Nine Inch Nails ‎– Year Zero

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Hyperpower! 1:42
The Beginning Of The End 2:47
Survivalism 4:24
The Good Soldier 3:23
Vessel 4:53
Me, I'm Not 4:52
Capital G 3:50
My Violent Heart 4:14
The Warning 3:39
God Given 3:51
Meet Your Master 4:09
The Greater Good 4:52
The Great Destroyer 3:17
Another Version Of The Truth 4:09
In This Twilight 3:34
Zero-Sum 6:15

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0602517324237 Nine Inch Nails Year Zero(CD, Album, Dig) Interscope Records 0602517324237 Europe 2007 Sell This Version
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perkes

perkes

October 17, 2016
referencing Year Zero, LP + LP, S/Sided, Etch + Album, S/Edition, Tri, B0008764-01

This is a very heavily distorted Reznor—speakers beware! Year Zero is a concept album about a dystopian America of the future controlled by a Christian theocracy which exorcises complete control over the populace, and drugs it into complacency by introducing an agent into the water supply. The story takes place in the United States in 2022, which the government established as "Year 0", the year America was “reborn”. The subject matter is very dark—but that is nothing new for Reznor. An alternate reality game emerged parallel to the Year Zero concept. Clues hidden on tour merchandise initially led fans to discover a network of in-game websites that described an "Orwellian picture of the United States circa the year 2022".

The album does contain some less distorted, melodic, head-bopin’ pieces like the single “The Good Soldier” and “Capital G”. On this album Reznor manages, with his brilliant talent, to make distortion rhythmic, musical and lyrical. That being said, there is a certain amount of ear fatigue to be experienced listening to this album at high volumes. And as distortion goes “The Great Destroyer” practically blew the cones off my speakers!

This album completes my collection of all the Nine Inch Nails studio albums on vinyl: Pretty Hate Machine, The Downward Spiral, The Fragile, With Teeth, Year Zero, The Slip, Ghosts I-IV and Hesitation Marks. I should also include the Year Zero remix album, Y34RZ3R0R3M1X3D, which I also have on vinyl. Some of this vinyl, like The Fragile, was rare, expensive and pretty hard to come by so I am quite proud of my collection. Most of this collection is in near mint (NM or M-) condition and it’s all in at least very good plus (VG+) condition.

This record came in a nice trifold jacket with a 16-page 12” booklet and a 3-sided record (LP + Single Sided) pressed on heavyweight vinyl. The fourth side of the album is etched with a ghoulish silhouette of a hand. The inside of the jacket lists the tracks on the center panel and depicts a bible on the left panel and a machine gun on the right. The jacket is annoyingly oversized, does not fit into my regular sized outer sleeves and sticks out about a 0.25” inch further than the other records on the shelf. Argh!

The recording had an average signal level (-6 dB) and was reasonably quiet. It had little or no dynamic range compression (average score of +0.3 as measured by DRC-Meter). My CD version of this album had an average score of +5.2, heavily compressed!

This is a great album. I gave it 5 out of 5 stars.

Thermospore

Thermospore

June 30, 2016
referencing Year Zero, CD, Album, Unofficial, Jew, 0602517324237
This is the version they have at my local library!
Chris926

Chris926

April 26, 2016
referencing Year Zero, LP + LP, S/Sided, Etch + Album, S/Edition, Tri, B0008764-01
Interesting, my matrix run outs only include the B0008764-01 portion and nothing more. I wonder why mine is different? Maybe not all of them had the extended matrix run outs? Anyone know?
blacklog

blacklog

December 1, 2015
referencing Year Zero, LP + LP, S/Sided, Etch + Album, S/Edition, Tri, B0008764-01
The sound out of this one when entering the squelchy electronic sections are fantastic this is a great pressing.
yankfish

yankfish

August 23, 2014
referencing Year Zero, LP + LP, S/Sided, Etch + Album, B008764-01
is there a "Halo 24 V" on the labels of this release?
where does it mention "Canada"?
Is this a tri-fold?
yankfish

yankfish

August 23, 2014
referencing Year Zero, LP + LP, S/Sided, Etch + Album, Gat, Halo 24 V, B0008764-01

What is on side 4? Is this a tri-fold?
Runouts would help differentiate from US version.
PearlNIN10

PearlNIN10

March 25, 2014
edited over 2 years ago
referencing Year Zero, LP + LP, S/Sided, Etch + Album, S/Edition, Tri, B0008764-01

Great vinyl surprise etching
ANTHONY2013

ANTHONY2013

August 13, 2013
referencing Year Zero, CD, Album, Dig, B0008764-02

Soundwise -> Brilliant --in all aspects of the word [from Engineering to the Musicianship} and NIN pretty much stayed away from the Doom and Gloom Goth Vocals but kept the sSpirit of Doom and Gloom Goth Lyrics Pretty MUch Electronica/Goth/Industrial....Much in Vain With the Styles of Sound/Music from "GHOSTS I-IV and "WITH TEETH".
marks

marks

July 15, 2012
referencing Year Zero, CD, Album, Dig, B0008764-02
Something must be out of alignment cosmically, we have a new NIN album in under five years. This is an unprecedented period of creativity for Trent Reznor; I really question the wisdom of such productivity as a lot of these new tracks sound pretty unfinished. I'm all for rough and ready tunes but they are better served if they've been fleshed out at least a little bit. "Year Zero" sounds very rushed. A continuation of "With Teeth" yet without the focused attention to detail which compelled me to buy the damn thing as soon as I could. There is no straight to the jugular follow-up to "The Hand That Feeds" unfortunately.

It's been noted by Mr. Reznor that this album began as a series of laptop sketches and I'll say that some of them work very well: "Vessel", "My Violent Heart" and the lovely "In This Twilight" are the first ones which come to mind. Yet, for all the feedback and screaming, "Year Zero" loses momentum several times throughout its sixty plus minute run. Where are the epic instrumentals that made me love "The Fragile" so much? For the most part, "Year Zero" is comprised of under five minute tracks that certainly are intended to flow together but in the final analysis sound disjointed and desperately unconventional.

"Survivalism", the lead single has all the classic touches IE: choppy synths, heavily processed guitar bits and breathy almost spoken vocals, but I'm sorry Trent, I've heard you do this sort of thing several times before. "Me, I'm Not" contains minimal instrumentation, narcissistic lyrics and the typical breakdown chorus we've been accustomed to since the chart-topping live favorite "Closer" way way back in 1994.

The more I listen to this thing, the more it becomes apparent that NIN are in serious danger of becoming a parody of themselves. I cannot take this album seriously no matter how hard I try and the whole story-line concept leaves me cold. Why oh why did Reznor not spend more time honing this album? Given another year or two in the studio, "Year Zero" could have slowly developed into a magnificent piece of work but it appears he's more interested in keeping the NIN name in the public eye rather than offering up something of true vision. Of course, the die-hard fan won't give a damn about any of this, which is the true tragedy of it all.
realmdemagic

realmdemagic

December 31, 2007
referencing Year Zero, CD, Album, Dig, 0602517324237
Trent leaves his personal reflective lyrics and adopts a new perspective, giving his outlook on the world and the omens that may or may not have effect on the future. From politics, war, the destruction of nature and the supernatural, Trent begins what would be a starting point for a new era of Nine Inch Nails material. The songs are pure pop beauty set to the ugliness of machines going wrong and the decay of organic settings. A lot of great tracks. The album drags a little during the middle, but starts with a bang and goes out with a bang. Not Trent's Best, But not his worst either. A Great piece! 4.5/5