Sam's Drunk Dog wrote:The album is actually "Meddle". That is the right song title though. And i'd say they are nothing like NIN, but that is my opinion.
The only lyrics in that song are "One of these days I'm going to cut you into little pieces" which was said by the drummer Nick Mason.
Another song on the album is "Echoes" which has lyrics that kind of relate to the whole spiritual talk during that episode. For example, "Strangers passing on the street, by chance two separate courses meet. And I am you and what you see is me."
Obviously you only know their loud in your face songs like "March of Pigs" and "Wish" . Listen to their slower stuff and you will be amazed at the simularites. Of course Reznor would much rather be referred to as the David Bowie of his generation considering the fact that Bowie was the main influence on his career.
The musical simularities begin with the experimentation with sounds. Floyd uses a cash register NIN used a cash register. NIN uses all kinds of factory sounding ambilent effects very simular to Floyds use of sounds. Some of you might also be surprised that some of NINs best stuff is without lyrics and all music. Of course Reznor can't compete with Gilmours more harmonic melodies and NIN has never ventured with gospel style singers or some of the brilliant accoustic guitar work done by Flloyd. Lyrically I think they are very different.
When I imagine Floyd being young and full of beans today with all of the instruments and effects at their disposal, they would be ALOT like NIN.