Pop music critic Rashod Ollison and I went back and re-listened to 10 albums for the article.
One of them was The Downward Spiral by Nine Inch Nails. (That's the one with "Closer" and "Hurt" on it.) At the end of my little review of it, I slipped this snarky little line in:
Ironically, though The Downward Spiral introduced Reznor to a mainstream audience, its title is indicative of Reznor's career after its release.
Hee hee. It went to press, and I sat back and waited to see if anyone would notice. Finally, I got this email:
your an idiot! Trent is better than ever i can believe i just read that !!