CRAP. Trite music for children/cock rock with synths, and nowhere near as "interesting" as his fawning admirers would have you believe. I certainly enjoyed his records up until I was about 15 years old, but it wore thin quickly, even when I was at an impressionable age and more likely to fall for the brand of angsty bullshit he peddles. For several years after being completely sick of his records, I didn't sell them just in case I ever wanted to listen to them again for some reason (nostalgia, probably). I've since sold them, after realizing this would never happen. A couple of neat noises on a couple of mediocre, unintentionally hilarious albums do not constitute worthwhile listening. Plus, he has butchered every song he's covered, and these are often great songs. WTF?
I went to a Bowie show in St. Louis in 1995, for which Prick (NOT CRAP) were the openers, and NIN were the co-headliners. I was appalled (though not surprised) by the huge percentage of jackasses in the sizable crowd left after NIN played. Fine by me. Bowie (who I was actually there to see) played a great set filled with a bunch of Low, "Heroes", Lodger, Scary Monsters, and (unfortunately) Outside stuff. I am still a Bowie fan.
Tolerable things about Nine Inch Nails:
(1) comedic value
(2) inexplicable association with Coil and Foetus, who were/are great
(3) that drum pattern in "March of the Pigs"
(4) good choice in songs cover songs (negated by terrible execution of same)
(5) vanity label released/distributed good records (Plug, Autechre, Plaid, Prick, etc)
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