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Things Falling Apart [Explicit Lyrics, EP]

Nine Inch Nails Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (20 Nov 2000)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Explicit Lyrics, EP
  • Label: Universal / Island
  • ASIN: B00004ZB9L
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 74,050 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. Slipping Away (Remix Version) 6:110.59  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. The Great Collapse (Remix Version) 4:420.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. The Wretched (Remix Version) 5:520.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Starfuckers, Inc. (Remix Version (as)) 5:110.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. The Frail (Remix Version) 2:470.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Starfuckers, Inc. (Remix Version (do)) 6:060.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Where Is Everybody? (Remix Version) 5:070.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Metal (Remix Version) 7:060.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. 10 Miles High (Remix Version) 5:110.79  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Starfuckers, Inc. (Remix Version (cc)) 5:090.79  Buy MP3 

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After the two nihilistic epics The Downward Spiral in 1995 and its belated 1999 follow-up The Fragile, Trent Reznor's Nine Inch Nails are settling into a loud, predictable rut. Throwing around the same thrashy, complex-yet-melodic industrial rock that sounded so groundbreaking on The Downward Spiral, the sound is beginning to show its limitations. Though often mesmerising in the way Reznor's inventive sonic structure and relentlessly bleak tone congeal so convincingly around the catchiest of pop melodies, the man seems to have run out of places to go. Things Falling Apart, a collection of severely remixed songs from The Fragile, adds precious little to Rezner's familiar, impossibly angry milieu. Most everything here falls short of their original versions, especially all three versions of "Starfuckers Inc" (though, in fairness, that may have been The Fragile's best track). There are a few previously unreleased tracks here that shine; the Fragile outtake"10 Miles High" throws a simple, pounding chorus into a swamp of washed-out ambient noise, while the Gary Numan cover "Metal" makes convincing use of Reznor's gift for pop melody. Still, it's apparent that, despite how great he is at what he does, Reznor just can't keep doing it forever. --Matthew Cooke

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NINE INCH NAILS Things Falling Apart (2000 10-track CD album featuring a collection of remixes of tracks recorded during the Fragile sessions picture sleeve CID8102)

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not their best for me 31 Dec 2007
By mike
Format:Audio CD
I got into NIN late with the first album of theirs I bought being their live album which I thought was original and simply like nothing else around. With Teeth I thought was great and then purchased their entire catalogue. Enjoyed The Downward Spiral, The Fragile and Year Zero. I personally feel that this is their weakest offering with nothing quite as new and adventurous as their other albums. Good but not their best.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars ok i guess 8 Nov 2000
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
i was pretty dissapointed with this album i like the songs but it is just not as great as it is made out to be! buy it if u have some spare time but dont make a special trip for it waste of time i am afraid
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very good - could maybe be better. 13 Nov 2003
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
This is for the most part a remix of The Fragile, and it's a pretty good one. One CD, with about 4 versions of Starf*ckers on it (if you liked that song you won't go far wrong with this).
For me, The Fragile was better. And All That Could Have Been was better. But those are great CD's - this would have been hard-pushed to be as good. I think it stands up pretty well on its own, though.
If you don't have those other two CD's though, buy them first.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant remix 9 Oct 2013
By C.J.
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I love the Fragile album and this is such a great addition and transformation version of the album.
I have yet to find a bad NIN album.....................
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3.0 out of 5 stars Short stop off... I hope 23 Nov 2000
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Dont get me wrong, I'm a big NIN fan, but... I've never really be keen on remix albums, and 'Things Falling Apart' didn't change my mind. I agree in part with an earlier comment made by " from Hampshire" when he/she said that it was almost like a combination of PHM dance and fragile complexity but, even though I liked Pretty Hate Machine, I felt that the album had a balance between dance and underlying emotion and the remixes on TFA have ended up feeling superficial. I'm not saying this is a bad thing, perhaps it gives NIN a wider audience scope, but I personally dont like it. Having said that, I liked the Benelli mix of The Frail and the Great Collapse was a good combination of two amazing songs. I still preffer the originals though. In summery, I can see from the other reviewer's comments thet there is an audience for remix albums... but they arent for everyone.
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4.0 out of 5 stars brilliant complement to the fragile 7 Nov 2000
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
The only drawback with TFA is the fact that there are three remixes of Starfuckers. I think they should've released only one starfucker-remix (Ogelvies) and replaced the other two with other material - there's so much materail on Fragile that surely there must be something more to do. But other than that, TFA is simply brilliant! It is a quite heavy, industrial-techno sounding album but don't let that frighten you. It is quite different from Fragile with a lot more distortion, noise and new instruments, I'd say it's a step forward. More bold than Fragile.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Not as bad as people would have you think 21 Feb 2002
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Some have said that this is THE weakest NIN album. Well it's not the greatest, but it's an awful lot better than 'Further Down the Spiral'. The first two tracks are easy listening from a NIN point of view, and 'Slipping Away' is a superb remix of a one line from 'Into the Void'. This said, Reznor's remixes of 'The Wretched' and 'Where is Everybody', two of the best tracks from 'The Fragile' are questionable and seem to lose the magic of the originals with an almsot random remixing. Trent has gone Starf*ckers crazy, I personally didn't enjoy the original, and none of these versions seem to advance it.
The best tracks though are the ones I haven't yet mentioned, The Frail(version), Metal and 10 Miles High. The new 'Frail' has brilliantly placed sounds being thrown at the listener from all angles, and the string duet used to play it sounds a lot more effective than the original's piano. Trent's ability to do 70/80's classics in his style should have an album devoted to it; Adam Ant's 'Physical', which appeared in 'Broken' was superb, and so is Gary Numan's 'Metal' here. Trent's vocal style adds another level to these tracks and they really deserve to be listened to. '10 Miles High' is one of the most simple songs Trent has come up with, yet the repetitive chords he uses are tireless although slightly 'pop' orientated.
Basically, half of the album is worth it, and half of it probably isn't. If you like starf*ckers then you should definately get it, otherwise I'd advise just to get it for the decent tracks.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Killer review of Things Falling Apart 22 Nov 2000
Format:Audio CD
This CD carries on from where The Fragile finished, fair enough it has many remixes from the other album, but comes into its own straight away, as Slipping Away grabs you by the throat, then just as your settling into the track it jumps straight into the NEW track, which seems to be going nowhere and then changes direction. The reason for remixes usually is to stick a dance beat behind an excellent track, here though Nine Inch Nails personnel remix their own work, and add the right amount of distortion, and wild samples to keep you the listener interested. I have been a fan from the very beginning of their existence and in my opinion Trent and co have unleashed another demon from their collective angst. Maximum points for one hell of an experience.
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