New Nine Inch Nails Album Is Available for Streaming

Stream Reznor-fronted band's "Hesitation Marks" a week before its release.

New Nine Inch Nails Album Is Available for Streaming
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First Nine Inch Nails album in over five years, "Hesitastion Marks," is available for streaming via iTunes, Consequence of Sound reports. The 2008's "The Slip" follow up can be heard a week before its release on September 3. Frontman Trent Reznor was joined in the studio by Fleetwood Mac's Lindsey Buckingham, King Crimson's Adrian Belew (who's since left the band), and bassist Pino Palladino (the Who, D'Angelo), in addition to current band members Alessandro Cortini, Ilan Rubin, and Joshua Eustis. Reznor co-produced the album alongside frequent collaborators Atticus Ross and Alan Moulder. "For the last year I've been secretly working non-stop with Atticus Ross and Alan Moulder on a new, full-length Nine Inch Nails record, which I am happy to say is finished and frankly f--king great," Reznor said in a press release announcing the release. "This is the real impetus and motivation behind the decision to assemble a new band and tour again. My forays into film, How to Destroy Angels, and other projects really stimulated me creatively and I decided to focus that energy on taking Nine Inch Nails to a new place. Here we go!" In describing the album to KROQ, Reznor said, "With this record I didn't go into it with an agenda of it's going to be this or that. I sat down from a very pure place and just went with what feels right, and songs started coming out. Generally, I would say this album is more electronic in nature that was more exciting to me than loud banging drums. 'The Slip' was very much made to sound like it was in a garage with loud banging drums. This record was much more 'electronic' for a lack of a better word." He continued, "(Lead single) 'Came Back Haunted' is familiar, it's very self-referential and purposely. I think that's the most like that there is on that record. It felt like the biggest moment I can remember in Nine Inch Nails history in terms of feeling like people were aware of it." Apart from "Came Back Haunted" the album announcement was followed by the release of three more singles - "Copy of A," "Everything" and "Find My Way."

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    dankhus
    It's more subtle than everything since The Fragile, with the exception of Ghosts, perhaps.
    KingCAK
    I'm loving it so far. There's literally a NIN album for every mood you're in.
    grizzzzly_adams
    I have been a huge NIN fan my whole life (collected all 27 halos so far plus some others) and I'll be happy to add this album to the collection. Hesitation Marks is probably my favorite album since The Fragile came out. I don't expect everybody to love any NIN album, this music just isn't for everyone.
    minusxero
    This album is the best thing Trent has put out as NIN since The Fragile. Nothing on his post-1999 albums, as I loved the ever****ing shit out of Year Zero, but Hesitation Marks is amazing.
    Thrice Capades
    It's absurd how well Reznor has evolved and adapted to the changing landscape of music without sacrificing his trademark sound. This album is absolutely stellar. Kudos NIN!!!
    dan0z
    couldn't resist listening to this before my preorder arrives. Now I'm even more excited to hold that vinyl in my hands!! Great album.
    third(-)eye
    Idk, I haven't been thrilled with the two tracks I've heard so far... maybe I just miss the hard-hitting drums he's talking about.
    Clarkinator
    Yeah, the "garage pounding" drums he described where always my favorite part of their sound on certain albums...
    GameSkate
    Only via iTunes? Who are you and what you did to Trent Reznor? I'm not gonna install some shitty software just to listen to that stream.
    threedaysgrace9
    It's already on youtube, or if you want to download it, it's all over the net. Like iTunes was the only place you were going to find it...grow up. This is the internet.
    GameSkate
    I was excepting more from guy who once gave away whole album for free and was rather against the big publishers etc. He could easily stream Hesitastion Marks on his website so everyone would be happy.
    MitchHarpring
    So you wanted another free album? Sometimes, just sometimes, these guys do need to fund their work.
    GameSkate
    No. Anyway, he's also streaming that album in other places than iTunes, so my butthurt is over.
    KerNeL_KLuTcH
    he's the same Trent Reznor that uses a mac computer to compose music...
    third(-)eye
    Mac computers are great for writing music. 90% of the time I see recording engineers using Macs. And there's nothing wrong with iTunes, except for the shitty update recently.
    KerNeL_KLuTcH
    exactly my point, Apple has the market when it comes to music.
    DaniArrow
    amazon has recently introduced "auto rip" which means you order the cd/vinyl and get the mp3s for free right away. i think that's a major kick in the butt for itunes.
    purplexing
    In all honesty, this album is pretty sub-par. Nine Inch Nails died after 99.
    MitchHarpring
    If NIN died after '99 then how do you explain all those pesky albums that kept getting released? It's...it's almost as if...dare I say it...you're wrong?
    Sammy Mantis
    It's not bad, but there's nothing that really stands out or grabs you like his past works. I'll pass on the purchase.
    DaniArrow
    Reznor is one of the true music-heroes these days. He never put anything out that hasn't had a certain standard. I'd order anything he does without listening to it before, that's how much I trust his skills.
    Jozef23
    Trent always surpasses my ridiculously large expectations. Love it, a really solid album