Nine Inch Nails: Main Releases

Pretty Hate Machine [1989]

Nine Inch Nails’ classic first record, produced by Trent Reznor with Flood, John Fryer, Keith Leblanc and Adrian Sherwood.

Tracklist +
  1. HEAD LIKE A HOLE
  2. TERRIBLE LIE
  3. DOWN IN IT
  4. SANCTIFIED
  5. SOMETHING I CAN NEVER HAVE
  6. KINDA I WANT TO
  7. SIN
  8. THAT’S WHAT I GET
  9. THE ONLY TIME
  10. RINGFINGER
Broken [1992]

Recorded in secret to avoid interference from the record label, the follow-up to Pretty Hate Machine takes an unexpected abrupt turn into sheer aggression.

https://archive.org/details/NineInchNails-Broken

Tracklist +
  1. PINION
  2. WISH
  3. LAST
  4. HELP ME I AM IN HELL
  5. HAPPINESS IN SLAVERY
  6. GAVE UP
  1. PHYSICAL (YOU’RE SO)
  2. SUCK
The Downward Spiral [1994]

A bleak and unflinching celebration of self-destruction in the form of a concept record that somehow managed to become a multi-platinum worldwide hit.  One of the most adventurous and experimental sounding records to ever top the charts.

Tracklist +
  1. MR. SELF DESTRUCT
  2. PIGGY
  3. HERESY
  4. MARCH OF THE PIGS
  5. CLOSER
  6. RUINER
  7. THE BECOMING
  8. I DO NOT WANT THIS
  9. BIG MAN WITH A GUN
  10. A WARM PLACE
  11. ERASER
  12. REPTILE
  13. THE DOWNWARD SPIRAL
  14. HURT
The Fragile [1999]

Hiding from the world and himself in a New Orleans studio for several years, a damaged Reznor creates the sprawling opus The Fragile and the palette once again expands for what to expect from Nine Inch Nails.  A dense and difficult listen requiring attention and repeated listenings, it is now considered by many hardcore fans to be their favorite NIN record.

tracklist +
  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
  9. Pilgrimage
  10. No, You Don’t
  11. La Mer
  12. The Great Below
  13. The Way Out Is Through
  14. Into The Void
  15. Where Is Everybody?
  16. The Mark Has Been Made
  17. Please
  18. Starfuckers, Inc.
  19. Complication
  20. I’m Looking Forward To Joining You, Finally
  21. The Big Come Down
  22. Underneath It All
  23. Ripe (With Decay)
With Teeth [2005]

After nearly dying making and touring The Fragile, Reznor cleans up and rediscovers himself with the aggressive and accessible With Teeth.  Guitars, hooks, Dave Grohl.

Tracklist +
  1. ALL THE LIVE IN THE WORLD
  2. YOU KNOW WHAT YOU ARE?
  3. THE COLLECTOR
  4. THE HAND THAT FEEDS
  5. LOVE IS NOT ENOUGH
  6. EVERY DAY IS EXACTLY THE SAME
  7. WITH TEETH
  8. ONLY
  9. GETTING SMALLER
  10. SUNSPOTS
  11. THE LINE BEGINS TO BLUR
  12. BESIDE YOU IN TIME
  13. RIGHT WHERE IT BELONGS
Year Zero [2007]

Musically and conceptually way ahead of its time.  An elaborate concept record set in the near future (or the present, depending on how you look at the post-Trump world), each song  is a “snapshot” of life set against elaborately deconstructed electronics.  A puzzle-box that rewards the repeat listener.

Tracklist +
  1. HYPERPOWER!
  2. THE BEGINNING OF THE END
  3. SURVIVALISM
  4. THE GOOD SOLDIER
  5. VESSEL
  6. ME, I’M NOT
  7. CAPITAL G
  8. MY VIOLENT HEART
  9. THE WARNING
  10. GOD GIVEN
  11. MEET YOUR MASTER
  12. THE GREATER GOOD
  13. THE GREAT DESTROYER
  14. ANOTHER VERSION OF THE TRUTH
  15. IN THIS TWILIGHT
  16. ZERO SUM
Ghosts I-IV [2008]
Described as “soundtracks for daydreams”, Ghosts I-IV is a sprawling, entirely improvised, instrumental journey.  Meant to be listened to on a rainy day or a long night drive.
Reznor’s career as a successful film composer can be directly linked to this experiment.
Ghosts I +
  1. GHOSTS I
  2. GHOSTS I
  3. GHOSTS I
  4. GHOSTS I
  5. GHOSTS I
  6. GHOSTS I
  7. GHOSTS I
  8. GHOSTS I
  9. GHOSTS I
Ghosts II +
  1. GHOSTS II
  2. GHOSTS II
  3. GHOSTS II
  4. GHOSTS II
  5. GHOSTS II
  6. GHOSTS II
  7. GHOSTS II
  8. GHOSTS II
  9. GHOSTS II
Ghosts III +
  1. GHOSTS III
  2. GHOSTS III
  3. GHOSTS III
  4. GHOSTS III
  5. GHOSTS III
  6. GHOSTS III
  7. GHOSTS III
  8. GHOSTS III
  9. GHOSTS III
Ghosts IV +
  1. GHOSTS IV
  2. GHOSTS IV
  3. GHOSTS IV
  4. GHOSTS IV
  5. GHOSTS IV
  6. GHOSTS IV
  7. GHOSTS IV
  8. GHOSTS IV
  9. GHOSTS IV
The Slip [2008]

Described by Reznor as “Garage Electronics”, The Slip was the result of an inspired three weeks following the completion of Ghosts I-IV.  An experiment in working with a compressed timeline, the results make for a noisy, sloppy and exciting listen with several songs that have been live staples.

Tracklist +
  1. 999,999
  2. 1,000,000
  3. LETTING YOU
  4. DISCIPLINE
  5. ECHOPLEX
  6. HEAD DOWN
  7. LIGHTS IN THE SKY
  8. CORONA RADIATA
  9. THE FOUR OF US ARE DYING
  10. DEMON SEED
Hesitation Marks [2013]

Simultaneously referencing the past while pointed to the future, Hesitation Marks finds NIN relentlessly experimenting with new textures, deep grooves and restraint.  The result makes for a deep, accessible listen with lots hidden under the surface.

Tracklist +
  1. THE EATER OF DREAMS
  2. COPY OF A
  3. CAME BACK HAUNTED
  4. FIND MY WAY
  5. ALL TIME LOW
  6. DISAPPOINTED
  7. EVERYTHING
  8. SATELLITE
  9. VARIOUS METHODS OF ESCAPE
  10. RUNNING
  11. I WOULD FOR YOU
  12. IN TWO
  13. WHILE I’M STILL HERE
  14. BLACK NOISE
Not The Actual Events [2016]

PART ONE OF A THREE EP TRILOGY OF RECORDS.  UNAPOLOGETIC, UNFRIENDLY, DENSE, LYRICALLY COMPLEX, SO-FAR-BEHIND-THE-TIMES-IT’S-AHEAD-OF-ITS-TIME, HIPSTER-REPELLING UNCOMPROMISING MUSIC SMART PEOPLE CAN FUCK TO.  IT MAY NOT BE FOR YOU.

Tracklist +
  1. BRANCHES / BONES
  2. DEAR WORLD
  3. SHE’S GONE AWAY
  4. THE IDEA OF YOU
  5. BURNING BRIGHT (FIELD ON FIRE)
ADD VIOLENCE [2017]

PART TWO. THE VIEW WIDENS AND EVERYTHING IS IN QUESTION.

Tracklist +
  1. LESS THAN
  2. THE LOVERS
  3. THIS ISN’T THE PLACE
  4. NOT ANYMORE
  5. THE BACKGROUND WORLD

Nine Inch Nails: Singles/ EPS/ Live

Down In It [1989]

The first music released by Nine Inch Nails.  Reproduced and remixed by Adrian Sherwood and Keith LeBlanc.

Tracklist +
  1. DOWN IN IT – SKIN
  2. DOWN IN IT – SHRED
  3. DOWN IN IT – SINGE
Head Like a Hole [1990]

Way too many mixes!  We were learning…

Tracklist +
  1. HEAD LIKE A HOLE – SLATE
  2. HEAD LIKE A HOLE – CLAY
  3. TERRIBLE LIE – SYMPATHETIC MIX
  4. HEAD LIKE A HOLE – COPPER
  5. YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE
  6. HEAD LIKE A HOLE – SOIL
  7. TERRIBLE LIE – EMPATHETIC MIX
  8. DOWN IN IT – SHRED
  9. DOWN IN IT – SINGE
  10. DOWN IN IT – DEMO
Sin [1990]

The final single from Pretty Hate Machine featuring the Al Jourgensen produced Queen cover Get Down, Make Love and a sleeve by The Designer’s Republic.

Tracklist +
  1. SIN – LONG
  2. SIN – DUB
  3. GET DOWN MAKE LOVE
  4. SIN – SHORT
Fixed [1992]

A companion piece to Broken.  Not meant to be a “remix” record, but a re-interpretation and deconstruction of the music found on Broken in it’s “proper” form.  Featuring J.G. Thirlwell and NIN’s first musical collaboration with Coil.

