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  • I must confess that I was not a fan of Nine Inch Nails before this album came back in September of last year. I bought it because I liked a few NIN songs on Pretty Hate Machine and I was in the music store to pick up the new Tori Amos double-CD (which came out the same day). I listened to Tori’s album first and then listened to “The Fragile”. I am a HUGE Tori Amos fan, but I have not listened to her disc again since I bought it. I have listened to “The Fragile” at least three times per week for the past six months. Trent Reznor has earned my full respect and attention with this collection. This was, by far, the best thing in music released in 1999. I HIGHLY recommend this album, even if you’re not a big fan of Nine Inch Nails. There are tons of tracks to appreciate here from the blistering opener, “Somewhat Damaged”, to the mello and melodic masterpiece “The Great Below” to the dense sonic layers of “Into the Void”. “Where Is Everybody”, an angst-funk-groove selection, has to be my personal favorite, but every song on these two CDs is amazing. If you don’t care for Nine Inch Nails currently, you can be converted like I was! Buy this now!

    Posted on December 31, 2009