Nine Inch Nails - Year Zero
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Based on 16 reviews
2007 Ratings: #374 / 669
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Based on 150 ratings
2007 Ratings: #123
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April 17, 2007 / Release Date
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"Year Zero" is a very politically-centered album... and it couldn't be more fucking relevant. It tells a post-apocalyptic story that addresses the corruption of our government and society that has aged like some top-quality wine 13 years later. Musically, it's not a huge step forward for Nine Inch Nails but it's a lot more experimental compared to "With Teeth" with a lot of glitchy, dissonant soundscapes provided by future member Atticus Ross. A lot of the great writing, big ... read more
The sound of Pretty Hate Machine, all grown up.

I think this album would be a lot more timely if it were released during the Trump-Era. Some ideas are released too soon, only appreciated when hindsight is fucking up your day. It must be so frustrating for an artist, but oh well bump this when the next CNN bulletin hits <3
Pretty hate machine but more political, less dated, and overall just better.
Although this album does not have as many standout tracks as compared to With Teeth and The Downward Spiral, the instrumentation across this record, particularly in the back half, is a huge standout in terms of incorporating more electro-infused elements than the groups previous work. As compared to With Teeth, which is arguably a more digestible product, this album incorporates more experimental elements to the already established sound that NIN use. If it wasn't for the strength of that ... read more
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#21/Rolling Stone

Track List

  1. Hyperpower!
  2. The Beginning of the End
  3. Survivalism
  4. The Good Soldier
  5. Vessel
  6. Me, I'm Not
  7. Capital G
  8. My Violent Heart
  9. 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
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