History YMMV / NineInchNails

20th Nov '17 8:43:23 PM SydJones
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** Trent Reznor's scream from the title track of Music/TheDownwardSpiral may sound disturbing... [[NightmareRetardant unless if you think]] [[AgonyOfTheFeet that he just accidentally step on a LEGO]] or [[AmusingInjuries stub his toe on a table]].
31st Oct '17 2:49:10 PM CassandraLeo
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** The "imperfect loop" at the end of "The Background World" has 52 iterations, each decaying slightly and becoming more distorted. Trent was 52 years old at the time of the recording. The entire sequence thus comes across as a statement on ageing. A rare case of an insightful Website/YouTube comment (by Scott Sparkman) may add further to the fridge brilliance behind the song:

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** The "imperfect loop" at the end of "The Background World" has 52 iterations, each decaying slightly and becoming more distorted. Trent was 52 years old at the time of the recording. The entire sequence thus comes across as a statement on ageing. A rare case of an insightful Website/YouTube comment [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nDIjTaPt9co&lc=UgiqGCmCyjLFi3gCoAEC.8VHbConPTW38Vc9n_duV2x comment]] (by Scott Sparkman) may add further to the fridge brilliance behind the song:
31st Oct '17 2:32:42 PM CassandraLeo
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** The drums for "You Know What You Are?", courtesy of one [[Music/{{Nirvana}} Dave]] [[Music/FooFighters Grohl]].
31st Oct '17 2:29:19 PM CassandraLeo
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* FridgeBrilliance: "Mr. Self Destruct" and "Big Man with a Gun" both have the same tempo (100 BPM) and similar melodies. It could be chalked up to coincidence if not for the fact that "Big Man with a Gun" is the moment where the protagonist becomes fully corrupted and seemingly irredeemable the very thing foreshadowed in "Mr. Self Destruct". Also, "Mr. Self Destruct" and "Big Man with a Gun" open and close the first 'section' of the album (tracks 19, according to Trent).

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"Mr. Self Destruct" and "Big Man with a Gun" both have the same tempo (100 BPM) and similar melodies. It could be chalked up to coincidence if not for the fact that "Big Man with a Gun" is the moment where the protagonist becomes fully corrupted and seemingly irredeemable the very thing foreshadowed in "Mr. Self Destruct". Also, "Mr. Self Destruct" and "Big Man with a Gun" open and close the first 'section' of the album (tracks 19, according to Trent).Trent).
** The "imperfect loop" at the end of "The Background World" has 52 iterations, each decaying slightly and becoming more distorted. Trent was 52 years old at the time of the recording. The entire sequence thus comes across as a statement on ageing. A rare case of an insightful Website/YouTube comment (by Scott Sparkman) may add further to the fridge brilliance behind the song:
---> The reason people feel "uneasy" with the some 52nd loops is that there is a 1/10th pause in-between each sequence. Apparently, there's a musical science to this uneasiness people feel while listening to the loops.\\
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My friend, who was a musical theorist in college, listened to Background World and said that this is a very unusual pause, as it cuts off the musical bar before finishing the bar, only to start back at the beginning. It's a very sudden, unnatural stop in music and the ear picks up on it quickly. He said this "bar gap" leaves the listener feeling as if there was one or two more musical notes to be played, "ghost notes", yet the notes never play.\\
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To not be able to hear those last few ghost notes, topped with the fact that each new bar becomes increasingly granular due to the drop in Hertz, gives the average listener a sense of anxiety. My friend said that Reznor and Ross did all of this deliberately. They want the listener to feel an encroaching fear.
12th Oct '17 9:40:33 PM SinNanna
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** "She's Gone Away" got this after a full performance of it was featured in an episode of ''Series/TwinPeaks''. Though apparently, the song was specifically written to be used on the show.
2nd Oct '17 8:24:30 PM CosmicCat
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* {{Anvilicious}} / SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped: Depending on who you ask, ''Year Zero'' is this.

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* {{Anvilicious}} / SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped: Depending on who you ask, ''Year Zero'' ''Music/YearZero'' is this.



** A big contention among fans is whether any of the albums post-''With Teeth'' are as good as the ones that came before. A lot of the contention comes from the fact that the lyrical content and especially Trent's vocal style are vastly different than ''Music/TheDownwardSpiral'' and ''The Fragile''. The only release with no mixed results was ''Not the Actual Events'', which has become universally praised.

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** A big contention among fans is whether any of the albums post-''With Teeth'' are as good as the ones that came before. A lot of the contention comes from the fact that the lyrical content and especially Trent's vocal style are vastly different than ''Music/TheDownwardSpiral'' and ''The Fragile''.''Music/TheFragile''. The only release with no mixed results was ''Not the Actual Events'', which has become universally praised.



* EnsembleDarkHorse: Live guitarist Robin Finck has always been the most popular member of the live band, and his return for both ''The Slip'' and ''Hesitation Marks'' was met with happiness from the fans.

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* EnsembleDarkHorse: Live guitarist Robin Finck has always been the most popular member of the live band, and his return for both ''The Slip'' ''Music/TheSlip'' and ''Hesitation Marks'' was met with happiness from the fans.
27th Aug '17 5:39:42 PM Shedlessguy
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** To say nothing of Trent's relationship with his long-time assistant and roommate, Chris Vrenna, who was probably the closest thing NIN ever had to another official member.

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** To say nothing of Trent's relationship with his long-time assistant and roommate, Chris Vrenna, who was probably the closest thing NIN ever had to another official member.member until 2016.
31st Jul '17 4:32:51 PM NWolfman
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* {{Anvilicious}} / SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped: Depending on who you ask, ''Year Zero'' is this. Same with "The Hand That Feeds", which while an awesome "Stick it to the man" song, really ends up ruined when you know it's towards then-President George W. Bush.

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* {{Anvilicious}} / SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped: Depending on who you ask, ''Year Zero'' is this. Same with "The Hand That Feeds", which while an awesome "Stick it to the man" song, really ends up ruined when you know it's towards then-President George W. Bush.
23rd Jul '17 11:24:25 PM Rockah12
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* GrowingTheBeard: While Pretty Hate Machine is beloved, many think that NIN started to really come into their own around the Broken EP or The Downward Spiral.
17th Jul '17 2:21:53 PM BronyoftheOctaves
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* SignatureSong: "Closer" is the top candidate, but "Head Like a Hole", "Wish", "Hurt", and "The Hand That Feeds" are also common.

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* SignatureSong: "Closer" is the top candidate, but "Head Like a Hole", "Wish", "Hurt", and "The Hand That Feeds" are also common. 2017 threw in "She's Gone Away" due to their appearance in ''Series/TwinPeaks''.



* TheWoobie: Trent Reznor, ''full stop''. May also veer into IronWoobie, considering he was able to keep himself sane for so many years before finding happiness.

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* TheWoobie: Trent Reznor, ''full stop''. May also veer into IronWoobie, Putting aside {{Wangst}}, you ''feel'' for the man. Does reach a EarnYourHappyEnding considering he was able to keep himself sane for so many years before finding happiness.became sober, got married, and has two kids now. And ya know, ''[[FanService he got ripped]]''.
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