Why do so many people hate this cd? I think it's getting to be a bit rediclous. Obviously after The Fragile, he isn't going to release TDS P 2, there is never going to be one. Of course, it may have been the finest record he has ever made, but if you like it that much, you may as well just listen to that and not evolve new tastes in music, it serves you right.
Everyone knows NIN has a different sound each album, and this one is no exception. This is the most stripped down recording to date (other than and all that have could been:still, but that is an ep, so it doesn't count) in fact, they almost sound like a traditional band, other than the sampling.
People are also critising that this is the first album that he also need manual help for some sections, i.e. drumming. Well, I'd like to see YOU try to make an album this good, yet be one of the most popular bands of the 90's-00's while you're on the verge of your 40th birthday.
A lot of songs can also be compared to songs on other NIN records. Sunspots- the new closer
Only - the new down in it
Love is not enough - the new Something I Can Never Have
All in all, if you're a true fan, you'll support the band, no matter how horrible they sound, I think they are like fine wine, improving with age.