500 Greatest Albums of All Time

Rolling Stone's definitive list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.

Nine Inch Nails, 'The Downward Spiral'
201/500

201. Nine Inch Nails, 'The Downward Spiral'

Nothing/Interscope, 1994

Holing up in the one-time home of Manson-family victim Sharon Tate, Trent Reznor made an overpowering meditation on NIN's central theme: control. 

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