I personally think it's pretty good, yes it lacks the angry, emotionality of the 90s era, but I still like how Trent's skills as a musician have cultivated over the years, we can see how much he's grown as an artist. Idk, I think Hesitation Marks reflects on that
this. a thousand times this. his first few albums/singles literally are godly haha, they don't call him the King of Pain for no reason x>
I think HM is more atmospheric than emotional because Reznor HAS mellowed out a lot now, he's said in many interviews he's happy now, so I think that might be why? I find that the better music comes from more raw emotion, but that's just me lol
fair enough! :)
I miss 90s NIN but... I am actually sort of glad that he hasn't flogged his 90s image in his newer stuff. I like artists who aren't putting on a 'show' if you get what I mean
my fav is Downward Spiral... doesn't get any better than that!!
closer is a fucking classic
to me, it's clear they still dislike each other. the biggest 'fuck you' trent has ever given manson was not giving him a picture on his Artist part of Apple Music (you know, how most artists (the more famous ones) have an image next to their names under Artist on Apple Music)
lol Manson doesn't and he is quite famous
>“I wish him the best and we were good friends at one point in the past, and we became not such good friends. People change, and I don’t go around carrying it on my shoulders at all. So I have said many, many stupid things in my career. That wasn’t as bad as some, so I’m glad that you focused on that one. Notice, I didn’t deny saying that or my feeling didn’t change.”
Who said that? It's still vague as to where they started disliking each other. Since Antichrist Superstar they had been having this on again off again friendship. Figure Trent would be proud of Manson for becoming popular because it meant more money in his pocket. Then Starfuckers came out.
Ok wait wait
Manson was the one who broke off the friendship after Lost Highway's soundtrack producing was handed to Trent:
>"In 1997, Marilyn Manson was tapped to produce the soundtrack to the film Lost Highway. Reznor would end up getting the job, a move that Manson found hard to forgive"
that isn't exactly a bonus for him.
nowadays Manson is nowhere near as a household name as he used to be, and DESU his music is shit; Reznor has always made better music and isn't just putting on an act
tl;dr Manson is shock-rock, Reznor is for real
>"Reznor and Manson continue their feud. Reznor has called Manson "unhealthy to be around" while Manson doesn't understand why they're fighting but adds that he's more "dangerous" than Reznor despite Reznor's muscle gain in recent years. It is widely believed that Manson's drug and alcohol consumption are a major factor in Reznor's unwillingness to reconcile."
>"despite Reznor's muscle gain"
>"more dangerous than Trent"
that's what it's about. MM has always been trying to seem more 'dangerous' and is playing rivalry with someone who doesn't care about being 'dangerous' (TR)
idk, I prefer Nine Inch Nails' music to Marilyn Manson's. Personal preference I suppose. And Trent Reznor, while maybe not being as famous as Marilyn Manson, has contributed a lot more to music than Manson has.
*shrug* I like them both, but I love NIN more.
Hesitation Marks was good imo. It's so different to every other record NIN has made. I love Came Back Haunted :)
I totally get you. That's what I love about Grimes
Remember Nothing Records? I loved 12 Rounds and wish they would have put out more albums.
Literally who? Come on.
Best EP ever coming through.
Ghosts I-IV was pretty good and so was Year Zero, but I think as a whole his music got a lot softer and less edgy, as you would expect from a 90s rock band. But I think Trent needs to realize that just because the name he releases his music under is Nine Inch Nails, that he isn't creating music that sounds like Nine Inch Nails anymore. His soundtrack collabs are far better than anything NIN has releases in the last 15 years.
>16 posters ITT
>Trent needs to realize that just because the name he releases his music under is Nine Inch Nails, that he isn't creating music that sounds like Nine Inch Nails anymore
So you want him to be like 90% of other bands that try to sound like they did 20 years ago ?
Think about it.
Manson made a string of interesting, angry, intense albums from The Spooky Kids' debut up through Holy Wood. The Downward Spiral is great but one amazing album doesn't compare to releasing three straight genre-shifting, story-telling, Bowie-esque image-changing works.
That being said...
Nothing Manson has done since has been anywhere near as noteworthy, and all of it has felt forced as shit. Hesitation Marks, in the other hand, embraced the hallmarks of contemporary pop like house music, electronica, and even neo-soul without missing a beat. All Time Low is such an awesome, surprising track and the whole album feels like a natural progression of NIN's sound rather than an attempt to cash in on what was trendy. MM feels like a guilty pleasure for me now while NIN makes me want to focus on my composition skills.
i really enjoy it, more mellowed out and electronic.
The only song i can't stand on the new album is "Everything". I like to think i can listen to his new stuff without the bias that it's not alike 90'S NIN but "Everything" went too far.