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InvitingmeAway
08-18-2013, 01:31 PM
I am sure this has been done. But I am also sure this list can change daily. I don't have any remix albums unfortunately but I do own all of the studio albums and have heard quite a few other halos. Keep in mind this is all opinion and I love every Halo I have heard. Don't look at this as worst to best but rather great to personal favorites. I feel I will get chewed out for my number 4 pick but it was how I got into NIN so leave me alone haha. 10 is my least favorite and 1 is my favorite.

10. Fixed
9. Year Zero
8. Further Down The Spiral
7. Pretty Hate Machine
6. The Slip
5. Broken
4. With_Teeth
3. Ghosts
2. The Downward Spiral
1. The Fragile

brokenfragility
08-18-2013, 01:44 PM
I'll play!

10. The Slip
9. With Teeth
8. Pretty Hate Machine
7. Further Down the Spiral
6. Things Falling Apart
5. AATCHB/Still
4. Broken
3. The Fragile
2. Year Zero
1. The Downward Spiral

InvitingmeAway
08-18-2013, 01:47 PM
I'll play!

10. The Slip
9. With Teeth
8. Pretty Hate Machine
7. Further Down the Spiral
6. Things Falling Apart
5. AATCHB/Still
4. Broken
3. The Fragile
2. Year Zero
1. The Downward Spiral

i have not heard all of Still sadly

eversonpoe
08-18-2013, 02:07 PM
i have not heard all of Still sadly

then let me direct your attention here (http://www.echoingthesound.org/community/threads/1249-NIN-Locker-Sale?p=56073#post56073).

Mr.Metheus
08-18-2013, 02:10 PM
I feel I will get chewed our for my number 4 pick but it was how I got into NIN so leave me alone haha.

Don't worry, I'm about to scandalize the entire board with my #3.

10. With Teeth
9. Y34RZ3R0R3M1X3D (mostly for The Great Destroyer)
8. Things Falling Apart
7. Ghosts
6. Broken
5. Year Zero
4. Still
3. The Slip
2. The Downward Spiral
1. The Fragile

PHM is #11. sorry!

InvitingmeAway
08-18-2013, 02:13 PM
Don't worry, I'm about to scandalize the entire board with my #3.

10. With Teeth
9. Y34RZ3R0R3M1X3D (mostly for The Great Destroyer)
8. Things Falling Apart
7. Ghosts
6. Broken
5. Year Zero
4. Still
3. The Slip
2. The Downward Spiral
1. The Fragile

PHM is #11. sorry!
I think The Slip is a great album and it grew on me the more I listened to it. No shame in that top ten. Thanks for sharing :D

accelestar
08-18-2013, 02:15 PM
1 Halo Combat evolved
2 Halo Reach
3 Halo 4
4 Halo 3
5 Halo ODST
6 Halo 2
7 Halo Anniversary
8 Halo Wars
9 Halo Spartan Assault
10 I Love Bees ARG

1 The Fragile
2 The Downward Spiral
3 The Slip
4 Beside You In Time
5 With Teeth
6 Year Zero
7 Pretty Hate Machine
8 Broken
9 AATCHB/Still
10 The WITT singles.

gorast
08-18-2013, 02:15 PM
You want to see some scandals? Take a look.

10. Every Day is Exactly the Same
9. Pretty Hate Machine
8. Further Down the Spiral
7. The Downward Spiral
6. We're in This Together
5. Year Zero
4. With Teeth
3. Ghosts I-IV
2. The Fragile
1. Still

Come at me.

brokenfragility
08-18-2013, 02:21 PM
Oh I forgot about Ghosts I-IV! Thats definitely on my list.

InsecureSpike
08-18-2013, 02:24 PM
10; the slip
9; broken
8; [with_teeth]
7; pretty hate machine
6; further down the spiral
5; things falling apart
4; beside you in time or AATCHB
3; fixed
2; the fragile
1; the downward spiral

from day to day my first 2 change tho....

