start off with a classic question: top five songs?
1.Big Man With A Gun [spoiler]jk, its actually The Great Below[/spoiler]
2.A Warm Place
5.March of the Pigs
Should I listen to their later stuff? Also, this video is goat
>tfw you noticed you didn't put your own top 5 up in your own thread
Why don't we have /industrial/ generals and why can't they be civilized like /nin/ generals? The genre is barely discussed here, even on /dark/ threads.
Also 90's Trent > 10's Trent > 00's Trent
His mallgoth period was qt af
>The Way Out Is Through
>Underneath It All
>Happiness In Slavery
His EP's and remixes are generally better than the studio albums though, I never see them discussed on here.
Also this is objectively the best version of Reptile live https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IhUhDAHVaug
Something I Can Never Have is one of THE most underrated songs of all time.
I loved Further Down the Spiral to the point where I believe it's a necessary listen directly after TDS. But Fixed and a lot of the b-sides I wouldn't say are better than the studio albums. Fixed is great, don't get me wrong, but Fist Fuck and Screaming Slave kinda weigh it down. They're just so dull.
Also dude! Reptile live is a necessity! one of his best songs
>not appreciating remix work
That was the purpose of 'halos'
so people like you wouldn't write off NIN work just because of the word 'remix' or 'ep'
the EU version of Further Down the Spiral is objectively better than The Downward Spiral
Actually I love Trent's remix work, [spoiler]and I think Ruiner (Version) is actually better than the original Ruiner [/spoiler].
But I don't think the remixes are better than the studio versions. To me, the studio versions feel a lot more complete, if you get what I mean?
I think with the remixes, you can tell they're remixes. The studio versions feel original. (also: not just saying that; I heard Further Down the Spiral and Fixed before their respective original source albums)
the guitar riff in the second verse of reptile is objectively the best guitar riff in a song ever
>Right Where It Belongs
>A Warn Place
>Something I Can Never Have
Now I'm Nothing + Terrible Lie live would be a honorable mention.
What can I say, Trent excels in making depressive piano ballads
1. I Would For You
2. The Day the Whole World Went Away (Still)
3. The Fragile
5. Beside You in Time
Favourite NIN song is off of Hesitation Marks. Apart from that it's mediocre as NIN albums go. Copy of A is also good.
Found that really fucking difficult to narrow down. There's still a lot I'd like to have put down.
> The Way Out Is Through
> And All That Could Have Been
> Zero Sum
> All The Love In The World
> La Mer
Fuck, it's always difficult for me to choose just a few songs, I love Trent's work so much ;_;
>Down in It (Skin)
>Kinda I Want To
Halo 3 (UK)
>Head Like a Hole (Opal)
>Get Down, Make Love
>Happiness in Slavery
>Gave Up (Coil Remix)
>Happiness in Slavery (NIN remix)
Halo 7 (US)
> Underneath The Skin (Dave Ogilvie Remix)
> A Violet Fluid
>I Do Not Want This
>Closer to God
>Closer (Further Away)... better than original imo
Halo 10 (UK)
>The Downward Spiral (The Bottom)
>At The Heart Of It All (Aphex Twin Remix)
>The Perfect Drug (Plug Remix)
>The Perfect Drug (NIN Remix)
>The Perfect Drug (Spacetime Continuum Remix)
>VHS 2 (Live)
>The Day The World Went Away (Quiet)
>Just Like You Imagined
>The Way Out is Through
>I'm Looking Forward To Joining You, Finally
>The New Flesh
>The Great Collapse
>Starfuckers, Inc (Dave Ogilvie Remix)
>Secret footage with Marilyn Manson
Halo 17 Bonus
>And all that could have been
>Something I Can Never Have
>Hand That Feeds (Dub Mix)
Halo 19 (Vinyl)
>Line Begins to Blur
>Every Day Is Exactly The Same
>Hand That Feeds (DFA Remix)
>Only (Richard X Remix)
>Right Where It Belongs
>Beside You In Time
>Survivalism (Saul Williams Remix)
>The Great Destroyer
>In This Twilight
>Me, I'm Not
>Zero Sum (Stephen Morris and Gillian Gilbert)
>Me, I'm Not (Olof Dreijier Remix)
>God Given (Stephen Morris and Gillian Gilbert)
>The Beginning of the End (Ladytron Remix)
>honestly i don't know the songs by track
>The Four of us are Dying
>While I'm Stil here
>Finding My Way
>Copy of a
top albums, everyone? I'm gonna go with The Downward Spiral for this. I love the Fragile and all but TDS is a complete, flawless concept album. Also there's no filler.
ur top albums?
