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Old 23-12-2013, 08:00 PM   #1
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Depeche Mode / Nine Inch Nails which do you prefer and why?

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Depeche Mode / Nine Inch Nails which do you prefer and why?
I have been a massive Depeche Mode fan for many years and rate them above any other band, but think that Nine Inch Nails have also done some fantastic music and are right up there.
Wondered if anyone else listens to and likes both bands on here, who they prefer and why?

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Old 23-12-2013, 09:09 PM   #2
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Re: Depeche Mode / Nine Inch Nails which do you prefer and why?

Nine Inch Nails music is typically more syncopated and therefore easier to dance to and feel good to even if the lyrics are devastating. Many of the remixes are surprising and amazing. Depeche Mode has also made some great tunes, but they are more pensive and some of the annoying tunes are club oriented mainstream crap which sucks because DM can really do better than that.

Alan Wilder of Recoil is like right inbetween the two. He used to be in DM but dropped out to become Recoil and does some really dark and twisted electro stuff. But some of it is great.

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Nine Inch Nails music is typically more syncopated and therefore easier to dance to and feel good to even if the lyrics are devastating. Many of the remixes are surprising and amazing. Depeche Mode has also made some great tunes, but they are more pensive and some of the annoying tunes are club oriented mainstream crap which sucks because DM can really do better than that.

Alan Wilder of Recoil is like right inbetween the two. He used to be in DM but dropped out to become Recoil and does some really dark and twisted electro stuff. But some of it is great.
Interesting post.
I like some of the recoil stuff. I have the albums but havent listened to them for a long time.
I always felt Depeche Mode would be easier to dance to then Nine Inch Nails.
I think Depeche Modes music varies greater, where they have been around for a long time.
Ever listened to the Depeche Mode album "Songs Of Faith And Devotion"? Worth a listen if you havent.
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Old 28-12-2013, 12:22 AM   #4
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I was pretty sure I had posted something. Is there a rule about metaphors on this board ? Just wondering.

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Interesting post.
I like some of the recoil stuff. I have the albums but havent listened to them for a long time.
I always felt Depeche Mode would be easier to dance to then Nine Inch Nails.
I think Depeche Modes music varies greater, where they have been around for a long time.
Ever listened to the Depeche Mode album "Songs Of Faith And Devotion"? Worth a listen if you havent.
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I was pretty sure I had posted something. Is there a rule about metaphors on this board ? Just wondering.
Im new to the site, but I dont think so
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Re: Depeche Mode / Nine Inch Nails which do you prefer and why?

Well, then my question just vanished into thin air, I guess.

So here it comes again : "do you prefer apple or oranges ?" ( adding some explanation for those who would not understand the meaning of the question : [Only registered and activated users can see links. Click here to register]
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Re: Depeche Mode / Nine Inch Nails which do you prefer and why?

Nin all the way. Because....less fur coats and champagne glamour and more of simple, honest pubescent anxiety. But that`s just my opinion, can`t say anything destructive about either one.
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Re: Depeche Mode / Nine Inch Nails which do you prefer and why?

Sorry for the OT, but what`s the point of ranting about the meaninglessness of comparison between objects that can`t be compared in an objective manner, when the question was a simple wish for opinions? If you lack opinion on the topic, then there`s no point of expressing anything.
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Re: Depeche Mode / Nine Inch Nails which do you prefer and why?

Who cares about objectivity ? I'm saying in my own view of things (and I'm pretty sure I'm not alone), NIN and DM are just so totally different they can't be compared, because, well, it's not the same thing. I have a lot of opinions on both bands, and on how they can't be compared (different use of guitars, different use of synths, different lyrics, different vocal style, and on, and on, and on, and on...)

But to be honest, I do prefer NIN, on a purely subjective basis. Probably because I like harsh, fast, violent stuff, in general - qualities which are quite generally absent in Depeche Mode. But saying I prefer one band because it belongs to one genre I prefer, over another genre is just like saying, well, I prefer apple over oranges.

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Re: Depeche Mode / Nine Inch Nails which do you prefer and why?

I prefer songs about citric acid by NIN over songs about vitamin A by Depeche Mode.

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Sorry for the OT, but what`s the point of ranting about the meaninglessness of comparison between objects that can`t be compared in an objective manner, when the question was a simple wish for opinions? If you lack opinion on the topic, then there`s no point of expressing anything.

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Re: Depeche Mode / Nine Inch Nails which do you prefer and why?

Hey guys, Duke Ellington & His Orchestra / Menace Beach which do you prefer and why?

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Hey guys, Duke Ellington & His Orchestra / Menace Beach which do you prefer and why?
Your name explains everything. Nobody cares what you think. Start a thread elsewhere

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Sorry for the OT, but what`s the point of ranting about the meaninglessness of comparison between objects that can`t be compared in an objective manner, when the question was a simple wish for opinions? If you lack opinion on the topic, then there`s no point of expressing anything.
Thats your lack there if you dont think you can compare 2 bands when others on here have managed

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Who cares about objectivity ? I'm saying in my own view of things (and I'm pretty sure I'm not alone), NIN and DM are just so totally different they can't be compared, because, well, it's not the same thing. I have a lot of opinions on both bands, and on how they can't be compared (different use of guitars, different use of synths, different lyrics, different vocal style, and on, and on, and on, and on...)

But to be honest, I do prefer NIN, on a purely subjective basis. Probably because I like harsh, fast, violent stuff, in general - qualities which are quite generally absent in Depeche Mode. But saying I prefer one band because it belongs to one genre I prefer, over another genre is just like saying, well, I prefer apple over oranges.
Apples and Oranges are both fruits. Think about it!

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Re: Depeche Mode / Nine Inch Nails which do you prefer and why?

Yes, and tomato too. Makes me think a lot about how an image/comparison cannot be used as a literal statement, actually. Anyway...

Another reason one could like NIN better than Depeche Mode (and I guess this actually applies to me, probably in a rather unconscious way) would be the awful image DM had in the 80's. When I was a teen, DM was, more or less, considered as a gay band for teenage girls and male hairdressers. Which isn't right, I'm talking about the public image.

On the other hand, now the 80's are "cool" (especially for the young ones who didn't even remotely live in that age...), maybe the polarity has reversed...

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Yes, and tomato too. Makes me think a lot about how an image/comparison cannot be used as a literal statement, actually. Anyway...

Another reason one could like NIN better than Depeche Mode (and I guess this actually applies to me, probably in a rather unconscious way) would be the awful image DM had in the 80's. When I was a teen, DM was, more or less, considered as a gay band for teenage girls and male hairdressers. Which isn't right, I'm talking about the public image.

On the other hand, now the 80's are "cool" (especially for the young ones who didn't even remotely live in that age...), maybe the polarity has reversed...
Only you have mentioned image. Think you may have over complicated the question for yourself.
Have you seen Trent when in Exotic Birds?
I just asked who people preferred and why, which could have been said for any band, whether similar or not.
But I asked about who people liked more, between two acts that use keyboards alot and who have used sampling.

Surprised you do not think there is some similarity in some of the music of. Listen to the beat of Home from Depeche Mode and then listen to Me Im Not by Nine Inch Nails. Enough said there
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I can't choose one over the other, as I go back and forth between the two bands on a weekly basis when listening to remixes. For my music catalog, both are pretty essential. I do prefer Depeche Mode's vocals, however. But then Trent was going for something different there. Anway, I actually think post-Vince Clarke Depeche Mode is a lot better than the band when he was with them. Not that Vince didn't do cool shit with Erasure and Allison Moyet.
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Nine Inch Nails, one of the most over rated bands ever. Shite

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