Episode 10 - The Downward Spiral by Nine Inch Nails
Mr. Reznor’s legacy is sealed not only by the music he’s written over the years, but by the sheer amount of column inches dedicated to that music. Which begs the question – why ‘The Downward Spiral’?
True, there’s not much by way of unsung classics to be found in his oeuvre, but there’s always more to be said about his records. The lore around his second album is dense, as dense as the sounds found on the album itself. On this episode we talk about all of that – the circumstances around the album, the recording, the creative process, the influence of his work and more. Weaver reminds us that Reznor is now of the most powerful men in music, which is remarkable given his the way his relationship with record labels and music distribution has been delivered over the years.
We also talk about how we’ve all fallen away from NIN as we got older, which is perhaps just as much of a reflection on aging as it is on how tastes change. We like NIN, but are we really fans any more? A question perhaps many people should ask themselves, despite how great ‘The Downward Spiral’ is.
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