Learn more Shop now Learn more Shop now Shop now Shop now Shop now Learn More Shop now Shop now Learn more Shop Fire Shop Kindle Learn More Shop now Fitbit
Customer Review

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Year Zero, 16 Jun. 2007
This review is from: Year Zero (Audio CD)
You know you're onto a good thing when an album begins with such chaotic vigour as Hyperpower!, the introductory track on this new record from Nine Inch Nails. This, their fifth full-length release, is a concept album set fifteen years into the future, in an America with state-controlled drug addictions, a powerful secret police, and super-aggressive foreign policy.

The vastness and vividness of this conception is mirrored in the album itself, which encompasses various genres through the varying characters portrayed - from snarling rock, to intense and noisy electronica, to hauntingly beautiful ballads. Capital G sums up the message of the whole of Green Day's American Idiot album in three minutes of attitude-laden synth rock, whilst God Given sounds like Sexyback's angrier, politically astute older brother.

However, the album's highlight is The Great Destroyer. The track keeps growing in stature before first a soaring of vocal harmonies, and then a great cascade of pounding electronic beats that Aphex Twin would be proud of.

The motif of the album is `Art is Resistance', and listening to this album, it truly is resistance - an attack on the complacency of the record industry, and of our society and where we are heading. An album that cannot be ignored.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No

Be the first person to comment on this review.

[Add comment]
Post a comment
To insert a product link use the format: [[ASIN:ASIN product-title]] (What's this?)
Amazon will display this name with all your submissions, including reviews and discussion posts. (Learn more)
Name:
Badge:
This badge will be assigned to you and will appear along with your name.
There was an error. Please try again.
Please see the full guidelines here.

Official Comment

As a representative of this product you can post one Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
The following name and badge will be shown with this comment:
 (edit name)
After clicking on the Post button you will be asked to create your public name, which will be shown with all your contributions.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.  Learn more
Otherwise, you can still post a regular comment on this review.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
 
System timed out

We were unable to verify whether you represent the product. Please try again later, or retry now. Otherwise you can post a regular comment.

Since you previously posted an Official Comment, this comment will appear in the comment section below. You also have the option to edit your Official Comment.   Learn more
The maximum number of Official Comments have been posted. This comment will appear in the comment section below.   Learn more
Prompts for sign-in
  [Cancel]