March of the Pigs is the only NIN song that sounds like that, so... in the NIN spectrum, that's pretty much it. You might find something by KMFDM or Skinny Puppy that sounds similar, though. Or even Pantera.
Pretty much The Fragile. Final track named Ripe (With Decay) is just too good.
Probably The Fragile. It's got the catchy tracks in the first half, the strong ass atmosphere in the second half, and I like the fact that the concept is a little less overt, gives you more freedom to read into it.
And goddamn, that ending is so bleak it rivals TDS, even Trent thinks so.
TDS is my favorite too. It was there during a dark period of my life so it's more a personal thing than musically objectively superior thing.
Can we just discuss how perfect his new album is btw? Hesitation Marks was a solid release.
>implying it was actually Trent who leaked it even though the leaker admitted they're some anon who was just trolling
>ignoring the fact that the audio sounds like an offcut of TDS and/or TF
>ignoring the fact that NIN hasn't sounded like that in years
>ignoring the fact that ocham's razor applies and it was most likely an overzealous fan
>ignoring the fact that the leaker admitted its their own original work and will be releasing it shortly
>ignoring the fact that the leaker called their work industrial, whereas Trent has never applied the same label to his own stuff
TDS was mostly romplers/sample based, that clyp clearly used modular synths. (just like most of Hesitation Marks). Some anon claiming to be an amature wouldn't be able to achieve that level of sound design, so they were clearly lying about that.
Label Contracts (which would prevent pre-releasing material they are supposed to sell)
Not realizing the hash can be traced back to negative comments made under a different tripcode
We're In This Together
Great top 5
It's too hard to choose 5 in his discography so I'll just pick 5 from different albums:
>head like a hole
>happiness in slavery
>just like you imagined
>right where it belongs
That's a great edit, but this is my favorite one.
The expression coupled with the words is marvelous.
I'm not a huge fan of the first half but the second more electronic part with the drum solo and the outro are fantastic I think.
I basically always listen from 2:48 to the end.
There's so many parts in the original song that you don't hear well, I love this remix because you can hear all the small lines hidden in there. And that fucking part at 2:28
Yeah, I'm that anon. The Great Below is one of my favorites evah
>OCEAN PULLS ME CLOSE
>AND WHYSPERS IN MY EAR
I get the chills every time, it's like the theme song for every shitty relationship/marriage. And if you have a decent headphone, near the end the drums get kinda funky idk they just seem to go in circles from channel to channel. Trent Reznor's masterpiece tbqh.
Just like you imagined
All the love in the world
the good soldier
My fav nin songs are pretty much the ambient/piano songs and the more groovy dancey stuff really, probably owing to techno and ambient being my fav genres, haven't really listened to nin for a few years but reznor was a big part of my edgy teens and i'll probably love everything he does in the future, hesitation marks was great
:( the beat and and guitar solo in kinda i want to are great methinks. also i think the perfect drug could've been fantastic had trent worked on it some more, so much potential, i love the jungle influence
jesus hesitation marks had some great instrumentals, Disappointed sounds sounds like Âme mixed with trip-hop, makes wanna dream of what trent could do if he wre to aim for the dancefloors and dropped the angst
what i really love about la mer is that he mixes the melancholy piano with the house/hip-hop beat and the funky bass and the strings and the noise and it's fantastic, i doubt anyone else could mix it all up like that and get something listenable
I think what makes it so melancholic is the history behind it; Trent moving into a place beside the sea and thinking about committing suicide there.
What's interesting too is QOTSA toyed with the connection between the ocean and depression in ...Like Clockwork
I guess the ocean's a very peaceful, final sort of place.