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Trent Reznor One-ups Radiohead, Eschews Money Altogether

Courtesy of nin.com

This morning, as expected, Vulture buddy Trent Reznor released another new album through his Website, this time with singing. Probably not as anticipated was its price tag of zero dollars: “[T]hank you for your continued and loyal support over the years,” writes Trent on Nine Inch Nails’ official blog, “this one’s on me.”

After you enter your e-mail address, you’re given the option of downloading The Slip (or Halo 27 if you’re into that) in your choice of high-quality digital formats. We were able to get it in MP3 in seconds without any digital hiccups or In Rainbows–style server crashes, which is really pretty impressive considering the amount of diggers likely hammering the site right now. On a first listen, Slip sounds like a spiritual sequel to last year’s Year Zero, though with more live instruments, better pop songs, and not quite as many vacuum-cleaner synthesizer noises. We like it — thanks again, Trent!

The Slip [NIN.com]

Earlier: Trent Reznor Pulls Another Radiohead

Trent Reznor One-ups Radiohead, Eschews Money Altogether