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Nine Inch Nails - The Downward Spiral

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Nine Inch Nails - The Downward Spiral
Record Label: Nothing Records
Release Date: March 8, 1994
This review is a user submitted review from Undue Noise. You can see all of Undue Noise's submitted reviews here.
 
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02:13 PM on 01/26/09
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great review, and very fair rating
03:11 PM on 01/26/09
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great review, epic record!
09:18 AM on 03/07/09
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great review, and very fair rating

great review, epic record!
Thank you and thank you. One of my all time favourite albums.
11:54 AM on 03/17/09
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Most overrated album of all time.
01:57 PM on 04/04/09
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Most overrated album of all time.
Really Evan? I thought you were a fan of NIN. Any reason why you don't like it?
05:56 PM on 04/04/09
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Really Evan? I thought you were a fan of NIN. Any reason why you don't like it?
Oh, I'm a huge NIN fan, don't worry.

I just believe that TDS isn't the "masterpiece" everyone I've ever talked to about it thinks it is. It's not even close to being Trent's best album - it's actually, when you get right down to it, kind of an immature album. In my eyes, it wishes it was The Wall in its total destruction of a man's soul, but it doesn't achieve that level of intensity at any point. There are some incredible songs here, some that defy all explanation, and "Hurt" is one of the most emotionally intense songs of all time.

But it's just all kind of silly in comparison to the The Fragile, and I personally prefer YZ and The Slip to it. PHM has the same inconsistency problem.

I love TDS, and it's a very good album, but I hear so much about how it's just this incredible album, and I disagree.
05:58 PM on 04/04/09
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I'd probably give it about what you did- a 90% sounds good. Maybe 88%.

But the "96%" it has in User Reviews? No way in hell.
12:45 AM on 04/05/09
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Oh, I'm a huge NIN fan, don't worry.

I just believe that TDS isn't the "masterpiece" everyone I've ever talked to about it thinks it is. It's not even close to being Trent's best album - it's actually, when you get right down to it, kind of an immature album. In my eyes, it wishes it was The Wall in its total destruction of a man's soul, but it doesn't achieve that level of intensity at any point. There are some incredible songs here, some that defy all explanation, and "Hurt" is one of the most emotionally intense songs of all time.

But it's just all kind of silly in comparison to the The Fragile, and I personally prefer YZ and The Slip to it. PHM has the same inconsistency problem.

I love TDS, and it's a very good album, but I hear so much about how it's just this incredible album, and I disagree.

I'd probably give it about what you did- a 90% sounds good. Maybe 88%.
But the "96%" it has in User Reviews? No way in hell.
Thanks for explaining for me. I actually do agree with you here. It's not my favourite NIN album, but I'd probably give most of Trent's body of work around 85 - 95%. I do prefer The Fragile and YZ to this as well.
09:43 AM on 04/05/09
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Thanks for explaining for me. I actually do agree with you here. It's not my favourite NIN album, but I'd probably give most of Trent's body of work around 85 - 95%. I do prefer The Fragile and YZ to this as well.
Haha, just wanted to clear myself up, O-LIV.

Happy 3k, by the way.
10:31 AM on 04/05/09
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Haha, just wanted to clear myself up, O-LIV.

Happy 3k, by the way.
That's cool, because I was so sure that you were a NIN fan haha. O-LIV? Nice way to say it!

Thanks, I'm trying to catch up with everyone else.
10:38 AM on 04/05/09
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That's cool, because I was so sure that you were a NIN fan haha. O-LIV? Nice way to say it!

Thanks, I'm trying to catch up with everyone else.
I was thinking of a cool way to say it.

From now on, I will call you O-LIV.

Catch up? What catching up? At this rate you're going to pass me by the end of the day.
10:54 AM on 04/05/09
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I was thinking of a cool way to say it.

From now on, I will call you O-LIV.

Catch up? What catching up? At this rate you're going to pass me by the end of the day.
Haha thank you, I will be pleased to be called O-LIV.

Ah I thought I was way futher behind everyone else than that. It's already 6pm here so porbably not today. Are you going to write anymore reviews Evan? I remember enjoying your review of The Con.
10:59 AM on 04/05/09
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Haha thank you, I will be pleased to be called O-LIV.

Ah I thought I was way futher behind everyone else than that. It's already 6pm here so porbably not today. Are you going to write anymore reviews Evan? I remember enjoying your review of The Con.
I've written a couple reviews of stuff that's been sent to me.

http://www.absolutepunk.net/showthread.php?t=951452
http://www.absolutepunk.net/showthread.php?t=941782
http://www.absolutepunk.net/showthread.php?t=941752

but I wish I had time to do more.
06:12 PM on 05/11/10
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one of the best and most creative albums i own :)

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