Weekly last.fm charts (featuring Nine Inch Nails)

Cutting it fine again this week!

Top Artists this Week (see more)

2 Dec 2007 – 9 Dec 2007
Nine Inch NailsThe Wonder StuffВладимир ВысоцкийRoy HarperBryan SuttonMartin CarthyPete MurrayPixiesThe Greencards
8 1 Play Nine Inch Nails
61
2 Play The Wonder Stuff
34
3 Play Владимир Высоцкий
22
4 Play Roy Harper
20
5 Play Bryan Sutton
19
6 Play Martin Carthy
16
6 Play Pete Murray
16
8 Play Pixies
15
9 The Greencards
14
10 Pat Walsh
13

Nine Inch Nails are at the top this week. This is mainly thanks to the inspiration I got from bevester who recommended Year Zero. I’ve been a fan of NIN since Pretty Hate Machine but haven’t bought any of their music since Downward Spiral. Not really sure what that is, but there you have it. So I was excited to hear Year Zero and it didn’t let me down. It has that trademark NIN angst and I loved it right from the start. I guess as a concept album I should get familiar with the lyrics but that usually comes later for me.

The song I listened to most on Pretty Hate Machine was Something I can Never Have. And it still gives me the chills. I remember locking myself away with PHM and a bottle of White & Mackay after being dumped one time and playing it loud.

I did see them perform once in Glasgow (May 1994) but I remember very little about it.

So many thanks bevester for the reco and here are some tunes for y’all’s enjoyment. (including Hurt, which Johnny Cash covered on American Recordings IV and made it his own and now I play the JC version — planning on playing it today at my leaving gig as it happens!) The NIN version is really good too though.

Something I Can Never Have
Nine Inch Nails

 

Hurt
Nine Inch Nails