Skid_Marks
08-18-2013, 03:10 PM
10- Strobe Light xD:p 9- Tapeworm 8- Fixed 7- YZR 6- Still 5- Fragile 4- PHM 3- Year Zero 2- Hesitation Marks 1- TDS

eversonpoe
08-18-2013, 03:34 PM
i can never stick firmly to the rules when it comes to lists, so here's my top 11-ish:

11. halo 11 (jewel case version with original version of the song) / 10 (combined v1 & v2) / 16 - the perfect drug / further down the spiral / things falling apart (all tied)
10. halo 12 - closure
9. halo 9 (2-disc version) - closer to god
8. halo 27 - the slip
7. halo 19 (in 5.1) - with teeth
6. halo 5 / 6 - broken / fixed (inseparable, to me)
5. halo 17 (disc 2) - still
4. halo 2 (remaster, not including get down, make love) - pretty hate machine
3. halo 26 (DE...i'm a sucker for box sets, especially when they're full of amazing music) - ghosts i-iv
2. halo 8 (in 5.1) - the downward spiral
1. halo 14 (vinyl) - the fragile

honorable mention to march of the pigs for having probably my favorite piece of cover artwork on a NIN release (up until the hesitation marks artwork was revealed).

i really just don't like year zero aside from 3 or 4 songs.

also, if i could include TR&AR soundtrack work in here, the girl with the dragon tattoo (vinyl box set) and the social network (in 5.1, which i'm currently listening to) would be tied with still for the #5 slot.

toomanyrifts
08-18-2013, 04:47 PM
10. Closer to God
9. Further Down The Spiral v2
8. Things Falling Apart
7. The Slip
6. Broken
5. The Downward Spiral (2004)
4. [With_Teeth]
3. Ghosts I-IV
2. Still
1. The Fragile

piggy
08-18-2013, 07:07 PM
10. Closer To God
9. Year Zero
8. Ghosts
7. Still
6. Broken
5. FDTS
4. probably going to be Hesitation Marks
3. PHM
2. The Fragile
1. TDS

pigpen
08-18-2013, 07:27 PM
1.The Downward Spiral
2.The Fragile
3.With Teeth
4.The Perfect Drug
5.Pretty Hate Machine
6.Still
7.Broken
8.Further Down The Spiral
9.Year Zero
10.Fixed

The Downward Spiral will always be both my favorite Halo, and my favorite record of any band of any record, EVER!!!

Cat Mom
08-18-2013, 09:30 PM
1. The Downward Spiral
2. Broken
3. The Downward Spiral
4. Broken
5. The Downward Spiral
6. Pretty Hate Machine
7. The Downward Spiral
8. With Teeth
9. Pretty Hate Machine
10. Fixed

nobies
08-18-2013, 09:44 PM
10. Touched By An Angel
9. Head Like a Hole (euro maxi-single)
8. Halo: Combat Evolved
1. Strobe Light: Reloaded (feat. Ke$ha)

broevol
08-19-2013, 10:27 AM
10. Year Zero
9.With Teeth
8.Still
7.Closer to God
6.Fixed
5.Further Down the Spiral
4.Pretty Hate Machine
3.Broken
2. Fragile
1.The Downward Spiral

Shadaloo
08-19-2013, 10:42 AM
Oh why the hell not. In ascending order:

10.Ghosts I-IV
9. The Slip
8. Further Down The Spiral
7. AND_WITH_THE_TEETH_UH
6. Broken
5. Pretty Hate Machine
4. Year Zero
3. Still
2. The Fragile
1. The Downward Spiral

That remaster made me appreciate PHM in a whole new light.

dzaver
08-19-2013, 10:56 AM
1. The Fragile
2. The downward spiral
3. Year zero
4. PHM
5. With Teeth
6. Broken
7. The slip
8. Ghosts
9. Beside you in time
10. Still

InvitingmeAway
08-19-2013, 11:40 AM
Oh why the hell not. In ascending order: 10.Ghosts I-IV 9. The Slip 8. Further Down The Spiral 7. AND_WITH_THE_TEETH_UH 6. Broken 5. Pretty Hate Machine 4. Year Zero 3. Still 2. The Fragile 1. The Downward Spiral That remaster made me appreciate PHM in a whole new light. I agree. I think PHM is very good, especially the 2010 remaster version. But I do prefer is later works more. Ghosts opened my eyes to a whole new world. Really fed my subconscious.

