New Nine Inch Nails Album Available For Free Download

Nine Inch Nails has made its new ten-song, 44-minute minute album entitled "The Slip" available for free download at www.nin.com (free signup required). The new set includes the songs "Echoplex" and "Discipline" which were both posted online during the last couple of weeks ahead of the new album release.

The music is available in a variety of formats, including high-quality MP3, FLAC or M4A lossless at CD quality and even higher-than-CD quality 24/96 WAVE (licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial ShareAlike license). All downloads include a PDF with artwork and credits.

For those of you interested in physical products, the band plans to make a version of this release available on CD and vinyl in July.

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I followed Trent from the real beginnings too and everyone that is not into standard bleh charts music knows, how influentual he was to other bands in that electro/industrial and industrial-rock genre. If You listen to his '89 album 'Pretty Hate Machine' for example, it was so much ahead of it's time that You can easily still listen to it nowadys and it still sounds fresher and more original than most of the new crap out there, which is mostly clones of things that have been there for ages (especially electronic music).

I agree with undergroove. I have been listening to NIN since the beginning, and I personally think that every album he puts out has something good to offer. I have my favorites, of course (TDS, The Fragile), but I have found over the years that songs that I didn't give much time to initially have grown on me (like The Fragile, Reptile, and With Teeth) and have become some of my favorite work of his, and I fully expect the same thing to happen with this album. In the end, I like all of his work, and I think if he just stuck with the sounds of one or two albums, I would tire of it. I think the fact that he is constantly changing and growing his musical and emotional range is 75% of why I like his music in the first place; the other 25% being his uncanny ability to put into words feelings that I can never really articulate. It makes me feel like I am understood, and I appreciate the fact that for any mood I am in, there is a NIN song or album that perfectly fits. It's like a soundtrack for my life.

Yeah I honestly find this album pretty weak. Listening to a real NIN album, The Fragile right now ;).

It's a bit rubbish that pretty much every song starts with a drum beat. It's not the most imaginative way of starting a song.

Look at The Wretched, an incredibly simplistic beat yet so much better than the ones you get in The Slip. Plus with the build up you get from The Frail, leading into The Wretched fantastically, things just sound so much better. Much more tension. With The Slip, I get a very "ejay" feeling where he just turned each layer on after so many bars or whatever.

(Harreh said @ #28)
Yeah I honestly find this album pretty weak. Listening to a real NIN album, The Fragile right now ;).

It's a bit rubbish that pretty much every song starts with a drum beat. It's not the most imaginative way of starting a song.

Look at The Wretched, an incredibly simplistic beat yet so much better than the ones you get in The Slip. Plus with the build up you get from The Frail, leading into The Wretched fantastically, things just sound so much better. Much more tension. With The Slip, I get a very "ejay" feeling where he just turned each layer on after so many bars or whatever.

Strange opinion you've got there, seeing as how The Fragile has been often quoted as the most "Protools" of the NiN albums, in that you can hear the layers being dropped in and built up! It's odd that you say The Slip does this yet you don't acknowledge The Fragile is equally (if not more so) guilty....

Personally, I love The Fragile as well as The Slip and see only a progression of NiN's output, rather than it just treading water and churning out the same nonsense every time.

Really?.. I dunno, perhaps it does. But it's certainly more noticeable in The Slip. It basically goes drums>guitar>singing for nearly every song.
Think I'll give The Slip another listen. Could just be one that 'grows' on you...

But if Trent has done this 'layering' before, but did a good job with it.. what happened when he came round to do The Slip?

Bloody awesome. Impressed they offered the 24/96 version too :D
I ended up getting the flac version off usenet though. don't like torrents. Still signed up though just to add to download numbers for nin :)

<3 nin always have done and always will do

So they've made enough money from their followers over the years to give the illusion they're sticking it to the music industry. Same goes for Radiohead, I think we'd all be doing this if we had the legions of fans that they do.

yeah. Think I read he netted 1.7million with ghosts. Don't know if thats profit or revenue nor do I know if it includes retail sales. But given alot of that would be digital distributed downloads the profit margin cant be too bad if that 1.7m I read was only the revenue figure not counting for expenses.

I've been a NIN fan since the early 90s, so of course I was psyched about this. I received my ticket immediately after registering and downloaded promptly. I'm digging it so far. I am not a fan of With Teeth, Year Zero (or anything else post Fragile) as much, but this isn't too bad!

Totally agree with you, especially about the stuff after the Fragile. Only like a few songs off With Teeth / Year Zero. Have yet to listen to Ghosts though, but The Slip isn't bad at all. Love the ambient pieces and the first few songs. Still need more time to grow into it all.

As for those that don't "get" Nine Inch Nails, I believe they're not for you then. Same way hip-hop and country are not for me. :P

[edit] - Ended up buying Ghosts after listening to The Slip a few times through. Love the buying setup on their site too.

