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4.0 out of 5 stars NO "DOWNWARD SPIRAL" BUT STANDS TALL NEXT TO "WITH TEETH", 20 Jun 2007
This review is from: Year Zero (Audio CD)
I WILL BE HONEST I AM NOT A FAN OF THE CONCEPT IDEA; I THINK THE LIKES OF MARILYN MANSON CAN PULL IT OFF WELL BECAUSE HIS MUSIC IS ABOUT IMAGE MORE THAN PERSONAL LYRICS; BUT NIN'S TRENT REZNOR USUALLY SPILLS HIS HEART OUT INTO HIS SONGS AND HIS WORDS HAVE ALWAYS BEEN MY FAVOURITE PART OF HIS SONGS ESPECIALLY WHEN A LOT OF THEM ARE WHISPERED AND DISTORTED IN THE BACKGROUND, SO I WILL SAY THAT I WAS DISAPPOINTED HIS LYRICS WERE NOT GOING TO BE AN INSIGHT INTO HIS PERSONAL HELL AGAIN...BUT THE MUSIC IS ON TOP FORM AS ALWAYS

BEING MORE OF A FAN OF HIS MORE DIFFICULT MUSIC AS HIS DISPLAYED ON THE DOWWARD SPIRAL AND THE FRAGILE, I WAS SURPRISINGLY IMPRESSED WITH THE LAST ALBUM "WITH TEETH" WHICH IS VERY COMMERCIAL MUSICALLY FOR TRENT IN PLACES, BUT THE LYRICS WERE EASILY AS DARK AS THE SPIRAL'S WHICH WORKED TO GREAT EFFECT WHEN THEY BOTH MIXED ON TRACKS LIKE "THE HAND THAT FEEDS", "ALL THE LOVE IN THE WORLD" AND "ONLY". "YEAR ZERO" IS EASILY AS GOOD AS "WITH TEETH" - WHICH BROUGHT TRENT A LOT OF NEW FANS - BUT IS JUST AS DIFFICULT AS HIS EARLY STUFF IN PLACES; WHICH ANY COMMITTED NIN FAN WILL BE GLAD TO HEAR

THERE ARE A FEW OF HIS TRADEMARK INSTRUMENTALS HERE; KICKING OFF WITH ONE FOR STARTERS, AND SOME GREAT CATCHY TUNES LIKE "THE GOOD SOLDIER" AND "THE BEGINNING OF THE END" WHICH BRING BACK MEMORIES OF "HEAD LIKE A HOLE" AND "DOWN IN IT", THIS IS FAR FROM AS HEAVY AS THE LIKES OF SOME OF THE FRAGILE AND DOWNWARD SPIRAL BUT INSTEAD BECOMES MORE HYPNOTIC, SOUNDING MORE LIKE GARY NUMAN MIXED WITH DEPECHE MODE, WHICH I THINK WORKS TO GREAT EFFECT

THERE ARE CERTAINLY SOME TRACKS WHERE YOU STOP AND THINK "NO. JUST NO." BUT I WOULD SAY IT'S A PRETTY GOOD FOLLOW UP TO WITH TEETH AND AM LOOKING FORWARD TO THE NEXT ALBUM

ANY NIN NEWCOMERS WHO GOT HOOKED FROM WITH TEETH WOULD NOT BE DISAPPOINTED THOUGH I DO RECOMMEND YOU BUY THE DOWNWARD SPIRAL IMMEDIATELY AND THEN PRETTY HATE MACHINE. ANY OLD FANS WOULD BE LESS IMPRESSED BUT WILL ENJOY IT NONETHELESS, JUST DON'T PAY ANY MORE THAN £6
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Initial post: 24 Mar 2012 12:58:46 GMT
neko83 says:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y87GL_thOzQ

^ swap 'Exclamation Points' with 'Capitals'
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