Spin Magazine decided that The Downward Spiral was one of the Top Ten Industrial Albums of "all time". While Spin Magazine is no definitive authority on this topic, the editor did pick a rather interesting list. Along with The Downward Spiral are albums by Einsturzende Neubauten, Ministry, Throbbing Gristle, VNV Nation, Skinny Puppy and every other token industrial band.
Also in the same issue of Spin is a review of The Thirteenth Step that isn't all that great. On the positive side, the reviewer had no clue what he was talking about.