Nine Inch Nails
The Downward Spiral


Parent genres: Industrial Music, Rock



Best of All-time Lists, Best of Decade Lists, etc.
Alternative Press (USA) - The 90 Greatest Albums of the 90s (1998) 2
Alternative Press (USA) - Top 99 Albums of '85 to '95 (1995) 24
Blender (USA) - 500 CDs You Must Own Before You Die (2003) No Order
Blender (USA) - The 100 Greatest American Albums of All time (2002) 80
Consequence of Sound (USA) - Top 100 Albums Ever (2010) 88
Edna Gundersen, USA Today (USA) - Top 40 Albums of All Time (2003) No Order
Entertainment Weekly (USA) - The 100 All-Time Greatest Albums (2013) 64
Entertainment Weekly (USA) - The 100 Best Albums from 1983 to 2008 (2008) 81
Greenwood Encyclopedia of Rock History (USA) - Most Significant Rock Albums (2006) No Order
Life (USA) - 40 Years of Rock & Roll, the Album of the Year 1952-91 (Updated 1995) No Order
Ned Raggett (USA) - The Top 136 Albums of the Nineties (1999) 29
Pause & Play (USA) - Albums Inducted into a Time Capsule, One Album per Week No Order
Pause & Play (USA) - The 90s Top 100 Essential Albums (1999) 11
Popblerd/bLISTerd (USA) - Top 100 Albums of the 1990s (2012) 46
Robert Dimery - 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die (Updated 2013) No Order
Rolling Stone (USA) - The 100 Greatest Albums of the 90s (2010) 32
Rolling Stone (USA) - The 40 Best Albums of 1994 (2014) 2
Rolling Stone (USA) - The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time (Updated 2012) 201
Rolling Stone (USA) - The Essential Recordings of the 90s (1999) No Order
Slant (USA) - The 100 Best Albums of the 1990s (2011) 45
Spin (USA) - The 125 Best Albums of the Past 25 Years (2010) 10
Spin (USA) - The 300 Best Albums of the Past 30 Years (2015) 48
Spin (USA) - Top 100 (+5) Albums of the Last 20 Years (2005) 25
Spin (USA) - Top 90 Albums of the 90s (1999) 11
Tom Moon (USA) - 1000 Recordings to Hear Before You Die (2008) Main entry
Treble (USA) - Top 100 Albums of the 90s (10 per Year) (2008) 5
Various writers - Albums: 50 Years of Great Recordings (2005) No Order
Vibe (USA) - 100 Essential Albums of the 20th Century (1999) No Order
Classic Rock & Metal Hammer (UK) - The 200 Greatest Albums of the 90s (2006) No Order
Kerrang (UK) - 100 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die (1998) 42
Kerrang (UK) - The 100 Greatest Rock Albums (2006) 40
Mojo (UK) - The 100 Greatest Albums of Our Lifetime 1993-2006 (2006) 98
NME UK) - Nominations For the Best Albums of the 1990s (2012) No Order
No Ripcord (UK) - Top Albums 1990-1999 (2013) 53
Paul Morley (UK) - Words and Music, 5 x 100 Greatest Albums of All Time (2003) No Order
Raw (UK) - 90 Essential Albums of the 90s (1995) No Order
Expressen (Sweden) - The 100 Best Records Ever (1999) 93
Panorama (Norway) - The 30 Best Albums of the Year 1970-98 (1999) 13
Studio Brussels (Belgium) - The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time, Nominations (2015) No Order
VPRO (The Netherlands) - 299 Nominations of the Best Album of All Time (2006) No Order
BR Puls (Germany) - Ruhmeshalle (Hall of Fame) No Order
Laut (Germany) - Meilensteine (Milestones) No Order
Rock Hard (Germany) - Top 300 Albums (2001) 191
Rolling Stone (Germany) - The 500 Best Albums of All Time (2004) 410
Sounds (Germany) - The 50 Best Albums of the 1990s (2009) 11
Visions (Germany) - The Best Albums 1991-96 (1996) No Order
Visions (Germany) - The Most Important Albums of the 90s (1999) 18
FNAC (France) - The 1000 Best Albums of All Time (2008) 286
Gilles Verlant (France) - 300+ Best Albums in the History of Rock (2013) No Order
MUZIQ (France) - 200 Records for a Dream Collection (2007) No Order
Rock & Folk (France) - 555 Albums from 1954-2014 (2014) No Order
Rock & Folk (France) - The Best Albums from 1963 to 1999 (1999) No Order
Rocksound (France) - Top 150 Albums of Our Lifetime (1992-2006) 38
Blow Up (Italy) - 600 Essential Albums (2005) No Order
Jam (Italy) - 100 Ideal Albums to Understand Rock Music (2000) No Order
Mucchio Selvaggio (Italy) - 100 Best Albums by Decade (2002) 21-50
Ondarock (Italy) - Rock Milestones (albums added every month) No Order
Rumore (Italy) - The 15 Best Albums from 1992-2007 (2007) No Order
Sentire Ascoltare (Italy) - The 35 Best Rock Albums of the 1990s (2014) 15
Babylon (Greece) - The 50 Best Albums of the 1990s (1999) 9
Giannis Petridis (Greece) - 2004 of the Best Albums of the Century (2003) No Order
La Mosca (Mexico) - Ten Years, Ten Albums 1994-2003 (2004?) No Order
Ratings
All Music Guide (USA) - Album Ratings 1-5 Stars 4 Stars
MusicHound (USA) - Album Ratings 0-5 Bones (1998-99) 3 Bones
Robert Christgau (USA) - Consumer Guide Album Grade **
Spin's Book of Alternative Albums, Ratings 1-10 (USA, 1995) 9
Martin C. Strong (UK) - The Great Rock Discography 7th Edition, Ratings 1-10 8
Virgin Encyclopedia of Popular Music (UK) - Album Ratings 1-5 Stars (2002) 4 Stars
Le Guide du CD (France) - Ratings from 1 to 4 Stars & "GOLD" (1991-1997) 3 Stars
Music Story (France) - Album Ratings 1-5 Stars 5 Stars
Piero Scaruffi, Italy (www.scaruffi.com), Album Ratings (Scale 1 to 10) 8.5
End of Year Lists
Eye Weekly Canadian Critics Poll - Albums of the Year 23
LA Times (USA) - Albums of the Year 2
Rolling Stone (USA) - Albums of the Year 4
Spin (USA) - Albums of the Year 4
Village Voice (USA) - Albums of the Year 9
Kerrang (UK) - Albums of the Year 13
Select (UK) - Albums of the Year 40
Musik Express/Sounds (Germany) - Albums of the Year 2
Rocksound (France) - Albums of the Year 25


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