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Not the Actual Events

Nine Inch Nails

Not the Actual Events

Five-track EP from Trent Reznor's cult industrial rock band

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  1. 8.5 |   Beardfood

    Pushing new life into an already highly various discography
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  2. 8.0 |   Sputnik Music (staff)

    Those who feared the band got soft will easily change their mind after spinning this EP
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  3. 8.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    It sounds like Reznor working in the studio like no one is watching, shouting to himself, punching random synthesizers. It’s an artist free of any unnecessary expectations
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  4. 8.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    Builds on Nine Inch Nails’ past while stepping resolutely into their future
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  5. 7.0 |   Earbuddy

    It’s messy, and thank god for that
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  6. 6.7 |   A.V. Club

    If this is a beacon of the sound of a two-man project instead of one man’s baby, Not The Actual Events might be the beginning of something greater
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  7. 6.7 |   Pretty Much Amazing

    Reports that this one is “unfriendly” and “fairly impenetrable” have been oversold, especially in comparison to the rest of their discography
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  8. 6.3 |   Pitchfork

    At moments it delivers the kind of visceral fury that NIN hasn’t recreated since its mid-’90s Downward Spiral heyday
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  9. 6.0 |   State

    In the era of Spotify, where listening to a record is not the investment it used to be this E.P is a good jumping on point for uninitiated Nine Inch Nailers
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  10. 6.0 |   Exclaim

    Rather than offering a bold new step in Reznor's long, winding career, Not the Actual Events feels more like tentative first steps towards something bigger
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  11. 6.0 |   NOW

    Revives the industrial aggression that made them popular, but not the compelling songwriting
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  12. 5.0 |   Consequence Of Sound

    With a pair of “new major works” planned for release in the New Year, Reznor and Ross are just getting started — and for a warm-up, we could do a lot worse
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