reznor has announced more nin to come in 2016, any thoughts on what it might be? I'm banking on a world tour because yes, but hopefully a new cool album will see a release too
pretty psyched. Hesitation Marks grew on me a lot. Def. not my favorite NIN release, but still some good songs and interesting production. Thus far Trent's never let me down.
With Teeth and The Slip sound similar on some tracks. Year Zero was much more electronic. There's differences, but I see how they could be pretty similar. idk. Does it really matter?
15 minutes into morning paper and chill and he gives you this look.
>morning paper and chill
>he gives you this look
>they kinda do senpai
Trent Reznor is a better performer than producer. That's just me but unless we are getting a live tour I just couldn't care less about anything Ninny related.
He can do all that shit live too though.
and even if he couldn't.
I get the whole /mu/ is where people say "Stop liking what I don't like"
but "stop liking what like for a different reason makes you sound reddit as hell.
No I just don't understand why you find their studio works suck? A lot of their live stuff is p. much identical
Sorta. He does have a lot of engineers that take out the guess work so he can just jam and they can do the less fun parts of mixing and constructing he doesn't want to do.
source: im the guy that leaked the NIN rehearsal footage that got VEVO worked up a couple years ago
Trent writes and pieces together just about every song he's ever performed live. yes the technicians/engineers do the synth/sampling shit onstage but he already wrote it up during recording
>im the guy
sure you are
>"The album debuted at number 1 on the Billboard 200 with sales of over 91,000 copies in its first week. It is the band's first album to reach number 1 on the chart. It is also the band's biggest first-week sales since the release of their 2005 album, Lullabies to Paralyze."
>implying acclaim doesn't equate to sales
here's what I mean:
just listen, there is more energy from the live one.
the studio one feels so tightened up.
ah ok I see what you mean with the live vs. studio version of copy of a, yeah I can agree with you there
but most of his 90s stuff were pretty much the same live as in studio, barring Hurt for obvious reasons
does anyone actually know why these blond wig photos were taken? there's one on my copy of the ten inch X-press interview vinyl, it's the weirdest series of photos I've ever seen, just because there's no context
yeah I see what you mean now, I actually prefer the live version of Hurt to the studio one (but that might be because when Trent cries I fall apart)
either way some songs I definitely prefer the studio version, such as closer and down in it.
everything else is constantly/equally good for me lol
As a big fan of NIN, I hope he makes an instrumental album. I felt that age is wearing on his vocal ability, and that his cringe tier lyrics are only going to hurt his music, not help at this point.
>cringe tier lyrics
his early stuff was fine, but HM's "find my way" was pretty... eh, uninspired.
he does heaps of instrumental stuff tho, wouldn't be surprised if more than one track on the new album is instrumental
ugh Find My Way might have been the weakest song on Hesitation Marks; such a letdown after the likes of Came Back Haunted and Copy Of A
That being said, it's rare that a NIN album has a blatantly weak song, here's hoping the next one continues that tradition
in the middle of several things. i leaked those two files, i believe in june of 2013. they are all over the net now.
anyways, i had a vevo lawyer on my ass asking details about them the last time i got cocky about it on 4chan. not playing that game again.
is this it: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/two-hour-nine-inch-nails-rehearsal-recording-hits-the-web-20130826
dude why would you leak that? it could have been detrimental for the whole album's release
it came from the guy who was doing videography work for Reznoe to prep for the band touring. his job was to record everything, including rehearsals.
Reznor wasn't mad about it. the legal team was. he honestly didn't care this got out, or he hid his anger really well, which is a challenge for him (as evident in his angry dad tone during his verbal assault on the drummer for stopping the song)
The album wasn't in jeopardy.
it got annoying. HEY JUST WANNA ASK YOU A FEW QUESTIONS ABOUT SOME MUSIC LEAKS YOU WERE DISCUSSING ONLINE
the one cool thing that came from it was getting the with teeth soundboard recordings. i don't know when or where they were made, but they are all tagged as rehearsals as well and there's WAY more tracks than they'd normally do (to practice what fits for new setlist, etc)
anyone remember the mid-90s when Trent was the guy you'd mail bad poetry to?
NIN's GOAT. Spent the entire fall/winter of 1992-93 taking acid and rocking this album. One of the best Electronic albums ever made. Dark as it gets. Produced with COIL, Danny Hyde, J G Thirlwell/Foetus.
I grew up on NIN so I have a soft spot for Trent. I've seen NIN four times with my dad and always had a blast, they sound incredible thanks to Trent's austim for sound.
One time I sat with Bauhaus while watching NINs set. One of the coolest moments of my life.
