The Downward Spiral

Nine Inch Nails - The Downward Spiral
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Based on 5 reviews
1994 Ratings: #124 / 372
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Based on 439 ratings
1994 Ratings: #9
March 8, 1994 / Release Date
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PipePanic
100
Perfection. Listen to it if you have even a vauge interest in hard rock.

EDIT: OK, maybe I should elaborate. It album is dark, ugly, dirty, brutal and disgusting, like a pig playing in mud and relishing everything that is found in the dirt. But while it does house heavy, disgusting and brutal instrumentation, it's true perfection lies in the lyrics. The album is a concept album about someone taking their own life, what lead up to that moment and how it effects the people around the main ... read more
aaron
100
Ah life, a downward spiral.

I remember the first time I got my hands on this masterpiece,I had visited my mother, who lived in a city I despised, truly a mecca for commerce and sin. So naturally I hated every second of being there. While walking aimlessly through one of the millions of malls that dominated this greyscaled city, I stumbled into a music chainstore, it was right infront of the escalators, and my foot was nearly eaten by said escalator because I stopped in my steps, with pure ... read more
morningsbell
85
Closer is my least favorite. God that song makes me laugh,
Henny
75
First Listen: It's good
Atrocityblubber
86
Look i loved this album but i just wanna recognize how funny how edgy these lyrics are? It makes this album look a lot less serious most of the time
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Track List

  1. Mr. Self Destruct 
  2. Piggy 
  3. Heresy 
  4. March Of The Pigs 
  5. Closer 
  6. Ruiner 
  7. The Becoming 
  8. I Do Not Want This 
  9. Big Man With A Gun 
  10. A Warm Place 
  11. Eraser 
  12. Reptile 
  13. The Downward Spiral 
  14. Hurt
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