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Caught in the Machine: Nine Inch Nails - “Last” and “Help Me I Am in Hell”

For its third and fourth tracks, Broken arms itself with a bludgeoning wall of sound, followed by silent, creeping dread

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Caught in the Machine: Nine Inch Nails  - “Pinion” and “Wish”

“This is the first day / Of my last days." Nine Inch Nails' 1992 EP begins by gradually building up tension, then releasing it in caustic (yet controlled) outbursts that earned the act a Grammy Award.

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Five Observations About the 2015 Rock Hall of Fame Ballot

The just-unveiled ballot for next year's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction class attempts to honor Generation X as well as continue to rectify past oversights.

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Nine Inch Nails: Hesitation Marks

Hesitation Marks is a necessary addition to the Nine Inch Nails oeuvre, even though the initial reaction to it might be one of befuddlement or WTF?-ness.

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Jay-Z’s Philadelphia Experiment: The Budweiser Made in America Festival, 2013

Can the white and non-white, racially progressive, pro-gay rights, middle and lower middle-classes embrace a notion of patriotism as much as any other Americans? Jay-Z thinks so, and for the second year in a row, he was right.

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Down in It: The 20 Best Nine Inch Nails Songs

Fans should reasonably expect very little, if any, new Nine Inch Nails output in the near or distant future. Which means now is as good a time as any to get a little retrospective when it comes to trying to figure out Trent Reznor's best work within the NIN framework.

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Five Dark Parallels Between NIN’s ‘The Downward Spiral’ and the Manics’ ‘The Holy Bible’

Nine Inch Nails' The Downward Spiral is one of the most grueling albums of the '90s and represents a creative high and personal low that Trent Reznor has never matched. In Manic Street Preachers' The Holy Bible, however, the album has a dark twin which matches its irresistible horror blow for blow.

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Salli Lunn: A Frame of Reference

A Frame Of Reference features apathetic remixes from the Danish noise collective’s album Heresy and Rite, rounded out by unimpressive previously unreleased tracks.

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Lollapalooza 1991: The Underground As a Community

Originally conceived of as a farewell tour for Jane's Addiction, Lollapalooza turned into something even grander: Woodstock for Gen X.

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The Year Alternative Went Massive and Defined a Decade

Above all else, musically 1991 will forever be remembered as the year alterna-rock conquered the masses. PopMatters explores how alternative became the dominant form of rock music in the '90s.

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The 10 Best Alternative Metal Singles of the 1990s

Antichrist superstars, astro-creeps, and broken machines all assemble for this look back at the ten best singles from alternative metal's golden era.

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Techno’s Labor Force, Rock’s Betrayal, and the Birth of the Fascist Groove Thing

Electronic music has always maintained an ambivalent attitude towards labor, at once rejecting the notion of wage internment and creative inhibition while embracing the beauty of the cyborgian mechanics of the factory and the allure of discipline and dominance.

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Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross: The Social Network Soundtrack

Even if Reznor and Ross produce little that would not have felt at home on their recent collaborations, Fincher's application of their unsettling abilities to his unnerving movie feels like one of the project's multiple strokes of inspired genius.

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Planning for Burial: Leaving

Imagine Trent Reznor never had his recent final phase and we were never exposed to that post-Fragile laptop rock. Picture instead that he signed to Southern Lord, mourned New Orleans after Katrina, and wrote a bunch of great doom-drone guitar dirges.

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Nine Inch Nails: 26 August 2009 - New York

Trent Reznor has been on the ol' Debbie Downer kick for 20 years, always singing about things dying and ending and breaking, and it's probably time to close up shop.

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13 Mar 2009 // 6:00 AM

Dillinger Escape Plan joins Nine Inch Nails live at the Soundwave Festival in Perth, Australia on 2 March 2009.

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Incubus at Soundwave 2008. I blame Trent Reznor. If he hadn’t signed on for Soundwave, I wouldn’t be going. And if I wasn’t

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14 Sep 2008 // 10:00 PM

Nine Inch Nails

A slew of low-level music-to-sleep-to cuts amid several high-powered and impeccably well-performed songs meant that Trent Reznor, the audience, and the set often morphed into inanimate tedium.

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9 Sep 2008 // 3:42 AM

From 1989 to 1999, the first decade of Nine Inch Nails’ intermittently stormy existence, Trent Reznor - the group’s volatile visionary and sometimes sole member -

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We used to wait for Trent Reznor. And wait. And wait. Suddenly, we can’t avoid him - and fans aren’t complaining about that.

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The Hills Are Alive, But Nobody Else Is in 'The Happiness of the Katakuris'

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"Happiness of the Katakuris is one of Takashi Miike's oddest movies, and that's saying something.

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