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Another Nine Inch Nails MP3, "Me, I'm Not," Leaked Online

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In what seems more like a viral marketing ploy, a third MP3 from Nine Inch Nails' upcoming "Year Zero" CD has been "leaked" onto the internet. You can download MP3s of "Survivalism," "Me, I'm Not" and "My Violent Heart" from this site.

The new nine inch nails single 'Survivalism' is now playing on radio stations nationwide and you can listen to it on the NIN MySpace page, along with another track from year zero: 'My Violent Heart.'

'Year Zero' will be out on April 17th 2007. Here is the complete track listing:

01 hyperpower!
02 the beginning of the end
03 survivalism
04 the good soldier
05 vessel
06 me, i'm not
07 capital g
08 my violent heart
09 the warning
10 god given
11 meet your master
12 the greater good
13 the great destroyer
14 another version of the truth
15 in this twilight
16 zero-sum

Source: Metal Hammer

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1. RememberMetal? writes:

So far, not so good.

This may be survivalism but it's killing my brain.
How can the man who brought us "Pretty Hate Machine", "Downward Spiral" and "The Fragile"(the last two are almost flawless) be reduced to this?....

At least "With Teeth" was fair warning.....

# Feb 22, 2007 @ 5:29 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. anon writes:

Eh, it's not so hard to see what happened.

What was anger has now been replaced with an urge to make his music even more electronic-soundy. When you view it like that, it's not too bad. It all depends on what you want. Just never expect anything and then it won't seem too bad. At least, that's how I've learned to view stuff.

I absolutely love "The Fragile," but since there was a significant amount of time between it and "With Teeth," I didn't know what to expect and I came to like it for what it is.

# Feb 22, 2007 @ 8:47 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. RememberMetal? writes:

It's not even the absence of anger so much as the boring, repetitive rhythms....Theres so little going on, like it's unfinished.

"PHM" had those dreary atmospherics and awesome (though timely) synthes.
"Spiral" had so much energy and so many layers and agruably the best vocal and lyric performances.
Fragile had everything, near perfect album. Guitars, keys, drums and vocals...all mixed so perfectly.
With Teeth was a bore, the guitars synthes/keys took a major back seat to the drums and vox and so-so lyrics.

I expect change from Reznor but not devolution, I'm going to keep an open mind but this may be the first NIN album I don't purchase since I was 11---now 26. It sucks seeing another artist I grew up deteriorate like this....

# Feb 22, 2007 @ 9:56 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. poop farm writes:

I dunno. I've been a huge NIN fan for a long time, and these three songs really have me excited at the thought of actually having a GOOD follow up to "The Fragile." So far, it's shaping up to be my 2nd favorite NIN record behind "The Fragile."

# Feb 23, 2007 @ 1:27 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Salem6 writes:

The first 3 tracks & the various "bridging" tracks about make me look 4wd so much 2 seeing them next month & the 2nd part of YEAR ZERO concept.

Everything he does fascinates me tick......tick......tick......tick......tick......tick......

# Feb 23, 2007 @ 1:22 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Marie writes:

The Fragile is awesome, yes
The downward spiral is awesome, yes
I have absolutely no use for a part two of either. Bring it on, I love what I hear. He sounds pretty p***ed off to me. If you pay attention to the current state of the world, it's impossible not to be.

# Feb 23, 2007 @ 2:06 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. JAEMz writes:

"Just never expect anything and then it won't seem too bad"
Well with that attitude even Limp Biscuit could be bearable LOLz!!!

"So far, it's shaping up to be my 2nd favorite NIN record behind "The Fragile.""
I wont even comment on this odd idea 'newer' NIN fans have that The Fragile is better then TDS (which is bs anyway); but to so far hear three only three OK sounding songs and now push the TDS to at best be your third fav NIN album? What is wrong with you?

"I have absolutely no use for a part two of either."
I don't think anyone wants sequels to these album, what we I think MOST of us want is that kind of consistency and brilliance that TDS spiral had. the entire album is amazing both lyrically and musically and there is a reason its considered one of the best albums of all times (its listed as such on plenty of top-x lists). It just feels like since TDS, its been a downward spiral never to return the perfection that once was. Yeah there are certain songs off the newer albums that are great, but you can throw out 75% of the rest and not miss a thing.

