Lyrically, The Fragile revisits much of the same ideas of betrayal and darkness as The Downward
Spiral. Hushed one minute and explosive the next, spite and anger intermix with heartbreaking
resignation, sometimes in the course of one song. An album accessible and undeniably
entertaining, even when he eschews vocals altogether. The Fragile's songs are simple explorations
of deep disillusionment. This album is terrifying and beautiful at the same time, two CDs with
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is provided courtesy Keith Duemling and Tracy Thompson from the collection previously
located at SUS.