19 Songs, 1 Hour 34 Minutes

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4.4 out of 5
242 Ratings
242 Ratings
Heliotropic ,

This is a really good album

I'm slightly surprised this album turned out so well because I wasn't too excited about the tracks "Ice Age" and "How Long?". But, that's just my own personal taste (both those tracks have since grown on me and I enjoy them now). I liked the first self-titled EP released in 2010. But, Welcome Oblivion in it's entirety is a wonderfully fully realized in comparison. I've been listening to it on Pitchfork and I just put it on and let it play, No skipping songs. Yes, you'll hear some familiar sounds but that makes it identifiable. There's a lot going on here in terms of layering and sonic ambience and I love it. For people who keep whining that Trent has lost his edge... they just don't understand the aging process of an artist growing and maturing I guess. And, Mariqueen's voice suits the music well. She was never trying to be Whitney Houston. How To Destroy Angels is dark, atmospheric and beautiful (with a slight tinge of hope). It fits perfectly in to 2013.

oddslane ,

Great album!

Actually no, palecurve: the album itself is only comprised of the first 13 tracks (4 songs from the An omen EP + 9 new songs [or 11 new songs if you purchase the vinyl]); the songs from the first EP are bonus tracks for iTunes only.

As for the album itself: brilliant. I listened to the stream on Pitchfork and was not disappointed. In short, if you enjoyed the An omen EP you'll enjoy the album.

Puffy Rockwell ,

Buy this

It's Trent Reznor, what more do you need to know?

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