Oh, I'm a huge NIN fan, don't worry.
I just believe that TDS isn't the "masterpiece" everyone I've ever talked to about it thinks it is. It's not even close to being Trent's best album - it's actually, when you get right down to it, kind of an immature album. In my eyes, it wishes it was The Wall
in its total destruction of a man's soul, but it doesn't achieve that level of intensity at any point. There are some incredible songs here, some that defy all explanation, and "Hurt" is one of the most emotionally intense songs of all time.
But it's just all kind of silly in comparison to the The Fragile
, and I personally prefer YZ and The Slip to it. PHM has the same inconsistency problem.
I love TDS, and it's a very
good album, but I hear so much about how it's just this incredible album, and I disagree.