The Fragile (Left)

Label
Interscope
Running length
12 tracks
Running time
54:54

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    Track     Duration Listeners
99 02 - The Day The World Went Aw 4:33 4,550
100 03 - The Frail 1:54 5,769
101 04 - The Wretched 5:25 6,001
102 05 - We're In This Together 7:16 4,987
103 06 - The Fragile 4:35 6,027
104 Just Like You Imagined 3:50 207,553
105 08 - Even Deeper 5:48 5,181
106 09 - Pilgrimage 3:32 4,465
107 10 - No, You Don'T 3:36 4,984
108 11 - La Mer 4:37 5,543
109 12 - The Great Below 5:17 5,972
110 Somewhat Damaged 4:31 175,803

About this album

The Fragile is the third studio album by American industrial rock act Nine Inch Nails, released September 21, 1999, on Interscope Records. The album was produced by Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor and long-time collaborator Alan Moulder. In contrast to the heavily distorted instruments and gritty industrial sounds of their previous album, The Downward Spiral, The Fragile relies more on soundscapes, electronic beats, ambient noise, rock-laden guitar, and the usage of melodies as harmonies. Lyrically, the album is more introspective and personal than Nine Inch Nails’ previous releases.

The Fragile peaked at number one on the US Billboard 200 chart in its debut week, before dropping to number 16 the following week. The album has been certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America, for shipments of one million copies in the United States. Despite some criticism for its length and lyrical substance, the album received positive reviews from most music critics. A companion remix album, Things Falling Apart, was released in 2000.

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  • Gordonflesher

    Ахренительное творение!

    3 Dec 2010 Reply
  • tylerstravis

    god I love this album!

    3 Jun 2010 Reply
  • glasspider_

    this one and with teeth are the best

    15 Aug 2009 Reply
  • indieviduality

    one of the best records of all time

    19 Jun 2009 Reply
  • neologisms

    this album owns all other nin albums. but then again, it owns me as well so i guess we're all even.

    31 Jan 2009 Reply
  • u-litka

    замечательный альбом! такое настроение....

    20 Dec 2008 Reply
  • mnash81

    deadgrandma- your a fag.

    13 Nov 2008 Reply
  • deadgrandma

    Only NIN album that i've liked so far

    5 Mar 2008 Reply
  • -downinit-

    this album showed me what the word art means

    1 Oct 2007 Reply
  • m_notley

    Just Like You Imagined has some of the most impressive production I've ever heard on a song. I once saw it used in an advertisement for Alien 3 and it worked so well.

    23 Sep 2007 Reply
  • Knifymoloko

    doesnt anyone else love 'I'm Looking forward to joining you, finally' seriously underrated track

    21 Sep 2007 Reply
  • santichrist

    wow bad tags

    17 Aug 2007 Reply
  • phosgene

    nin's last good album

    21 Jul 2007 Reply
  • IndefiniteCure

    I've just remembered how much I love The Fragile

    26 Jun 2007 Reply
  • nonntt

    I try not to judge left vs right. i love it as a whole. brilliance. pure fucking brilliance.

    25 Jun 2007 Reply
  • GrimmaBlakheart

    <3

    21 Jun 2007 Reply
  • alperoz49

    btw i forgot to tell that Please >> Starf..ers , Also there is a One precious song on RIGHT which is Ripe(with decay) But still Left>>Right i agree totally :D

    9 May 2007 Reply
  • alperoz49

    Yes actually LEFT >> RIGHT but i count Fragile as One album.Fragile is my first NIN album.I was very far to this kind of music.After listening Fragile i am now a industrial Rock fan.And i know that Fragile is the BEST album created ever in the universe.There wont be any album like it.It was the Trent's max musical genius.Best song is...very hard to tell but i say The Great Below perfect melody.

    9 May 2007 Reply
  • Death-From-Abov

    And then i must say that starfuckers is very nice.

    2 Apr 2007 Reply
  • HeroSim

    All comments of Left > Right are pretty funny. What you mean to say is that withe the inclusion of Starf*ckers Inc. on the right disc is that it messes up the whole flow. Make a custom play list remove S'fers and it becomes the perfect album. But the problem was what other song could Trent have released as a single to the radio stations?

    23 Mar 2007 Reply
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