Tracklist +
  1. GAVE UP – REMIX
  2. WISH – REMIX
  3. HAPPINESS IN SLAVERY – REMIX
  4. THROW THIS AWAY
  5. FIRST F**K – REMIX
  6. SCREAMING SLAVE
March Of The Pigs [1994]

The first single from The Downward Spiral.

Tracklist +
  1. MARCH OF THE PIGS
  2. REPTILIAN
  3. ALL THE PIGS, ALL LINED UP
  4. A VIOLET FLUID
  5. UNDERNEATH THE SKIN
Closer to God [1994]

An interesting remix record with some real gems.  Reznor turns Closer inside-out on Closer to God, while Coil does some of their finest work on Closer (Precursor) made famous for the opening credits of David Fincher’s Se7en.  A cover of Soft Cell’s Memorabilia remains an engaging time-capsule of that era.

Tracklist +
  1. CLOSER TO GOD
  2. CLOSER – PRECURSOR
  3. CLOSER – DEVIATION
  4. HERESY – BLIND
  5. MEMORABILIA
  6. CLOSER – INTERNAL
  7. MARCH OF THE FUCKHEADS
  8. CLOSER – FURTHER AWAY
  9. CLOSER
Further Down the Spiral [1995]

The companion piece to The Downward Spiral.  Featuring the world of Rick Rubin, Coil, Aphex Twin and more.

Tracklist +
  1. PIGGY (NOTHING CAN STOP ME NOW)
  2. THE ART OF SELF DESTRUCTION, PART ONE
  3. SELF DESTRUCTION, PART TWO
  4. THE DOWNWARD SPIRAL (THE BOTTOM)
  5. HURT (QUIET)
  6. ERASER (DENIAL: REALIZATION)
  7. AT THE HEART OF IT ALL
  8. ERASER (POLITE)
  9. SELF DESTRUCTION, FINAL
  10. THE BEAUTY OF BEING NUMB
  11. ERASED, OVER, OUT
“The Perfect Drug” Versions [1997]

Remixes of The Perfect Drug from David Lynch’s Lost Highway soundtrack.  Featuring the work of Jack Dangers, Plug (Luke Vibert), The Orb and more.

Heavy Drum and Bass influence.

Tracklist +
  1. THE PERFECT DRUG – MEAT BEAT MANIFESTO (REMIX JACK DANGERS VERSION)
  2. THE PERFECT DRUG – PLUG (REMIX LUKE VIBERT VERSION)
  3. THE PERFECT DRUG – NINE INCH NAILS (REMIX TRENT REZNOR & KEITH HILLEBRANDT VERSION)
  4. THE PERFECT DRUG – SPACETIME CONTINUUM (RECREATION JONAH SHARP VERSION)
  5. THE PERFECT DRUG – THE ORB (REMIX THE ORB VERSION)
Closure [1997]

Part live artifact, part fever dream.  Nine Inch Nails spent a lot of money to properly film shows from The Downward Spiral tour cycle, but threw the project away when Reznor said the footage “looked like shit – it was too professional.”  The “proper” tour document became this assemblage of Hi-8 footage filmed by Jonathan Rach.  It captures “a much truer sense of what happened” according to Reznor.  Currently out of print.

Self Destruct Tour +
  1. [INTRODUCTION]
  2. TERRIBLE LIE
  3. [PREPARATION]
  4. PIGGY
  5. DOWN IN IT
  6. [COMPLICATION]
  7. MARCH OF THE PIGS
  8. [PEREGRINATION]
  9. [EXHIBITION]
  10. THE ONLY TIME
  11. [CHAOS]
  12. [CONGREGATION]
  13. WISH
  14. [MISCELLANY]
  15. HURT (WITH DAVID BOWIE)
  16. [DIVERSION]
  17. SOMETHING I CAN NEVER HAVE
  18. [CONCLUSION]
  19. [CREDITS]
Music Videos +
  1. HEAD LIKE A HOLE
  2. SIN
  3. DOWN IN IT
  4. PINION
  5. WISH
  6. HELP ME I AM IN HELL
  7. HAPPINESS IN SLAVERY
  8. GAVE UP
  9. MARCH OF THE PIGS
  10. ERASER (LIVE)
  11. HURT (LIVE)
  12. WISH (LIVE)
  13. CLOSER
  14. THE PERFECT DRUG
The Day the world went away [1999]

The first taste the world got of The Fragile, choosing by design of course a track with no hope of commercial airplay.  This single also includes the excellent quiet version of TDTWWA.

Tracklist +
  1. The Day The World Went Away (Single Version)
  2. Starfuckers, Inc.
  3. The Day The World Went Away (Quiet)
We’re in This Together [1999]
Green +
  1. WE’RE IN THIS TOGETHER
  2. 10 MILES HIGH
  3. THE NEW FLESH
Orange +
  1. WE’RE IN THIS TOGETHER – RADIO EDIT
  2. THE DAY THE WORLD WENT AWAY – QUIET
  3. THE DAY THE WORLD WENT AWAY – PORTER RICKS MIX
Yellow +
  1. WE’RE IN THIS TOGETHER
  2. COMPLICATIONS OF THE FLESH
  3. THE PERFECT DRUG
Things Falling Apart [2000]

The companion to The Fragile featuring Various manipulations of songs recorded from The Fragile sessions.  Come for the first two helmed by Reznor himself, stay for the excellent cover of Gary Numan’s Metal.

Tracklist +
  1. SLIPPING AWAY – REMIX
  2. THE GREAT COLLAPSE – REMIX
  3. THE WRETCHED – REMIX
  4. STARFUCKERS, INC. – REMIX (AS)
  5. THE FRAIL – REMIX
  6. STARFUCKERS, INC. – REMIX (DO)
  7. WHERE IS EVERYBODY? – REMIX
  8. METAL – REMIX
  9. 10 MILES HIGH – REMIX
  10. STARFUCKERS, INC. – REMIX (CC)
Live: And All That Could Have Been [2002]

A live recording compiled from the Fragility 2.0 tour, summer 2000.  Also a video which is probably out of print – working on it.

Tracklist +
  1. TERRIBLE LIE
  2. SIN
  3. MARCH OF THE PIGS
  4. PIGGY
  5. THE FRAIL
  6. THE WRETCHED
  7. GAVE UP
  8. THE GREAT BELOW
  9. THE MARK HAS BEEN MADE
  10. WISH
  11. SUCK
  12. CLOSER
  13. HEAD LIKE A HOLE
  14. THE DAY THE WORLD WENT AWAY
  15. STARFUCKERS, INC.
  16. HURT
Still [2002]

One of Reznor’s favorite records of his own and the last record from The Fragile / New Orleans era.  A strange collection of stripped down, sometimes live tracks new and old.  The blueprints for future NIN records and film work lie within.

Oh, and bleak.

Tracklist +
  1. SOMETHING I CAN NEVER HAVE
  2. ADRIFT & AT PEACE
  3. THE FRAGILE
  4. THE BECOMING
  5. GONE, STILL
  6. THE DAY THE WORLD WENT AWAY
  7. AND ALL THAT COULD HAVE BEEN
  8. THE PERSISTENCE OF LOSS
  9. LEAVING HOPE
Only [2005]
Tracklist +
  1. ONLY
  2. THE HAND THAT FEEDS – DFA REMIX
  3. LOVE IS NOT ENOUGH – LIVE AT REHEARSALS
Every Day Is Exactly The Same (Remixes) [2006]

Remixes of some tracks from With Teeth by the DFA, EL-P, Photek and more.

Tracklist +
  1. EVERY DAY IS EXACTLY THE SAME
  2. THE HAND THAT FEEDS – DFA REMIX
  3. THE HAND THAT FEEDS – PHOTEK STRAIGHT REMIX
  4. ONLY – EL-P REMIX
  5. ONLY – RICHARD X REMIX
  6. EVERY DAY IS EXACTLY THE SAME – SAM FOG VS. CARLOS D. MAIN MIX
Beside You In Time [2007]

A live release chronicling the 2005/2006 Live: With Teeth arena tours.  The video portion exists somewhere.

Tracklist +
  1. Love Is Not Enough
  2. You Know What You Are?
  3. Terrible Lie
  4. The Line Begins to Blur
  5. March Of The Pigs
  6. Something I Can Never Have
  7. Closer
  8. Burn
  9. Gave Up
  10. Eraser
  11. Right Where It Belongs
  12. Beside You In Time
  13. With Teeth
  14. Wish
  15. Only
  16. The Big Come Down
  17. Hurt
  18. The Hand That Feeds
  19. Head Like A Hole
Y34RZ3R0R3M1X3D [2007]

An excellent remix companion to Year Zero featuring Saul Williams, Alessandro Cortini, Stephen Morris & Gillian Gilbert, Fennesz, Ladytron and more.

Tracklist +
  1. GUNSHOTS BY COMPUTER – SAUL WILLIAMS
  2. THE GREAT DESTROYER – MODWHEELMOOD
  3. MY VIOLENT HEART – PIRATE ROBOT MIDGET
  4. THE BEGINNING OF THE END – LADYTRON
  5. SURVIVALISM – SAUL WILLIAMS
  6. CAPITAL G – EPWORTH PHONES
  7. VESSEL – BILL LASWELL
  8. THE WARNING – STEFAN GOODCHILD FEAT. DOUDOU N’DIAYE ROSE
  9. MEET YOUR MASTER – THE FAINT
  10. GOD GIVEN – STEPHEN MORRIS & GILLIAN GILBERT
  11. ME, I’M NOT – OLOF DREIJER
  12. ANOTHER VERSION OF THE TRUTH – KRONOS QUARTET & ENRIQUE GONZALEZ MÜLLER
  13. IN THIS TWILIGHT – FENNESZ
  14. ZERO-SUM – STEPHEN MORRIS & GILLIAN GILBERT

Nine Inch Nails: All Halos

Down In It [1989]

The first music released by Nine Inch Nails.  Reproduced and remixed by Adrian Sherwood and Keith LeBlanc.

