October 12, 1999

Volume 96, Issue 20

Stories from the October 12, 1999 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Nine Inch Nails returns to scene with two-disc set, The Fragile

Trent Reznor has made some of the most influential music in years, with albums such as Pretty Hate Machine and The Downward Spiral. Now, after a six-year absence, he’s returned with The Fragile (Nothing Records), a double-disc set with more than 20 songs. Was it worth the wait? Yes. Although it’s not the masterpiece people […]

Les Savy Fav goes overboard on The Cat and the Cobra

In the day and age of postmodern detachment, anthemic indie-rock is a few steps away from the endangered genre list. And perhaps thankfully so – the scene already is swarming with shallow boy-rock entities. After patiently lurking in the shadows of mid-decade post-punk, Les Savy Fav bursts onto the scene with The Cat and the […]

MP3s’ sweet sound: Free and easy for all

The children of the 1980s, the generation of Blondie, the Eurhythmics and the Bangles, are entering adulthood now in an age that gives “new wave” a new meaning. The latest craze in music has gone online in the form of compact media files called MP3s. These easy-to-download sound files put music’s latest and greatest offerings […]

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