NIN – Ghosts review

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This is going to disappoint most NIN fans, because this really shouldn’t be considered as a new album. Really it is instrumental, “daydreaming”, or ambient music that would be appropriate for film, but even then, it is just so-so. That is 18 of the 36 tracks make decent (some better than others) ambient music to listen to while writing a gothic story or something. And it seems Reznor recycles some of the same melodies over here. The chaotic noisy tracks almost are all worth dragging to the Recycle Bin. So don’t spend more than $5 on this, unless you’re going to remix some of it (which could be interesting).  The real question is whether NIN will release a “real” album using the same selling strategy. Rating: 5/10

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2 Responses to “NIN – Ghosts review”

  1. Jeff Says:

    I respectfully disagree. This is very creative, addictive stuff. And much of it possesses a sublime, haunting quality which other artists would love to capture, but rarely can.

  2. jeredunn Says:

    That’s a good point. Perhaps I’m selling it a little too short, because it is very unique, and you’re right, who else makes “sublime, haunting” music commercially? If this was an 18 track album of the best ones, I’d probably be praising it.

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