Derek Lakin

Nine Inch Nails: The Slip

the slip If your a NIN (Nine Inch Nails) fan, then you can get their latest record: The Slip completely for free (free as in beer and free as in no DRM) from the official NIN web site.

This new record contains 10 tracks and is just under 45 minutes long in total. Once you’ve provided your email address, you’ll get a link to download the files from. You can choose from MP3, lossless FLAC, and full wave quality audio. You will also be able to get it on CD.

Having downloaded it and listened to it yesterday, I must say I’m quite impressed. I wouldn’t say I was a huge NIN fan, but I’ve come across several of their tracks in the past, which I enjoyed. Some of The Slip was a little slow for my personal taste, but it made great background music while I was working.

NIN are another popular band with a large following to offer their latest work for free on the Internet. Another recent offering was Rainbows by Radiohead, which personally, I thought was awful, but then I guess NIN is much more my style anyway. Love it or hate it, the record is free and personally I see this as a positive trend in the music industry. I’m not saying that all music should be free, we all have to make a living, but making it easier to access/use (no DRM), more affordable, and more available (not tied to any music provider) is a great idea.