FOUR CLASSIC NINE INCH NAILS ALBUMS
Pretty Hate Machine TVT - 1989
The debut album from Trent Reznor under his Nine Inch Nails project, and one that would send shockwaves throughout the underground with its dense, danceable industrial. Head Like A Hole is still a mainstay of every Nine Inch Nails setlist, and rightly so.
The Downward Spiral NOTHING/INTERSCOPE – 1994
Things got rather depressing in the Nine Inch Nails camp following the success of their debut record. The sophomore release tells the tale of a man gradually hitting rock bottom before attempting suicide. One of the band’s darkest – and best – moments.
The Fragile NOTHING/INTERSCOPE – 1999
NIN’s first double-album was less abrasive than previous outings, but saw Trent begin to experiment fully with ambient electronics and embrace his avant-garde side. Tracks like The Day The World Went Away are testament to this newfound love of chilled music.
With Teeth NOTHING/INTERSCOPE – 2005
Another bleak record from the mind of Trent. Here he publicly tackled his alcohol and substance abuse demons on what would be the band’s first Top Five album in the UK. From the trip-hoppy opener All The Love In The World onwards, this was new-era Nine Inch Nails.