Fred
08-19-2013, 12:07 PM
This is tough one, but sure. I'll give it a go:

1. The Fragile
2. The Downward Spiral
3. Year Zero
4. Broken
5. The Slip
6. With Teeth
7. Ghosts I-IV
8. Further Down the Spiral (+ v2)
9. Pretty Hate Machine
10. And All That Could Have Been (+ Still)

The gap between TF and TDS is very, very narrow, but as I love concept albums and rock operas, the former gets a slight edge because of its sheer density. The "prog rock" factor is also the reason I have YZ on a third place. Broken is just awesome and will always remain so, though I find it hasn't dated as well as TDS.

The Slip and With Teeth probably mainly get high positions because I have fond memories of their respective releases. The latter, especially. The former scores a lot of points because the whole indie-thing Trent had going back then was cool as hell.

Ghosts I-IV I have to acknowledge because it's such a massive collection of awesome, instrumental music. And again, what a way to use the newfound independence! FDTS is arguably their best remix album. It feels like a natural extension of TDS, but it's more explorational without ever becoming grating like Fixed does in a few spots.

I only really got into PHM recently with the remaster. I like it, but my young age (well, relatively!) doesn't permit me to have much nostalgia about it. It's a good 80's industrial/synth pop album and the songs that are still performed deserve their status as classics, but it's not the NIN I love to the same degree as the above ones.

AATCHB is still the perfect live Halo. It's a killer live video, a great live album and Still contains some of Trent's most beautiful compositions. AATCHB (the song) is just jaw-dropping.

Finally, there's nothing here I really dislike, and the rankings are always subject to change. One day, I'll be in the mood for TDS. Another day, I'll fall madly in love with PHM. And judging by the songs I've heard, I also reckon Hesitation Marks will quickly find its way onto this list...

InvitingmeAway
08-19-2013, 12:17 PM
This is tough one, but sure. I'll give it a go: 1. The Fragile 2. The Downward Spiral 3. Year Zero 4. Broken 5. The Slip 6. With Teeth 7. Ghosts I-IV 8. Further Down the Spiral (+ v2) 9. Pretty Hate Machine 10. And All That Could Have Been (+ Still) This was a tough one. The gap between TF and TDS is very, very narrow, but as I love concept albums and rock operas, the former gets a slight edge because of its sheer density. The "prog rock" factor is also the reason I have YZ a third place. Broken is just awesome and will always remain so, though I find it hasn't dated as well as TDS. The Slip and With Teeth probably mainly get high positions because I have fond memories of their respective releases. The latter, especially. The former scores a lot of points because the whole indie-thing Trent had going back then was cool as hell. Ghosts I-IV I have to acknowledge because it's such a massive collection of awesome, instrumental music. And again, what a way to use the newfound independence! FDTS is arguably their best remix album. It feels like a natural extension of TDS, but it's more explorational without ever becoming grating like Fixed does in a few spots. I only really got into PHM recently with the remaster. I like it, but my young age (well, relatively!) doesn't permit me to have much nostalgia about it. It's a good 80's industrial/synth pop album and the songs that are still performed deserve their status as classics, but it's not the NIN I love to the same degree as the above ones. AATCHB is still the perfect live Halo. It's a killer live video, a great live album and Still contains some of Trent's most beautiful compositions. AATCHB (the song) is just jaw-dropping. Finally, there's nothing here I really dislike, and the rankings are always subject to change. One day, I'll be in the mood for TDS. Another day, I'll fall madly in love with PHM. And judging by the songs I've heard, I also reckon Hesitation Marks will quickly find its way onto this list... Thank's for sharing!! I do think With_Teeth and The Slip are good albums. I love With_Teet's lyrics especially.