PHM night have ripped off 80s industrial sound, but TDS? That was all Trent. Believe me, I've spent YEARS searching for something even remotely similar and have failed to find it.
His new stuff is actually good, by the way. Trent's skill ages like a fine wine. >>61854202
I personally prefer it a bit to Fixed (because I find Fist Fuck and Screaming Slave pretty null songs). Yeah, it's a great follow up to TDS.
Five foot something. But he is very short.
Actually, I quite liked Find My Way. Felt ambient, dark and brooding. I feel like most people didn't HM because they thought he was trying to do something else and didn't understand he knew exactly what he was making.
>"don't you tell me how I feel"
I actually like this line. It resonates with me because when you feel a certain way, and people are telling you otherwise, it can be fucking frustrating/upsetting.
I meant to type live* not life
You're annoying as fuck. I'm sure people around you tell you this all the time. Why pride yourself on being an source of irritation for people? You're not edgy or funny, just fucking annoying.
>Big Man With A Gun
There's a ton of cringe if you're over 13. Still not as bad as PHM.
see the new tour open with a re-vamped TWIG. Sanctified-style, hopefully with Pino.
Nah. It is fine, very fine though.
PHM is a fantastic album (Purest Feeling is too, but PHM was ultimately the one officially released)
I unironically love the PHM lyrics. It's not a matter of looking past them, for me. It's more that I actually like them.
Heresy is blasphemous but not cringey, and eraser is one of trent's greatest tracks, the part where trent screams "kill me" while fading into pure noise is very cathartic and chilling, I get goosebumps
"God is dead" was actually coined by Nietzche, don't blame Trent if it sounds cringe. He pretty much took the line from Thus Spake Zarathustra
>implying Heresy, Eraser, and Big Man with a Gun have cringe lyrics
have you actually read the lyrics/the meaning behind them?
Eraser is god-tier (I'd argue Heresy is god-tier too (pun not intended) and what the fuck is cringey about the Eraser lyrics? Given its placement towards the end of TDS, it makes sense for the words/lines to become shorter and dissolve into "kill me". You gotta take it in album context
Yeah, otherwise I'd be bitching about Annie coming out of nowhere.
That's why the PHM examples are worse.
If these songs aren't cringey, that I Do Not Want This line isn't either, let's agree on that.
>The band reminisces about the night in Atlanta when, after a ribald evening in a surreal titty bar, Jon Stewart impressed them with his own fart fireballs. "Sometimes," says Trent, "it's fun just to be retarded."
heresy is cringe due to the modern fedora tipper meme. For its time it was just blasphemous. If you want cringe look back to pretty hate machine. Somehow though as cheesy as the lyrics can be it feels very genuine.
I don't think the I Do Not Want This line is cringey at all, never have either. Maybe the weakest lyric in the whole album, but not cringe-tier.
TWIG and KIWT's lyrics are objectively a lot worse than "don't you tell me how I feel". Doesn't mean I don't like the songs, I just find the lyrics weak.
What I mean by context of the album though is 1) the fact that TDS is a concept album and you have to look at those songs while keeping that in mind, and 2) PHM was the first thing Trent ever released. For a first effort it's pretty fucking amazing.
then if the lyrics weren't cringe at the time, they sure as hell aren't now. if your perception of them has changed because of an irrelevant meme then that is your problem.
Actually Trent used saxophones in Purest Feeling. It's nothing new.
>ME: So are there a lot of orgies around the Reznor household?
TRENT: No, no, it's not a common situation. When I'm in a relationship that overpowers the desire to…these usually arise from casual situations, usually intoxicated situations. You wake up and think, "Okay, we just stepped through another portal…" (pause) I think about giving head though. I don't know why I'm saying this, but I think about that. I'd be good at giving head, because I know what… (laughs)…I mean, no one knows how to jack yourself off better than yourself, you know?
jesus christ what the fuck am i reading. Its weird hearing trent really talk about some personal stuff but then again this was 10 years ago
>when someone dislikes the god-tier that is nin
"something's gonna get BROKEN!"
well this was Trent's predominant look in the 90s, pretty much all the fans wore black (and still do)
Hopefully something a little more aggresive and daring than HM. Some Death Grips inspired sounds maybe?
