullshit
posting worringly high amounts (and at odd times of the day) in threads about bands you don't give a shit about, go do something else
5 times bored at work, one time killing time before going falling asleep. you're the fucking weirdo who decides to make a discussion about music personal.
Who the fuck are you, asshole? I've never seen you posting something on this board. I, bellend? My topics usually have over 50 replies. Just count them, cunt. And disappear in shame.
if so, good show alcxxk
is going to be the title of my next novel
I respect that you've drawing upon your own legacy of snarkiness, but man, the kids won't realise that deep-blue was the original tortured genius behind this
minds will be blown my friend
I'd suggest you're just riding the coattails of fresher, more edgy users in order to flog a greatest hits comp or something, but damn it, you've got too much integrity. your pathos lends the original a greater depth.
it really is very, very good. Echoplex and Head Down are favourites.
at Sonisphere 2009, i think El Rezzer was having a laugh
Don't remember a thing unfortunately, complete blackout. Which is why I'm so relieved they're back.
Swans will deliver intensity / volume and leave you feeling drained, NIN will deliver a stomping audio visual experience that will have you jumping around like mad.
A friend of mine, now sadly deceased, went to see NIN in Birmingham about 4 or 5 years ago, and they had special tickets to watch the soundcheck then do a meet and greet. Trent went down the line, doing photos of everyone, looking like he'd rather be doing anything else. Then when he got to the end of the line and reached my friend, he told him that he was finding it almost impossible to stop laughing the whole time they were soundchecking because he was distracted by my friend's T-shirt. The shirt in question bore the legend "I AM A CUNT".
That was one of his many swearing shirts, we took another to Glastonbury this year in his honour.
didn't he used to be in Marlene Manson
Why DOES Rivers Cuomo bother making music?