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Dec 26

Flashback Focus: Nine Inch Nails – “The Slip”

The SlipBetween now and the end of the year we’ll be rounding up some older stuff that we really love, but that (due to shiny exciting sparkly newness) we haven’t featured on emudir…

In 2008, newly free from record company ties, Nine Inch Nails released a new album – “The Slip“. Critically acclaimed as a return to form, The Slip seems to be part of Trent Reznor’s new prolific period, seeing NIN produce more focused, stripped-down work, and focusing on what they do best: music.

Sadly, even though it made number 13 on the Billboard chart, and was mentioned in Rolling Stone’s “Best of 2008” list, The Slip was sadly not as much of a critical success as it was an artistic one. However, if you’re a NIN fan, it’s a terrific listen, and if you’re not, this isn’t a bad place to start. Sure, there are other, classic NIN albums – Pretty Hate Machine or The Downward Spiral, for example – but this perhaps deserves to be counted among them.

Of course, the download version – even the lossless, remix-encouraged FLAC version – is free. But if you want a physical package to pop on the shelves, there are CDs available, and even a limited edition vinyl (well, if there are still some left that is!).

Just to let you know – in order to download, NIN want your email address so they can send you a link. Once you get the link, you’ve got 24 hours to download, and an email address can’t be re-used, so make sure you’re in a position to download before you sign up. And no – we’ve never had any spam from Nine Inch Nails. :)

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