Nine Inch Nails - The Downward Spiral turns 25

The album that told you to fuck like an animal can now rent a car

March 8, 2019

© Jim Louvau/Special to The Republic


Can't say every lyric on this album aged well (2 songs about pigs, Trent?) but it's undeniable that "I wanna fuck you like an animal" will transcend time and space and echo into the infinite for eons to come, both because it just sounds raw as hell and also.... the song bangs.  Arguably the darkest entry in all of the band's catalog, and recorded in the legendary Tate house, decades after the Manson murders - it's a testament to uninhibted rage and creativity at it's most twisted. And now it's old. Happy Birthday TDS.