With Teeth - Nine Inch Nails
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  • Summary: Trent Reznor finally returns with a follow-up to 1999's 'The Fragile.' Dave Grohl guests.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 22
  2. Negative: 1 out of 22
  1. Current yet sounding potentially classic already... Reznor forces himself further into the mainstream with With Teeth--but on his own terms.
  2. Reznor seems to have finally grasped that listening to a NIN album should not be as torturous as whatever artistic agony went into its creation. [29 Apr 2005, p.145]
  3. A lean, aggressive and thoroughly relevant album.... If you really need to spend any money on an album where a multi-millionaire relentlessly tells you how remorselessly shit life is; make it this one.
  4. For a guy that has so little to say with so few ways to say it, Trent Reznor has mastered the art of making what is old sound new again.
  5. It is, shudder to think, Nine Inch Nails' pop album. Or, at least, Reznor is returning to the more song-orientated territory of 'Pretty Hate Machine'. [23 Apr 2005, p.49]
  6. With Teeth manages to flip the script on Reznor's recent M.O. Instead of fronting like a more feminine Al Jourgensen-- hard, coarse, yet not totally abrasive-- Reznor comes across as the masculine yin to Shirley Manson's alluring yang: playful, coy, and with a flair for the dramatic.
  7. A record that's half as long as The Fragile but just as plodding and mummified.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 9 out of 164
  1. TravisD.
    Aug 19, 2007
    10
    One of Trent's best albums
  2. Dan
    May 7, 2005
    10
    Worth every penny.
  3. JeromeS
    Nov 9, 2005
    10
    I love this album. I wasn't a big fan of the last album, but this one has a fresh feel with beautiful, pain driven sounds. Unlike some I love this album. I wasn't a big fan of the last album, but this one has a fresh feel with beautiful, pain driven sounds. Unlike some other albums, the darkness is (welcomely) broken up a bit by some funkier songs in the middle of the album. All of it is pure NIN, but the last few tracks meld seamlessly into a masterful ending. Expand
  4. JohnK
    May 6, 2005
    9
    After the commercial disappointment of The Fragile, I was worried he'd be too concerned about radio playability at the expense of After the commercial disappointment of The Fragile, I was worried he'd be too concerned about radio playability at the expense of quality. I'm happy to say it didn't happen. Only two, maybe three radio type songs, very little thrash...gets better with every listen. Expand
  5. Dec 16, 2014
    9
    Only after 8 years I start to regard it as Trent's chef d'oeuvre. Even if there are few lyrical improvements bar his alcohol enslavement, heOnly after 8 years I start to regard it as Trent's chef d'oeuvre. Even if there are few lyrical improvements bar his alcohol enslavement, he had certainly been working on his vocal skills. 'All The Love In The World', 'The Hand That Feeds', 'You Know What You Are', 'Every Day Is Exactly The Same' and particularly 'Beside You In Time' are the highlights to me off the whole record. Expand
  6. JohnH
    Jan 23, 2006
    8
    In the average reviewers mind, this isn
  7. BuckC
    May 3, 2005
    0
    Do you remember that kid in school who always cried when he lost at dodgeball, or threw a tantrum at Kmart because his mommy wouldn't Do you remember that kid in school who always cried when he lost at dodgeball, or threw a tantrum at Kmart because his mommy wouldn't buy him the new GI Joe figure? He's a musician now. Some one get Trent a blanky and some cocoa ASAP. One. Trick. Pony. Expand

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