Ghosts V: Together

Nine Inch Nails - Ghosts V: Together
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Based on 4 reviews
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Based on 47 ratings
2020 Ratings: #200
March 26, 2020 / Release Date
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Rolling Stone

Ghosts V focuses on generally uplifting ambient moods. Like a lot of the music on Ghosts I – IV, it owes clear debts to Brian Eno and Twin Peaks composer Angelo Badalamenti, but with enough dissonance to sound distinctively “Reznorish.

Spatial beauty is the order of the day. Reznor has long known that the spaces created between the music are often as important as the collection of notes and sounds positioned on each side.
As the first installment of the Nine Inch Nails' "Ghosts" series in 12 years, Trent Reznor puts together a new, 153-minute set of ambient instrumental sound palettes with these two. For "Together", it's a beautiful, relaxing little album to help ease the stress during quarantine... which is probably why he released these. While I do appreciate the gorgeous textures here, it shares the same problem I had with "I-IV". They don't add anything new to this sound that a ... read more
These are two separate albums, not one release. They are listed now like that so we should ignore this one. Also, what about the low ratings? Yes these are ambient music, but they sound gorgeous, I'll leave a 100 just because.
One of those long videos with music to help you calm down, but NIN. Don’t worry guys, if it’s like the first 4 ghosts albums there’ll be more to come.
(Just copying and pasting the same review for both albums. They're really similar)

My score for Together is 68. My score for Locusts is 70.

This is a three hour ambient music experience, and it sounds like a bunch of scrapped extended songs from the Trent Reznor and Aticcus Ross soundtrack vault, even down to the titles.

This sounds like Ghosts but even more for the background. I could totally see this music working as background tracks on some sort of amazing thriller movie. I'm sure that's ... read more
NIN's Together forms the quieter, more ambient half of these two releases. It's not a complete rehash of the original volumes of Ghosts, though. It's evident that Trent's soundtrack work has influenced his compositions here, and I agree with the critique that some tracks sound like possible outtakes from his previous projects. Ultimately, The album flows well, and there are exciting parts scattered throughout. I find that Locusts is the stronger of the two. Considering how long these tracks ... read more
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Added on: March 26, 2020