TRENT REZNOR TO RELEASE LATEST SH*TTY RE-MIX ALBUM
Trent Reznor’s not gonna let a little thing like an acrimonious label-split stop him from releasing one of his re-mix albums, damn it. Y34RZ3R0R3MIX3D – I’m sure there are Nine Inch Nails nerds who can pontificate on that ridiculous title’s significance, but I could give a fuck – will be released on November 20 through Reznor’s now-former label, Interscope (who apparently also have plans for a NIN greatest hits collection sometime in the future, natch – gotta squeeze Reznor for every last penny!).
NIN fans will know that these re-heatings are a tradition for Reznor, released a year or so after every album. This particular disc will feature “re-imaginings” of Year Zero tracks by spoken-wordster Saul Williams and a bunch of people I’ve never heard of, including someone named “Ladytron,” who, I have to assume, took his or her name from those Transformers movie tie-in vibrators that came out this past summer.
Because it’s NIN, I’d like to not be cynical for a change and not assume that these re-mix albums are just a cash-in. But it’s been my experience that they’re usually pretty boring – lotsa bleeps and bloops and robbing the music of the rage and hooks that usually make it so appealing in the first place. I’m sure those 16 year olds who have carved “NIN” into their chest with their mom’s Lady Bic are pretty stoked, though.