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    Match-Cut Band Consensus - Nine Inch Nails

    The Rules of the Game:

    How to post selections:

    - Assign a rating to each album based on a scale of 1-10
    - Half points may be used
    - It is not necessary to rank the albums. Instead, please post all lists in chronological order, starting with the earliest album.

    For an album to be eligible for the band's overall rating, it must have at least four (4) votes. Otherwise, there isn't a sufficient amount of votes to make the rating as objective or effective as an album that has received twenty (20) votes. If an album is mentioned only once or twice, I will still post that album's average (quite easy if only mentioned once) but I will separate it from the albums that factor into the band's overall rating.


    Nine Inch Nails - Discography

    Pretty Hate Machine
    Broken
    Fixed
    Downward Spiral
    The Fragile
    With Teeth
    Year Zero
    Ghosts I-IV
    The Slip
    Hesitation Marks

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    Pretty Hate Machine - 6
    Broken - 10
    Downward Spiral - 8
    Ghosts I-IV - 8

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    Pretty Hate Machine - 5
    Broken - 8
    Downward Spiral - 7
    The Fragile - 8
    With Teeth - 9
    Year Zero - 10
    Ghosts I-IV - 6
    The Slip - 6
    Hesitation Marks - 9

    Note: Fixed is an EP

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    I can do this one!

    First Man - ***
    The Sisters Brothers - *** 1/2
    Mandy - ***


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    Broken - 2.5
    Downward Spiral - 5
    I am impatient of all misery in others that is not mad. Thou should'st go mad, blacksmith; say, why dost thou not go mad? How can'st thou endure without being mad? Do the heavens yet hate thee, that thou can'st not go mad?

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    Quote Quoting Thirdmango (view post)

    Note: Fixed is an EP
    So is Broken. I thought the ruling was that we are counting those.
    A Star is Born (Cooper, 2018) ***
    A Simple Favor (Feig, 2018) **1/2
    Mandy (Cosmatos, 2018) **1/2
    The Three Musketeers (Niblo, 1921) **
    Chi-Raq (Lee, 2015) ***1/2
    The Headless Woman (Martel, 2008) ***
    Searching (Chaganty, 2018) **
    The Neon Demon (Refn, 2016) **
    BlacKkKlansman (Lee, 2018) ****
    Happy End (Haneke, 2017) ***1/2

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    I included Broken because it's a major part of the band's history - representing a huge turning point, and is their single best work by far. It's NIN's Pet Sounds if you will.

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    Pretty Hate Machine (10)
    Broken (10)
    Fixed (5)
    Downward Spiral (10)
    The Fragile (8)
    With Teeth (6)
    Year Zero (5)
    Ghosts I-IV (1)
    The Slip (4)
    Hesitation Marks (3)

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    Only ever heard a couple of NIN songs before. Halfway through Broken now. I hate this.

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    Check out the Ghosts albums. More ambient/experimental stuff. Really good.

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    This stuff is great.


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    Listened to the first few albums a lot in college, so I kind of have a fondness for them. Especially Downward Spiral. Looking forward to hearing what he's been up to since.
    A Star is Born (Cooper, 2018) ***
    A Simple Favor (Feig, 2018) **1/2
    Mandy (Cosmatos, 2018) **1/2
    The Three Musketeers (Niblo, 1921) **
    Chi-Raq (Lee, 2015) ***1/2
    The Headless Woman (Martel, 2008) ***
    Searching (Chaganty, 2018) **
    The Neon Demon (Refn, 2016) **
    BlacKkKlansman (Lee, 2018) ****
    Happy End (Haneke, 2017) ***1/2

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    Besides knowing a couple songs through out high school my first real intro was with year zero which I dug immensely. Since then I've slowly but surely gone through all his stuff.

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    7 out of 10 of my friends looked liked this in high school:

    long, straight black hair, worn in a high pony tail, with the sides shaved. Black finger nail polish. Black Dickies. Black Docs. NIN shirt.

    I was the weirdo skater listening to The Bunnymen, The Smiths, and Camper Van Beethoven who never wore black.

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    Pretty Hate Machine - 6
    Broken EP - 8
    The Downward Spiral - 9
    The Fragile - 9
    [Still - 7]
    With Teeth - 7
    Year Zero - 9
    Ghosts I-IV - 7
    The Slip - 5
    Hesitation Marks - 7

    The Fragile contains my favorite music of his by far, but the second disc is kind of a stinker. The Downward Spiral and Year Zero are most successful overall. The last four songs of With Teeth, maybe the best uninterrupted run of his music ever.

