Nine Inch Nails: The Perfect Drug

  1. The Perfect Drug (Meat Beat Manifesto Mix)
  2. The Perfect Drug (Plug Mix)
  3. The Perfect Drug (Nine Inch Nails Mix)
  4. The Perfect Drug (Spacetime Continuum Mix)
  5. The Perfect Drug (The Orb Mix)

'The Perfect Drug' is in Trent Reznor's own words, "The perfect pop song". Now while I agree with his personal assessment of the single as being a pop song, I would seriously disagree with it being classified as perfect. Trent simply hasn't been in the musical making business long enough to write a "perfect" song, that might explain why the original mix of this track appears only on "The Lost Highway" soundtrack. So in the usual Nine Inch Nails style, Trent allows other artists to take his music to heights that he can't even seem to reach himself. The end results are extremely varied interpretations of the track which range from the drum'n' bass approach of Jack Dangers to ambient space wandering of the Orb. Needless to say, all of the remixes seem to indicate that Trent has an excellent judge of musical remix talent because they make Trent's contribution to the single look extremely pathetic. As a result this single is an almost perfect remix of a less than "perfect pop song".

Nine Inch Nails is: Trent Reznor

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