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    Did anyone else catch this at the end?

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    so initially I had only listened to the song twice over the period of 2 days..but then parts of the song were playing in my head in the shower... it's so catchy.... So now I keep listening to it. fuck. it's actually a damn good song.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cashpiles View Post
    There is not 1 NIN song from the past 12 years that I ever listen to. The Fragile is immature. TDS and With Teeth are the only albums that endure for me. That's where I am in the state of NIN.

    Less Than is super generic NIN. This is my opinion. It's just absolutely generic.

    NIN is no longer part of my musical ecosystem. To me it's that group that I listened to in high school. Trent's lyrics are atrocious. Absolutely atrocious. That's my opinion. Less Than merges atrocious generic lyrics with super generic NINian song structure and sound.

    I don't know why NIN gets a pass with most music critics. Fancy production does not equal good songs. All Trent has is sound design talent now as far as I'm concerned. Hang up the gloves Trent. It's over. Create sounds for younger artists to use. Your formula is tired. Your age has limited your range. Your brain has lost its neuroplasticity. I feel embarassed listening to cheesy "superhero" themes shit out by Trent again and again since the year 2000. Deep, Less Than, all of Year Zero, Came Back Haunted...

    Rant over. NIF. Nine Inch Fails.


    Quote Originally Posted by cashpiles View Post
    so initially I had only listened to the song twice over the period of 2 days..but then parts of the song were playing in my head in the shower... it's so catchy.... So now I keep listening to it. fuck. it's actually a damn good song.
    Sooo, does this mean they're back to being Nine Inch Fails Nails again?

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    I haven't had a single NIN song stuck in my head this much since Year Zero. I am so excited by what's going on right now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Detunez View Post
    A belgian magazine about video games featured the new Nin song on their frontpage.

    https://www.9lives.be/video/nine-inc...met-videogames



    Polybius is an interesting game, it is part of a legend which states that the FBI used a hypnotizing addictive game to brainwash people back when Arcade machines where still a thing.


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    Did anybody else notice the whistle like sound starting from 1:66 up to 2:00 in the song ?
    yeah i've been thinking about this the past few days, the "Polybius" legend is famous for its "Mind Control / Mind Altering" abilities, could this not fit in to a new ARG?


    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polybius_(video_game)

    http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/20...arcade-cabinet


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    Just back from my holidays and only managed a few listens so will wait before I make my judgements but it's quite catchy and feels in line with the recent NIN sound.

    Some good news is my TF Deviations and NTAE Physical Components arrived while I was away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Twiggy View Post
    Just back from my holidays and only managed a few listens so will wait before I make my judgements but it's quite catchy and feels in line with the recent NIN sound.

    Some good news is my TF Deviations and NTAE Physical Components arrived while I was away.
    you received the physical component from the UK Store ? :O

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    Quote Originally Posted by chuenthez View Post
    you received the physical component from the UK Store ? :O
    I ordered from the UK Store but it seems the packages have been sent from the US, but I was assuming this was the case for all unless they had different distribution locations.

    I love the Less Than video, a simple but cool idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Twiggy View Post
    I ordered from the UK Store but it seems the packages have been sent from the US, but I was assuming this was the case for all unless they had different distribution locations.
    Actually no, some other guys who ordered from the UK store (including me) haven't received the physical component along with Deviations. (Anyway that's not the good topic for me to talk about this but good to know)

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    Quote Originally Posted by chuenthez View Post
    Actually no, some other guys who ordered from the UK store (including me) haven't received the physical component along with Deviations. (Anyway that's not the good topic for me to talk about this but good to know)
    I would contact Sandbag about it. But hopefully your copies arrive soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Twiggy View Post
    I would contact Sandbag about it. But hopefully your copies arrive soon.
    We already did, with "funny" answers like "we don't have it, we wait for a refill"...

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    heheeh, i guess a few issues with it. I was surprised mine showed up as I thought I would be chasing it still.

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    Less Than video has over 1,000,000 views now! Yay!

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    I get the nin chills all over my body from this song every damn time I listen to it.