Tracklist +
  1. DOWN IN IT – SKIN
  2. DOWN IN IT – SHRED
  3. DOWN IN IT – SINGE
Pretty Hate Machine [1989]

Nine Inch Nails’ classic first record, produced by Trent Reznor with Flood, John Fryer, Keith Leblanc and Adrian Sherwood.

Tracklist +
  1. HEAD LIKE A HOLE
  2. TERRIBLE LIE
  3. DOWN IN IT
  4. SANCTIFIED
  5. SOMETHING I CAN NEVER HAVE
  6. KINDA I WANT TO
  7. SIN
  8. THAT’S WHAT I GET
  9. THE ONLY TIME
  10. RINGFINGER
Head Like a Hole [1990]

Way too many mixes!  We were learning…

Tracklist +
  1. HEAD LIKE A HOLE – SLATE
  2. HEAD LIKE A HOLE – CLAY
  3. TERRIBLE LIE – SYMPATHETIC MIX
  4. HEAD LIKE A HOLE – COPPER
  5. YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE
  6. HEAD LIKE A HOLE – SOIL
  7. TERRIBLE LIE – EMPATHETIC MIX
  8. DOWN IN IT – SHRED
  9. DOWN IN IT – SINGE
  10. DOWN IN IT – DEMO
Sin [1990]

The final single from Pretty Hate Machine featuring the Al Jourgensen produced Queen cover Get Down, Make Love and a sleeve by The Designer’s Republic.

Tracklist +
  1. SIN – LONG
  2. SIN – DUB
  3. GET DOWN MAKE LOVE
  4. SIN – SHORT
Broken [1992]

Recorded in secret to avoid interference from the record label, the follow-up to Pretty Hate Machine takes an unexpected abrupt turn into sheer aggression.

https://archive.org/details/NineInchNails-Broken

Tracklist +
  1. PINION
  2. WISH
  3. LAST
  4. HELP ME I AM IN HELL
  5. HAPPINESS IN SLAVERY
  6. GAVE UP
  1. PHYSICAL (YOU’RE SO)
  2. SUCK
Fixed [1992]

A companion piece to Broken.  Not meant to be a “remix” record, but a re-interpretation and deconstruction of the music found on Broken in it’s “proper” form.  Featuring J.G. Thirlwell and NIN’s first musical collaboration with Coil.

Tracklist +
  1. GAVE UP – REMIX
  2. WISH – REMIX
  3. HAPPINESS IN SLAVERY – REMIX
  4. THROW THIS AWAY
  5. FIRST F**K – REMIX
  6. SCREAMING SLAVE
March Of The Pigs [1994]

The first single from The Downward Spiral.

Tracklist +
  1. MARCH OF THE PIGS
  2. REPTILIAN
  3. ALL THE PIGS, ALL LINED UP
  4. A VIOLET FLUID
  5. UNDERNEATH THE SKIN
The Downward Spiral [1994]

A bleak and unflinching celebration of self-destruction in the form of a concept record that somehow managed to become a multi-platinum worldwide hit.  One of the most adventurous and experimental sounding records to ever top the charts.

Tracklist +
  1. MR. SELF DESTRUCT
  2. PIGGY
  3. HERESY
  4. MARCH OF THE PIGS
  5. CLOSER
  6. RUINER
  7. THE BECOMING
  8. I DO NOT WANT THIS
  9. BIG MAN WITH A GUN
  10. A WARM PLACE
  11. ERASER
  12. REPTILE
  13. THE DOWNWARD SPIRAL
  14. HURT
Closer to God [1994]

An interesting remix record with some real gems.  Reznor turns Closer inside-out on Closer to God, while Coil does some of their finest work on Closer (Precursor) made famous for the opening credits of David Fincher’s Se7en.  A cover of Soft Cell’s Memorabilia remains an engaging time-capsule of that era.

Tracklist +
  1. CLOSER TO GOD
  2. CLOSER – PRECURSOR
  3. CLOSER – DEVIATION
  4. HERESY – BLIND
  5. MEMORABILIA
  6. CLOSER – INTERNAL
  7. MARCH OF THE FUCKHEADS
  8. CLOSER – FURTHER AWAY
  9. CLOSER
Further Down the Spiral [1995]

The companion piece to The Downward Spiral.  Featuring the world of Rick Rubin, Coil, Aphex Twin and more.

Tracklist +
  1. PIGGY (NOTHING CAN STOP ME NOW)
  2. THE ART OF SELF DESTRUCTION, PART ONE
  3. SELF DESTRUCTION, PART TWO
  4. THE DOWNWARD SPIRAL (THE BOTTOM)
  5. HURT (QUIET)
  6. ERASER (DENIAL: REALIZATION)
  7. AT THE HEART OF IT ALL
  8. ERASER (POLITE)
  9. SELF DESTRUCTION, FINAL
  10. THE BEAUTY OF BEING NUMB
  11. ERASED, OVER, OUT
“The Perfect Drug” Versions [1997]

Remixes of The Perfect Drug from David Lynch’s Lost Highway soundtrack.  Featuring the work of Jack Dangers, Plug (Luke Vibert), The Orb and more.

Heavy Drum and Bass influence.

Tracklist +
  1. THE PERFECT DRUG – MEAT BEAT MANIFESTO (REMIX JACK DANGERS VERSION)
  2. THE PERFECT DRUG – PLUG (REMIX LUKE VIBERT VERSION)
  3. THE PERFECT DRUG – NINE INCH NAILS (REMIX TRENT REZNOR & KEITH HILLEBRANDT VERSION)
  4. THE PERFECT DRUG – SPACETIME CONTINUUM (RECREATION JONAH SHARP VERSION)
  5. THE PERFECT DRUG – THE ORB (REMIX THE ORB VERSION)
Closure [1997]

Part live artifact, part fever dream.  Nine Inch Nails spent a lot of money to properly film shows from The Downward Spiral tour cycle, but threw the project away when Reznor said the footage “looked like shit – it was too professional.”  The “proper” tour document became this assemblage of Hi-8 footage filmed by Jonathan Rach.  It captures “a much truer sense of what happened” according to Reznor.  Currently out of print.

Self Destruct Tour +
  1. [INTRODUCTION]
  2. TERRIBLE LIE
  3. [PREPARATION]
  4. PIGGY
  5. DOWN IN IT
  6. [COMPLICATION]
  7. MARCH OF THE PIGS
  8. [PEREGRINATION]
  9. [EXHIBITION]
  10. THE ONLY TIME
  11. [CHAOS]
  12. [CONGREGATION]
  13. WISH
  14. [MISCELLANY]
  15. HURT (WITH DAVID BOWIE)
  16. [DIVERSION]
  17. SOMETHING I CAN NEVER HAVE
  18. [CONCLUSION]
  19. [CREDITS]
Music Videos +
  1. HEAD LIKE A HOLE
  2. SIN
  3. DOWN IN IT
  4. PINION
  5. WISH
  6. HELP ME I AM IN HELL
  7. HAPPINESS IN SLAVERY
  8. GAVE UP
  9. MARCH OF THE PIGS
  10. ERASER (LIVE)
  11. HURT (LIVE)
  12. WISH (LIVE)
  13. CLOSER
  14. THE PERFECT DRUG
The Day the world went away [1999]

The first taste the world got of The Fragile, choosing by design of course a track with no hope of commercial airplay.  This single also includes the excellent quiet version of TDTWWA.

Tracklist +
  1. The Day The World Went Away (Single Version)
  2. Starfuckers, Inc.
  3. The Day The World Went Away (Quiet)
The Fragile [1999]

Hiding from the world and himself in a New Orleans studio for several years, a damaged Reznor creates the sprawling opus The Fragile and the palette once again expands for what to expect from Nine Inch Nails.  A dense and difficult listen requiring attention and repeated listenings, it is now considered by many hardcore fans to be their favorite NIN record.

tracklist +
  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
  9. Pilgrimage
  10. No, You Don’t
  11. La Mer
  12. The Great Below
  13. The Way Out Is Through
  14. Into The Void
  15. Where Is Everybody?
  16. The Mark Has Been Made
  17. Please
  18. Starfuckers, Inc.
  19. Complication
  20. I’m Looking Forward To Joining You, Finally
  21. The Big Come Down
  22. Underneath It All
  23. Ripe (With Decay)
We’re in This Together [1999]
Green +
  1. WE’RE IN THIS TOGETHER
  2. 10 MILES HIGH
  3. THE NEW FLESH
Orange +
  1. WE’RE IN THIS TOGETHER – RADIO EDIT
  2. THE DAY THE WORLD WENT AWAY – QUIET
  3. THE DAY THE WORLD WENT AWAY – PORTER RICKS MIX
Yellow +
  1. WE’RE IN THIS TOGETHER
  2. COMPLICATIONS OF THE FLESH
  3. THE PERFECT DRUG
Things Falling Apart [2000]

The companion to The Fragile featuring Various manipulations of songs recorded from The Fragile sessions.  Come for the first two helmed by Reznor himself, stay for the excellent cover of Gary Numan’s Metal.

