Trent...you’ve given us so much. I just wish you hadn’t given us this.
Ok so I gave it another chance
I listened to some rawer Nin before diving into this one (With Teeth.) Wow this is really good. Trent is broadening his scope with what he can do with music. In particular the last two tracks on this ep is some of the best nien inch nails I have heard in a long while.
The final release of the trilogy is the most cohesive and and imo the best work NIN has put out since Year Zero
By Sean M. H.
Different. Still excellent.
As with most new content from established artists, this is not going to please everyone. That said, trying to please anyone has never been one of Reznor’s strong concerns. Every album is always whatever it wants to be, and this one is no exception.
The downward spiral continues
NIN lost the thing that made them special. I used to like them b/c they sounded original and were doing things that a lot of things that no one else was doing. That doesn't seem to be the case anymore. It's like Trent Reznor has just turned on a machine, let it make some noises, and threw a few vocals over top.
This guy hasn't put out a good song, let alone a good album, in a decade.
Fascinating and experimental new direction
It’s pretty sad how many NIN fans are stuck in the 90’s and expect Trent to be as well. The man has grown and changed, and with that so has his music. This album and the past few EP’s have all been distinct from one another in terms of sounds and have been far more exciting and engaging than any of the bland stuff he was putting out in the period of 2008-2013.
Nine Inch Tails
3 Stars because too many extreme votes
It’s both good and bad. There is some aggression in these songs that is easy to like, but then for such a short album we get these long drawn out instrumentals that juxtapose the vocal songs.
I’m trying to listen to this album as 1 of 3, but it does seem a bit scattered on its own. And when it comes down to it, there’s no memorable catchy song here. And although I love experimentation and appreciate what Reznor is doing with this new kind of album release, ultimately it’s single songs that burn into our memory as fans. And there’s no song here that’s going to have me repeating the lyrics to in my head.