Nine Inch Nails: Favorite ‘Downward Spiral’ Song – Readers Poll
Today [March 8] marks the 18th anniversary of the release of the seminal Nine Inch Nails album ‘The Downward Spiral.’ The disc boasted a unique blend of industrial metal and electronica, redefining both the genres and lyrical content that could be played on mainstream radio and television.
Following up Nine Inch Nails’ debut album ‘Pretty Hate Machine,’ the band’s sophomore effort entered the Billboard 200 chart at No. 2 and has since sold over five million copies. NIN mastermind Trent Reznor actually chose to record the album in the house where actress Sharon Tate was murdered by the Manson Family in 1969. In fact, Reznor lived in that house for 18 months.
‘The Downward Spiral’ features modern classics such as ‘March of the Pigs,’ ‘Hurt’ and ‘Closer,’ which may be one of the most explicit and provocative songs ever to be embraced by the mainstream.
To celebrate the 18th anniversary of this definitive album, we want to know which song from ‘The Downward Spiral’ is your personal favorite. Choose your top track in the poll below.