I was just hoping that with him going back to the true concept album and the concept of YZ being so great (anyone keeping up on the viral marketing knows its simply chilling) that perhaps the music would return the brilliant consistency of the past, of the NIN and Trent I knew during the first half of the 90's. So far the song don't make me think this will happen. They don't suck, but there is nothing about them, Survivalism especially, that makes me thinks that THIS will be the return to perfect we were all hoping for. Oh well, all great bands and musicians have the ONE standout album (TDS, User Your Illusion 1&2, OK Computer, etc...), I guess thats better then nothing. I'm going to go blast TDS once again...

Here is to hoping I am wrong and that the singles so far are just somewhat poor choices. I mean, so far I hear nothing of the concept in the work, not really anyway. It feels like more of WT...

# Feb 23, 2007 @ 3:48 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. JAEMz writes:

PS - I feel like some of you are the wrong type of fan, the kinda that loves the work no matter what.

# Feb 23, 2007 @ 3:56 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. Marie writes:

The wrong type of fan? That's a cheap shot. What does that even mean? Some people are fans of the band, and some are fans of albums. So you're not a Nine Inch Nails fan, you're a Downward Spiral fan. Well, Trent Reznor is never going to be thirty and high on cocaine again, and he's not going to wear fishnets and make the "perfection" that is TDS or whatever again. If you don't like what he sounds like now, stay away. Simple as that.

# Feb 23, 2007 @ 4:15 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. Magical_Salamander11 writes:

I'm just glad Trent is doing something powerful with his anger rather than wallowing in it again. This is shaping up to be a masterpiece and his most important work yet. And considering what he's already done, that's saying a lot.

# Feb 23, 2007 @ 4:17 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. Lovecraft writes:

I recognize this as not perfection, but anticipation. And I will enjoy this anticipation no matter what any of you say, because I'm pleased with what I hear. "Me, I'm Not" seems to be very good, as well as "My Violent Heart". "Survivalism" is somewhat weaker than I expected, but still good nonetheless. At first, hearing the crappy versions, it didn't sound good. Now, hearing more of the higher quality, it seems to be leveling out fairly nice.

Either way, I like it.

Regards,
Lovecraft

# Feb 23, 2007 @ 4:50 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. RememberMetal? writes:

Too each thier own, but this just seems thrown together.

It doesn't take a musician or even a music critic to tell that every moment of Downward Spiral and Fragile were agonized over....This may be more "organic" but so is cow sh**.

I'm hoping the rest of the album yeilds some good songs done in this--at least interesting..format. But I'm repulsed thus far.

# Feb 23, 2007 @ 6:18 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. angerla writes:

I've been a NIN fan probably since the 3rd grade. I haven't heard the new songs yet, but I know that With Teeth took awhile to grow on me, but it did, and I love it! It all comes down to personal taste. Not everyone is gonna like every single album or every single song. What it comes down to is that Reznor is assumingly doing what he loves and (in my humble opinion) hasn't sold out doing it.

# Feb 23, 2007 @ 8:08 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. anon writes:

While I do admire your ability to put out thought into your post and actually vocalize (as far as typing lets you) what you want to say, the entire thing is offset by "LOLz." Please, for the sake of internet decency, "LOL" is not a word. Otherwise, carry on.

For the record, because I have such an open mind on most things, the first Bizkit album was (key word there) actually pretty bearable by my standards. However, when Durst showed that he was just using people and music as a stepping stone instead of actually something to respect, that's when it all went downhill.

Also, is there really a "right" type of fan? Just because someone doesn't like something for the reasons you do, doesn't make them wrong in their judgment. Just because a person doesn't dig track 8 in the same capacity as you, doesn't make their opinion any less valuable. I like the older stuff, Teeth, and a bit of this stuff for my own reasons, some of which are incommunicable. It just clicks with me. Do tell, what kind of fan is the "right" kind of fan? I have to agree with the other post, what does that even mean?