theSplinter04
08-19-2013, 12:59 PM
01. The Fragile
02. And All That Came Haunted Back / Still
03. Year Zero
04. Ghosts
05. TDS
06. WT
07. Broken
08. BYIT
09. The Slip
10. Y34RZ3R0R3M1X3D

martin_b
08-19-2013, 01:15 PM
1. The Downward Spiral
2. The Fragile
3. Year Zero / Further Down The Spiral
5. Still / With Teeth / Broken
8. Pretty Hate Machine
9. The Slip
10. Ghosts I-IV

hani
08-19-2013, 01:52 PM
10. ghosts I-IV
9. the perfect drug
8. broken
7. live: beside you in time
6. with teeth
5. year zero
4. pretty hate machine
3. the slip
2. the downward spiral
1. the fragile

Halo Infinity
08-20-2013, 05:19 AM
1. The Downward Spiral
2. The Fragile
3. Pretty Hate Machine
4. Broken
5. With Teeth
6. Year Zero
7. Fixed
8. Closer to God
9. Closure
10. And All That Could Have Been (Live)

They're also subject to change, but I think I've been focusing on these releases the most for quite some time now.

OSLIN
08-20-2013, 07:10 AM
Probably should have created this list about a week after HM is released to see how it ranks among Halos, that said here's my list:

Top Ten Halos

10_Things Falling Apart (Halo 16)
"Dope beats and several Starfucker versions later, I'm ready for a NIN/Busta Rhymes collab"

09_Year Zero (Halo 24)
"DystopiNIN! Me, I'm not ever going to drop this album out of the Top Ten"

08_Ghosts I-IV (Halo 26)
"This collection of instrumental tracks is so good, it's scary. Boo!"

07_Further Down the Spiral (Halo 10)
"The Downward Spiral was when I feel in love, this was when I became obsessed"

06_Pretty Hate Machine (Halo 2)
"80's aggro-synth pop. Every song off this gem shines, especially live"

05_Broken (Halo 5)
"Human junk, just rock and so much win"

04_With Teeth (Halo 19)
"A Witha Teetha isa climbinga upa the lista"

03_And All That Could Have Been/Still (Halo 17)
"Still is the greatest non-album collection of material done by any band ever, there I said it"

02_The Downward Spiral (Halo 8)
"This takes me where I want to go. Love at first listen"

01_The Fragile (Halo 14)
"It's everything that's great about NIN in one album. A masterpiece of grand unbalanced proportions"

eversonpoe
08-20-2013, 08:11 AM
your descriptions cracked me up, man. hahaha.

artdeco
08-20-2013, 08:20 AM
10. Closer to God
9. Year Zero
8. The Perfect Drug Remixes
7. Further Down the Spiral
6. With Teeth
5. Ghosts
4. Pretty Hate Machine
3. The Fragile
2. Broken
1. The Downward Spiral

InvitingmeAway
08-20-2013, 09:38 AM
Probably should have created this list about a week after HM is released to see how it ranks among Halos, that said here's my list:

Top Ten Halos

10_Things Falling Apart (Halo 16)
"Dope beats and several Starfucker versions later, I'm ready for a NIN/Busta Rhymes collab"

09_Year Zero (Halo 24)
"DystopiNIN! Me, I'm not ever going to drop this album out of the Top Ten"

08_Ghosts I-IV (Halo 26)
"This collection of instrumental tracks is so good, it's scary. Boo!"

07_Further Down the Spiral (Halo 10)
"The Downward Spiral was when I feel in love, this was when I became obsessed"

06_Pretty Hate Machine (Halo 2)
"80's aggro-synth pop. Every song off this gem shines, especially live"

05_Broken (Halo 5)
"Human junk, just rock and so much win"

04_With Teeth (Halo 19)
"A Witha Teetha isa climbinga upa the lista"

03_And All That Could Have Been/Still (Halo 17)
"Still is the greatest non-album collection of material done by any band ever, there I said it"

02_The Downward Spiral (Halo 8)
"This takes me where I want to go. Love at first listen"

01_The Fragile (Halo 14)
"It's everything that's great about NIN in one album. A masterpiece of grand unbalanced proportions"
You sir, just made my day. Thanks for sharing.

