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Year Zero Thread - The End is Fucking Here!

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  • PusciferPuscifer Registered User
    edited April 2007
    This album is pretty damn sweet.

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  • mcpmcp Registered User regular
    edited April 2007
    The release party last night was pretty fucking cool.

    I got free shit! A couple of stickers, the Survivalism single, and a Beside You In Time DVD sampler. Kinda cool, has 5 performances on it.

    After the album though, the DJ said "and that was Nine Inch Nails new album, With Teeth."

    I was all, O_o Are you retarded boy?

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  • Futt BuckerFutt Bucker Registered User regular
    edited April 2007
    Rehab wrote: »
    omega71 wrote: »
    I got this yesterday as well...I have had the leak for a bit and have listened to it like a motherfucker..But actually having the cd, and looking for all of the clues to the ARG is so much better...

    Speaking of the ARG..If anyone besides me has been following since the beginning...Have any of you gone to the http://www.freerebelart.net/ and put in your phone number?? Its fucking a trip...

    Oh holy shit, that was fucking awesome. Probably the best thing they set up for people to interact with yet.
    My phone rang in the other room though and I ran over in anticipation almost missing the call. When the monitor changed after saying the password and she started laying all that heavy shit on you it was actually a bit frightening. My computer . . . its tagged. D:

    Oh my god it knows my name D:

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  • RehabRehab Registered User regular
    edited April 2007
    Album is now acquired. Picked it up at Best Buy and it said the price was $14.99 but it rang up for only $11.99 so that was cool. The United States Bureau of Morality warning on the back of the package is great.
    Oh my god it knows my name D:

    Oh man, it knows my name and phone number. Completely fucked.

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  • StarfuckStarfuck Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited April 2007
    I picked it up
    It just makes me want to put together a decent DAC/AMP setup for my bedside listening station even more.

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  • HybridHybrid South AustraliaRegistered User regular
    edited April 2007
    Starfuck wrote: »
    i'm waiting for someone to draw a penis on the heat sensitive disc and post it

    that thing is the coolest ever. I can see why trent was pissed off that those random label execs or whoever spilled the beans on it. I would have no idea what the fuck was going on when I put it in the comp drive and it came out like that.

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  • MonkeybombMonkeybomb Registered User
    edited April 2007
    can someone explain to me the timing of Survivalism

    like, rhythmically

    I can't figure out what he's doing there

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  • CalebrosCalebros Registered User regular
    edited April 2007
    Monkeybomb wrote: »
    can someone explain to me the timing of Survivalism

    like, rhythmically

    I can't figure out what he's doing there

    raping your ears with awesome

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  • MonkeybombMonkeybomb Registered User
    edited April 2007
    Calebros wrote: »
    Monkeybomb wrote: »
    can someone explain to me the timing of Survivalism

    like, rhythmically

    I can't figure out what he's doing there

    raping your ears with awesome

    right

    I don't have it handy to listen to but I remember hearing it on the radio and going "Buh? Is he singing off-beat?"

    Musicians?

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  • CalebrosCalebros Registered User regular
    edited April 2007
    Monkeybomb wrote: »
    Calebros wrote: »
    Monkeybomb wrote: »
    can someone explain to me the timing of Survivalism

    like, rhythmically

    I can't figure out what he's doing there

    raping your ears with awesome

    right

    I don't have it handy to listen to but I remember hearing it on the radio and going "Buh? Is he singing off-beat?"

    Musicians?

    he's singing to one of the beats

    there are like 4

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  • MonkeybombMonkeybomb Registered User
    edited April 2007
    dammit, don't make me download the song and try to figure it out myself

    It's like the song is 4/4 and he's singing 5/4 or something.

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  • CalebrosCalebros Registered User regular
    edited April 2007
    the entire album has an odd way of finding harmony and synchronisation even when there is no apparent beat or rhythm matching the flow of the lyrics

    though sometimes you do have to look for it

    but once you find it you'll always hear it

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  • Re: nholderRe: nholder Registered User regular
    edited April 2007
    I think this is it..

