Six Songs That Should Be On Nine Inch Nails' Greatest-Hits Album


3. "Deep"
This one, only ever included on 2001's Lara Croft: Tomb Raider soundtrack, gets overlooked by even a lot of hardcore NIN nerds, but it represents everything that's great about Reznor's catchy hits. It could have fit right into The Fragile and with the right marketing, could have been a major hit in its own right. If there weren't any new songs on this compilation, this would have made a great re-release single.


2. "The Great Destroyer"
This apocalyptic Year Zero track literally sounds like the world blowing up, and would make a perfect closer to the compilation. Even though two records were released after that album, "The Great Destroyer" can stand as a symbol of Reznor breaking down everything you thought you knew about Nine Inch Nails. It signals a significant change in direction, as the band departed from commercial record-making by releasing the last two Nine Inch Nails records in an online-only "pay what you want" format.


1. "The Perfect Drug"
As a major fan favorite, this one seems like an obvious choice, but you never know. "The Perfect Drug" was the centerpiece of the Reznor-curated soundtrack to David Lynch's film Lost Highway. To this day, it's never been played live by the band, but it's constantly begged for by the biggest fans. Reznor doesn't seem to like the song, but if he hopes to please fans with the record, it has its place marked out already.


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Smedley
Smedley

Burn and the cover of Dead Souls... And March of the Pigs

FifthDream
FifthDream

@tweakermusic @nineinchnails PHM, Broken, TDS, The Fragile, With Teeth, Year Zero... Oh, you said songs. Sorry, too many to pick.

Julian Bajsel
Julian Bajsel

I can't wait until his wife breaks his little heart, sending him into an emotional downward spiral. Maybe we'll get a new NIN album and tour out of it. Merry Christmas.

Corey Deiterman
Corey Deiterman

It was a toss-up between "That's What I Get" and "Ringfinger" for me on that one actually. Either one would be great. I know a lot of people don't like "Deep," but that's a personal favorite. Another one I'd love to see on there that I didn't include here s "Where is Everybody?" from The Fragile.

Eric McPhail
Eric McPhail

I can get behind this mostly. "Deep" is not a great song, but that's just me myself and I talking. I'd replace "That's What I Get" with "Ringerfinger" and personal preference, but yeah I'd love to see more deep cuts and less singles on his "Greatest Hits" compilation.

CoryGarcia
CoryGarcia

(This is a silly conversation given that The Definitive Nine Inch Nails exists as a four volume set online.)

CoryGarcia
CoryGarcia

Dissenting opinion: Last, Ruiner, The Fragile, Beside You In Time, Leaving Hope, Letting You.

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