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Ministry: Trax! Rarities

Once more into the vault for a double-vinyl showcase of the many faces (and styles) of Al Jourgensen and Co. Culled from the awesome 2015 Trax! Box.

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Caught in the Machine: Nine Inch Nails - "Suck"

The nasty little piece of work that is the Broken EP ends with Trent Reznor bringing a previous side-project collaboration fully under the Nine Inch Nails umbrella.

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Caught in the Machine: Nine Inch Nails - "Physical (You're So)"

The first of two hidden tracks on the Broken EP delves into the dark past of some New Wave heroes.

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Caught in the Machine: Nine Inch Nails - "Gave Up"

As the final listed track on Broken, “Gave Up” is well-placed to serve as an encapsulation of the brief EP’s themes.

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Caught in the Machine: Nine Inch Nails - "Happiness in Slavery"

"Happiness in Slavery" is a standout from Nine Inch Nails' early output not for its confrontational nature, but as a showcase for Trent Reznor's acumen as a musician and a producer.

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Caught in the Machine: Nine Inch Nails - "Last" and "Help Me I Am in Hell"

For its third and fourth tracks, Broken arms itself with a bludgeoning wall of sound, followed by silent, creeping dread

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Caught in the Machine: Nine Inch Nails' 'Broken'

Nine Inch Nails' 1992 EP is half an hour of visceral, undiluted anger delivered through muscular, caustic guitars and Trent Reznor's anguished screams. It is concise, focused, and arguably the pinnacle of Nine Inch Nails' discography.

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Nine Inch Nails + Soundgarden: Jones Beach, NY (Photos)

Nine Inch Nails and Soundgarden brought their co-headlining tour to Jones Beach in Long Island for a sold-out show.

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Many Controls but No Master: 'I Dream of Wires: Hardcore Edition'

The history of the modular synthesizer is one that involves competing origins, unwieldy equipment, aesthetic disputes, and the whims of business and art.

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How to Destroy Angels: Welcome Oblivion

Trent Reznor has not lost his attention for detail – it has just gently slipped through the cracks and out of sight, off to fight another day.

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Down in It: The 20 Best Nine Inch Nails Songs

Fans should reasonably expect very little, if any, new Nine Inch Nails output in the near or distant future. Which means now is as good a time as any to get a little retrospective when it comes to trying to figure out Trent Reznor's best work within the NIN framework.

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Robbie Robertson: How to Become Clairvoyant

On his fifth proper solo album, Robertson puts a lot of effort into trying to sound effortless.

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Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross: The Social Network Soundtrack

Even if Reznor and Ross produce little that would not have felt at home on their recent collaborations, Fincher's application of their unsettling abilities to his unnerving movie feels like one of the project's multiple strokes of inspired genius.

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Natural Born Killers: The Director's Cut

Stone's pedigree secure, the Hollywood maverick turned on the system itself; tarring sensationalism, public bloodlust, and judicial entropy, seemingly with the same brush.

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Nine Inch Nails: 26 August 2009 - New York

Trent Reznor has been on the ol' Debbie Downer kick for 20 years, always singing about things dying and ending and breaking, and it's probably time to close up shop.

Vijith Assar
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Nine Inch Nails: The Slip

One more in the coffin of the record industry. Seven more to go?

Vijith Assar
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Nine Inch Nails: The Slip

Unlike the "release everything we came up with" aesthetic of Ghosts I-IV, The Slip actually sounds like an album.

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Grappling with NIN's noise at Year Zero

Trent Reznor is becoming a very narrowly defined auteur. His entire output could play like one long album, and Year Zero is no exception.

Ben Wener
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