History Music / NineInchNails

20th Jan '18 3:24:45 PM stuffedninja
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** "Ruiner" is an InUniverse TakeThat for God. [[note]] In the context of the album, the narrator loses his soul, sense of morality, and ends up a soulless machine in "The Becoming" and "I Do Not Want This," which then leads to him raping someone in "Big Man With a Gun." [[/note]]

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** "Ruiner" is an InUniverse TakeThat for God. [[note]] In the context of the album, the narrator loses his soul, sense of morality, and ends up a soulless machine in "The Becoming" and "I Do Not Want This," which then leads to him raping someone in "Big Man With a Gun." This". [[/note]]



* TextlessAlbumCover: ''Year Zero'' and ''The Slip.'' ''The Fragile'' also sorta counts (only a portion of the NIN logo is visible).
** Some versions of ''The Downward Spiral,'' too.

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* TextlessAlbumCover: ''Year Zero'' and ''The Slip.'' ''
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''The Fragile'' also sorta counts (only a portion of the NIN logo is visible).
** Some versions of ''The Downward Spiral,'' too.Spiral'' lack text.



* BadVibrations: "Only."

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* %%* BadVibrations: "Only."



* {{Bowdlerise}}: In the music video and radio edit versions, "Starfuckers, Inc." became "Star''suckers'', Inc." In this new song, "bitch," "fucking," and "suck you" were censored as well as "taste" (due to its connection to the "suck you" line), although "whore" was left intact. The bridge is also changed entirely, although this is less "censorship" and more "the original bridge interpolated from another song without permission".

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* {{Bowdlerise}}: In the music video and radio edit versions, "Starfuckers, Inc." became "Star''suckers'', Inc." In this new song, "bitch," "fucking," and "suck you" were censored as well as "taste" (due to its connection to the "suck you" line), although "whore" was left intact. The non-explicit bridge is also changed entirely, completely rewritten, although this is less "censorship" and more "the original bridge heavily interpolated from another song without permission".
20th Jan '18 3:20:49 PM stuffedninja
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* {{Bowdlerise}}: In the music video and radio edit versions, "Starfuckers, Inc." became "Star''suckers'', Inc." In this new song, "bitch," "fucking," and "suck you" were censored as well as "taste" (due to its connection to the "suck you" line), and the bridge was for some reason changed entirely. For some reason, "whore" was left intact.

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* {{Bowdlerise}}: In the music video and radio edit versions, "Starfuckers, Inc." became "Star''suckers'', Inc." In this new song, "bitch," "fucking," and "suck you" were censored as well as "taste" (due to its connection to the "suck you" line), and the bridge was for some reason changed entirely. For some reason, although "whore" was left intact.intact. The bridge is also changed entirely, although this is less "censorship" and more "the original bridge interpolated from another song without permission".



** The reason the bridge is that the album version interpolates lyrics from "You're so Vain" these were not used with permission however, so they had to be changed for the video version.
17th Jan '18 5:32:48 PM ciararavenblaze
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-->"...The clouds will part and the sky cracks open and God himself will reach his fucking hand through, just to push you down, to hold you down..."

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-->"...The clouds will part and the sky cracks open and God himself will reach his fucking hand arm through, just to push you down, to hold you down..."
31st Oct '17 2:42:48 PM CassandraLeo
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* LastNoteNightmare: "Hurt" is a relatively calm song, albeit still filthily fuzzy and distorted, but as Trent sings the final line, a [[JumpScare loud]] series of distorted guitar notes burst in out of nowhere, with the last note [[IncrediblyLongNote holding]] and dissolving into the offsetting "ambience."

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* LastNoteNightmare: LastNoteNightmare:
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"Hurt" is a relatively calm song, albeit still filthily fuzzy and distorted, but as Trent sings the final line, a [[JumpScare loud]] series of distorted guitar notes burst in out of nowhere, with the last note [[IncrediblyLongNote holding]] and dissolving into the offsetting "ambience.""
** "The Background World". See UncommonTime below and further discussion under FridgeBrilliance on the YMMV page for a further exegesis of why this ending is so unsettling (beyond the simple matter of the almost Music/{{Merzbow}} level of distortion Trent and Atticus pile on by the end).
31st Oct '17 2:40:18 PM CassandraLeo
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** The "imperfect loop" that closes out "The Background World" is a variant of this. The pattern ''almost'' comes out to three bars of 4/4, but there's a ''slight'' pause after each third bar - probably about an eighth of a beat.

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** The "imperfect loop" that closes out "The Background World" is a variant of this. The pattern ''almost'' comes out to three bars of 4/4, but there's a ''slight'' pause after each third bar - probably about that lasts for a tenth of a second, which, due to the tempo of the segment, comes out to almost exactly an eighth of a beat.beat. This is immediately unsettling even to non-musicians, as it feels like there's something missing from the recording, and on top of the increasing distortion applied to each iteration of the loop, this generates a ''spectacular'' sense of unease.
31st Oct '17 2:24:55 PM CassandraLeo
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** ''Ghosts I-IV'' takes this trope to its LogicalExtreme: ''Every single song on that album'' (yes, all [[EndingFatigue 36]] of them) are titled with their track number, the word "Ghost" and either I, II, III, or IV.

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** ''Ghosts I-IV'' takes this trope to its LogicalExtreme: ''Every single song on that album'' (yes, all [[EndingFatigue 36]] of them) are is titled with their its track number, the word "Ghost" and either I, II, III, or IV.


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** The "imperfect loop" that closes out "The Background World" is a variant of this. The pattern ''almost'' comes out to three bars of 4/4, but there's a ''slight'' pause after each third bar - probably about an eighth of a beat.
31st Oct '17 1:27:27 PM CassandraLeo
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** The verses of "The Collector" have a bar of 6/4 followed by a bar of 7/4.
10th Oct '17 9:13:30 PM CosmicCat
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** Could easily be a coincidence, but in [[Literature/MillenniumTrilogy a film that Reznor worked on the soundtrack for]] a character is seen wearing a ''Nine Inch Nails'' T-shirt.

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** Could easily be a coincidence, but in [[Literature/MillenniumTrilogy [[Literature/TheMillenniumTrilogy a film that Reznor worked on the soundtrack for]] a character is seen wearing a ''Nine Inch Nails'' T-shirt.
5th Oct '17 11:31:29 PM ThallianGold
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* ShoutOut: "Closer" directly invokes the imagery of George Tooker's "Government Bureaucracy."
1st Oct '17 10:22:39 PM CosmicCat
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* ''The Slip'' (2008): Initially released for free on the website as a "thank you" to fans.

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* ''The Slip'' ''Music/TheSlip'' (2008): Initially released for free on the website as a "thank you" to fans.
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