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How to destroy a 1,000-word hatchet job

by Fred
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(You actually listen to the music.)

It doesn’t have the same kinetic, clamorous, and profane engine as does The Downward Spiral, but it’s excellent. This is Reznor’s finest work in well over a decade. And indeed, I like it better than I do The Arcade Fire’s new material. So far.

It’s How To Destroy Angels. Yes, I was very skeptical at first but no, I am not anymore. And yes, at times it sounds like Portishead but no, Mariqueen Maandig is not the Yoko Ono of the generation. Nine Inch Nails was not a band, it was one guy, meaning there was no band to break up. And that one guy still brings the same talent and hardware and world view to the recording studio. So don’t be a snob. Type in your email address here, and the EP is yours.

One Response to “How to destroy a 1,000-word hatchet job”

  1. Lotika says:

    Absolutely agree! This whole comparison of Maandig to Ono is highly ridiculous! NIN was a one-man-band and apparently she didn’t break anything. More than that – seems like she inspired Reznor a lot since this is one of the best releases in his career.

    Personally, I am very satisfied that he goes into more ambient/electro direction. It’s not that I don’t like traditional NIN – “The Downward Spiral”, “The Fragile” and “Year Zero” are my favorite and they’ll always be my favorite. But “Ghosts” are a special piece of art and if Reznor decides to go more into the direction of “Ghosts” – I’m all happy :-)

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