Tracklist +
  1. SLIPPING AWAY – REMIX
  2. THE GREAT COLLAPSE – REMIX
  3. THE WRETCHED – REMIX
  4. STARFUCKERS, INC. – REMIX (AS)
  5. THE FRAIL – REMIX
  6. STARFUCKERS, INC. – REMIX (DO)
  7. WHERE IS EVERYBODY? – REMIX
  8. METAL – REMIX
  9. 10 MILES HIGH – REMIX
  10. STARFUCKERS, INC. – REMIX (CC)
Live: And All That Could Have Been [2002]

A live recording compiled from the Fragility 2.0 tour, summer 2000.  Also a video which is probably out of print – working on it.

Tracklist +
  1. TERRIBLE LIE
  2. SIN
  3. MARCH OF THE PIGS
  4. PIGGY
  5. THE FRAIL
  6. THE WRETCHED
  7. GAVE UP
  8. THE GREAT BELOW
  9. THE MARK HAS BEEN MADE
  10. WISH
  11. SUCK
  12. CLOSER
  13. HEAD LIKE A HOLE
  14. THE DAY THE WORLD WENT AWAY
  15. STARFUCKERS, INC.
  16. HURT
Still [2002]

One of Reznor’s favorite records of his own and the last record from The Fragile / New Orleans era.  A strange collection of stripped down, sometimes live tracks new and old.  The blueprints for future NIN records and film work lie within.

Oh, and bleak.

Tracklist +
  1. SOMETHING I CAN NEVER HAVE
  2. ADRIFT & AT PEACE
  3. THE FRAGILE
  4. THE BECOMING
  5. GONE, STILL
  6. THE DAY THE WORLD WENT AWAY
  7. AND ALL THAT COULD HAVE BEEN
  8. THE PERSISTENCE OF LOSS
  9. LEAVING HOPE
The Hand That Feeds [2005]
Tracklist +
  1. THE HAND THAT FEEDS
  2. THE HAND THAT FEEDS (STRAIGHT MIX)
With Teeth [2005]

After nearly dying making and touring The Fragile, Reznor cleans up and rediscovers himself with the aggressive and accessible With Teeth.  Guitars, hooks, Dave Grohl.

Tracklist +
  1. ALL THE LIVE IN THE WORLD
  2. YOU KNOW WHAT YOU ARE?
  3. THE COLLECTOR
  4. THE HAND THAT FEEDS
  5. LOVE IS NOT ENOUGH
  6. EVERY DAY IS EXACTLY THE SAME
  7. WITH TEETH
  8. ONLY
  9. GETTING SMALLER
  10. SUNSPOTS
  11. THE LINE BEGINS TO BLUR
  12. BESIDE YOU IN TIME
  13. RIGHT WHERE IT BELONGS
Only [2005]
Tracklist +
  1. ONLY
  2. THE HAND THAT FEEDS – DFA REMIX
  3. LOVE IS NOT ENOUGH – LIVE AT REHEARSALS
Every Day Is Exactly The Same (Remixes) [2006]

Remixes of some tracks from With Teeth by the DFA, EL-P, Photek and more.

Tracklist +
  1. EVERY DAY IS EXACTLY THE SAME
  2. THE HAND THAT FEEDS – DFA REMIX
  3. THE HAND THAT FEEDS – PHOTEK STRAIGHT REMIX
  4. ONLY – EL-P REMIX
  5. ONLY – RICHARD X REMIX
  6. EVERY DAY IS EXACTLY THE SAME – SAM FOG VS. CARLOS D. MAIN MIX
Beside You In Time [2007]

A live release chronicling the 2005/2006 Live: With Teeth arena tours.  The video portion exists somewhere.

Tracklist +
  1. Love Is Not Enough
  2. You Know What You Are?
  3. Terrible Lie
  4. The Line Begins to Blur
  5. March Of The Pigs
  6. Something I Can Never Have
  7. Closer
  8. Burn
  9. Gave Up
  10. Eraser
  11. Right Where It Belongs
  12. Beside You In Time
  13. With Teeth
  14. Wish
  15. Only
  16. The Big Come Down
  17. Hurt
  18. The Hand That Feeds
  19. Head Like A Hole
Survivalism [2007]
Tracklist +
  1. SURVIVALISM
  2. SURVIVALISM_TARDUSTED
Year Zero [2007]

Musically and conceptually way ahead of its time.  An elaborate concept record set in the near future (or the present, depending on how you look at the post-Trump world), each song  is a “snapshot” of life set against elaborately deconstructed electronics.  A puzzle-box that rewards the repeat listener.

Tracklist +
  1. HYPERPOWER!
  2. THE BEGINNING OF THE END
  3. SURVIVALISM
  4. THE GOOD SOLDIER
  5. VESSEL
  6. ME, I’M NOT
  7. CAPITAL G
  8. MY VIOLENT HEART
  9. THE WARNING
  10. GOD GIVEN
  11. MEET YOUR MASTER
  12. THE GREATER GOOD
  13. THE GREAT DESTROYER
  14. ANOTHER VERSION OF THE TRUTH
  15. IN THIS TWILIGHT
  16. ZERO SUM
Y34RZ3R0R3M1X3D [2007]

An excellent remix companion to Year Zero featuring Saul Williams, Alessandro Cortini, Stephen Morris & Gillian Gilbert, Fennesz, Ladytron and more.

Tracklist +
  1. GUNSHOTS BY COMPUTER – SAUL WILLIAMS
  2. THE GREAT DESTROYER – MODWHEELMOOD
  3. MY VIOLENT HEART – PIRATE ROBOT MIDGET
  4. THE BEGINNING OF THE END – LADYTRON
  5. SURVIVALISM – SAUL WILLIAMS
  6. CAPITAL G – EPWORTH PHONES
  7. VESSEL – BILL LASWELL
  8. THE WARNING – STEFAN GOODCHILD FEAT. DOUDOU N’DIAYE ROSE
  9. MEET YOUR MASTER – THE FAINT
  10. GOD GIVEN – STEPHEN MORRIS & GILLIAN GILBERT
  11. ME, I’M NOT – OLOF DREIJER
  12. ANOTHER VERSION OF THE TRUTH – KRONOS QUARTET & ENRIQUE GONZALEZ MÜLLER
  13. IN THIS TWILIGHT – FENNESZ
  14. ZERO-SUM – STEPHEN MORRIS & GILLIAN GILBERT
Ghosts I-IV [2008]
Described as “soundtracks for daydreams”, Ghosts I-IV is a sprawling, entirely improvised, instrumental journey.  Meant to be listened to on a rainy day or a long night drive.
Reznor’s career as a successful film composer can be directly linked to this experiment.
Ghosts I +
  1. GHOSTS I
  2. GHOSTS I
  3. GHOSTS I
  4. GHOSTS I
  5. GHOSTS I
  6. GHOSTS I
  7. GHOSTS I
  8. GHOSTS I
  9. GHOSTS I
Ghosts II +
  1. GHOSTS II
  2. GHOSTS II
  3. GHOSTS II
  4. GHOSTS II
  5. GHOSTS II
  6. GHOSTS II
  7. GHOSTS II
  8. GHOSTS II
  9. GHOSTS II
Ghosts III +
  1. GHOSTS III
  2. GHOSTS III
  3. GHOSTS III
  4. GHOSTS III
  5. GHOSTS III
  6. GHOSTS III
  7. GHOSTS III
  8. GHOSTS III
  9. GHOSTS III
Ghosts IV +
  1. GHOSTS IV
  2. GHOSTS IV
  3. GHOSTS IV
  4. GHOSTS IV
  5. GHOSTS IV
  6. GHOSTS IV
  7. GHOSTS IV
  8. GHOSTS IV
  9. GHOSTS IV
The Slip [2008]

Described by Reznor as “Garage Electronics”, The Slip was the result of an inspired three weeks following the completion of Ghosts I-IV.  An experiment in working with a compressed timeline, the results make for a noisy, sloppy and exciting listen with several songs that have been live staples.

Tracklist +
  1. 999,999
  2. 1,000,000
  3. LETTING YOU
  4. DISCIPLINE
  5. ECHOPLEX
  6. HEAD DOWN
  7. LIGHTS IN THE SKY
  8. CORONA RADIATA
  9. THE FOUR OF US ARE DYING
  10. DEMON SEED
Hesitation Marks [2013]

Simultaneously referencing the past while pointed to the future, Hesitation Marks finds NIN relentlessly experimenting with new textures, deep grooves and restraint.  The result makes for a deep, accessible listen with lots hidden under the surface.

Tracklist +
  1. THE EATER OF DREAMS
  2. COPY OF A
  3. CAME BACK HAUNTED
  4. FIND MY WAY
  5. ALL TIME LOW
  6. DISAPPOINTED
  7. EVERYTHING
  8. SATELLITE
  9. VARIOUS METHODS OF ESCAPE
  10. RUNNING
  11. I WOULD FOR YOU
  12. IN TWO
  13. WHILE I’M STILL HERE
  14. BLACK NOISE
Not The Actual Events [2016]

PART ONE OF A THREE EP TRILOGY OF RECORDS.  UNAPOLOGETIC, UNFRIENDLY, DENSE, LYRICALLY COMPLEX, SO-FAR-BEHIND-THE-TIMES-IT’S-AHEAD-OF-ITS-TIME, HIPSTER-REPELLING UNCOMPROMISING MUSIC SMART PEOPLE CAN FUCK TO.  IT MAY NOT BE FOR YOU.