    "Syncopation is when a stressing of a normally unstressed beat in a bar or failure to sound a tone on an accented beat occurs. Off-beat syncopation: Playing a note ever-so-slightly before or after a beat is another form of syncopation because this produces an unexpected accent."

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  • GreenGreen Stick around. I'm full of bad ideas.Registered User regular
    edited April 2007
    I have never listened to NIN ever

    But this album looks fascinating

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  • Descendant XDescendant X Registered User regular
    edited April 2007
    This is one of the first anticipated albums that I've managed not to acquire before release and man, am I happy that I waited. Listening to this on my 45-minute drive home from work was great.

    And that Bureau of Morality phone message creeped me right out.

    EDIT: The Free Rebel Art message was fucking wild too. God Bless America.

    I love a good concept album. It would be great if Trent released this one in 5.1 like he did The Downward Spiral.

    And for all you Canucks who have an A&B Sound nearby and lack one of the NIN releases, go check them out. Most of their albums were on sale for $9.99 today. I would have picked a couple up (lost mine a few years back in a fire) but I couldn't afford it. I do get paid tomorrow though...

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  • Mister LongbaughMister Longbaugh Registered User regular
    edited April 2007
    It's a shame that this album is bullshit.

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  • WallhitterWallhitter Registered User
    edited April 2007
    It's a shame that this album is bullshit.


    I AM DEEPLY OFFENDED BY YOUR INFLAMMATORY MESSAGE AND WILL LAUNCH INTO A FANBOYISH RANT TO AMUSE YOU.

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  • Mister LongbaughMister Longbaugh Registered User regular
    edited April 2007
    Wallhitter wrote: »
    It's a shame that this album is bullshit.


    I AM DEEPLY OFFENDED BY YOUR INFLAMMATORY MESSAGE AND WILL LAUNCH INTO A FANBOYISH RANT TO AMUSE YOU.

    Oh how i've waited.

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  • Calamity JaneCalamity Jane That Wrong Love Registered User regular
    edited April 2007
    I will rape your left nostril, as I'm sure somebody will have already started out on the other.

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  • WallhitterWallhitter Registered User
    edited April 2007
    Wallhitter wrote: »
    It's a shame that this album is bullshit.


    I AM DEEPLY OFFENDED BY YOUR INFLAMMATORY MESSAGE AND WILL LAUNCH INTO A FANBOYISH RANT TO AMUSE YOU.

    Oh how i've waited.
    FURTHER RANTING

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  • Mister LongbaughMister Longbaugh Registered User regular
    edited April 2007
    Try this one on for size: Trent Reznor has jumped the musical shark, so to speak.

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  • Calamity JaneCalamity Jane That Wrong Love Registered User regular
    edited April 2007
    Try this one on for size: Trent Reznor has jumped the musical shark, so to speak.

    The lyrics are the only downside to this album, as he's touching on the blatantly fucking obvious, and is in no way presenting any sort of new opinion.

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  • CalebrosCalebros Registered User regular
    edited April 2007
    Anjin-San wrote: »
    Try this one on for size: Trent Reznor has jumped the musical shark, so to speak.

    The lyrics are the only downside to this album, as he's touching on the blatantly fucking obvious, and is in no way presenting any sort of new opinion.

    the album is telling the story of Year Zero

    each song is from a different character in the story's viewpoint

    it's not really about his opinion on anything that is happening now, but what might happen in the future

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  • Calamity JaneCalamity Jane That Wrong Love Registered User regular
    edited April 2007
    Calebros wrote: »
    Anjin-San wrote: »
    Try this one on for size: Trent Reznor has jumped the musical shark, so to speak.

    The lyrics are the only downside to this album, as he's touching on the blatantly fucking obvious, and is in no way presenting any sort of new opinion.

    the album is telling the story of Year Zero

    each song is from a different character in the story's viewpoint

    it's not really about his opinion on anything that is happening now, but what might happen in the future

    Edit: Skeet skeet skeet I misread what you wrote.

