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FullOfSounds
December 24th 2016


15578 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Probably gonna end up 4ing this with another listen

Toondude10
December 24th 2016


11608 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

definitely some of his best material is a good long while.

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polyrhythm
December 24th 2016


1283 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

think there's a pretty thick 3.5 ceiling on this for me, pretty much just Trent fucking around

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FullOfSounds
December 24th 2016


15578 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

I could see that but if he just kept the dark vibes as good as they were for the first 3 tracks, I would like this more

polyrhythm
December 24th 2016


1283 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

the riff on track four, oh dear

FullOfSounds
December 24th 2016


15578 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

It's pretty bad

polyrhythm
December 24th 2016


1283 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

sounds like KMFDM's "Flesh" covered by ADHD mice

polyrhythm
December 24th 2016


1283 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

or just like the least inspired mettle riff one could ever write ever



the guitar tone as well wtf

FullOfSounds
December 24th 2016


15578 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Bad enough to drop the rating?

SowingSeason
Moderator
December 24th 2016


25036 Comments

Album Rating: 3.3 | Sound Off

I like how the intensity has returned but I feel like this lacks some direction or something



This is good but not a top tier release or anything esp. by NIN standards. It does have me excited for future material created in this vein though.

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polyrhythm
December 24th 2016


1283 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

@FOS yeah, that bad



@SS I agree it is nice to have the intensity back but the lack of focus on this makes me prefer Hesitation Marks. That album has its flaws for sure, but it has a meticulous, deliberate feel that these songs don't (minus Dear World which rules pretty hard)

polyrhythm
December 24th 2016


1283 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

how can a five song EP be this incoherent like damn

someguest
December 24th 2016


28861 Comments


Best NIN material since '05.

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FullOfSounds
December 24th 2016


15578 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Year Zero bro

someguest
December 24th 2016


28861 Comments


Too glitchy for it's own good. "Survivalism" is still a jam.

FullOfSounds
December 24th 2016


15578 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

That's what I love about it. Weird and catchy. And yeah Survivalism rules

someguest
December 24th 2016


28861 Comments


It's all right. Takes some might to get through the record.

My favorite full length record from Reznor since With Teeth is The Social Network soundtrack. There's not an out of place moment on the thing.

nathan69
December 24th 2016


74 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

This is infinitely better than hesitation marks.

Jeffrulesyou
December 24th 2016


1847 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Branches/Bones reminds me of Year Zero whereas Dear World reminded me of Hesitation Marks. The only songs on here that gave a nod to earlier NIN are The Idea Of You and She's Gone Away. I'm thinking because they have more of an aggressive undertone than the other ones. I'm not too sure where Trent's going with this, but it's a little more exciting than Hesitation Marks was (too much minimalism for me). I think he's testing the waters, I like it, but some parts I wasn't as thrilled about as others. All in all good EP.. needs a fistfuck line!

bloc
December 24th 2016


44338 Comments


This was surprisingly impressive

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