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3.70 | 62 ratings | 3 reviews | 10% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 2013

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. The Eater of Dreams (0:52)
2. Copy of A (5:23)
3. Came Back Haunted (5:17)
4. Find My Way (5:16)
5. All Time Low (6:18)
6. Disappointed (5:44)
7. Everything (3:20)
8. Satellite (5:03)
9. Various Methods of Escape (5:01)
10. Running (4:08)
11. I Would for You (4:33)
12. In Two (5:32)
13. While I'm Still Here (4:03)
14. Black Noise (1:29)

Total Time 61:59

Disc 2 on Deluxe Edition (?) :
1. Find My Way (Oneohtrix Point Never remix) (4:50)
2. All Time Low (Todd Rundgren remix) (5:52)
3. While I'm Still Here (Breyer P-Orridge 'Howler' remix) (7:04)

Total Time 17:46

Line-up / Musicians

- Trent Reznor / vocals, guitar, electronics, percussion (2-10,12,13), bass (3-13), Wurlitzer (5), dulcitone (9), wheelharp (10), piano (11), saxophone (13), composer, programming & co-producer

- Lindsey Buckingham / guitar (2,12,13)
- Adrian Belew / guitar (4,5,9,12), backing vocals (7,11), electronics (7)
- Eugene Goreshter / electronics (6,11,12), strings (6), violin (11), bass (12)
- Pino Palladino / bass (2,5,9,13)
- Ilan Rubin / roto toms (2,3), drums (11)
- Alessandro Cortini / electronics (1,3)
- Daniel Rowland / electronics & guitar & sound design (7)
- Atticus Ross / programming & co-producer
- Dustin Mosley / programming
- Joshua Eustis / backing vocals (11)

Releases information

Artwork: Russell Mills

CD Columbia Records ‎- 88883744952 (2013, US)

FLAC Columbia Records (Download, 2013) Audiophile Mastered

2xLP Columbia Records ‎- 88883744951 (2013, US) New cover art

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Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(10%)
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Review by TCat
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Honorary Collaborator / Retired Admin
4 stars After about 5 years without hearing from Trent Reznor's project Nine Inch Nails, "Hesitation Marks" was finally released in 2013. It seems, however, that now Reznor's band has fit into this new "skin" of sorts. No longer following the self- destructive style, NIN had mellowed out a bit, but not enough to alienate fans too much. The music is now a bit more melodic but also more daring and experimental, which is a good thing. While this seemed to be somewhat of a weakness in "The Slip" album, now there is a show of confidence. The music is still somewhat dark, but the subject matter ventures into more positive territory, making it feel like there is some hope out there. To me, previously this sounded a bit too fake with Reznor's vocals sounding too forced. But on this album, it seems much more convincing, plus there are some great tracks here that rival some of NIN"s earlier tracks, as in "In Two" and "Copy of A". These tracks can easily be considered classic NIN sound.

Reznor uses some excellent support on this album too with both Adrian Belew and Lindsey Buckingham contributing some guitar on various tracks along with some other guests, thus allowing the music to expand beyond the sound of NIN's earlier sound, while not exactly betraying the early sound. "While I'm Still Here" brings in an aura of dark mystery, but also adds in some brass treatments later in the track that help transport the music, and it's surprises like this that show that Reznor is willing to progress the band to new places. While not as experimental as the fantastic "Ghost" sessions, there is still plenty of opportunity to explore here, which is what happens.

The one complaint I have also applies to some of the more recent albums before this one, and that is, the middle of the album tends to sag a bit as some of the tracks tend to lose their steam as they start to sound a bit similar, however on this album, things start to get interesting again on the last third of the album, and if you have the deluxe version, you also get 4 stellar remixes which are almost just as great as the originals, even though the remixes can almost hold their own, as with many of the NIN remixes through history. As far as the proper album goes though, the first and last third of the album is great while some of the tracks in the middle third of the album tend to make the album droop a bit. Still, it's a worthwhile album when all is said and done and it's great to hear that the confidence seems to be back.

Latest members reviews

5 stars Strictly speaking this is no prog-rock album. Nevertheless, my brief foray into NIN's back catalogue has convinced me of the progressive nature of much of Trent Reznor's output. The latest offering is nothing short of spectacular ... (read more)

Report this review (#1043280) | Posted by Julianofprog | Tuesday, September 24, 2013 | Review Permanlink

4 stars **Review for 2cd Deluxe Edition Halo 28**  Trent Reznor is no longer Mr. Self Destruct.  Winding the clock back to 1994 we, as listeners, were sonically assaulted by the massively innovative and powerful album, The Downward Spiral. It was then we witnessed main composer/song writer, Trent Re ... (read more)

Report this review (#1028912) | Posted by progbethyname | Wednesday, September 4, 2013 | Review Permanlink

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