I'm Starting to Scare Myself


6 juin 2008, 20h17m

WTF?! I've spent the last several days in the middle of a Nine Inch Nails revival, but I guess I thought I'd be cute and listen to all the music on my 1st Generation iPod. Well, that doesn't seem to be working out lately. So, WTF?!
I guess the recent arrival of my deluxe Ghosts I-IV box (not the super-deluxe one, I was just a bit unlucky. Seriously though, that thing is absolutely worth $300 in my opinion) kind of resurrected my hardcore love of NIN.

Anyway, this also came on the heels of a recent trend I've developed of listening to entire Albums, rather than just leaving the old iPod (which is actually a 5th Generation 30GB iPod Video) on shuffle like usual.

Well, what with one thing and another, I've not listened to anything but NIN for the last 3-4 days. I've gone through Ghosts I-IV, Broken, Fixed, Pretty Hate Machine, Still, And All That Could Have Been, The Slip, Purest Feeling, Sin, The Day the World Went Away, The Fragile, The Downward Spiral, With Teeth... well, you get the idea.

On the morning drive to work today, I listened to Pretty Hate Machine, and I came to the realization (well, I acknowledged it, anyway) that there is absolutely not one bad song on that album. It rocks from the first second to the last. Starting with Head Like a Hole, their first single (I say 'their' even though it's Trent Reznor, and whoever he's got on staff at the moment, no offense to the rotating crew, because they definitely are a part of what makes NIN rock), which was released as a single on Halo 1, all the way through to Ringfinger, this album simply blows so many others away.
The middle of the album is punched through with Sanctified, Something I Can Never Have and Kinda I Want To, which all just make me so incredibly happy to be alive.

Be sure to check out the awesome remixes that are available, download the multitrack files, make your own and upload them. How awesome is this guy??

The moral of the story is, no matter how cool and retro listening to a 1st Gen iPod is, you cant trust it to work neatly with your scrobbler, so just don't do it. Also, I wanted to share.


  • trekkie

    totally agree on the 'not a bad track' comment. A friend of mine introduced me to them in the early 90s. Sadly, he's passed away (at 34 no less) but I think of him every time i hear a track from the album. My ancient 20GB iPod works fine under iTunes / iScrobbler on the mac. NOt sure what you're using. I will also say that Hand that Feeds is a pretty decent newer album as far as full of good tracks. Not quite the Pretty Hate Machine, but still a good listen.

    15 juin 2008, 16h59m
  • rafi2600

    Do you know "a mix of all that was" ? An incredible stuff for every NIN lover. Pure orgasm. Pm me if you don't manage to find it.

    23 août 2009, 15h39m
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