The Fragile (studio album) by Nine Inch Nails

The Fragile
The Fragile by Nine Inch Nails
Year: 1999
Overall rank: 616th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
79/100 (from 455 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 1999 (13th)
Award Top albums of the 1990s (110th)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (616th)
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Nine Inch Nails bestography

The Fragile is ranked 3rd best out of 21 albums by Nine Inch Nails on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Nine Inch Nails is The Downward Spiral which is ranked number 143 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 12,516.

Nine Inch Nails album bestography « Higher ranked (501st) This album (616th) Lower ranked (1,709th) »
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  Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 83 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Average Rating: 
79/100 (from 455 votes)
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04/26/2021 05:01 Starktiago  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 23491/100
 
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04/23/2021 11:40 BoxFL  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 1,77451/100
 
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This album is rated in the top 2% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 78.9/100, a mean average of 78.1/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 79.1/100. The standard deviation for this album is 16.5.

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75/100
From 03/24/2021 14:53
I was not excited about this album for a long time, but the Ultimate Edition is much better than the normal.
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From 07/12/2019 12:44
The Fragile is a fantastic emotional journey through sound and perhaps Trent's best work.
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From 02/22/2019 18:21
Underrated, meditative listen.
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90/100
From 05/24/2018 14:39
Impresive work. Highly recommended to every one.
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90/100
From 07/07/2017 11:52
Love the sound Trent was going for on this record. Huge record but I love every second. There is some filler but personally, I think NIN tends to blend these tracks very well together within the rest of the stand-outs creating and re-enforcing the thematic concept of the album to make an exceptional experience.
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From 10/11/2016 00:23
If he had thrown out the last nine songs, this would probably be in my top 100. Still good though.
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95/100
From 05/27/2016 01:38
Really great album from NIN. Long, but quality tracks throughout. Starfuckers doesn't really feel like it belongs on the album, not a weak track, but a really poor fit. Pilgrimage doesn't do anything for me either. Besides that, not really anything to complain about on this album. Into the Void and Somewhat Damaged are the top tracks on the album. Not quite as good as Downward Spiral, but not far behind.
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75/100
From 05/15/2016 17:20
I didn't get it. Maybe next time.
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70/100
From 10/24/2015 22:41
The lenght is okay, but they need to delete some songs from it. My favourites are Somewhat Damaged, The Big Come Down and We're In This Together Now. The last tracks are also great.
One thing I habe to said, is that the 90's NIN artworks weren't brilliant, a seashell? a tree? A great band overall
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