Tag: 1992

“The Future” by Leonard Cohen (No. 14)

The Future is currently my favorite album by Leonard Cohen, and some of his darkest material. Coming four years after I’m Your Man, The Future finds Cohen even less optimistic and just as hoarse. That’s OK, he has a choir of angels to back him – or, at least,...

“Broken” by Nine Inch Nails (No. 16)

Just how loud and angry can an album be, without devolving into noise? With Broken Nine Inch Nails tells us, pretty fucking loud and angry. The follow up to Pretty Hate Machine, Broken is an EP that barely clocks in over 30 minutes. Less, if you don’t count the...

“The End of Silence” by Rollins Band (No. 25)

The End of Silence is the kind of music that would make construction crews call about noise violations. If Spinal Tap turns it up to 11, then the Rollins Band takes it to 13. It’s an abattoir for eardrums. What I’m saying, kids, is this is a loud one...

This just in: Ministry is officially Oldies music

Not sure how I missed this. Psalm 69 turned 20 last year. It was definitely one of the high points of mainstream industrial rock, along with Nine Inch Nails’ Broken, Pretty Hate Machine, and The Downward Spiral. (For me, anyway. I’m just catching up with Front Line Assembly…) I’m not a huge...