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Nine Inch Nails Gives Away New Album, "The Slip," For Free

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Nine Inch Nails has released yet another new album, entitled "The Slip," entirely for free download "as a thank you to our fans for your continued support."

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. By filling out a short form with your email, you will be sent a link that includes all options, all free. Additionally, all downloads include a PDF with artwork and credits.

The tracklisting for "The Slip" is as follows:

1. 999,999
2. 1,000,000
3. letting you
4. discipline
5. echoplex
6. head down
7. lights in the sky
8. corona radiata
9. the four of us are dying
10. demon seed

running time: 43:45

The band also plans to make a version of this release available on CD and vinyl in July. More details coming soon.

The multitrack files for "The Slip" are also available on Nine Inch Nails' remix site.

It was only two months ago that Nine Inch Nails released "Ghosts I-IV" in a wide assortment of packages, with "Ghosts I" available as a free download. "Ghosts I-IV" brought in more than $1 million dollars just days after release.

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43 Comments on "Nine Inch Nails Gives Away New Album For Free"

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1. Jamez writes:

Very cool. Thanx Trent!

# May 5, 2008 @ 10:38 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. Kalis_wrath writes:

*snickers* "your will be sent..." Woops! May want to change that DB.

Not a huge fan of N.I.N, but that is nice of Trent to do.

# May 5, 2008 @ 10:54 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. SlugEmperor writes:

yeah i should check it out

# May 5, 2008 @ 4:26 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Txmetalhead writes:

Ya! More free musik.

# May 5, 2008 @ 4:41 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. cate writes:

Trent, THANK YOU! i'm gonna go download it right now...

# May 5, 2008 @ 6:15 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. psythe writes:

Downloading this now... Hopefully it's as good as Ghosts (which took me a while to get into, actually, lol). Wonder if it'll be instrumental?

# May 5, 2008 @ 6:56 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. psythe writes:

hmmm... well, the second half of the album isn't bad, at least.

# May 5, 2008 @ 8:17 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. cate writes:

hm.... my computer doesn't like free music. sh**! it wont download it. f*** me running... i want this album!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

# May 5, 2008 @ 8:26 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. RememberMetal? writes:

Better than "Year Zero" and "With Teeth"....Nowhere close to "The Downward Spiral" or "The Fragile" (those two albums are in my top 50 of all time best -Music in General- lists) "Broken" or "Pretty Hate Machine"....
Still good, like "Ghosts"...just not great.

Good for Reznor for making it free. Like him ot hate him--the man is good to his fans.

Now Playing: Enslaved - "Fusion of Sense and Earth"

# May 5, 2008 @ 10:18 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. psythe writes:

^^the first half of the album reminded me a little too much of With Teeth. Still, the latter half made up for it.

# May 5, 2008 @ 10:45 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. Demoncleaner writes:

Kinda disappointing, I would have to say Ghosts is a much better album

# May 6, 2008 @ 4:16 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. Jamez writes:

It is disappointing. His albums keep getting worse and worse. But, at least we didnt have to pay this time. I'm still keeping my hopes up high for a decent NIN album

# May 6, 2008 @ 7:16 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. MAW writes:

Im not disappointed at all. this is seriously a pretty good record.

# May 6, 2008 @ 1:08 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. CrawfordTexasJingoJango writes:

Hmph. Pretty silly when a free album isn't worth it. I mean, yeah, you could thank him for releasing a free album, but, come on, I'm sure if there's anyone out there that knows a PC Pro-Tools musician, they've got gigs and gigs of crapola that they'd love to dump on you. Trent probably has scads of completed albums ready to be released. What is this, 4 albums in two years? And only ONE of them bears repeat listens? Pathetic. Fxck it, though. Whether he releases his music for free or not, that's how I get it!

He's making himself come off as an entrepreneuer, but really considering the state of the industry, he doesn't really have a choice if he still wants to make money from concert ticket sales.

But, then again, Trent could probably release a wet slippery turd and tell everyone it's free and people would be diving on top of it. Retards. Serves 'em right.

Bottom line is, the music is free becasue it sucks and Trent probably didn't even break a sweat writing and recording it. There's a difference between music made out of anger or true artistic expression (PHM, Broken) and music made out of a lack of cash (The Fragile, With_Teeth).

I guess the album's okay, but if I was starving and someone gave me a stale cracker to eat, it'd still be delicious.

# May 6, 2008 @ 3:17 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. Dood writes:

Nine Inch Nails suck.

# May 6, 2008 @ 4:02 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. psythe writes:

lol@ the cracker analogy.

I wouldn't say The Slip isn't worth downloading, I do actually like it. My problem is only that it wasn't quite as big a jump from WT as I'd hoped. The singing and lyricism is too closely matched to WT for me, but other than that, this isn't a half-bad job. Decent.

# May 6, 2008 @ 6:31 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. Public Execution writes:

Definatly not a bad album, but I doubt Trent can top any of his past releases. Still, a decent release.

Now Playing: Book of Black Earth- Occult Machinery

# May 6, 2008 @ 9:14 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. Jamez writes:

He probably cant top Downward, but the rest, Id say Yes. Overall, I think NIN albums these days tend to be just technical trickery instead of actual tunes.

# May 7, 2008 @ 3:32 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. CrawfordTexasJingoJango writes:

I agree. And the album really isn't that bad, but I'm not sure it really "beats" any other NIN release. At least when he recorded PHM, he needed money. You can pretty much say goodbye to THAT brand of honesty. At least from Reznor. I mean, look at him. He's all old and fat, he looks like my uncle Bob. And I swear to god that I have an uncle named "Bob".

