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Hesitation Marks

Nine Inch Nails

Hesitation Marks

Trent Reznor's cult industrial rock band with their first full-length release in five years, now with a more electronic edge

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  1. 9.0 |   Spin

    Reznor is once again one of the most vital artists working today
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  2. 9.0 |   All Music

    Hesitation Marks makes it quite clear that Trent Reznor is no longer an angry young man but rather a restless, inventive artist who is at peace with himself, and the result is a record that provides real, lasting nourishment
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  3. 9.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    Hesitation Marks is the return of Trent Reznor and Nine Inch Nails and this time he’s gunning for the future
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  4. 8.3 |   A.V. Club

    The group re-emerge as a relevant, vital, and still weird band
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  5. 8.0 |   Rolling Stone

    One of his best, combining the textural exploration on the 1999 double CD The Fragile, and the tighter fury of his 1994 master blast, The Downward Spiral
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  6. 8.0 |   Fact

    Does Trent Reznor still have something to say? With Hesitation Marks, the answer is an emphatic “yes”
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  7. 8.0 |   Clash

    Less is more and, for the first time in some 20 years, there is light at the end of the tunnel. Family life and a well-earned break have given this one-time Gothfather new tricks that pure despair could never provide
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  8. 8.0 |   musicOMH

    A fine example of mainstream rock at its most tasteful
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  9. 8.0 |   No Ripcord

    While not his best album, Hesitation Marks shows that he has no intention to fall back on old formulas
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  10. 8.0 |   PopMatters

    An engaging and embracing listen, and it can certainly be said that, almost 25 years into a recording career, Reznor is still surprising listeners
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  11. 8.0 |   The Guardian

    Any fans missing the brutal force of Head Like a Hole are pointed towards Copy of A and Came Back Haunted, two of the strongest tunes of his career
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  12. 8.0 |   DIY

    Reznor's Frankenstein. The most complete archiving of everywhere Nine Inch Nails has been, but more than that a jaw-dropping preview of everywhere it can go
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  13. 8.0 |   NME

    The sound of a cleaner, smoother Nine Inch Nails, one that delights in the complexities of rhythm more than caustic blasts of rage
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  14. 8.0 |   Q

    Five years away hasn't damaged their ability to wow. Print edition only

  15. 8.0 |   The Irish Times

    One of the most surprising albums of the year
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  16. 8.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    Whatever Reznor promised, this isn’t an evolution for the band but a very confident assertion of what they do well – heck, what they do better than anyone else
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  17. 7.9 |   Paste Magazine

    No other Nine Inch Nails record has been so mindful of dance and electronic trends from outside its own bubble
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  18. 7.5 |   Pretty Much Amazing

    Hesitation Marks finds Reznor bracingly reinvigorated
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  19. 7.2 |   Sputnik Music (staff)

    Nine Inch Nails have returned from “hiatus” with an album deserving of their legacy
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  20. 7.0 |   Slant Magazine

    In almost every way, this is the least outré effort NIN has proffered since Pretty Hate Machine. It's focused but inquisitive, as opposed to declarative
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  21. 7.0 |   The Quietus

    A sometimes enjoyable if never quite a breakout listen
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  22. 7.0 |   Pitchfork

    A record that pokes and prods and teases instead of going in for the kill
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  23. 7.0 |   FasterLouder

    Thing is, there have already been two great Nine Inch Nails albums this year – one of them was by How To Destroy Angels and the other was by Kanye West. This one’s almost as good, but only almost
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  24. 6.0 |   The Observer

    The musician is famously exacting when it comes to sound and, predictably, the album is impeccably produced. What's shocking, though, is that at moments it sounds – whisper it – delicate
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  25. 6.0 |   The Independent

    A nice place to visit, but you wouldn't want to live here
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  26. 6.0 |   Mojo

    All intriguing and unique, but ... Hesitation Marks could've done with some pruning. Print edition only

  27. 6.0 |   Under The Radar

    On Hesitation Marks, Nine Inch Nails hints at new directions, but hesitates to take a leap
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  28. 5.0 |   Uncut

    Black gothic grandeur, but with a beige, biscuit-coloured centre. Print edition only

  29. 5.0 |   Consequence Of Sound

    Hesitation Marks is only welcome in that it puts Nine Inch Nails on tour
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  30. 4.0 |   Evening Standard

    Nine Inch Nails meow where they once used to roar and Hesitation Marks is a tired and subdued beast indeed
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