Tracklist +
  1. BRANCHES / BONES
  2. DEAR WORLD
  3. SHE’S GONE AWAY
  4. THE IDEA OF YOU
  5. BURNING BRIGHT (FIELD ON FIRE)
The Fragile: Deviations 1 [2016]

An all instrumental version of The Fragile with lots of additional music from the era.  Rediscover your favorite NIN record in a new light.  Vinyl only so you can have something to bitch about.

Tracklist +
  1. SOMEWHAT DAMAGED (INSTRUMENTAL)
  2. THE DAY THE WORLD WENT AWAY (INSTRUMENTAL)
  3. THE FRAIL (ALTERNATE VERSION)
  4. THE WRETCHED (INSTRUMENTAL)
  5. MISSING PLACES
  6. WE’RE IN THIS TOGETHER (INSTRUMENTAL)
  7. THE FRAGILE (INSTRUMENTAL)
  8. JUST LIKE YOU IMAGINED (ALTERNATE VERSION)
  9. THE MARCH (INSTRUMENTAL)
  10. EVEN DEEPER (INSTRUMENTAL)
  11. PILGRIMAGE (ALTERNATE VERSION)
  12. ONE WAY TO GET THERE
  13. NO, YOU DON’T (INSTRUMENTAL)
  14. TAKEN
  15. LA MER (ALTERNATE VERSION)
  16. THE GREAT BELOW (INSTRUMENTAL)
  17. NOT WHAT IT SEEMS LIKE (INSTRUMENTAL)
  18. WHITE MASK
  19. THE NEW FLESH (INSTRUMENTAL)
  20. THE WAY OUT IS THROUGH (ALTERNATE VERSION)
  21. INTO THE VOID (INSTRUMENTAL)
  22. WHERE IS EVERYBODY? (INSTRUMENTAL)
  23. THE MARK HAS BEEN MADE (ALTERNATE VERSION)
  24. WAS IT WORTH IT? (INSTRUMENTAL)
  25. PLEASE (INSTRUMENTAL)
  26. +APPENDAGE (INSTRUMENTAL)
  27. CAN I STAY HERE? (INSTRUMENTAL)
  28. 10 MILES HIGH (INSTRUMENTAL)
  29. FEEDERS
  30. STARFUCKERS, INC. (INSTRUMENTAL)
  31. COMPLICATION (ALTERNATE VERSION)
  32. CLAUSTROPHOBIA MACHINE (RAW)
  33. LAST HEARD FROM
  34. I’M LOOKING FORWARD TO JOINING YOU, FINALLY (INSTRUMENTAL)
  35. THE BIG COME DOWN (INSTRUMENTAL)
  36. UNDERNEATH IT ALL (INSTRUMENTAL)
  37. RIPE WITH DECAY (INSTRUMENTAL)
ADD VIOLENCE [2017]

PART TWO. THE VIEW WIDENS AND EVERYTHING IS IN QUESTION.

Tracklist +
  1. LESS THAN
  2. THE LOVERS
  3. THIS ISN’T THE PLACE
  4. NOT ANYMORE
  5. THE BACKGROUND WORLD

Film Work

Natural Born Killers Soundtrack [1994]

The soundtrack to the groundbreaking Oliver Stone film of the same name, produced by Trent Reznor.  Reznor compiled the record to follow the film’s storyline, but the record has its own internal logic.  NIN’s Burn was composed for this and the soundtrack features everyone from Leonard Cohen to Patsy Cline to Dr Dre.  Listen to this.

Tracklist +
  1. WAITING FOR THE MIRACLE – LEONARD COHEN
  2. SHITLIST – L7
  3. MOON OVER GREENE COUNTY – DAN ZANES
  4. ROCK ‘N’ ROLL N****R – PATTI SMITH
  5. SWEET JANE – DAN ZANES
  6. YOU BELONG TO ME – BOB DYLAN
  7. THE TREMBLER – DUANE EDDY
  8. BURN – NINE INCH NAILS
  9. ROUTE 666 – BRIAN BERDAN & ROBERT DOWNEY JR.
  10. TOTALLY HOT – REMMY ONGALA & ORCHESTRE SUPER MATIMILA
  11. BACK IN BABY’S ARMS – PATSY CLINE
  12. TABOO – PETER GABRIEL & NUSRAT FATEH ALI KHAN
  13. SEX IS VIOLENT – JANE’S ADDICTION & DIAMANDA GALÁS
  14. HISTORY (REPEATS ITSELF) – A.O.S
  15. SOMETHING I CAN NEVER HAVE – NINE INCH NAILS
  16. I WILL TAKE YOU HOME – RUSSEL MEANS
  17. DRUMS A GO-GO – HOLLYWOOD PERSUADERS
  18. HUNGRY ANTS – BARRY ADAMSON
  19. THE DAY THE N****Z TOOK OVER – DR. DRE
  20. BORN BAD – JULIETTE LEWIS
  21. FALL OF THE REBEL ANGELS – SERGIO CERVETTI
  22. FORKBOY – LARD
  23. BATONGA IN BATONGAVILLE – BUDAPEST PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA
  24. A WARM PLACE – NINE INCH NAILS
  25. ALLAH MOHAMMED, CHAR, YAAR – NUSRAT FATEH ALI KHAN & DIAMANDA GALÁS
  26. THE FUTURE – LEONARD COHEN
  27. WHAT WOULD U DO? – THA DOGG POUND
Lost Highway [1997]

Reznor dips his toe into scoring with David Lynch while also assembling the soundtrack for one of his most impenetrable films.  Home of NIN’s The Perfect Drug.

Tracklist +
  1. I’M DERANGED – DAVID BOWIE
  2. VIDEODRONES; QUESTIONS – TRENT REZNOR
  3. THE PERFECT DRUG – NINE INCH NAILS
  4. RED BATS WITH TEETH – ANGELO BADALAMENTI
  5. HAUNTING & HEARTBREAKING – ANGELO BADALAMENTI
  6. EYE – THE SMASHING PUMPKINS
  7. DUB DRIVING – ANGELO BADALAMENTI
  8. MR. EDDY’S THEME 1 – BRYAN ADAMSON
  9. THE MAGIC MOMENT – LOU REED
  10. MR. EDDY’S THEME 2 – BRYAN ADAMSON
  11. FRED & RENEE MAKE LOVE – ANGELO BADALAMENTI
  12. APPLE OF SODOM – MARILYN MANSON
  13. INSENSATEZ – ANTÔNIO CARLOS JOBIM
  14. SOMETHING WICKED THIS WAY COMES – BARRY ADAMSON
  15. I PUT A SPELL ON YOU – MARILYN MANSON
  16. FATS REVISITED – ANGELO BADALAMENTI
  17. FRED’S WORLD – ANGELO BADALAMENTI
  18. RAMMSTEIN – RAMMSTEIN
  19. HOLLYWOOD SUNSET – BARRY ADAMSON
  20. HEIRATE MICH – RAMMSTEIN
  21. POLICE – ANGELO BADALAMENTI
  22. DRIVER DOWN – TRENT REZNOR
  23. I’M DERANGED (REPRISE) – DAVID BOWIE
The Social Network Soundtrack [2010]

The first proper film to be scored by Reznor and his creative partner Atticus Ross earns them an Academy Award.  The score to David Fincher’s excellent film surprisingly stands on its own as a complete work.

Tracklist +
  1. HAND COVERS BRUISE
  2. IN MOTION
  3. A FAMILIAR TASTE
  4. IT CATCHES UP WITH YOU
  5. INTRIGUING POSSIBILITIES
  6. PAINTED SUN IN ABSTRACT
  7. 3:14 EVERY NIGHT
  8. PIECES FROM THE WHOLE
  9. CARBON PREVAILS
  10. EVENTUALLY WE FIND OUR WAY
  11. PENETRATION
  12. IN THE HALL OF THE MOUNTAIN KING
  13. ON WE MARCH
  14. MAGNETIC
  15. ALMOST HOME
  16. HAND COVERS BRUISE, REPRISE
  17. COMPLICATION WITH OPTIMISTIC OUTCOME
  18. GENTLE HUM OF ANXIETY
  19. SOFT TREES BREAK THE FALL
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo [2011]

Reznor and Ross’ second collaboration with Fincher yields an incredibly dense, dark and icy collection of music.  Perfect for dark nights and long drives, this also features How To Destroy Angels’ cover of Bryan Ferry’s Is Your Love Strong Enough? and Karen O singing with Reznor and Ross on Led Zepplin’s Immigrant Song.

