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    Wait, what's wrong with Sunspots? That song bangs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tap3worm View Post
    Wait, what's wrong with Sunspots? That song bangs.
    Agree to disagree y'all. The lyrics are cringe white guy rhyming.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon View Post
    Agree to disagree y'all. The lyrics are cringe white guy rhyming.
    Why exactly is race important here?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon View Post
    Agree to disagree y'all. The lyrics are cringe white guy rhyming.
    You must love "Down in It".

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    I <3 Down In It. It’s what got me into NIN, specifically the hard hitting bass and bass drops. I was around 14 at the time and started getting into audio equipment (HUGE SUBWOOFERS!!!) and was cool to hear something like that rather than all the rap I was listening to.

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    Sunspots is a quintessential WT era song. It takes a while to prove it’s worth. But the...I think I could have been someone part more than speaks for itself...

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    Sunspots is nice because one can sing it along start to finish and not look like a complete weirdo, contrary to majority of nin songs revered among the hardcore fanbase such as Ruiner or Somewhat Damaged

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    Quote Originally Posted by katara View Post
    Why exactly is race important here?
    Really? It's a figure of speech, nothing more. I don't like the song, I used a descriptor you didn't like.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tap3worm View Post
    Wait, what's wrong with Sunspots? That song bangs.
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    Agree to disagree y'all. The lyrics are cringe white guy rhyming.
    Quote Originally Posted by katara View Post
    Why exactly is race important here?
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    Really? It's a figure of speech, nothing more. I don't like the song, I used a descriptor you didn't like.
    Really.

    Regardless of whether it's a figure of speech or some crappy meme, it's toxic, perpetuating our differences while adding nothing to the conversation. Homophobic words like "gay" (and "fag"; see Bill & Ted) were used as derogatory terms to describe anything (or anybody) bad in the '90s (something which continues to this day). That was just a "figure of speech" at the time. Does that mean it was okay? I don't think so.

    Race is irrelevant to Nine Inch Nails (aside from that one line in God Given). Trent could be any race on the planet and it wouldn't matter; the lyrics are universally relateable.

    I honestly don't care whether you like the song or not. This is a thread for controversial opinions, after all. However, I find it absolutely bizarre that you have over 1800 posts on here and yet you call out Sunspots of all songs for "white guy rhyming".

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    I never want to hear Hurt or Head Like A Hole ever again. They are so played.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon View Post
    That vacuum noise always reminded me of a blender or can opener. I like to imagine Trent was blending a smoothie while making this song.
    http://reznormix.ytmnd.com/
    Last edited by Halo Infinity; 02-16-2020 at 03:30 PM. Reason: I forgot to mention it sooner. =P

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    Quote Originally Posted by OSPF View Post
    I never want to hear Hurt or Head Like A Hole ever again. They are so played.
    You're right. Thing is, every NIN show is going to be someone's first, and these songs are expected to be played.

    I'd like it if they rotated them. Every tour, pick a couple of similar songs and switch them out. Instead of HLAH, they could play Less Than one night, then maybe THTF, then back to HLAH, etc. Instead of Hurt, it could be The Great Below, SICNH, Lights In The Sky. The back catalogue is pretty huge. Except... people just want to hear these old songs they've played a thousand times before (HLAH currently has been played 940 times according to setlist.fm). It's fine, but it's boring. Personally, I love HLAH. Hurt is a sing-along... which I don't enjoy all that much.

    Trent has said in the past that he never wants to become a nostalgia act. This is somewhat at odds with how they tour, where the setlist is mostly kept the same (last USA tour notwithstanding). That said, there is a decent mix of old and new in there. I suppose with such a massive list of songs to pull from, some inevitably fall to the back of the pile if they're difficult or not fun to play.

    But fuck it, I don't give a shit if Trent hates The Perfect Drug. I want to hear that (please).

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    Quote Originally Posted by katara View Post
    Really.

    Regardless of whether it's a figure of speech or some crappy meme, it's toxic, perpetuating our differences while adding nothing to the conversation. Homophobic words like "gay" (and "fag"; see Bill & Ted) were used as derogatory terms to describe anything (or anybody) bad in the '90s (something which continues to this day). That was just a "figure of speech" at the time. Does that mean it was okay? I don't think so.

    Race is irrelevant to Nine Inch Nails (aside from that one line in God Given). Trent could be any race on the planet and it wouldn't matter; the lyrics are universally relateable.

    I honestly don't care whether you like the song or not. This is a thread for controversial opinions, after all. However, I find it absolutely bizarre that you have over 1800 posts on here and yet you call out Sunspots of all songs for "white guy rhyming".
    I added to the conversation, you didn't like it, called me toxic, and proceeded to give me a history lesson about the word gay and fag using Bill & Ted. I'm white, Trent is white, I accurately called it "white guy rhyming". The only person trying to perpetuate our differences is you with your sermon.

    Take some time off the Internet and stop trying to find things to be offended about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon View Post
    I added to the conversation, you didn't like it, called me toxic, and proceeded to give me a history lesson about the word gay and fag using Bill & Ted. I'm white, Trent is white, I accurately called it "white guy rhyming". The only person trying to perpetuate our differences is you with your sermon.

    Take some time off the Internet and stop trying to find things to be offended about.
    I didn't call you toxic, I called the figure of speech toxic.

    It's important to learn from history.

    Please note that you're the one who originally posted the comment (that does perpetuate our differences by forcing the dialectic, by the way!). I merely posted a response questioning why you'd said it.

    Trent's skin colour has nothing to do with anything and I'm still confused why you think this phrase is an accurate way to describe the way that Nine Inch Nails works or the way that... anything works. Would you describe Jane Austen's books as 'white girl writing'? I'm so lost as to why it's necessary to specifically point out the race of the artist. Yes, we know he's white. So what? Beyond being aware of that, the information is meaningless with regards to an understanding of the music. Is there any point in the history of NIN where the music needs to be contextualised by the colour of the artist's skin? No, because it doesn't matter. As I said, it's universal. This is why I stated that the phrase adds nothing to the conversation.

    When I first started listening to the band, I didn't know what Trent looked like or what race he was, only that he was based in America somewhere. Heck, I didn't even know what his speaking voice sounded like, but did that matter? No, because the music was the thing I was interested in. Everything else was irrelevant.

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    I dislike Sunspots because the lyrics are pretty bad (although the delivery is fine) and because that vaccuuming section just has...nothing going on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shadaloo View Post
    I dislike Sunspots because the lyrics are pretty bad (although the delivery is fine) and because that vaccuuming section just has...nothing going on.
    Build and climax, baby. Build and climax.

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    Ok, I'll bite

    the worst songs are:
    Not So Pretty Now
    I Would for You
    Disappointed

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    Quote Originally Posted by katara View Post
    Trent's skin colour has nothing to do with anything and I'm still confused why you think this phrase is an accurate way to describe the way that Nine Inch Nails works or the way that... anything works. Would you describe Jane Austen's books as 'white girl writing'?
    That Jane Austen thing has actually been a joke in the black comedy circuit for a while.

    But I digress, I posted the comment not expecting the response. While I don't personally see anything wrong with it, I see your point. The Bill & Ted thing irked me because my father is gay. C'est la vie.

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