"The Slip" by Nine Inch Nails
I'll admit, Nine Inch Nails probably isn’t the first band that springs to mind when you think of independent and alternative music. The Slip" leads you in with the gentle crescendos of a simple electric pattern. These themes (namely submissiveness, relinquishing control and giving up in general) permeate the entire album. "Letting You", the next track, has a very pushy rhythm. Coupled with Reznor’s edgy electric vocals, the simple instrumentals create nice listening music.
"Discipline", however, is. The bass-heavy drumbeat is sure to set your head banging, and the guitars have an almost motivational feel to them; motivating you to put the song on repeat. It is one of those few, elusive songs that captures the listener’s attention to the extent of addiction. The piano during the verse was a nice touch as well, and helped lighten the mood.
All in all, this is a nice album by Nine Inch Nails, and the best part it’s absolutely free to download, the entire album, and to make the deal better its 100% legal.
So what’s the bottom line? "The Slip" is good, for a free album. Three very strong tracks don’t quite balance the lack of anything interesting on the remaining seven, however. But should you download it? Sure, why not.