i've always really liked 'the fragile' a lot, although i suppose any "real fan" (
) should say it's too long and incoherent etc. etc.
- a bit like any "real" cure fans are supposed to be bashing WMS, i suppose...
anyway, i always liked it a lot. for me there's certain kind of "glide" on it that is not found on other NIN albums and which i really genuinely like.
then again, i cannot not recommend 'pretty hate machine' and 'downward spiral' too.
i'd say those two are worth getting.
some of the re-mix "albums" are pretty useless (like 'thing falling apart' etc.). some good re-workings here and there but nothing more.
i didn't enjoy the latest album 'with teeth' either. whereas it's a good thing that mr. reznor feels a lot better these days than he obviously did in the late 90s and it's good that he didn't end up going down that certain spiral altogether AND whereas i do know it's a stupid thing to say it, but i'm still almost left with the feeling that he did make better music when he was all messed up. 'the fragile' is the peak of that, i suppose.