# Feb 23, 2007 @ 11:22 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. Angerla writes:

I concur. I'm always the first one to say, "I like their older stuff...." with any band. I did listen to survivalism and it seemed ok, but I won't write it off yet. Oh and to date myself from the previous post it was 1990 when i became a fan.

# Feb 23, 2007 @ 11:32 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. JAEMz writes:

By "wrong type of fan" I mean (and I clearly explained this when I said it) the type of person that loves EVERYTHING a particular person/group does - almost without discrimination. Its an opinion I have. Some may think of people like that as "True hardcore fans" - but I don't. Its like they don't understand that a brilliant person isnt brilliant all the time. I know you have had a similar thought when you read a posting on one of these forums or articles and its something like "Survivalism is the best song yet and EVERYTHING this man does is genius!!!" Seriously? It doesn't suck, but lets be honest here, that track seems more at home at on WT then on an new concept album whose concept is a bleak near-future and "the end of the world." It doesn't help that a lot of these "fans" don't seem to think that anything happened before 1998/9. Whatever, a fan is a fan I guess, but some people seem resigned to like anything. Trent could fart into a microphone for an hour straight and hey, lets call that genius too. I am sure it hasn't been done before - at least not for that long. Like I said, its my opinion. At least its not indiscriminate. ;-)

Interesting the responses to that comment - hit a nerve did I? Its not about "I like track A and you like track B", or whether "The Fragile" is the best album or if its "The Downward Spiral". I think its about what I said its about. Also, why is it the people that are obviously not this type of person the ones taking issue with it?


"Some people are fans of the band, and some are fans of albums. So you're not a Nine Inch Nails fan, you're a Downward Spiral fan. Well, Trent Reznor is never going to be thirty and high on cocaine again, and he's not going to wear fishnets and make the "perfection" that is TDS or whatever again. If you don't like what he sounds like now, stay away. Simple as that."

No, I don't believe I said that at all. I said I though that TDS (AKA The Downward Spiral "or whatever") was brilliant and the best work he did. You seem to attribute this to coke use and age, I am not so sure that was it - but to each his own. Never cared for the fishnets or the "I always wear black" thing - i was in it for the music though. I also happen to like everything that came before it (mostly) and I like some things on The Fragile and even one or two things from With Teeth. So, hmmm, I guess not 'just' a "Downward Spiral" fan after all. Although, its not hard to see why someone would be.

Anway - I have high hopes for this new album and two of the track so far, while not "great" they don't have me let down and not looking forward to what else is on the album, its just that one of the songs is crap, and overall, I dont see the concept behind the album in any of the music, not really. I certianly dont feel that, so far, its going to live up to the work he did inthe 90's - but here is hoping that i am severely wrong. At least the viral marketing is superb.

Whatever, its seems your allowed to talk about how perfect the new stuff is, but if you dare say its not, be prepared for the angry mob of mindless NIN fans - ya know, the 'wrong kind'...

Oh btw - "LOLz"!!!

# Feb 24, 2007 @ 3:50 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. Nini writes:

Music changes, just like emotions.
I respect that.

# Feb 26, 2007 @ 11:05 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. bkisok writes:

I'm a HUGE nin fan, love the new songs. Having said that, does anyone else think the intro on "me, i'm not" sounds almost exactly like the beginning of "Home" by Depeche Mode?

# Mar 1, 2007 @ 4:45 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. nefandi writes:

Well the new songs show the more grown up, more imaginative trent - which is what you can expect from a person of his age. He apparently does not have money / status problems like it was before With teeth and that makes him more free in an artistic sense. Although he is changing - like all the great artists are - remember the incarnations of David Bowie. So far the changes are unexpected - but it grows with every listening of the new songs. Also, his lyrics are the best so far - which is ok with me - wanted to f*** everything in the world while i was 16 during the TDS but today i am more concerned with survival - as he is. So far every his album (especially the fragile) was the milestone in the music i listen - i am sure this will remain with Year Zero.

# Mar 4, 2007 @ 4:37 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. justinee writes:

i personally love the new songs...and i cant wait for the new cd

# Mar 7, 2007 @ 6:05 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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