    ANGRY YET STRANGELY RESERVED RANTING

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  • Wrench N RocketsWrench N Rockets Registered User regular
    edited April 2007
    So is there anything of substance to this CD other than gimmicky marketing?

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  • CalebrosCalebros Registered User regular
    edited April 2007
    yes

    it is a very good album

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  • SASA Registered User
    edited April 2007
    Some songs are really fuckin' good.

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  • RehabRehab Registered User regular
    edited April 2007
    Very much so, this album is one of the best musical endeavors I have heard in awhile.

    Don't listen to Mister Longbaugh, he is a big stupid head.

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  • RehabRehab Registered User regular
    edited April 2007
    Oh yeah, anyone else noticed that most of the lyrics in The Warning are in quotes?

    Of the different viewpoints I didn't expect to actually see one from The Presence itself. Vessel seems to be all about the consumption of Parepin or Opal but I'm not completely sure.

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  • CalebrosCalebros Registered User regular
    edited April 2007
    i figured it was the guy quoting verbatim what The Presence said

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  • AbracadanielAbracadaniel Registered User regular
    edited April 2007
    somebody fill me in about the whole ARG.

    In ten words or less.

    No linking.

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  • CriticalCritical Registered User
    edited April 2007
    America controls citizens with drugs; they see God; World ends.

    Hah!

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  • RehabRehab Registered User regular
    edited April 2007
    Smart Hero wrote: »
    somebody fill me in about the whole ARG.

    In ten words or less.

    No linking.

    Reznor lost his mind, it made for a good story.

    Edit: Critical did that much better by the way.
    Calebros wrote: »
    i figured it was the guy quoting verbatim what The Presence said

    That could be the case too, I guess that would make more sense.

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  • BorommakotBorommakot Registered User regular
    edited April 2007
    Mind-control water, faith army, rebel thinkers, divine hand of "God"

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  • CalebrosCalebros Registered User regular
    edited April 2007
    people suck, so God's hand comes down and kills them

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  • CriticalCritical Registered User
    edited April 2007
    I can't believe no one has mentioned In This Twilight yet. My favorite song on the album.

    Quick story, too: I called the USBM number on the back of the CD at work and got the "Blah blah we're tracking you, you're fucked now." message.

    5 minutes later, I hear a loud booming voice behind me: "IS [insert my name here] IN THIS OFFICE???"

    It was Fed Ex with a package for me... but for a split second I thought I was going to fucking jail.

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  • AbracadanielAbracadaniel Registered User regular
    edited April 2007
    okay so now in as many words as you like explain it


    while standing on your head

    (no really, tell me more about the album since I've had it playing in the background for a couple hours and I like it and I'm interested in the story behind the ARG)

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  • CalebrosCalebros Registered User regular
    edited April 2007
    it's cooler when you put your number on freerebelart
    its the same number you call that calls you but you have to say the password it gives you, then it gives you a different speech telling you how fucked you now are

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  • RehabRehab Registered User regular
    edited April 2007
    Smart Hero wrote: »
    okay so now in as many words as you like explain it


    while standing on your head

    (no really, tell me more about the album since I've had it playing in the background for a couple hours and I like it and I'm interested in the story behind the ARG)

    Check out the echoingthesound forum in the OP.

    It does a really good job of giving a rather concise overview.

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  • CriticalCritical Registered User
    edited April 2007
    Smart Hero wrote: »
    okay so now in as many words as you like explain it


    while standing on your head

    (no really, tell me more about the album since I've had it playing in the background for a couple hours and I like it and I'm interested in the story behind the ARG)

    I can explain it, but the proper way is to actually go the sites and look at it for yourself. I think the album is better if you experience the ARG. Just wiki Year Zero to get links to some of the main sites. Very well done and some of the shit you see and hear is just plain creepy.

    EDIT: Anyone seen the conversation on the Solution Backwards Initiative site yet?

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