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    Seasons of the Nine Inch Nails

    @chuckrh @iamclassic - I actually thought of making a thread like this ages ago, but somehow completely forgot about it. Thank you for indirectly reminding me to do just that. It would somehow seem to make sense on some level if a lot of us listen to Nine Inch Nails all year round anyway.

    Anyway, it applies like any other thread that lists and ranks Nine Inch Nails albums, but with seasons instead. (You can select more than one season per release if you'd like, just not all of them. And if so, just select the season or seasons you feel each release leans more towards in your opinion.)

    Pretty Hate Machine - Winter
    Broken - Summer
    The Downward Spiral - Autumn
    The Fragile - Winter
    And All That Could Have Been (Still) - Spring
    With Teeth - Spring
    Year Zero - Summer
    The Slip - Autumn
    Ghosts I-IV - Winter
    Hesitation Marks - Spring
    Not The Actual Events - Autumn
    Add Violence - Summer
    Bad Witch - Winter
    Last edited by Halo Infinity; 11-18-2018 at 05:54 PM.

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    Pretty Hate Machine - Spring
    Broken - Summer
    The Downward Spiral - Late Autumn
    The Fragile - Winter (Though some of the sea feel makes me want to pick summer.)
    And All That Could Have Been - Spring
    Still - Winter
    With Teeth - Summer
    Year Zero - Late Summer/Early Autumn
    The Slip - Early Autumn
    Hesitation Marks - Spring
    Not The Actual Events - Late Autumn
    Add Violence - Summer

    -------Actual Release Seasons -----------
    Pretty Hate Machine - Autumn
    Broken - Autumn
    The Downward Spiral - Late Winter
    The Fragile - Autumn
    And All That Could Have Been - Winter
    Still - Winter
    With Teeth - Spring
    Year Zero - Spring
    The Slip - Spring
    Hesitation Marks - Summer
    Not The Actual Events - Early Winter
    Add Violence - Summer

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    "The Fragile" have always felt like a summer album to me, i even remember a sumer vacation i spent listening to it in my Discman over and over (i'm old, i know)

    "The Downward Spiral" is a winter album and perfect for holiday season (as we explained on the "Random NIN Thoughts", thread...)
    Last edited by henryeatscereal; 12-07-2017 at 11:54 AM. Reason: meh

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    PHM - fall
    broken - spring
    tds - fall
    tf - fall
    still - winter
    with teeth - summer
    yz - (dystopian future) summer
    ts - fall
    hm - summer
    ntae - winter
    av - fall

    fall is my favorite season so it's no surprise i associate a lot of NIN releases with it

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    Obv Purest Feeling is a bright sunny summertime day in the late 80s...I get a big Sonny Crockett Miami Vice feel for that album....
    PHM is the fall..The sunny times of Purest Feeling are starting to turn cold. The leaves are starting to come out. Its starting to get colder and darker
    Everything from Broken up through Still is Winter. A cold dark winter. Think Nicholson in The Shining
    WT is the spring. Trents newfound sobriety, coming out of the darkness, kind of like how spring weather is a renewal of good weather, coming out of the dark bleak winter
    YZ has no season, its more like an apocalypse...
    Slip is kind of like summer. Even though its a hard hitting record, it seems TR is having fun with it. Fun like in the summer
    I dont know what HM is. Season wise or musical wise. I'm still confused by it
    NTAE is clearly back into winter. Dark and Cold
    AV is like the fall. A mix of warm summer weather and the upcoming cold winter. In between
    Last edited by Helpmeiaminhell (is now in hell); 12-07-2017 at 02:58 PM.

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    I'm doing something new with my playlists and trying to sort all of NIN's + TR/AR work into the four seasons. So far I've got:

    Summer: Add Violence, Bad Witch (both came out in the Summer so my mind automatically goes there when I try to find a season they vibe with.) Also Hesitation Marks and Pretty Hate Machine. Both are extremely upbeat/fun compared to the other works and they just fit in right with what Summer should sound like to me.

    Winter: Not The Actual Events (came out in the Winter and I remember listening to it so many times on walks in Winter). Year Zero also seems to fit in here the most, cold + dark vibes. Ghosts fits in here well because I can imagine listening to it while reading a book or working in the house during a cold snowstorm. Probably a lot of the soundtrack work in general is Winter music.

    Spring: The Fragile - With Teeth era. Both albums are about change and I feel like Spring in the Midwest (where I live) is the season of most change and weather occurring. Still & And All That Could Have Been fit in here too.

    Fall: Broken and The Downward Spiral as well as the Slip. Fall can get sinister but it's also full of energy which I feel like these 3 releases vibe with the most.

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    Spring: Hesitation Marks
    Summer: Pretty Hate Machine/Broken/The Downward Spiral/With Teeth/The Slip
    Fall: The Fragile/Year Zero
    Winter: Still/Ghosts I-IV/Not The Actual Events/Add Violence/Bad Witch

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    Revised version:

    Winter: Not The Actual Events / Year Zero / Still / Ghosts I-IV

    Spring: The Fragile / Ghosts Together / With Teeth / Hesitation Marks

    Summer: Pretty Hate Machine / Add Violence / Bad Witch / Ghosts Locusts / The Slip

    Fall: Broken / The Downward Spiral

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    Mixed all of the songs I like from The Fragile, With Teeth, and Hesitation Marks into three albums.

    My Spring NIN Playlist:

    (Mostly high energy/bangers)

    Somewhat Damaged
    You Know What You Are?
    Came Back Haunted
    We're in This Together
    Love Is Not Enough
    Even Deeper
    Getting Smaller
    Various Methods of Escape
    Into the Void
    The Line Begins to Blur
    In Two
    I'm Looking Forward to Joining You, Finally
    Beside You in Time
    While I'm Still Here

    (Atmospheric, slower paced)

    Eater Of Dreams/Copy Of A (HM)
    The Collector (WT)
    The Day the World Went Away (TF)
    Find My Way
    The Hand That Feeds
    The Fragile
    I Would for You
    With Teeth
    No, You Don't
    Black Noise
    The Mark Has Been Made
    Ripe (With Decay)
    Right Where It Belongs

    (Deeper cuts)

    All The Love In The World
    The Frail/The Wretched
    Every Day Is Exactly the Same
    Just Like You Imagined
    All Time Low
    Starfuckers, Inc.
    La Mer
    The Great Below
    The Way Out Is Through
    Underneath It All
    Where Is Everybody?
    The Big Come Down

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