(TRC said @ #20)
I hope this is better than Ghost. I like NIN but that album was just a bunch of random noises.

I was big fan of Nine Inch Nails, Radiohead, anything from Ninja Tune, Portishead, etc. Back in the days when I was doing a lot of drugs. My taste of music really went experimental for awhile after that, and I could really appreciate the direction of Ghost. As of late I've been grounding myself with some underground dance music, but I'll have to check out this album when I'm in a good mood for some NIN. I've thorougly listend to every NIN album, and many of the singles, and I must say, Year Zero was really the only dissapointment for me. Ghosts gave me a better appreciation for Trent.

before people dismiss nin, go listen to the downward spiral and the fragile. those albums are easily the pinnacle achievements of his career thus far. past few albums have been pretty poor overall.

Listen to their Ghosts album, which is the only one I like.

Just listened to the slip, and I guess it's not for me.

(hotdog963al said @ #15)
No wonder they gave it out free! Terrible music! :O

I agree, its sounds like a garage band beating on trash can lids at the beginning of most of their track.

(KamiQuazi said @ #15.1)

I agree, its sounds like a garage band beating on trash can lids at the beginning of most of their track.
:x


Yeah I think you are going to find that with most industrial rock bands...So obviously this isn't for you...

I do like alot of noisy music. This just isn't too great.
By the speed these guys are making new material, you can see that they don't spend long doing it. Although I could be wrong.
Can't understand NIN. Nu uh.

(hotdog963al said @ #15.3)
I do like alot of noisy music. This just isn't too great.
By the speed these guys are making new material, you can see that they don't spend long doing it. Although I could be wrong.
Can't understand NIN. Nu uh.

You're wrong. Move on, this isn't for you.

The email typically takes between 10-90 minutes to arrive (I sent three, and they arrived at different times). Once you've submitted, don't re-submit, it just makes it take even longer.

For a good quality, free album, waiting an hour isn't such a bad price, really now :).

Obviously, check your spam filters as well, or you may be waiting for eternity.

signed up 8:30 AM EST, got my link right away and downloaded at fastest speed possible. too many people trying now.

Nice I'm thinking of buying a few NIN albums or there HD-DVD's if I can find them cheap (yes I have Blu-Ray to). I like NIN but it's a great way to see if I like there new album or not.

I'm listening to it now and it's pretty great (and I'm only 3 songs in :P).

I think what NIN is doing in this corrupted industry is great.

-Spenser

May I ask what does the 'former' itunes icon have to do with this news? Is the song available for free on itunes or something?

(Julius Caro said @ #4)
May I ask what does the 'former' itunes icon have to do with this news? Is the song available for free on itunes or something?

Of course you may ask - I think they must be using this for generic music news.

Now, could you tell me the name of the third red-shirt to die in Star Trek?

This is a fantastic album. Ghost was prolly not 4 discs worth of good music and could have been trimmed to perhaps 1..

This is a solid album

Wow. That's pretty bad when you have to start giving your music away. "You get what you pay for" rings true yet again.

(C_Guy said @ #2)
Wow. That's pretty bad when you have to start giving your music away. "You get what you pay for" rings true yet again.

Not quite... Radiohead's last CD was put online by the band at price of "whatever you're willing to pay us". So if you wanted, you didn't have to pay a dime, and that CD is amazing.

NIN is doing this to show the recording industry they are sick of what they're doing to consumers. I wish more bands would step up and think outside the box.

(C_Guy said @ #2)
Wow. That's pretty bad when you have to start giving your music away. "You get what you pay for" rings true yet again.

You are not very bright

Reznor is also doing this to show his appreciation to the fans. After all the fans made him 1.7m$ in no time when he released Ghosts I - IV. This is his way of saying thanks.

(C_Guy said @ #2)
Wow. That's pretty bad when you have to start giving your music away. "You get what you pay for" rings true yet again.

I suppose you probably feel the same way about love.

(C_Guy said @ #2)
Wow. That's pretty bad when you have to start giving your music away. "You get what you pay for" rings true yet again.

You're an idiot, from Reznor:

"(thank you for your continued and loyal support over the years - this one's on me)"

Now go away, Guy.

(magik said @ #2.5)

You're an idiot, from Reznor:

"(thank you for your continued and loyal support over the years - this one's on me)"

Now go away, Guy.


Ouch! We're getting hostile in the forums I see.

(non.sequitur said @ #2.6)
Ouch! We're getting hostile in the forums I see.

lol, he set himself up really. Might as well have painted a target on his face.

I'm pumped. My limited Edition (the signed version) from the Ghosts album is due on Friday so I was already excited about that plus GTA4 should hit my doorsteps Tuesday or Wed and now this. sweeet.

Bit late so I'm going to bed, but the three tracks I listened to were quite good.