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    Quote Quoting Dead & Messed Up (view post)
    The Fragile contains my favorite music of his by far, but the second disc is kind of a stinker. The Downward Spiral and Year Zero are most successful overall. The last four songs of With Teeth, maybe the best uninterrupted run of his music ever.
    You are the first person I've found who agrees that The Fragile is his best music. "Even Deeper," "The Day the World Went Away," "The Wretched," "We're in This Together," "The Fragile," etc. Such a great album. I think the second disc is a noticeable step down, but I wouldn't come close to calling it a stinker. I'm going to wait to vote until I've caught up with a couple of his newer albums.

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    Quote Quoting Kurosawa Fan (view post)
    You are the first person I've found who agrees that The Fragile is his best music. "Even Deeper," "The Day the World Went Away," "The Wretched," "We're in This Together," "The Fragile," etc. Such a great album. I think the second disc is a noticeable step down, but I wouldn't come close to calling it a stinker. I'm going to wait to vote until I've caught up with a couple of his newer albums.
    Whoo! It's one of my default albums. I can almost always put it in, bob my head to the 9/8 drum assault of "Somewhat Damaged" and let it ride.

    Yeah, I shouldn't've said stinker. I just always think of "Starfuckers Inc." and get really mad.

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    Match-Cut Band Consensus - Nine Inch Nails

    Pretty Hate Machine - 6
    Broken - 7
    The Downward Spiral - 8
    The Fragile - 8
    With Teeth - 5

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    Quote Quoting Dead & Messed Up (view post)
    Whoo! It's one of my default albums. I can almost always put it in, bob my head to the 9/8 drum assault of "Somewhat Damaged" and let it ride.

    Yeah, I shouldn't've said stinker. I just always think of "Starfuckers Inc." and get really mad.
    Admittedly, the one-two punch of "Please" and "Starfuckers" is awful.

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    Pretty Hate Machine - 5.5 (was higher in my youth until I realized how much "Something I Can Never Have" lifts from the Swans)
    Broken - 5.5 (though "Wish remains wonderfully frenetic)
    Downward Spiral - 8.5
    The Fragile - 7 (always loved "La Mer" and "The Big Come Down, "and the music on that album is astounding. Lyrically, though, meh. Whole songs are hindered by middling lyrics. It was a great live show in Columbus for this tour, though.)
    With Teeth - 3
    Ghosts I-IV - 7
    Hesitation Marks - 5
    Ant-Man and the Wasp - 5
    Hereditary - 7
    Won't You Be My Neighbor? - 7.5
    The Tale - 8

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    Pretty Hate Machine - 6
    Broken - 8
    Fixed - 6
    Downward Spiral - 9
    The Fragile - 7
    With Teeth - 5

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    Pretty Hate Machine - 8
    Downward Spiral - 9
    The Fragile - 7


    'The Fragile' is a strange album for me because I always associate it with the last gasp of 90s alt-rock bands I was into in high school before I started listening to a lot more indie rock. I should listen to it again since I've really loved Reznor's soundtrack work as of late.
    Ratings on a 1-10 scale for your pleasure:

    A Star Is Born (2018) - 7
    Venom - 6
    Sixteen Candles - 7
    A Simple Favor - 7
    The Predator - 5
    The Godfather - 10
    Touch of Evil - 8
    BlacKkKlansman - 6
    Eighth Grade - 8
    Blindspotting - 7

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    Pretty Hate Machine - 6.5
    Broken - 8.5
    Fixed - 3
    Downward Spiral - 9
    The Fragile - 7
    With Teeth - 7.5
    Ghosts I-IV - 5.5
    The Slip - 6
    Hesitation Marks - 5
    A Star is Born (Cooper, 2018) ***
    A Simple Favor (Feig, 2018) **1/2
    Mandy (Cosmatos, 2018) **1/2
    The Three Musketeers (Niblo, 1921) **
    Chi-Raq (Lee, 2015) ***1/2
    The Headless Woman (Martel, 2008) ***
    Searching (Chaganty, 2018) **
    The Neon Demon (Refn, 2016) **
    BlacKkKlansman (Lee, 2018) ****
    Happy End (Haneke, 2017) ***1/2

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    Winston, when you get a moment...

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    Downward Spiral (10 ratings) - 8.25
    The Fragile (8 ratings) - 7.62
    Broken (9 ratings) - 7.5
    Pretty Hate Machine (9 ratings) - 6.55
    With Teeth (7 ratings) - 6.07
    Hesitation Marks (5 ratings) - 5.8
    Ghosts I - IV (6 ratings) - 5.75
    The Slip (4 ratings) - 5.25

    Grand Total (56 ratings) - 6.79

    Year Zero (3 ratings) - 8
    Still (1 ratings) - 7
    Fixed (3 ratings) - 4.67

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