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EDITORS’ NOTES

Although Nine Inch Nails’ eighth album casts a similar spell as the band’s most famous work—heavy mechanical textures, juxtapositions of warm lyricism and industrial austerity—Trent Reznor’s growth as a songwriter, arranger, and producer is evident in every detail of Hesitation Marks. Tracks like “The Eater of Dreams,” “I Would for You,” and "Find My Way" are rock songs with the complex architectural touch of a masterful composer (fitting, since Reznor won a GRAMMY® for his score to The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo). The album’s huge sonic range is evident in its roster of guests, which includes Fleetwood Mac's Lindsey Buckingham and King Crimson guitarist Adrian Belew. But the most impressive element of Hesitation Marks is Reznor's mature, confident songwriting, which has adopted a seasoned perspective without losing any of its bite.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Although Nine Inch Nails’ eighth album casts a similar spell as the band’s most famous work—heavy mechanical textures, juxtapositions of warm lyricism and industrial austerity—Trent Reznor’s growth as a songwriter, arranger, and producer is evident in every detail of Hesitation Marks. Tracks like “The Eater of Dreams,” “I Would for You,” and "Find My Way" are rock songs with the complex architectural touch of a masterful composer (fitting, since Reznor won a GRAMMY® for his score to The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo). The album’s huge sonic range is evident in its roster of guests, which includes Fleetwood Mac's Lindsey Buckingham and King Crimson guitarist Adrian Belew. But the most impressive element of Hesitation Marks is Reznor's mature, confident songwriting, which has adopted a seasoned perspective without losing any of its bite.

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About Nine Inch Nails

With shadowy beauty and searing intensity, Nine Inch Nails—the long-running project of multi-instrumentalist/producer/songwriter Trent Reznor—expanded the scope of mainstream music. Scrutinizing humanity, relationships, and society, Reznor shapes deeply internalized thoughts into accessible, exciting sound. 1989’s Pretty Hate Machine brought this introspective curiosity and synth-heavy industrial rock to a broad audience, while landmark releases The Downward Spiral and The Fragile stunned with coarse guitars and striking ferocity. Nine Inch Nails is continuously evolving—experimenting with new formats and ideas, including the turbulent 2007 concept album Year Zero, about a dystopian futuristic USA, and the textured minimalism of 2013’s Hesitation Marks. Unbounded by convention, Reznor has upended relationships with labels in order to safeguard his artistic freedom and forged creative alliances with outsider champions like David Bowie, Saul Williams, and David Lynch, while longtime collaborator Atticus Ross became the only other official member of Nine Inch Nails in 2016.

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