# May 7, 2008 @ 8:31 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. Jamez writes:

Ouch! "he's all old and fat"... ok... whatever you say. Anyway, on his recent albums, I almost thought he was taking the piss out of himself when I heard Capital G. That track is horrible!!

# May 8, 2008 @ 3:43 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. Eschatological_Humor writes:

Good thing this album is free, otherwise my copy would find itself in a bargain bin...

Man, what is it with these bands lately? Is it mandatory for your music to suck more and more with every album?

I'm so done with mainstream music. Kudos to NIN and Radiohead and the likes for tearing their own path in the industry, but damn.

@Jamez, 'technical trickery', I see where you're going with that, and while it wouldn't be the exact term I'd use, I tend to agree. I think the track "The Four of Us are Dying" kinda sums it up. I listen to a dictionary expansion of genres and bands, and when a band that I grew up listening to, loving the anticipation of a new album that wrecks your insides, turns down the wayward spiral of Suckdom, it just kills me. It's disappointing. It's extremely unnerving. Good damn thing there is still an underground metal scene. I just don't know how I'd cope without it. At least there is a sense of urgency within the underground metal scene to out-do the previous album. Not always, but the general ambience of greatness can be felt there, whereas mainstream music is like a cold, shallow grave. It's always a relief to return to the arms of the underground.

\\m// `` \\m//

# May 8, 2008 @ 9:30 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. coldiem writes:

You need to be careful of overload. Dump too much on people at once and all but the hardcore fans are going to lose interest. We'd all love to hear more from our favorite bands, but at what point does it become so piled on to the point you lose your appreciation for it?

# May 8, 2008 @ 9:56 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. coldiem writes:

Oops, replace "so piled on to the point" with "so piled on that".

# May 8, 2008 @ 9:59 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. Terminator writes:

anyone else sick of that NIN pic on the homepage?

# May 9, 2008 @ 2:20 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. Hayley writes:

kool

# May 9, 2008 @ 5:15 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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26. Txmetalhead writes:

It is cool that he is releasing the entire album for free.however.yeah NIN was never my favorite band. So many other bands play industrial so much better. It is good, though, that Trent appears to care about the state of music.

# May 9, 2008 @ 8:26 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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27. steve.h writes:

Calm down people, the dude's making music that makes him happy, and he's making it available in ways that ensure that everyone gets a chance to listen and possibly enjoy it themselves. He's making support an option, and I think that's awesome!

# May 10, 2008 @ 11:59 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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28. Tara <;3 writes:

downlaod into right now

# May 11, 2008 @ 10:24 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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29. Jamez writes:

a good point steve.h

# May 12, 2008 @ 3:45 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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30. 666ks writes:

kill all.

# May 15, 2008 @ 10:27 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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31. 666ks writes:

No I hate you.

# May 15, 2008 @ 10:28 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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32. Txmetalhead writes:

"The Four of Us Are Dying" - yet another song/phrase inspired by the Twilight Zone. I have this episode...rock on!

# May 15, 2008 @ 11:45 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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33. Txmetalhead writes:

I need to download this album - this week. Trent is not old and fat...he is actually pretty healthy looking lately.

# May 15, 2008 @ 11:46 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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34. CrawfordTexasJingoJango writes:

http://www.concertshots.com/June%202006/cs-NineInchNails9-Atlanta060706.JPG

Sure, he's not old and fat. Very healthy looking for someone that eats Big Macs nonstop all day.

# May 15, 2008 @ 12:29 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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35. CrawfordTexasJingoJango writes:

Google Images search for "Trent Reznor Fat", then you'll see the pics I've seen. He doesn't look too bad for someone that eats Big Macs all day, every day, but hey, fame does that to people.

But, yeah, The Slip is a pretty okay album. Worth every penny! : |

# May 15, 2008 @ 1:04 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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36. Jamez writes:

oh yeah... he Is pretty fat. Then again, I just care about the music. Besides I'm one of those old guys (32yrs) from the days when guys liked girls...

# May 16, 2008 @ 8:36 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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37. CrawfordTexasJingoJango writes:

Whoa. That was a pretty long time ago, wasn't it?

Don't get me wrong, the music definetly trumps image, and in any fxcking case, that's what should be important, I just like busting on Trent Rezonr. The big fatty.

# May 16, 2008 @ 11:25 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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38. SCART writes:

While it's good for the individual personally to get off drugs/alcohol, it's not always that great for their art, their music or their fans. Trent & Hetfield are good examples & yeah I know it's a lousy thing to say but others have already thought it and part of getting and staying clean is resolving anger/angst, etc, which doesn't help the music much.. That's why as a muso i prefer to just get older and angrier.

thanx 4 the dl anyways trent, good to see those that could still make money off their fans choose not to, as opposed to some other well off f***ers.

cheers
scart
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# May 20, 2008 @ 3:52 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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39. Jamez writes:

Well, that's one view, Scart. But, there are plenty of examples of bands and artists who have cleaned up and continue to make great music/art, or perhaps even better. oh well, each to his own

# May 20, 2008 @ 6:10 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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40. CrawfordTexasJingoJango writes:

^^^ Name one.

# May 20, 2008 @ 9:02 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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41. Jamez writes:

Al Jourgensen / Ministry

# May 21, 2008 @ 5:09 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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42. CrawfordTexasJingoJango writes:

Whoa. Okay, you got me there. Good one. All I could think of was Metallica off the top of my head. That is a really good one, though. Ministry fxckin' owns.

# May 21, 2008 @ 9:18 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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43. Stan writes:

This starts a trend that music isnt all about the money............. its something deep in which u cant put a price tag........... awesome going guys........... rock on.........

# May 24, 2008 @ 8:57 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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