Nine Inch Nails?!? I don't think so! How anyone could come up with that is beyond me. Either he's never heard NIN, or he didn't really listen to this album. NIN is far more loud and abrasive than this. This, along with One Second and You Gotta Say Yes To Another Excess, is one of Yello's top 3 releases (possibly the best) in my opinion. The sound is unique in an early European quirky techno kind of way... it takes some getting used to. In places it's tribal, in others it's heady, and quite a lot of it sounds theatrical. On the whole, it is candy for the ears and mind. My favorites are tracks 7 through 9. The guitar part at the end of "Let Me Cry" could have gone on easily for another minute. After this period, Yello became rather hard edged with Flag and Zebra (my least favorite Yello releases). Lately, they have recovered some of the creative beauty they displayed on Stella.