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.