Nine Inch Nails Review Royale: Hesitation Marks

Nine Inch Nails

Hesitation Marks

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Austin’s Take

If I were to sit down and make two lists, one featuring my favorite studio artists and one featuring my favorite live artists, I doubt there would be much crossover.  One band that would certainly make both lists is Nine Inch Nails, my favorite live show and easily one of my top five studio artists.  Understandably, I was pumped to find out Trent Reznor and co. would be releasing a new studio album and embarking on a massive world tour this year.  But as with most high profile releases, Hesitation Marks carried lofty expectations most records can’t hope to fulfill.  So while NIN’s latest doesn’t break the mold on the artist, popular music, or anything really, I’m happy to say that at least it is a good album that shows no break in the attention to detail, quality songwriting, and emotional intensity we have come to expect from Reznor.
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Nine Inch Nails Song Review: “Copy of A”

Nine Inch Nails

“Copy of A”

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Time for another entry in my bi-monthly Nine Inch Nails watch leading up to the release of Hesitation Marks on September 3.  A couple months ago I took a look at lead single “Came Back Haunted” and came away less than impressed, but still hopeful Hesitation Marks would turn out to be the triumphant return of Trent Reznor’s most celebrated musical project.  I think with the release of “Copy of A”, we can raise our expectation level a bit and trust we’ll get a solid product in a few weeks time.
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