Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Dream, Apr 17, 2007.
Just got the album, and I must say it is awesome.
Much better than I expected.
I still haven't heard a note despite the single and the unofficial-turned-official leak...but I'm off to buy it first thing tomorrow regardless.
Easily the best thing Trent's done since Pretty Hate Machine. It's like he's finally found the plot again, and remembered to get properly angry before recording an album. Love it.
I've heard a few tracks...my local "alternative" station did a theme weekend on Saturday and Sunday...a new song from that album every hour or so...I'm guessing they played the whole thing.
What I heard...nice. I lost interest in NIN for awhile there, "With Teeth" got me interested again..but what I've heard of "Year Zero" is even better.
Good to hear. I haven't liked anything since Broken, so I'll have to track down some of this.
Got the leaked version a couple of weeks ago and bought the album this morning at my local Best Buy.
I certainly recommend giving it a listen; this is the true follow-up to the Downward Spiral. It's dense, yet accessible, and very artistically rich. Trent's lyrics don't stand in the way of the hook, and at times (especially in the brilliant chorus of the last song, which you need to delve into the backstory [specifically 'The Presence'] to understand) even serve to distill the song down to its bare essentials such that the effect is more piercing and hits with much more force than, say, a Tool song. Tool songs are like a slow drink of whiskey; a good NIN song is like chugging a beer. Two different experiences best enjoyed under different circumstances, but in the end, equally pleasing.
Anyway, it's very good stuff. It's a NIN album, for once, that isn't just about 'I'm so sad and women lie to me.' It's a very ambitious concept album that demands at least one complete listen.
ministry > NIN, al jourgensen > trent reznor
Get out before I call the authorities young man!
SO many connections between those bands. May as well throw in Pigface, Revolting Cocks, Murder Incorporated & Finitribe while you're at it. At the LEAST.
Year Zero is infinitely better than The Downward Spiral IMO; at least 1/3 of TDS felt like filler material; Trent meanders around with a few notes and some effects, and mumbles in the background. Yay. Year Zero, on the other hand, has far less of that. It's got more anger and tension in it than anything hes done since Broken, whilst being intensely listenable at the same time (something which, IMO he's been struggling to do since Broken, with some success on The Fragile). I'd say it's the successor to Pretty Hate Machine far more than TDS. And all the better for it too.
I'm getting the album tonight, on my way back from work.
Ha, I was about to post a thread on this same topic. I'm going to buy this sucker over lunch break at work. I've been listening to Suvivialism/Me, I'm Not/My Violent Heart/In This Twilight on a near continuous loop in my car ever since I found them on the 'net on month ago. Even if every other song on the CD sucks, which I doubt, it will still be awesome just for those four songs.
I'm so pumped for this CD.
Yea, Trent is amazing on this album. I seen him Live last year and I recommend everyone who is a fan to see them Live!!!Best show I ever been too.
Except for the potheads in front of me dancing like fools.
Check out the trailor for the album on NIN.com, it was sick.
Now I have to go buy this.
Also, I need to get the Survivalism single. Must own every Halo release!!!
The only two good Ministry albums are With Sympathy and Rio Grande Blood.
I agree it's awesome to hear a decent nin album. That's not to say the others aren't good. The past few albums are good, but With Teeth and Year Zero actually have emotion to them.
That's even funnier than what KA wrote.
LOL! I was doing this for a while too, quit when they got to the DVD release because I wasn't interested in it. Funny.
Hmm. Actually, it's been ages since I last listened to some Skinny Puppy
Just grabbed it at Target for $10, it's on sale this week.
Too bad I can't listen to it until I get home tonight.
*looks at work laptop with CD drive*
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