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Copy of a

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August 13, 2013

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  • Original Release Date: August 13, 2013
  • Release Date: August 13, 2013
  • Label: Columbia
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  • Duration: 5:22 minutes
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  • ASIN: B00ECJ2HEW
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (507 customer reviews)

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27 of 28 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Continuing to expand August 13, 2013
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First, how awesome is Trent Reznor...a free single?! Second, this track grows the more you hear it...as you pick apart the layers that get added and broke down as it reaches its conclusion (leading into the last single, Came Back Haunted). And as with the other songs we've heard from Hesitation Marks, this seems to be a culmination of Nails almost 25 year history. The edgy rock, the danceable grooves, the electronic swirls, the industrial strength...its all there. I will say though, it may take you a few listens to totally appreciate the song, especially if you came in expecting something like Wish. This is a little more Pretty Hate Machine vs Year Zero.

as for the other reviewer, seems pretty narrow minded...and also like they hadn't listened to NIN for the last 6 years. It has always been a shifting evolving sound, with that familiar backbone to it. This is less a rock track and more of an electronic one...but, NIN started out as synth band (PHM). This is far from some boring pointless club crap, this IS Nine Inch Nails. and its FREE. and Just a taste of Hesitation Marks.

Can not wait to see the whole picture, and experience it completely. 9.3.13 can't come soon enough.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Review Of A Copy Of A... August 13, 2013
By David
Truly amazing song which really shines when played live. I will never understand people who criticize Reznor for exploring different styles. You can't label NIN -- every album is different. Yet, there is something always consistent in the sounds, textures, chord progressions, lyrical themes, etc.

I actually think that this song is quite typical NIN, and I wouldn't be surprised to see this song become the classic concert opener beyond this upcoming tour.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Favorite NIN song in a while. August 13, 2013
By Patrick
It's been a while since I've enjoyed a NIN song this much (probably Year Zero 6 years ago). It has a techno/industrial feel and reminds me of the Fragile/Pretty Hate Machine.

With that said, this song has a lot more polish than the Broken/Downward Spiral era. The technology used gets rid of any imperfections, which might not be appealing to some fans of that era in NIN. Fans of the harsher side of NIN will probably be disappointed in this track as well as it doesn't have grinding guitars or the use of real drums (very electronic). I'm not one of those fans though and truly enjoyed the layers of sound and lyrics of this song. I can't wait for the rest of the album.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Not Just Another Copy of a Copy of a NIN song August 13, 2013
By Peter
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This song is great. It's very distinct from his earlier work, unlike a lot of the (cough) rehash material we've seen from him in recent years. What is familiar is the Fragile era attention to detail in the layering and the texturing of the song. I thin a lot of NIN fans have been waiting more than a decade for something that sounds like this. Even the lyrics are above par for TR. I couldn't be happier with the first two singles. They're have inflated my expectations for the new album to epic proportions.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars So glad Trent is back! August 13, 2013
Nine Inch Nails is proving that their sound can still stay relevant in the everchanging music landscape. Can't wait for the full release. The new remix of Sanctified is awesome, too!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
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NIN returns to form with a great song that is very reminiscent of their 1st album Pretty Hate Machine. The song is heavy on the synths and is more electric than rock. It is funny how current music artists are now just catching up with what Trent Reznor starting doing back in 1989.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
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When you listen to a piece of music that switches common perception, can you really judge its value on an A to F scale? And is it fair to judge it quickly, before letting it gestate and develop in your mind? Yes. There are plenty of big name musicians that change up their sound while keeping things interesting. NIN is not all that different from a few really well known, large name, envelope pushing rock artists; Like the long lasting art careers of Radiohead; Rush; or even Pink Floyd. Trent takes listeners to areas unexpected and with a certain amount of confidence and adventurous risk taking. 'Copy of a' does take by surprise while living up to an expectation of high quality we expect in NIN. Big bumpy, bouncy danceable beats are just a portion of what's going on here. More sounds scrape and work their way under your skin and surprises appear, like they do with NIN. If I'm being fair, this song doesn't deviate from NIN in extremely strange and outlandish ways. I was listening for The Slip and, although minimal in spots, this doesn't fit the last album. This song is an intriguing listen that resonates in many unexpected ways. There are hooks and synth notes that are still calculating and the beats are still pulsating, but it's plenty different and interesting enough to challenge and grab at you.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars great new song August 13, 2013
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I own every NIN album, and have loved music from all his phases. This song is on the mellower side - I could actually listen to it at work without anyone thinking twice. It has a great beat and is more melodic than some of his music. But it is still NIN, and absolutely fantastic! Looking forward to more songs like this.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars different
not NIN's typical music, this is definitely a change for the band, but the song is catchy and I liked it
Published 1 month ago by Holly Horoff
3.0 out of 5 stars good opener
I like this song but the album was what I expected it to be. softer. I don't recommend downloading from amazon apple or any other "legal" alternative source ever
Published 1 month ago by The devil is me.
5.0 out of 5 stars NIN = INFINITY
Trent Reznor is and has been the most honest and influential writer and performer in in modern music since NIN arrived in the late 80's. Read more
Published 1 month ago by David A Lavender
4.0 out of 5 stars Trent Reznor is "back"
This is the "I'm back" track by Nine Inch Nails mastermind, Trent Reznor. For long-time fans, this is probably one of the most exciting tracks in recent memory, as he... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Tim Wilkinson
5.0 out of 5 stars Longtime NIN fan.
As a longtime NIN fan and massively-involved participant of the NINternet back in the day, I usually find myself more in love with Trent's "Broken" and "Downward Spiral" stuff. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Coco
5.0 out of 5 stars I love it
It's Trent Reznor. How could it not be awesome. I highl recommend catching the live show if at all possible.
Published 1 month ago by Betty Jo woolever
5.0 out of 5 stars Love Nine Inch Nails!!!!
Love it. Love nine inch nails and happy I got a song for free from here. :) Great song. Enjoyed it thoroughly.
Published 2 months ago by pandabutt9
4.0 out of 5 stars Way more talented than I've given credit for
I don't know if they've matured or if it's me. Back when i first heard NIN it was all "hard", but as I listen more, and enjoy synthesizers more. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Jeremy M
1.0 out of 5 stars its free for a reason
I listened to it once and that should explain that. If it was destined to be great it wouldn't be free
Published 2 months ago by Timothy Matsuda
5.0 out of 5 stars NIN
Love this song!! Now having said that, I do not like it as much as most of his earlier stuff, but still a fantastic song!! I highly reccomend!
Published 2 months ago by Chad IsRad
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