|1. Somewhat Damaged|
|2. The Day The World Went Away|
|3. The Frail|
|4. The Wretched|
|5. We're In This Together|
|6. The Fragile|
|7. Just Like You Imagined|
|8. Even Deeper|
|10. No, You Don't|
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|1. The Way Out Is Through|
|2. Into The Void|
|3. Where Is Everybody?|
|4. The Mark Has Been Made|
|6. Starfuckers, Inc.|
|8. I'm Looking Forward To Joining You, Finally|
|9. The Big Come Down|
|10. Underneath It All|
See all 11 tracks on this disc
I see the value and work into this album, but to me it's 'accessibility' lessens it's profundity. it is pop-synth. don't get me wrong, this album accomplishes what it seemingly intends, and has it's place. but I hope the artist who gave us "the downward spiral" doesn't continue in this direction, I hope simply for my personal like of the previous efforts as contrasting this one.
the fault I see, is mainly, repetitiousness; the chorus' the beats, the rhythm. this album builds itself on a series of 'hooks', though good 'hooks', are still a very tight-knit pattern which allows little room for sonic deviance of the kind you'd expect on an 'industrial' album. I'm a fan of distortion, the aesthetic of noise; beauty from 'chaos', areas with no time signatures (following in the tradition Igor Stravinsky & the like). once you know the layers of sound, they are monotonous in themselves. they have a identity of themselves, but that's their problem, they are finite, squarely defined, unlike the broad open field that his second full-length album posed; which made one have to struggle for familiarity in it's composition. The Fragile gives you familiarity on the first listen because of the nature of it's song structure.
however, the instrumentals seem to have enough variance, and are exempt from most of my former judgements.Read more ›
this album does not contain the same trent reznor that was present in downward spiral, broken, pretty hate machine, etc.
i cant really describe it outside of its nine inch nails meets radiohead. beautiful.
the last track on the first cd "the great below" is beautiful. not loud, not angry, not angst-ridden... jus... beautiful. as is "la mer" and a bunch of other tunes on this album.
well im going to wrap this up, cuz i cant say anything that hasnt been said in the 900+ other reviews here.
jus let me leave you with this: if youre a teenager, and have some anger to get out, pick up "broken" or "the downward spiral"... if youre ready to get out of the mad at the world feeling, and need someone to help you stand back up, this is your album. this album has made a mark on my life. as it should have.
Every one of them is great. Read more