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    Controversial HTDA Opinions

    Like Controversial NIN Opinions except with HTDA. Who would have guessed?

    A cover is usually never an artist's best work, but I would say that IYLSE is the best HTDA track by far.

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    IYLSE? is pretty damn amazing.

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    2010 EP is stronger than ___An_____Omen_______EP___ and Welcome Oblivion combined

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    That we are still going to get official audio from the Chicago show for the fan bluray.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BenAkenobi View Post
    2010 EP is stronger than ___An_____Omen_______EP___ and Welcome Oblivion combined
    bump bump.

    i agree.

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    Experimentation.ogg
    If these samples were actually used to create real songs HTDA would be a lot better. Even though it still is great.
    I would love something; ANYTHING else that sounded like YZ. Those samples were full of YZ.

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    HTDA is over.

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    officially?

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    Quote Originally Posted by elevenism View Post
    HTDA is over.
    Is this an opinion or was there some sort of announcement?

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    Quote Originally Posted by buckaroo View Post
    Is this an opinion or was there some sort of announcement?
    it's an opinion. it's a guess.

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    @eversonpoe i sincerely hope i'm wrong. i really fucking do.

    but the goddamn website is dead, for instance...

    the fucking remaining shirts are on CLEARANCE on NIN.com

    not exactly the actions of a like thriving rock act, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by elevenism View Post
    @eversonpoe i sincerely hope i'm wrong. i really fucking do.

    but the goddamn website is dead, for instance...

    the fucking remaining shirts are on CLEARANCE on NIN.com

    not exactly the actions of a like thriving rock act, right?
    i hope you're wrong, too. but i understand why you came to that conclusion. maybe they'll be re-branding!

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    Quote Originally Posted by eversonpoe View Post
    i hope you're wrong, too. but i understand why you came to that conclusion. maybe they'll be re-branding!
    i hope to god we get an ep or something to coincide with twin peaks.

    I've been listening to the LP every time i drive for a couple of months now, and realizing just how incredible it was.

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    Quote Originally Posted by elevenism View Post
    HTDA is over.
    I'd be 100% okay with that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thefragile_jake View Post
    I'd be 100% okay with that.
    It was a self indulgent circle jerk project anyways.

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    HTDA is awesome, and if you can't enjoy it, guess you don't get cake. NO CAKE FOR YOU.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tony.parente View Post
    It was a self indulgent circle jerk project anyways.
    i completely agree. the horrible videos, the wafer thin vocals ... just no.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kel View Post
    i completely agree. the horrible videos, the wafer thin vocals ... just no.
    Not sure if sarcastic or not.

    If not sarcastic, rewatch How Long? video.

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    not sarcastic. just not my thing. the video where trent is dead ... or something ... was just awful. and as tony said, it always felt self indulgent to me.
    Last edited by kel; 03-05-2017 at 06:50 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kel View Post
    not sarcastic. just not my thing. the video where trent is dead ... or something ... was just awful. and as tony said, it always felt self indulgent to me.
    Art is self-indulgent. Trent has said on many occasions that his focus has always been on what HE wants to do as an artist at any given time. Most artists make art to please themselves. You're free to like it or dislike it, but saying it's self-indulgent is pointless.

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    i get it. art *is* self indulgent. maybe that's not the right way to describe what turns me off about it. the vocals are a breathy whisper at best, *i* don't think the videos are good ... i don't like it. of course this place is crawling with people who do. i just don't. no big.
    Last edited by kel; 03-05-2017 at 09:08 PM.

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    How are y'all gonna face palm a 4 month old comment like that lol

    HTDA was a failed experiment, at least they tried

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    Quote Originally Posted by tony.parente View Post
    How are y'all gonna face palm a 4 month old comment like that lol

    HTDA was a failed experiment, at least they tried
    how was it a failure?

    - the music was gorgeous
    - the videos were really cool (love you, @kel but you're wrong)
    - the live show was one of the most incredible things i've ever seen*
    - mariqueen's voice is outstanding and suited the music so well, and was also a perfect compliment to trent's
    - ATTICUS

    *i haven't seen NIN live since the NINJA tour

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    Quote Originally Posted by tony.parente View Post
    How are y'all gonna face palm a 4 month old comment like that lol

    HTDA was a failed experiment, at least they tried
    How many failed experiments get a debut album on the Billboard top 50?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sheepdean View Post
    How many failed experiments get a debut album on the Billboard top 50?
    One involving Trent Reznor after nin "quit".

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    Quote Originally Posted by tony.parente View Post
    One involving Trent Reznor after nin "quit".
    With two EPs before that, there was enough people to decide if they liked them or not, I really doubt anyone bought WO not liking the band, so the bandwagoning was over. And it's really not like they've stopped, but Q's been pretty clear kids > music

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    Quote Originally Posted by tony.parente View Post
    HTDA was a failed experiment, at least they tried
    Read: "I didn't like it, so it must be a failure."

    It was definitely not a failure though. The music was well received, as was the tour they did and the videos they produced.

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    I hope that whatever future material they release is closer to the debut EP's sound than Welcome Oblivion's. In general I think they're a band that's better of with a leaner tracklist and sound. Welcome Oblivion still just seems too long to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kleiner352 View Post
    I hope that whatever future material they release is closer to the debut EP's sound than Welcome Oblivion's.
    Doubtful. I remember Trent mentioned in a couple interviews at the time that the EP was probably too close to the Nine Inch Nails sound, and that any music they did in the future would be trying to distance itself from that sound a bit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BRoswell View Post
    Doubtful. I remember Trent mentioned in a couple interviews at the time that the EP was probably too close to the Nine Inch Nails sound, and that any music they did in the future would be trying to distance itself from that sound a bit.
    Funny enough I found that Welcome Oblivion was far more close to NIN than the self-titled was.

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