Tracklist +
  1. THE IMMIGRANT SONG
  2. SHE REMINDS ME OF YOU
  3. PEOPLE LIE ALL THE TIME
  4. PINNED AND MOUNTED
  5. PERIHELION
  6. WHAT IF WE COULD?
  7. WITH THE FLIES
  8. HIDDEN IN SNOW
  9. A THOUSAND DETAILS
  10. ONE PARTICULAR MOMENT
  11. I CAN’T TAKE IT ANYMORE
  12. HOW BRITTLE THE BONES
  13. PLEASE TAKE YOUR HAND AWAY
  14. CUT INTO PIECES
  15. THE SPLINTER
  16. AN ITCH
  17. HYPOMANIA
  18. UNDER THE MIDNIGHT SUN
  19. APHELION
  20. YOU’RE HERE
  21. THE SAME AS THE OTHERS
  22. A PAUSE FOR REFLECTION
  23. WHILE WAITING
  24. THE SECONDS DRAG
  25. LATER INTO THE NIGHT
  26. PARALLEL TIMELINE WITH ALTERNATE OUTCOME
  27. ANOTHER WAY OF CARING
  28. A VIABLE CONSTRUCT
  29. REVEALED IN THE THAW
  30. MILLENIA
  31. WE COULD WAIT FOREVER
  32. ORACULUM
  33. GREAT BIRD OF PREY
  34. THE HERETICS
  35. A PAIR OF DOVES
  36. INFILTRATOR
  37. THE SOUND OF FORGETTING
  38. OF SECRETS
  39. IS YOUR LOVE STRONG ENOUGH?
Gone Girl [2014]

Reznor and Ross’ 3rd collaboration with David Fincher, and their personal favorite film score.

Tracklist +
  1. WHAT HAVE WE DONE TO EACH OTHER?
  2. SUGAR STORM
  3. EMPTY PLACES
  4. WITH SUSPICION
  5. JUST LIKE YOU
  6. APPEARANCES
  7. CLUE ONE
  8. CLUE TWO
  9. BACKGROUND NOISE
  10. PROCEDURAL
  11. SOMETHING DISPOSABLE
  12. LIKE HOME
  13. EMPTY PLACES (REPRISE)
  14. THE WAY HE LOOKS AT ME
  15. TECHNICALLY, MISSING
  16. SECRETS
  17. PERPETUAL
  18. STRANGE ACTIVITIES
  19. STILL GONE
  20. A REFLECTION
  21. CONSUMMATION
  22. SUGAR STORM (REPRISE)
  23. WHAT WILL WE DO?
  24. AT RISK
Before The Flood [2016]

A collaboration between Reznor / Ross, Mogwai and Gustavo Santaolalla for Fisher Steven’s acclaimed climate change documentary.  Released worldwide days before the US election, it failed to help prevent the US from electing an unqualified madman to office.

Anyway, the music is excellent.

Tracklist +
  1. BEFORE THE FLOOD
  2. A MINUTE TO BREATHE
  3. BETWEEN TWO POLES
  4. DUST BOWL
  5. THIN ICE
  6. AND WHEN THE SKY WAS OPENED
  7. GHOST NETS
  8. TREMBLING
  9. ONE MORE STEP
  10. HUAYNAPUTINA
  11. AT DUSK
  12. THIN ICE REIMAGINED
  13. DISAPPEARING ACT
  14. THE MELTING POT
  15. 8 BILLION
  16. ONE PERFECT MOMENT
  17. A MINUTE LATER
  18. AFTER THE FLOOD
Patriots Day [2017]

Alternately meditative and incredibly stress-inducing, the latest score from Trent and Atticus. The film is better than you are expecting and the score of course is awesome.

Tracklist +
  1. them and us
  2. we forget who we are
  3. the place you are right now
  4. inquiries
  5. trails
  6. broken glass
  7. nobody cares about me
  8. the night drive
  9. escape
  10. terminus
  11. long shadows on the street
  12. resolve
THE VIETNAM WAR [2017]

Coming this fall. A tremendously important film that will change the way we understand what happened.

How To Destroy Angels

How To Destroy Angels [2010]

The debut EP featuring Mariqueen Maandig, Atticus Ross, Rob Sheridan and Trent Reznor.  Includes the first songs written by the band while they find their sound.  Described by Reznor as influenced by equal parts Remain in Light and early Cabaret Voltaire.

Tracklist +
  1. THE SPACE IN BETWEEN
  2. PARASITE
  3. FUR LINED
  4. BBB
  5. THE BELIEVERS
  6. A DROWNING
An Omen [2012]

The second EP where the band comes into it’s own.  Featuring some tracks from the upcoming full-length Welcome Oblivion.

Tracklist +
  1. KEEP IT TOGETHER
  2. ICE AGE
  3. ON THE WING
  4. THE SLEEP OF REASON PRODUCES MONSTERS
  5. THE LOOP CLOSES
  6. SPEAKING IN TONGUES
Welcome Oblivion [2013]

Another record well ahead of it’s time, Welcome Oblivion finds HTDA’s identity fully-formed. Dense, dark, hypnotic and beautiful.

Tracklist +
  1. THE WAKE-UP
  2. KEEP IT TOGETHER
  3. AND THE SKY BEGAN TO SCREAM
  4. WELCOME OBLIVION
  5. ICE AGE
  6. ON THE WING
  7. TOO LATE, ALL GONE
  8. HOW LONG?
  9. STRINGS AND ATTRACTORS
  10. WE FADE AWAY
  11. RECURSIVE SELF-IMPROVEMENT
  12. THE LOOP CLOSES
  13. HALLOWED GROUND

Miscellaneous

1000 Homo DJs: Supernaut [1990]

Original version of Supernaut has Trent singing.  Long story…

Tracklist +
  1. SUPERNAUT
  2. HEY ASSHOLE
  3. APATHY
  4. BETTER WAYS
pigface: gub [1991]

A few hours in the studio with some talented folks and this early version of “Suck” emerges.

Tracklist +
  1. Tapeworm
  2. The Bushmaster
  3. Cylinder Head World
  4. Point Blank
  5. Suck
  6. Symphony For Taps
  7. The Greenhouse
  8. Little Sisters
  9. Tailor Made
  10. War Ich Nicht Immer Ein Guter Junge
  11. Blood And Sand
  12. Weightless
pantera: vulgar display of power [1992]

There’s no real reason this is included here other than we’re friends with them and we love this record and wish we would have been involved with it.

Tracklist +
  1. Mouth for War
  2. A New Level
  3. Walk
  4. Fucking Hostile
  5. This Love
  6. Rise
  7. No Good (Attack the Radical)
  8. Live in a Hole
  9. Regular People (Conceit)
  10. By Demons Be Driven
  11. Hollow
The Crow [1994]

NIN recorded their cover of Joy Division’s Dead Souls for this soundtrack.  One of the best of the ’90s soundtrack compilations.

Tracklist +
  1. BURN – THE CURE
  2. GOLGOTHA TENEMENT BLUES – MACHINE OF LOVING GRACE
  3. BIG EMPTY – STONE TEMPLE PILOTS
  4. DEAD SOULS – NINE INCH NAILS
  5. DARKNESS – RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE
  6. COLOR ME ONCE – VIOLENT FEMMES
  7. GHOSTRIDER – ROLLINS BAND
  8. MILKTOAST – HELMET
  9. THE BADGE – PANTERA
  10. SLIP SLIDE MELTING – FOR LOVE NOT LISA
  11. AFTER THE FLESH – MY LIFE WITH THE THRILL KILL KULT
  12. SNAKEDRIVER – THE JESUS AND MARY CHAIN
  13. TIME BABY III – MEDICINE, ROBIN GUTHRIE
  14. IT CAN’T RAIN ALL THE TIME – JANE SIBERRY
Marilyn Manson: Portrait of an American Family [1994]

Manson’s classic first record, with contributions from Reznor.

Tracklist +
  1. PRELUDE (THE FAMILY TRIP)
  2. CAKE AND SODOMY
  3. LUNCHBOX
  4. ORGAN GRINDER
  5. CYCLOPS
  6. DOPE HAT
  7. GET YOUR GUNN
  8. WRAPPED IN PLASTIC
  9. DOGMA
  10. SWEET TOOTH
  11. SNAKE EYES AND SISSIES
  12. MY MONKEY
  13. MISERY MACHINE
Prick: Prick [1995]

Signed to Nothing Records, Kevin McMahon’s debut album features several tracks produced by Reznor.  We’re working on getting this available again!

Tracklist +
  1. COMMUNIQUÉ
  2. RIVERHEAD
  3. TOUGH
  4. OTHER PEOPLE
  5. NO FAIR FIGHTS
  6. ANIMAL
  7. I GOT IT BAD
  8. I APOLOGISE
  9. CRACK
  10. MAKEBELIEVE
Marilyn Manson: Smells Like Children [1995]

Things start getting dark here…  Production by Reznor.

Tracklist +
  1. THE HANDS OF SMALL CHILDREN
  2. DIARY OF A DOPE FIEND
  3. S****Y CHICKEN GANG BANG
  4. KIDDIE GRINDER – REMIX
  5. SYMPATHY FOR THE PARENTS
  6. SWEET DREAMS (ARE MADE OF THIS)
  7. EVERLASTING C***SUCKER – REMIX
  8. F*** FRANKIE
  9. I PUT A SPELL ON YOU
  10. MAY CAUSE DISCOLORATION OF THE URINE OR FECES
  11. SCABS, GUNS AND PEANUT BUTTER
  12. DANCE OF THE DOPE HATS – REMIX
  13. WHITE TRASH – REMIX
  14. DANCING WITH THE ONE LEGGED…
  15. ROCK ‘N’ ROLL NIGGER
  16. S****Y CHICKEN GANG BANG
Quake Soundtrack [1996]

Soundtrack (and all sound effects) done by Reznor and NIN accomplices.  Haunting ambient music that eventually informed Ghosts and Reznor’s film work.