>With Teeth and The Slip sound similar on some tracks
>1,000,000 and The Collector
the pounding drums, straightforward rock song with a simple riff and a 2 chord chorus
>Letting You and You Know What You Are?
the heavier song on the album with a fast and very peculiar drum beat
>Discipline and Only
the funky, repeating bassline, disco-snare track
>Head Down and The Line Begins to Blur
the track with some very heavy and shouty verses and a pretty, melodic, ethereal chorus
>Lights in the Sky and Right Where it Belongs
the piano driven ballad
Plus Corona Radiata, The Four of Us Are Dying and Demon Seed feel like Ghosts leftovers (the latter one literally IS a leftover)
The only "original" track on that album is Echoplex.
ooh I really loved Echoplex. It's like a precursor (sorry) for their HM stuff.
Sunspots at least doesn't sound like anything off The Slip. Man I love that song.
I'm banking on them to bring in more sampling for their next album. They haven't sampled stuff (like they did in the nineties) for ages
Who's the guy second from the right behind trent?
on the other hand, Trent and Bowie's relationship fuckin' FLOURISHED
I'm pretty new to NIN myself but I'm really digging their stuff. Anyone know any artists/albums that I'd like if I'm into NIN? I've heard Ministry is similar but I don't know which songs to check out.
my thoughts exactly
that riff is too damn catchy
Original requester here :)
these are fucking amazing! I'm digging Ministry's stuff, and Dig It is a banging track.
Anyone have any recommendations that sound/feel like Downward Spiral?
5 minutes into rape and chill and he gives you this look
>five minutes into pray to jesus anon and chill
>and he gives you this look
Five minutes into gardening and chill
and he gives you this look
>five minutes into dressing up and chill
>and he gives you this look
what is everyone's actual thoughts of the slip? I thought it was pretty decent imo, discipline was a good track and echoplex was cool too. definitely not godtier but still worth a listen
nine inch nails biggest fan here.
You must not appreciate his work enough if you think he should keep going.
His early work was godlike
this recent stuff is meandering and lifeless.
I appreciate that Trent is doing what he loves even after all these years. If he wants to keep making music then all the power to him. Yes his early stuff is godlike, yes his modern stuff is not, but it's still very, very good. Meandering and meaningless? Nah.
you do realize how pretentious this makes you sound?
"oh nine inch nails are rubbish now, they were so much better years ago, I should know I am their biggest fan!!!!1!1!1!1"
if you were their biggest fan you'd support them no matter what they did. otherwise your affliction for them is only conditional.
electronic music and EDM have only gotten insanely huge since trent and nin came on the scene in the 90's when the popularity in america was pretty much nonexsitant or underground.
I wonder if he will react to this.
Or will he just make another middling industrial album that is not bad but not amazing.
Your uncle bowie told you to shout you're a blackstar trent, dont let him down.
Listen to Ministry "Twitch" "Land of Rape and Honey" "Mind is a Terrible Thing To Taste" and to some extent "Psalm 69" (which saw Ministry trading their synths for Speed Metal guitars- although the entire Psalm 69 album was still chopped and looped on samplers, technically it is still an Electronic album- just about everything except for Mike Scaccia's guitar solos was sampled into Akai samplers and looped).
Also see Ministry side groups like Revolting Cocks' early albums - their later post 1990 albums are garbage, each one worse than the last starting with 1993's Linger Ficken' Good. Listen to BigSexyLand and "Beers Steers and Queers."
Everything by Skinny Puppy up to and including 1992's Last Rights. Notable albums are "Bites" (Skinny Puppy's GOAT IMO), "Remission," "Mind: The Perpetual Intercourse" (Which features "Dig It," Reznor's inspiration for his first single, "Down In It" - MIND:TPI is highly recommended) "VIVISECT VI" is a 10/10.
"Too Dark Park" "Rabies" "Remission" are all classics. "Cleanse Fold and Manipulate" and "Last Rights" are good albums, but I consider them low points in Puppy's career. 1996's The Process sucks, it's their worst album IMO. Their post 2004 releases are decent, very different from their older work but worth listening to.
Adding to the stuff I said here >>61857112 the tracks where pretty good by themselves in spite of the lack of originality and most of it feeling like With Teeth with a slightly different sound. The other problem for me is that when you listen to the album all the way through the instrumental section that starts with Corona Radiata really feels like a buzzkill. Since's Corona is so long, the last three tracks take up the second half of the album. So you have one energetic half when you're absolutely pumped up then suddenly another half when it cools down and Trent steps away from the mic. Some people might really dig that, but for me getting the lightest tracks at the very end results in nothing but a final snoozefest. Think he should've either tried to get the tracks in a different order or just release the first 7 as an EP and the other 3 separately ('cause really, this album was so rushed and improvised it basically feels like an EP)
TL;DR it's pretty good like everything Trent does, but one of my least favorite NIN albums along with HM
New song here.