Nine Inch Nails

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Industrial rock band Nine Inch Nails (abbreviated as NIN and stylized as NIИ) was formed in 1988 by Trent Reznor in Cleveland, Ohio. Reznor has served as the main producer, singer, songwriter, instrumentalist, and sole member of Nine Inch Nails for 28 years. This changed in December 2016 when Atticus Ross officially became the second member of the band. Nine Inch Nails straddles a wide range of many styles of rock music and other genres that require an electronic sound, which can often cause drastic changes in sound from album to album. However NIN albums in general have many identifiable characteristics in common, such as recurring leitmotifs, chromatic melodies, dissonance, terraced dynamics and common lyrical themes. Nine Inch Nails is most famously known for the melding of industrial elements with pop sensibilities in their first albums. This move was considered instrumental in bringing the industrial genre as a whole into the mainstream, although genre purists and Trent Reznor alike have refused to identify NIN as an industrial band.
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Nine Inch Nails - Sampler 'Pretty Hate Machine' album art Nine Inch Nails Sampler 'Pretty Hate Machine' TVT Records US 1989 Sell This Version
Nine Inch Nails - Pretty Hate Machine album art Nine Inch Nails Pretty Hate Machine (Album) TVT Records, TVT Records US 1989 Sell This Version
261 314 Nine Inch Nails - Pretty Hate Machine (Unknown) album art Nine Inch Nails Pretty Hate Machine (Unknown)(CD, Album, MP) Island Records 261 314 Germany, Austria, & Switzerland 1989 Sell This Version
Nine Inch Nails - The Downward Spiral album art Nine Inch Nails The Downward Spiral (Album) Nothing Records, Interscope Records, TVT Records, Atlantic, Nothing Records, Interscope Records, TVT Records, Atlantic US 1994 Sell This Version
Nine Inch Nails - Further Down The Spiral album art Nine Inch Nails Further Down The Spiral (Album) Nothing Records Taiwan 1995 Sell This Version
Trent Reznor and Nine Inch Nails Trent Reznor and Nine Inch Nails - Quake id Software, id Software, id Software UK 1996 Sell This Version
Nine Inch Nails - The Fragile album art Nine Inch Nails The Fragile (Album) Nothing Records, Interscope Records US 1999 Sell This Version
UMCF-4635-2 Nine Inch Nails - And All That Could Have Been (Snippets From Both "Live" And "Still") album art Nine Inch Nails And All That Could Have Been (Snippets From Both "Live" And "Still")(CD, Promo, Smplr) Nothing Records UMCF-4635-2 Canada 2001 Sell This Version
Nine Inch Nails - And All That Could Have Been (Live) album art Nine Inch Nails And All That Could Have Been (Live) (Album) Nothing Records, Interscope Records US 2001 Sell This Version
Nine Inch Nails - With Teeth album art Nine Inch Nails With Teeth (Album, Comp) Nothing Records Australia 2005 Sell This Version
Nine Inch Nails - Year Zero album art Nine Inch Nails Year Zero (Album) Interscope Records US 2007 Sell This Version
Nine Inch Nails - Y34RZ3R0R3M1X3D album art Nine Inch Nails Y34RZ3R0R3M1X3D (Album) Interscope Records Taiwan 2007 Sell This Version
Nine Inch Nails - The Slip album art Nine Inch Nails The Slip (Album) The Null Corporation US 2008 Sell This Version
Nine Inch Nails - Ghosts I-IV album art Nine Inch Nails Ghosts I-IV (Album) The Null Corporation Australia 2008 Sell This Version
Nine Inch Nails - Hesitation Marks album art Nine Inch Nails Hesitation Marks (Album) Columbia Japan 2013 Sell This Version
Nine Inch Nails - The Fragile:  Deviations 1 album art Nine Inch Nails The Fragile: Deviations 1 (Album) Nothing Records, Nothing Records US 2016 Sell This Version
Nine Inch Nails - Bad Witch album art Nine Inch Nails Bad Witch (Album) Capitol Records Canada 2018 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Nine Inch Nails - Down In It album art Nine Inch Nails Down In It (Single, EP) TVT Records, TVT Records US 1989 Sell This Version
Nine Inch Nails - Head Like A Hole album art Nine Inch Nails Head Like A Hole (Maxi, Single) TVT Records US 1990 Sell This Version
Nine Inch Nails - Sin album art Nine Inch Nails Sin (Single, Maxi) TVT Records, TVT Records US 1990 Sell This Version
663 875 Nine Inch Nails - You Get What You Deserve album art Nine Inch Nails You Get What You Deserve(CD, Maxi, Ltd, Promo) Island Records, TVT Records 663 875 Germany 1990 Sell This Version
Nine Inch Nails - Physical album art Nine Inch Nails Physical (Single) Interscope Records US 1992 Sell This Version
Nine Inch Nails - Fixed album art Nine Inch Nails Fixed (EP, MiniAlbum, Maxi) Nothing Records, TVT Records, Interscope Records, Atlantic South Korea 1992 Sell This Version
Nine Inch Nails - Broken album art Nine Inch Nails Broken (EP, MiniAlbum) Nothing Records, TVT Records, Interscope Records, Atlantic, Nothing Records, TVT Records, Interscope Records, Atlantic Canada 1992 Sell This Version
Nine Inch Nails - Wish album art Nine Inch Nails Wish (Single) Interscope Records, Interscope Records UK 1992 Sell This Version

