Originally published in Entertainment Weekly on September 1, 1999
"Trent Reznor may have taken two years to make a record, but he wasn't exactly slacking off. The Fragile cd, which delivers more than 100 minutes of music spread over 23 typically indelicate Nine Inch Nails (see Star Fuckers Inc.") sounds like a well-honed challenge to such heavy-duty upstarts as Limp bizkit and Korn. "It was all about not being afraid," said Reznor. If this is fragile, we're Hustler."
Transcribed by Keith Duemling