It's also of note that Tori Amos and Nine Inch Nails both released double-LPs in September '99. The packaging for these albums, To Venus and Back and The Fragile, is dissimilar only in cover art. Both are cardboard foldouts, the CDs on opposite sides, with a track listing in the center. Though only one disc from To Venus and Back is studio work, the sound is very similar to many tracks on The Fragile.

With these new releases, Tori Amos adopted the use of increasingly electronic, almost industrial-sounding drum beats; while Reznor became much more personal, showcasing piano solos, female vocals, and even some chamber music. You might say the two artists met in the middle. "The Day the Whole World Went to Venus and Back?"