Urizen
08-20-2013, 11:07 AM
My top ten halos:
1. The Downward Spiral
2. Pretty Hate Machine
3. Broken
4. The Fragile
5. With Teeth
6. Year Zero
7. Further Down the Spiral
8. The Slip
9. Fixed
10. Things Falling Apart

InvitingmeAway
08-20-2013, 11:37 AM
My top ten halos:
1. The Downward Spiral
2. Pretty Hate Machine
3. Broken
4. The Fragile
5. With Teeth
6. Year Zero
7. Further Down the Spiral
8. The Slip
9. Fixed
10. Things Falling Apart
Thanks for sharing! I am gonna re-listen to Things Falling Apart

XenoSentience
08-20-2013, 11:40 AM
10. Things Falling Apart
09. AATCHB/Still
08. Ghosts I-IV
07. The Slip
06. Pretty Hate Machine
05. With_Teeth
04. Broken
03. The Downward Spiral
02. Year Zero
01. The Fragile

This list is different every day in my head. The Fragile, Year Zero and The Downward Spiral are pretty static at my top spots, though.

I do feel bad attaching numbers to these as I honestly only hold TF, YZ and TDS above the others in NIN's library. I do love most of it all equally.

My list should actually be 1-4 with the same 1-3 above and all other Halos being tied for 4th.

EndlessLoveless
08-20-2013, 05:57 PM
[QUOTE=Fred;114454]This is tough one, but sure. I'll give it a go:

1. The Fragile
2. The Downward Spiral
3. Year Zero
4. Broken
5. The Slip
6. With Teeth
7. Ghosts I-IV
8. Further Down the Spiral (+ v2)
9. Pretty Hate Machine
10. And All That Could Have Been (+ Still)

The "prog rock" factor is also the reason I have YZ on a third place. QUOTE]

I also love me some prog rock, but what about year zero is prog?

InvitingmeAway
08-20-2013, 06:40 PM
[QUOTE=Fred;114454]This is tough one, but sure. I'll give it a go:

1. The Fragile
2. The Downward Spiral
3. Year Zero
4. Broken
5. The Slip
6. With Teeth
7. Ghosts I-IV
8. Further Down the Spiral (+ v2)
9. Pretty Hate Machine
10. And All That Could Have Been (+ Still)

The "prog rock" factor is also the reason I have YZ on a third place. QUOTE]

I also love me some prog rock, but what about year zero is prog?
I think he means that it is a story, but that would mean TDS and The Fragile would also be considered prog rock. When I think of prog I think of vibrant and spacious noise, like 2112.

EndlessLoveless
08-20-2013, 06:54 PM
[QUOTE=nick999;116255]
I think he means that it is a story, but that would mean TDS and The Fragile would also be considered prog rock. When I think of prog I think of vibrant and spacious noise, like 2112.

That would mean every concept album ever, is prog. Prog can be on a song by song basis. When I think of prog rock, i think of Peter Gabriel era Genesis (which rules!), rush, some tool etc......

InvitingmeAway
08-20-2013, 07:02 PM
[QUOTE=InvitingmeAway;116314]

That would mean every concept album ever, is prog. Prog can be on a song by song basis. When I think of prog rock, i think of Peter Gabriel era Genesis (which rules!), rush, some tool etc......
No I agree. I was saying I think he thinks prog rock albums are basically stories. But I did use 2112 as an example and the first half of that is a story so hahaha. But yeah I think of Genesis as well.