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    I've been home sick for the past 2 days, so I've been watching Less Than & Add Violence on repeat looking for clues. A big K shows up in the Less Than video, just like the big K on the panel. Not sure of the link but it's there. I was trying to screenshot various imagery of Less Than, incredibly hard to capture. It's interesting she is playing Polybius on an old box tv, one most likely used in pre YZ timeframe? I've also spent the last 2 days refamiliarizing myself on YZ history, numbers, timeline, sites. The only site working is Art Is Resistance...but it's weird as fuck. First of all, when you type in artistesistance.com ; Artis Resistance - Making a New Stance pulls up. You continue to read a bunch of run on sentences with incorrect spelling and punctuation, as if the author was the same of all of those Nigerian Prince scam emails. You read about coupons, can click links to Best Buy and Paychex. Continue on to read a strange article regarding the hair cutting industry, and finally an odd image of a paint palette suggesting there is no need to resist art anymore. You can also leave a comment and provide your email (which I did- no response). The paint palette blown up is interesting, lots of shadows that make out hazy words, but visibly, another big K is apparent. I tried clicking on every single thing on this page, nothing. Mixing up the capital red letters, I got as far as THIS CANT BURN but I'm left with an extra O. No websites work out for makinganewstance or anything I tried to muster up. I could very well be chasing my tail over nothing, the delirium my fever brought on- another factor. It's probably nothing, but maybe it's something. Maybe I don't understand how 'dead' websites work or link information. Still interesting that at the bottom of the page it is active as of 2017 under Artis Resistance. PS - hello everyone, I'm a ghost of ets past.
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    This song is a grower for me. It didn't mesh into my tastes quite readily. It sounded like it was too much like the things I like, trying too hard to emulate something of that vein, but not quite making it. However, in the last two days, it's been stuck in my head, on repeat, even as I listen to all the other songs.
    Last edited by mostlymad; 07-19-2017 at 06:55 PM. Reason: o

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    Hi, anybody speaks English much here? :-)

    LESS THAN, less than... what? Is this deliberately open, or does it have some specific meaning?

    (I'm trying to understand english lyrics since 1988 - who would forget when Black Celebration appears at home - but sometimes I wonder.)

    Btw, at first I had suspicion that this is mastered way too loud (and it is) and it is too straightforward, but the song RULEZ! :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Substance242 View Post
    Hi, anybody speaks English much here? :-)

    LESS THAN, less than... what? Is this deliberately open, or does it have some specific meaning?

    (I'm trying to understand english lyrics since 1988 - who would forget when Black Celebration appears at home - but sometimes I wonder.)

    Btw, at first I had suspicion that this is mastered way too loud (and it is) and it is too straightforward, but the song RULEZ! :-)
    It seems deliberately left open. A trick singers do to keep an audience relating to songs. However, I think I've seen it mentioned that TR has impostor syndrome, and think it links a bit to that feeling. At least, I get the sense it's being a little mean-spirited, asking "did it fix what was wrong with you?" like that.

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    This song is great in so many ways. Has anyone else already mentioned the perhaps obvious reference to Bret Easton Ellis' "Less Than Zero"? Not the superficial adaptation into a movie, but the actual novel.

    Last edited by hobochic; 08-08-2017 at 06:57 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Substance242 View Post
    LESS THAN, less than... what?
    Well, less than whatever the current benchmark of being worthy consists of. Less smart, less attractive, less interesting than whatever is currently demanded by all of our surroundings.

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    This video contains some interesting info on the video game Polybius, pertaining to the music video Less Than.
    The Angry Video Game Nerd - Polybius Episode 150
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x4hktqhBpzY
    Last edited by OSLIN; 10-26-2017 at 01:39 PM. Reason: Video isn't about NIN's music video just the game that is referenced in the music video

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    Quote Originally Posted by OSLIN View Post
    This video pertains some interesting info on the video game Polybius, pertaining to the the music video Less Than.
    The Angry Video Game Nerd - Polybius Episode 150
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x4hktqhBpzY
    I think that was just a clip from the game itself.

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    I always thought of the "Are you less than" as similar to The Becoming "killing away all my bad parts" ....

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    Quote Originally Posted by HWB View Post
    I think that was just a clip from the game itself.
    Yeah, it just tells a little bit of the history of the game which may show what NIN is reflecting a little in that video. I just found it interesting, most of the video is just a joke. I found the first 4 minutes rather entertaining when it came to the history of the game.

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