A review of this — 5 years ago
I downloaded The Slip yesterday and finished listening to it today. It’s better than With Teeth, still not as good as The Downward Spiral (but then, I don’t think Trent will ever top that one). But I like it a lot. And, hey, you can’t beat the price!
My favorite tracks are “Letting You,” “Echoplex,” and “Head Down.” But I’m betting “1,000,000” will get the most airplay (after an F-word-ectomy for the FCC).
NIN may be the highest-profile artist yet to make a music album free—in both the “beer” and “speech” senses. It’s under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial license ( http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/us ). Thus you have Trent’s permission to make copies, remix, etc., as long as you don’t try to resell it.
Best of all for audio geeks, you can download it in MP3; lossless, CD-quality FLAC or AIFF; or full-on, uncompressed, 96-kHz, 24-bit WAV. Sweeet.