The Slip - Nine Inch Nails
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  • Summary: Trent Reznor slips in another digital album release.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. 80
    It's 10 tightly wrapped wads of black bubblegum, not a politicized sci-fi fantasia like "year Zero" or a two-hour drift into instrumnetal blip 'n' grind like this spring's "Ghosts I-IV." [July 2008, p.74]
  2. For listeners who like their music loud and fierce and pissed off at just about everything, there aren't too many better options than The Slip. Plus, the price is right.
  3. Here, he's no longer a stylized, self-conscious innovator, he's a working musician enraptured by making music, and he's so invigorated by creation it's hard not to get sucked in as well.
  4. The hard-hitting early tracks '1,000,000,' 'Letting You,' and 'Discipline' are particularly good, though typical; Reznor keeps farming the same fertile ground that yielded The Slip's predecessors.
  5. Instead of a symbolic death, The Slip feels much more like a possible rebirth.
  6. The album itself follows the thread started on 2005’s "With Teeth," which is to say Reznor’s again favouring songs over soundscapes.
  7. Individual songs on The Slip aren't particularly dynamic; the album has two levels: loud and soft.

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  1. Positive: 22 out of 24
  2. Negative: 0 out of 24
  1. j30
    Nov 8, 2011
    7
    It has it's highs and lows, volume and quality wise. None of the songs hit rock bottom, they kind of hover above mediocrity. Echoplex is one of the best songs Trent Reznor has written, but other than that the rest kind of blends into just another solid album. Expand

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