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alexswin

alexswin

February 3, 2019
they are rumors of a 4 DVD boxset, including show from 2016,2017,2018 and a DVD of rare stuff, is it official or not, no idea but that would be cool (if it end up true)
Algido

Algido

January 7, 2019
The Sound of Discomfort and All the Other Things Beyond Repair.
qwert

qwert

November 26, 2018
I think it is terrible music not something to listen to just a bunch of noise
bigmood

bigmood

November 11, 2017
NIN store broke
good news or bad news? Three more words
jeir1968

jeir1968

October 26, 2017
As of now, October 26, 2017, the NIN store has the Definitive Editions of Broken, Downward Spiral, and the Fragile available again. Also, Deviations 1 is available. Let the feeding frenzy begin!
notquitefaust

notquitefaust

June 3, 2017
Re: Reissues and new EP vinyl

Hmmmm "spring 2017" is almost over. Reissues and new EP announced December 2016 and up for sale with immediate hi-res downloads... Honestly I would be happier to pay only for the hi res digital and buy the vinyl when they are actually available...at a record store. Now almost at a 6 month wait period? Ridiculous.

How many here threw down (a lot of) money to nin.com since that's the only outlet to purchase these vinyl reissues?
joeschloss1991

joeschloss1991

February 13, 2017
Soooooo when do we get our physical components for Not The Actual Events?
Anyone have any idea?
boxenstien

boxenstien

December 16, 2016
ENTIRE VINYL CATALOG REISSUES INCOMING. NEW EP NEXT WEEK. NIN.COM
MartindellaCava

MartindellaCava

February 3, 2014
Huge artist, highly influential across disciplines, this album move you, inspire, revolutionize. Long live the king
Fluxx69

Fluxx69

November 11, 2009
Trent Reznor aka Nine Inch Nails a quintessential industrial rock artist or pathetic poster boy for alternative music in the 90's? The end of 2009 and it turned out that he was to be neither of them. Instead, what we are left with at the end of it all, as Nine Inch Nails "waved goodbye" in 2009, was an artist with scope, savy (business and otherwise) and a man with a huge flourishing talent that, in my opinion, still hasn't peaked. After 2005 and after With Teeth, a newly re-energised Trent Reznor emerged, released a final studio album, Year Zero, with his then Rec Co. Interscope, and set off on a path of reinventing the way an artist could and should work. He essentially fired his record company, set up his own deal, The Null Corporation, and released the massively popular instrumental album Ghosts and in doing so roped every single fan he gathered up over the years and brought them into his world, all the while remaining a mystery. No tabloid baiting bullshit, no hype and most importantly no vacuous pseudo posturing, just music no strings attached and literally so as he released his last studio album The Slip completely for free.

Whether you like Nine Inch Nails and Trent Reznor or you don't, the fact remains that he has dared to go where very few artists of his league and bigger have not dared to go, to lose the shackles of a secure deal and a guaranteed pay check of a major record company. Whether he is a genius or not is not important, whether his music is massively popular or not is not important, whether he produces anymore music heading into the next decade or doesn't is not important. What is important is that he had a vision, he knew he had the talent and that he had the balls to start tearing down the status quo of the current music business model and to start building his own. If you're a musician or you're not, or you're inspired by Trent Reznor's music or you're not, the one thing, I think we can all find inspiration in, is the fact that one man did it on his own and as cheesy as this sounds if he could so can the rest of us. ART IS, RESISTANCE.

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