Talk:Nine Inch Nails

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Awards list cleanup?[edit]

Should the awards list be formatted into a table? If so, I'll do it. Topper13009 (talk) 23:35, 28 March 2018 (UTC)
Fixed. Feel free to make it look better or fix any mistakes I made.Topper13009 (talk) 00:49, 31 March 2018 (UTC)

Should we get another industrial metal source and add it?[edit]

I feel it belongs in the genres. Quite a few songs and the Broken EP are of this genre. I would do the sourcing myself but I struggle with the commands part as if you make one single mistake it gets reverted. Thanks in advance. MarilynMansonFan96 (talk) 10:05, 13 May 2018 (UTC)

Please list your reliable sources indicating this genre applies to the band in general. --Laser brain (talk) 10:47, 13 May 2018 (UTC)

industrial vs industrial metal[edit]

Only the Broken EP and a couple other songs are industrial metal. The band have plenty of stuff I would call normal industrial (like the album Year Zero and the song "Closer"). I know that's original research which isn't allowed on Wikipedia, but here's my arguments without original research. Industrial metal has only 1 source (just like electro-industrial and industrial dance). Why should we add industrial metal for 1 source but then refuse to add industrial dance/electro-industrial. why out of all the genres with multiple sources, we should only refuse to add industrial? Industrial isn't a subgenre of industrial rock or a subgenre of industrial metal. Nonetheless, industrial rock is a subgenre of industrial and industrial metal is a subgenre of industrial rock, making industrial metal a subgenre of industrial. This means that industrial and even industrial rock will cover even Nine Inch Nails' industrial metal songs. It is extremely common for people on Wikipedia to decide that only the most sourced genres should be in the genre field, especially if there are so many sourced genres and Nine Inch Nails have so many sourced genres. We should only add the most sourced genres to the genre field. Statik N (talk) 02:54, 26 June 2018 (UTC)

@Statik N: At first, I disagreed with you, thinking that that industrial metal should be kept. But now that I read your explanation, I now agree with you. Industrial metal only describes a small fraction of their work. I also agree that industrial should be added because it has more sources. Also, industrial covers industrial dance and electro-industrial better. I don't really care if industrial stays or if industrial metal stays, but I think keeping industrial and removing industrial metal would be the better option. Bowling is life (talk) 03:40, 26 June 2018 (UTC)
No, you're wrong. Industrial metal and whatnot aren't actually subgenres of industrial, they're subgenres of post-industrial. Actual industrial is like a punk version of musique-concrete, it's not what Nine Inch Nails or half the bands mislabeled as industrial do. On the wiki the distinction is clear. 05:58, 26 July 2018 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2605:A601:545:1901:81BF:1739:9CD9:5F19 (talk)
Interesting that folks are now trying to edit war this into the infobox when we were discussing taking it out completely. The one source is quite flimsy in my opinion. Just because some random music writer decided to call the "industrial metal" in the tagline of one article doesn't mean that's a defining genre for the band. --Laser brain (talk) 18:22, 30 October 2018 (UTC)

not even a sentence about their appearance on twin peaks?[edit]

they were there in one of the most significant and talked about episodes in the third season's run, reznor himself has had associations with david lynch in the past. come on you nin-heads. --Roman Dog Bird (talk) 03:47, 21 July 2018 (UTC)

Edit helpful, TOC way down there.[edit]

Wow this could use some editing, if anyone really cares any more about NIN to come across it here. So much in the intro can be dispersed elsewhere throughout the topic. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2603:3001:4:A600:8C78:4968:E04:5D1B (talk) 02:55, 21 August 2018 (UTC)

Partially British band[edit]

Considering Atticus Ross, a permanent member, is from England, couldn't Nine Inch Nails be considered an English-American band? I'm not considering editing the article to change it as such. I'm just asking a question. ==User:Danielcool123 19:59, 15 December 2018 (GMT)

I'm not sure what the style guidelines is, but I've always considered a band's nationality to be based on where they were founded and has no bearings on where the members are from.RF23 (talk) 08:37, 16 December 2018 (UTC)
I guess you're right. ==User:Danielcool123 12:07, 16 December 2018 (GMT)

Pretty Hate Machine’s “minor success”[edit]

I’m not going to edit this myself because I’m unsure of the guidelines but this sentence strikes me as wildly inaccurate. Pretty Hate Machine in my memory was a nearly instant success and rapidly changed the musical landscape specially of “pop” music. This was a must have album for my generation. Minor success? It’s still to this day their most well known album. I think this should be changed to “almost instant smash success”. It was never just underground it immediately changed the mainstream. — Preceding unsigned comment added by ZigmanFrood (talkcontribs) 21:46, 31 March 2019 (UTC)