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Things Falling Apart

Things Falling Apart

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by Nine Inch Nails
     
 
Trent Reznor has made a habit of releasing a remix disc based on every "official" Nine Inch Nails album, and this one is a look back at The Fragile, stripping away its bulk and conceptual heft to reveal a jagged, nasty, industrial-rock machine. In some ways, it's a "thank you" to the past masters of Reznor's art: One of the new

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Trent Reznor has made a habit of releasing a remix disc based on every "official" Nine Inch Nails album, and this one is a look back at The Fragile, stripping away its bulk and conceptual heft to reveal a jagged, nasty, industrial-rock machine. In some ways, it's a "thank you" to the past masters of Reznor's art: One of the new tracks here is a version of steel-and-glass new waver Gary Numan's "Metal" (featuring what seems to be a sample from ESG's proto-alt-rock club standard "UFO"), and the anti-Marilyn Manson rant "Starfuckers Inc." gets remixed by both Skinny Puppy's Dave Ogilvie and On-U Sound dub master Adrian Sherwood. (You can't hear Trent scream that title too many times, it turns out.) But it's also a glimpse at what The Fragile might have been as a bunch of songs rather than a rock opera. The psychotic dirge "10 Miles High," previously banished to the vinyl version of The Fragile, gets rehabilitated and promptly vivisected in the mix; the brief piano interlude "The Frail" is developed into a more fully realized composition for strings. There's nothing hugely surprising here (you were expecting maybe a cover of "Sunshine, Lollipops and Rainbows"?), but if Reznor's limited to a single emotional tone, he still articulates it better than anyone.

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Adam Bregman
After Nine Inch Nails' 1999 double album, The Fragile, came Things Falling Apart, a collection of remixes with three versions of "Starfuckers Inc."

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Release Date:
11/21/2000
Label:
Nothing
UPC:
0606949074425
catalogNumber:
490744
Rank:
53987

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