Watching youtube stuff of the new Nine Inch Nails tracks and reading the thread on most anticipated albums has got me all nostalgic for NIN. I know the stock answer is that The Downward Spiral or even Pretty Hate Machine were his best work, but I've still got and always will have, a soft spot for The Fragile.
I don't get the beef with this album. The Left disc is pretty much perfect bar two tracks and the Right disc was a nice abstraction of all of his stuff up to date. I'm almost tempted to say it's his best work.
Haters - explain.
Lovers - defend.