Dar:When your kids are teens, whatever you listen to will be considered hopelessly dated and uncool.... the same way you felt about Simon and Garfunkle (which has some edgy themes, really, if you think about it... suicide, loneliness, all the biggies). That's how the teens feel about NIN now, fwiw. ;)
But I did love their music :) I cried huge tears over Simon and Garfunkel and Barry Manilow songs as a young teen. Devoured it, felt every emotion. But it wasn't Closer, kwim?
FWIW, dh's high school students love NIN! In fact, they think they've brilliantly discovered it, lol.
SB: With respect to the "edgy" thing, I don't think it's ever particularly registered on ds1, or bothered him, or whatever, that I listen to a lot of music with sexually explicit and/or dark lyrics.