We are working on making this available!

Marilyn Manson: Antichrist Superstar [1996]

The peak of collaboration with Reznor and Manson.

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  1. IRRESPONSIBLE HATE ANTHEM
  2. THE BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE
  3. DRIED UP, TIED AND DEAD TO THE WORLD
  4. TOURNIQUET
  5. LITTLE HORN
  6. CRYPTORCHID
  7. DEFORMOGRAPHY
  8. WORMBOY
  9. MISTER SUPERSTAR
  10. ANGEL WITH THE SCABBED WINGS
  11. KINDERFELD
  12. ANTICHRIST SUPERSTAR
  13. 1996
  14. MINUTE OF DECAY
  15. THE REFLECTING GOD
  16. MAN THAT YOU FEAR
  17. UNTITLED
I’m Afraid Of Americans [1997]

Reznor remixes and reinterprets Bowie’s track to become the definitive version.

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  1. I’M AFRAID OF AMERICANS (V1)
  2. I’M AFRAID OF AMERICANS (V2)
  3. I’M AFRAID OF AMERICANS (V3)
  4. I’M AFRAID OF AMERICANS (V4)
  5. I’M AFRAID OF AMERICANS (V5)
  6. I’M AFRAID OF AMERICANS (V6)
Wink: Herehear [1998]

“Black Bomb (Jerry In The Bag)” featuring Trent Reznor

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  1. INTRO
  2. BACK IN THA’ DAY
  3. HARD HIT
  4. SIXTH SENSE
  5. BLACK BOMB (JERRY IN THE BAG)
  6. YOUNG AGAIN
  7. I’M ON FIRE
  8. AH, GIT UP
  9. TRACK 9
  10. ARE YOU THERE…
  11. NEW GROOVE
  12. SIMPLE MAN
2wo: Voyeurs [1998]
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  1. I AM A PIG
  2. STUTTER KISS
  3. WATER’S LEAKING
  4. MY CEILING’S LOW
  5. LEAVE ME ALONE
  6. IF
  7. DEEP IN THE GROUND
  8. HEY, SHA LA LA
  9. WAKE UP
  10. GIMP
  11. BED OF RUST
  12. IN MY HEAD
Lara Croft: Tomb Raider [2001]

Home of NIN’s Deep

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  1. ELEVATION – U2
  2. DEEP – NINE INCH NAILS
  3. GALAXY BOUNCE – THE CHEMICAL BROTHERS
  4. GET UR FREAK ON – MISSY ELLIOTT
  5. SPEEDBALLIN’ – OUTKAST
  6. AIN’T NEVER LEARNED – MOBY
  7. THE REVOLUTION – BT
  8. TERRA FIRMA – DELERIUM FEAT. AUDE
  9. WHERE’S YOUR HEAD AT – BASEMENT JAXX
  10. ILLUMINATI – FATBOY SLIM FEAT. BOOTSY COLLINS
  11. ABSURD – FLUKE
  12. SONG OF LIFE – FLUKE
  13. EDGE HILL – GROOVE ARMADA
  14. SATELLITE – BOSCO
  15. DEVIL’S NIGHTMARE – OXIDE & NEUTRINO
Peter Gabriel: Growing Up [2003]

Remixed by Trent Reznor

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  1. GROWING UP – TOM LORD ALGE RADIO EDIT
  2. GROWING UP – ALBUM VERSION
  3. GROWING UP – TRENT REZNOR REMIX
Songs and Artists That Inspired Fahrenheit 9/11 [2004]
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  1. “I Am A Patriot” – Little Steven & the Disciples of Soul
  2. “Chimes of Freedom” (Live) – Bruce Springsteen
  3. “With God on Our Side” – Bob Dylan
  4. “We Want It All” – Zack de la Rocha, produced by Trent Reznor
  5. “Boom!” – System of a Down
  6. “No One Left” – The Nightwatchman
  7. “Masters of War” (Live) – Pearl Jam
  8. “Travelin’ Soldier” – Dixie Chicks
  9. “Fortunate Son” (Live) – John Fogerty
  10. “Know Your Rights” – The Clash
  11. “The Revolution Starts Now” – Steve Earle
  12. “Where Is The Love?” – The Black Eyed Peas feat. Justin Timberlake
  13. “Good Night, New York” (Live) – Nanci Griffith
  14. “Hallelujah” – Jeff Buckley
Flyentology [2007]

Featuring and co-produced by Trent Reznor

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  1. FLYENTOLOGY
  2. THE OVERLY DRAMATIC TRUTH – REMIX
  3. FLYENTOLOGY – CASSETTES WON’T LISTEN
  4. FLYENTOLOGY – INSTRUMENTAL
  5. FLYENTOLOGY – ACAPELLA
Saul Williams: The Inevitable Rise and Liberation of NiggyTardust! [2007]

The hugely influential record produced and co-written by Reznor.

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  1. BLACK HISTORY MONTH
  2. CONVICT COLONY
  3. TR(N)IGGER
  4. SUNDAY BLOODY SUNDAY
  5. BREAK
  6. NIGGY TARDUST
  7. DNA
  8. WTF!
  9. SCARED MONEY
  10. RAW
  11. SKIN OF A DRUM
  12. NO ONE EVER DOES
  13. BANGED AND BLOWN THROUGH
  14. RAISED TO BE LOWERED
  15. THE RITUAL
  16. PEDAGOGUE OF YOUNG GODS
  17. WORLD ON WHEELS
  18. CAN’T HIDE LOVE
  19. GUNSHOTS BY COMPUTER
  20. LIST OF DEMANDS (REPARATIONS)
Tetsuo: The Bullet Man [2010]

Featuring Theme For Tetsuo the Bullet Man by NIN.

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  1. SCLA
  2. SPARKY
  3. SAND I
  4. SHIZUKA I
  5. DOUBLE I
  6. RUN
  7. SHIZUKA II
  8. BORN I
  9. BORN II
  10. RE BORN
  11. DEPTH
  12. ZINC
  13. BLOCK
  14. REGENERATION
  15. DOUBLE II
  16. SAND II
  17. THEME FOR TETSUO THE BULLET MAN
(ĂHK-TO͝ONG BA͞Y-BI) COVERED [2011]

FEATURING AN EXCELLENT NIN COVER OF ZOO STATION.

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  1. ZOO STATION – NINE INCH NAILS
  2. EVEN BETTER THAN THE REAL THING (JACQUES LU CONT MIX) – U2
  3. ONE – DAMIEN RICE
  4. UNTIL THE END OF THE WORLD – PATTI SMITH
  5. WHO’S GONNA RIDE YOUR WILD HORSES – GARBAGE
  6. SO CRUEL – DEPECHE MODE
  7. THE FLY – GAVIN FRIDAY
  8. MYSTERIOUS WAYS – SNOW PATROL
  9. TRYIN’ TO THROW YOUR ARMS AROUND THE WORLD – THE FRAY
  10. ULTRA VIOLET (LIGHT MY WAY) – THE KILLERS
  11. ACROBAT – GLASVEGAS
  12. LOVE IS BLINDNESS – JACK WHITE
Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 [2012]

Main theme composed by Reznor.

Queens of the Stone Age: …Like Clockwork [2013]

Trent Reznor appears on “Kalopsia” and “Fairweather Friends”

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  1. KEEP YOUR EYES PEELED
  2. I SAT BY THE OCEAN
  3. THE VAMPYRE OF TIME AND MEMORY
  4. IF I HAD A TAIL
  5. MY GOD IS THE SUN
  6. KALOPSIA
  7. FAIRWEATHER FRIENDS
  8. SMOOTH SAILING
  9. I APPEAR MISSING
  10. …LIKE CLOCKWORK
Sound City – Reel to Reel [2013]

“Mantra” co-written by Trent Reznor

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  1. HEAVEN AND ALL
  2. TIME SLOWING DOWN
  3. YOU CAN’T FIX THIS
  4. THE MAN THAT NEVER WAS
  5. YOUR WIFE IS CALLING
  6. FROM CAN TO CAN’T
  7. CENTIPEDE
  8. A TRICK WITH NO SLEEVE
  9. CUT ME SOME SLACK
  10. IF I WERE ME
  11. MANTRA
Coil: nine inch nails Recoiled [2014]

A compilation of Coil’s unreleased work for Nine Inch Nails.  The tracks are outtakes from the remix sessions for Fixed, Closer To God and Further Down The Spiral.

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  1. GAVE UP – OPEN MY EYES
  2. CLOSER – UNRECALLED
  3. THE DOWNWARD SPIRAL – A GILDED SICKNESS
  4. ERASER – REDUCTION
  5. ERASER – BABY ALARM REMIX
Juno [2016]

A short film for NASA scored by Reznor and Ross.

