The Day The World Went Away Single
Yes, it's true CDNOW doesn't normally review singles, but "The Day the
World Went Away" is no ordinary single. It is the first glimpse fans are
getting into The Fragile, the long-awaited upcoming album from Nine Inch
Nails, and as such, it is a musical event.
Most fans have been waiting five agonizingly long years, since 1994's The
Downward Spiral, for a new album from Trent Reznor. And after being
teased repeatedly over the last three years, with the record being
reported as near completion, only to have it yanked, the debut of "The
Day the World Went Away" lets fans get their hopes up, if only slightly,
that there is a new NIN disc near.
This three-song single offers two versions of "The Day…," fast and quiet
renditions, as well as "Starfucker," the kind of loud, in-your-face anthem
fans have come to expect from Reznor. The quiet version of "The Day…,"
with its rising crescendo and whispered vocals, will remind fans of the
None of these three tracks rank with the best individual NIN songs, but
the passion, aggression and integrity that come through still give NIN fans
a lot to look forward to this fall.
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is provided courtesy Keith Duemling and Tracy Thompson from the collection previously
located at SUS.