Thursday, January 22, 2009
BEST OF '08: NINE INCH NAILS
In 2008, Nine Inch Nails really started forging their own path in a way that so many artists talk about doing, but they rarely actually go through with it. Trent Reznor gave away music, released as much music as he wanted, didn't waste time thinking about trends or the market and did pretty well thanks to the loyalty of a large base of hardcore fans. So I rate NIN as part of my best of '08 both because of Trent's music but also the decisions that he's made. Honestly, I don't know how often I'll listen through Ghosts I-IV, but I do think that The Slip is a great album.