I absolutely love this album!!! Since Fragile, I felt like Trent was repeating himself quite a bit and not sounding very original, but this album has a lot of new unique and original stuff going on that I've never heard on a NIN album. And the creativity level is just off the charts! I do wish it was a bit more upbeat and had some good metal guitars on more than just Everything, but all the stuff going on instrumentally helps to make up for it quite a bit. Because of all that, this is my favorite NIN album since Fragile. Downward Spiral is a 10/10 and Fragile is a 9 so I give this an 8 and I would give the albums between Fragile and this one all a 7.
Aces High, my #1 favorite vocal performance EVER has been TIED with the opening part on The Red And The Black! I NEVER thought that would happen! WOW!