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  1. JUNO
Todd Rundgren – Deaf Ears (Nine Inch Nails mix) [2017]

nine inch nails: family

Alessandro Cortini: Forse 1 [2008]
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  1. BASTA
  2. CARTA
  3. STELLA
  4. NEBBIA
  5. FESTIA
  6. RESTA
  7. GLORIA
  8. MANCA
  9. GIRA
  10. SERA
Alessandro Cortini: Forse 2 [2013]
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  1. CANTA
  2. CERCA
  3. CONTA
  4. GRIGIA
  5. LENTA
  6. LUNA
  7. MARCIA
  8. MENTA
  9. SALTA
  10. STRADA
Alessandro Cortini: Sonno [2014]

Alessandro Cortini is best known as the lead electronics performer in Nine Inch Nails’ live unit.
Sonno was recorded in hotel rooms, using a Roland MC 202 through a delay pedal, recorded direct, sometimes into a small portable speaker system.
The result is a beautifully restrained yet oddly emotive album that’s quite distinct from the overly academic approach so often undertaken by hardware driven devotees.

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  1. ROVINE
  2. VOLTAGGIO SOLITARIO
  3. DELL’INFLUENZA
  4. PASSATEMPO
  5. DI PASSAGGIO
  6. VARIABILE
  7. E DEL CONTROLLO
  8. FANTASMA MODULAZIONE
  9. RINASCIMENTO
Alessandro Cortini: Forse 3 [2015]

Alessandro Cortini (Nine Inch Nails, How To Destroy Angels) recorded Forse using a Buchla Music Easel; of which only 13 are known to exist. Forse, meaning “maybe” In Italian, is a series of 3 double LP releases.

“Of all the years with Nine Inch Nails the period spent writing and recording the instrumental record Ghosts I-IV is probably the one which changed my approach to music making the most. After that record I started getting more into instrumental composition, although I tried to approach it in a different way. While we had a vast array of tools and instruments at our disposal then, I decided to approach my pieces limiting myself to one instrument only, as I found myself being more decisive when faced with a limited creative environment.”

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  1. CONTA
  2. RIMASTA
  3. SCAPPA
  4. SCOTTA
  5. SENZA
  6. ARIA
  7. RETTA
  8. MACCHIA
  9. RITORNA
  10. BESTIA
Alessandro Cortini: Risveglio [2015]

Though known as a touring and recording musician associated with Nine Inch Nails, Alessandro Cortini has really come into his own via his Forse trilogy, and his 2014 Hospital Productions debut, Sonno. For his Hospital follow-up, he maintains the grittiness and intimacy introduced on his debut, but expands upon it, offering a wider spectrum of emotion and depth.

With Risveglio, Cortini implores and emphasizes the imperfections and visceral textures of electronics vacant from so much contemporary solo synthesizer music. Furthermore Cortini carves out a similar space to what Kevin Drumm’s Hospital releases have done for the worlds of Drone and Noise by finding the emotional and ultimately human voice within synthesis.

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  1. STAMBECCO
  2. LA SVEGLIA
  3. RISPETTO
  4. DORMIVEGLIA
  5. LOTTA
  6. LA META
  7. LA VIA
  8. LA GUARDIA
  9. POSSO
  10. RICADERE
  11. LA SVEGLIA – DRUM VERSION
The New Regime: Coup [2008]
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  1. The Collapse
  2. Order Restored
  3. All These Changes
  4. Take Control
  5. Time Erase
  6. Haunt My Mind
  7. This War Time
  8. The Credit “We” Deserve
  9. Tap Dancing In A Minefield
  10. Somethings
The New Regime: Speak Through The White Noise [2011]

Speak Through The White Noise is The New Regime’s second album which deftly creates a climate of anxiety and discomfort. Rubin was conscious to explore myriad types of music – both because his tastes can’t be confined to one genre, and because he wanted to provide fans with an album that will reflect the sonic scope of The New Regime. Nine Inch Nails’, Ilan Rubin was highly interested in examining the current state of information dissemination, and how an economy of fear and anxiety has been created with the American public as the consumer.

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  1. Clairaudience
  2. Live In Fear
  3. Pray For The Weak
  4. Enjoy The Bitterness
  5. The Skeptic
  6. Radiate The False
  7. State Of Possession
  8. All Laid Out To Rest
  9. The One In Need
  10. For The Taking
  11. What Brings Us Down
  12. The Great Decline
The New Regime – Exhibit A [2013]

The New Regime’s Exhibit A is an exploration of dynamics. Its eight songs are a mix of organic sounds and electronics that delve through the wide gamut of Ilan Rubin of Nine Inch Nails’ musical palette. Exhibit A was written and performed in its entirety by Ilan Rubin.

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  1. Hope Is Gone
  2. Touch Of Reality
  3. Don’t Chase It
  4. Daydream
  5. This Is A New World
  6. Say What You Will
  7. No Traces
  8. Know How It Feels

The New Regime – Exhibit B [2015]

Exhibit B is a companion piece to 2013’s Exhibit A. Some of the album’s sounds hark back to an analog-synth era while others pay homage to the spirits of fuzz pedals past all while feeling fresh to today’s modern ears.  The album was mostly written and recorded by Ilan Rubin of Nine Inch Nails throughout NIN’s 2013-14 Hesitation Marks touring cycle.

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  1. Where I’ve Headed All Along
  2. Smokescreen
  3. We Rise, We Fall
  4. The Longing
  5. Mannequin
  6. Strong Arm Tomorrow
  7. Let The Space Remain
  8. Voices Calling
12 Rounds: Jitter Juice [1996]

The debut album from Atticus Ross and Claudia Sarne’s 12 Rounds project.

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  1. SPITTING IN THE SUNSHINE
  2. PLEASANT SMELL
  3. FITS NICELY
  4. HESITATE
  5. MUG
  6. STRANGE DAZE
  7. DOG
  8. KEELING OVER
  9. SOMETHING’S BURNING
  10. BUSINESS
  11. BARBED WIRE HAIR
  12. HOLED
  13. JOYOUS
12 Rounds: My Big Hero [1998]

A Nothing Records release, Claudia Sarne, Atticus Ross and Adam Holden refine their sound on this excellent record.

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  1. COME ON IN OUT OF THE RAIN
  2. PLEASANT SMELL
  3. SUNSHINE
  4. MY BIG HERO
  5. SOMETHING’S BURNING
  6. WHERE FOOLS GO
  7. 2 MILES
  8. BOVINE
  9. ME AGAIN
  10. MR. JOHNSON TAKE A BOW
Telefon Tel Aviv: Fahrenheit Fair Enough [2001]

Their debut album featuring NIN friend and sometimes member Joshua Eustis.

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  1. FAHRENHEIT FAIR ENOUGH
  2. TTV
  3. LOTUS ABOVE WATER
  4. JOHN THOMAS ON THE INSIDE IS NOTHING BUT FOAM
  5. LIFE IS ALL ABOUT TAKING THINGS IN AND PUTTING THINGS OUT
  6. YOUR FACE REMINDS ME OF WHEN I WAS OLD
  7. WHAT’S THE USE OF FEET IF YOU HAVEN’T GOT LEGS?
  8. INTRODUCTORY NOMENCLATURE
  9. FAHRENHEIT FAR AWAY
Telefon Tel Aviv: Map Of What Is Effortless [2004]
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  1. WHEN IT HAPPENS, IT MOVES ALL BY ITSELF
  2. I LIED
  3. MY WEEK BEATS YOUR YEAR
  4. BUBBLE AND SPIKE
  5. MAP OF WHAT IS EFFORTLESS
  6. NOTHING IS WORTH LOSING THAT
  7. WHAT IT IS WITHOUT THE HAND THAT WIELDS IT
  8. WHAT IT WAS WILL NEVER AGAIN
  9. AT THE EDGE OF THE WORLD YOU WILL STILL FLOAT
Robin Finck & Wordclock: NOCT ost [2015]
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  1. E.R.O.S.
  2. D.A.S.R.
  3. I.B.E.X.
  4. L.A.A.S.
  5. N.E.X.T.
  6. J.U.N.O.
  7. T.C.A.S.
  8. O.A.S.I.S.
  9. A.P.E.X.
  10. N.U.S.T.A.R.
Telefon Tel Aviv: Immolate Yourself [2009]
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  1. THE BIRDS
  2. YOUR MOUTH
  3. M
  4. HELEN OF TROY
  5. MOSTLY TRANSLUCENT
  6. STAY AWAY FROM BEING MAYBE
  7. I MADE A TREE ON THE WORLD
  8. YOUR EVERY IDOL
  9. YOU ARE THE WORST THING IN THE WORLD
  10. IMMOLATE YOURSELF
Air: 10,000 Hz Legend [2001]

Featuring Nine Inch Nails’ Justin Meldal-Johnsen

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  1. ELECTRONIC PERFORMERS
  2. HOW DOES IT MAKE YOU FEEL?
  3. RADIO #1
  4. THE VAGABOND
  5. RADIAN
  6. LUCKY AND UNHAPPY
  7. SEX BORN POISON
  8. PEOPLE IN THE CITY
  9. WONDER MILKY BITCH
  10. DON’T BE LIGHT
  11. CARAMEL PRISONER
The Raveonettes: Pe’ahi [2014]

Produced by Nine Inch Nails’ Justin Meldal-Johnsen

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  1. ENDLESS SLEEPER
  2. SISTERS
  3. KILLER IN THE STREETS
  4. WAKE ME UP
  5. Z-BOYS
  6. A HELL BELOW
  7. THE RAINS OF MAY
  8. KILL!
  9. WHEN NIGHT IS ALMOST DONE
  10. SUMMER ENDS