Nine Inch Nails The Downward Spiral

Spin: Ranked #11 in Spin Magazine's "90 Greatest Albums of the '90s."
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  • Released: March 8, 1994
  • Originally Released: 1996
  • Label: Nothing

Entertainment Reviews:

Rolling Stone - 5/13/99, p.54
Included in Rolling Stone's "Essential Recordings of the 90's."
Rolling Stone - 3/24/94, p.92
4 Stars - Excellent - "...Nine Inch Nails achieve a new kind of loud on THE DOWNWARD SPIRAL: accessible hard rock moves overlaid with a scrim of electronic racket...THE DOWNWARD SPIRAL is music the Blade Runner might throw down to: low-tech futurism that rocks...."
Spin - 9/99, p.124
Ranked #11 in Spin Magazine's "90 Greatest Albums of the '90s."
Spin - 12/94, p.76
Rankded #4 in Spin's list of the '20 Best Albums Of '94' - "...transfixes you with the heaviest metal, the most trance-inducing rave, and the silliest synth-pop you're ever likely to hear in songs this hummable..."
Entertainment Weekly
"[This album] cemented his reputation as the foremost synthesizer of clangorous rattle, driving guitars, and pure pop sensibilities."
Q - 7/01, p.90
Included in Q's "50 Heaviest Albums of All Time".
Q - 12/99, p.171
Included in Q Magazine's Best Gothic Albums Of All Time - "...the migraine masterpiece that catapulted [Reznor] to #2 in the Billboard's a day at the dentist's: all screeching and pulsing, but sexy with it..."
Alternative Press - 7/95, p.82
Ranked #24 in AP's list of the 'Top 99 Of '85-'95' - "...This recording, coming some five years after Reznor's full-length debut, [is] a stark expose of the darkest regions of the soul: those places where our personal demons reign, and God feels unwelcome..."
Vibe - 12/99, p.158
Included in Vibe's 100 Essential Albums of the 20th Century
Musician - 5/94, p.72
"...beneath all that bad attitude and aural aggro lies music of extraordinary insight, intelligence, and, yes, beauty....An astonishing piece of work...."
Village Voice (3/94, p.5) - Ranked #2 in the Village Voice's 1993 Pazz & Jop Critics Poll.
Village Voice (2/28/95) - Ranked #9 in the Village Voice's 1994 Pazz & Jop Critics Poll.
Kerrang (Magazine) - p.53
"Displaying breathtaking invention and variety, it's a deeply textured work..."
Mojo (Publisher) - p.54
Ranked #98 in Mojo's "100 Modern Classics" -- "More than a celebration of nihilism,...SPIRAL was an anguished cry for something to believe in."
Mojo (Publisher) - p.117
4 stars out of 5 - "Reznor's industrial-blues masterpiece still drips with vileness."
New York Times (Publisher) - 1/5/95, p.C15
Included on Jon Pareles' list of the Top 10 Albums Of '94 - "Trent Reznor orchestrates the terrors of adolescence...with creepy-crawly sounds and a clandestine sense of melody."


  • 1.Mr. Self Destruct
  • 2.Piggy (Nothing Can Stop Me Now)
  • 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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