Wretchedest
08-20-2013, 07:03 PM
1. Halo 8
(TGWTDT)
2. Halo 5
3. Halo 14
4. Halo 26
5. Halo 24
6. Halo 12
7. Halo 17
8. Halo 9.
9. Halo 2
10. Halo 25

Sorry about the cheat at the top but figured it was worth mentioning.

dlb
08-20-2013, 07:05 PM
and all that could have been (DVD)
beside you in time
with teeth
the fragile
things falling apart
the downward spiral
closure
broken
pretty hate machine
still

The live DVD is pretty much what got me hooked onto NIN while I've been spinning an audio rip of BYIT for ages. Together with unofficial live recordings both remain staples on my iPod as I like to have pretty much every NIN song in my favorite live version before I put any album on it. With teeth may not be as good as the fragile, but I listened the shit out of it and it's probably the one NIN record that I have listened to the most in full. The fragile and the remix CD do somewhat belong together and the vinyl version of TF is a glory to behold! then there are the classics: spiral, closure (as it's the only great example of NIN live in 1994 IMHO), broken. The reissue of PHM gave the album a whole different dimension for me. It might have been the NIN record that I neglected the most, but the reissue changed that completely and I found myself enjoying it a great deal!
And then there is still that I want to list seperately as I usually put a mix of it and the CRC session on my iPod. Haven't listened to either in a while and thinking about it, I might just do it now. ;)

I actually had to struggle between still and the perfect drug but went with still as its more songs rather than a single. I love TPD though and it's pretty far up there with my top NIN tracks.

Cat Mom
08-20-2013, 11:54 PM
No I agree. I was saying I think he thinks prog rock albums are basically stories. But I did use 2112 as an example and the first half of that is a story so hahaha. But yeah I think of Genesis as well.
The Fragile does not contain a narrative so it's not a rock opera and a "soundscape" does not equal a "concept album" (a concept album being a modern term for rock opera).

And most classic prog rock albums were not rock operas, although many had soundscapes (e.g. most Yes albums).

thevoid99
08-21-2013, 12:01 AM
OK, I'm going to give this a shot...

1. halo 8
2. halo 14
3. halo 5
4. halo 24
5. halo 2
6. halo 6
7. halo 10
8. halo 17
9. halo 26
10. halo 25

InvitingmeAway
08-21-2013, 01:33 AM
[QUOTE=InvitingmeAway;116332]
The Fragile does not contain a narrative so it's not a rock opera and a "soundscape" does not equal a "concept album" (a concept album being a modern term for rock opera).

And most classic prog rock albums were not rock operas, although many had soundscapes (eg most Yes albums)..
Well I may be reading what Trent has said out of context, but I do believe he said this album is about someone is at rock bottom trying to rebuild his life and failing miserably at it.

Fred
08-21-2013, 01:59 AM
No I agree. I was saying I think he thinks prog rock albums are basically stories. But I did use 2112 as an example and the first half of that is a story so hahaha. But yeah I think of Genesis as well.

That was the gist of it. Of course it could be argued whether the music of YZ is actually "prog rock". I do agree that it isn't, but I think it is very "progressive" compared to the standard sound of NIN.

Bmw1185
08-21-2013, 03:45 AM
1. The Fragile (deluxe edition will probably further itself into the #1 spot)
2. The Downward Spiral
3. A-With-A-Teeth-A
4. Year Zero
5. AATCHB/Still + BYIT
6. The Slip
7. Pretty Hate Machine
8. Broken
9. Things Falling Apart
10. Ghosts

Others tied for 10th would be Closer to God, TPD, Fixed and Further. Based on what i've heard from HM, i'm thinking it'll probably initially start at #5, but climb to #3 after it settles in from many listens.

ultimatebdp
08-21-2013, 09:23 AM
The first 5 haven't changed in 10 years & HM will likely bump YZ from my list.
Fragile
TDS
Broken
PHM
Things Falling Apart
Ghosts
WT
Still
Slip
YZ

CRIMinal
08-21-2013, 10:01 AM
10. Pretty Hate Machine
9. Year Zero
8. Ghosts
7. Things Falling Apart
6. Still
5. With Teeth
4. Further Down the Spiral
3. The Downward Spiral
2. Broken
1. The Fragile

This is list is ever changing, depending on my mood.

Even though With Teeth wasn't my favorite album for a long time, I continue to find myself playing it more often than others. I am also surprised how far down the list Pretty Hate Machine fell.

If I could pick and choose songs, I think some songs from The Slip would rank higher than those from say Year Zero. As a whole, though I find Year Zero to be a better album.