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