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In the latter half of the 90's, I liked the "new" kind of music, called "Industrial" or something like that, you know "Electro"-kind of stuff, like Björk (I ended up buying 3 albums), The Prodigy (1 album) and Depeche Mode (a double best of and 1 album), but I kind of missed the rock'n'roll, so when Marilyn Manson appeared, I paid attention and eventually bought Mechanical Animals in 1998, and liked it. But I then became aware of a band called Nine Inch Nails, where the frontman, Trent Reznor was some kind of mentor for Manson, and therefore I decided buying the next "new" NIN-album, and that was released in the end of 1999, and was called "Fragile". It was a double-album, and it took a little while, but eventually it became my favorite album from that year, and the last great album from the 90's.


"Wish" is a song from industrial rock band Nine Inch Nails' Broken EP. The track features a drumming work performed by Martin Atkins."Wish" won the Best Metal Performance in the 1993 Grammy Awards. Referencing a lyric from the song, Reznor later joked that his epitaph should read: "REZNOR: Died. Said 'fist f***' and won a Grammy."


"March of the Pigs" is a song written by Trent Reznor of American industrial rock band Nine Inch Nails. It was released in 1994 as the first single from The Downward Spiral (1994), the second official album by Nine Inch Nails.


"The Perfect Drug" is a song by Nine Inch Nails. It was written for the David Lynch film Lost Highway and originally appeared on the Lost Highway soundtrack and as a single from the score in 1997. Remixes of the song were released in an EP, "The Perfect Drug" Versions.Though "The Perfect Drug" Versions acts as a single for the titular song, the original version does not appear on the American single. A slightly extended version of "The Perfect Drug" has also been included on the foreign singles "We're in This Together, Part 3" and "Into the Void", but the only audio release of it in North America has been on the Lost Highway soundtrack. The music video for song was directed by Mark Romanek, and is on the Closure video compilation and The Work of Director Mark Romanek.


"Deep" is a promotional single from Nine Inch Nails' for the Lara Croft: Tomb Raider soundtrack. Because this is a promo only single, it has never been featured with its own official halo and the song "Deep" has never been released on any Nine Inch Nails album, or on any halo-numbered release, although it has its own video directed by Enda McCallion.


The Fragile is the third studio album and a double album by American industrial rock band Nine Inch Nails, released on September 21, 1999, by Interscope Records. The album was produced by Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor and long-time collaborator Alan Moulder.The Fragile peaked at number one on the US Billboard 200 chart in its debut week, before dropping to number 16 the following week. The album was certified double platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America on January 4, 2000, denoting shipments of two million copies in the United States. Despite some criticism for its length and lyrical substance, the album received positive reviews from most music critics. The Fragile was promoted with four singles: "The Day the World Went Away", "We're in This Together", "Into the Void", and "Starfuckers, Inc." A companion remix album, Things Falling Apart, was released in 2000.


"Only" is a song by the American artist Nine Inch Nails. It was released as the second single from Nine Inch Nails' fourth album, With Teeth. "Only" reached number one on the Billboard Modern Rock chart, where it stayed for seven weeks. It is the second successful release that Nine Inch Nails has had in the U.K., peaking at number 20.The song is regarded as a fan-favorite and has been a staple of Nine Inch Nails live performances for several years, placed by as the artist's twentieth most played song live.

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Apologies upfront...  This is not a band I enjoy to any degree.

Ditto what Scott said...

Wish - I hadn't heard this.  Pure noise.

March Of The Pigs - Still noise.

The Perfect Drug - The best I can say about this is that it's not as difficult to listen to as the preceding two songs.  I still don't find anything about this that's interesting though.

Deep - Best song so far, but that's not saying much.  I'm really surprised you like this Niels.  It's very difficult to sit through a full song.  But at least the video for this one is kind of interesting.

Into The Void - Pretty weird video.  This reminds me of another band, but I can't place who it is.  I would never say that I like this, but it's probably better than the rest of these songs.

Only - Another interesting video.  At least the band has that going for them.  But the song, again, isn't good at all.  

Sorry Niels, I don't get it.  I don't understand why Reznor is considered a musical genius. I do understand that beauty of art is in the eye of the beholder, but I hope I never have to behold this band again.  Not trying to be overly negative, because with every best of, there is a worst of, and this is the worst of all of the Videos of the Week features.


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