Edward Helmore, MOJO, November 1994
"IF YOU'RE NOT ready for it, it's terrible, it's noise. It's the most uncommercial record that's ever been in the Top 50," says Trent Renzor of Nine Inch Nails' album The Downward Spiral, which in fact entered the Billboard charts at Number 2 in March. "On a couple of listenings, if you get that far, you hear through the distractions and find a beauty under the surface ugliness."
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