Tuesday March 25, 2008

Astonishingly well written review of Ghosts

For one reason or another, I hesitate to post a single news item about one album review. Perhaps it's the way my eyes glaze over when reading reviews, after implementing an article management system that allowed me to easily document almost every. single. review. for With Teeth, and to a lesser degree, Year Zero. Nonetheless, I was doing some research for an essay I may or may not finish/post about Reznor vs. Radiohead the (lazy) fourth estate, and came across a review of Ghosts I-IV on TinyMixTapes. If you, the dutiful fan, are twisting your face up at the mention of TinyMixTapes but don't know why, it's probably because of this aborted Hershey-squirt of a review they ran back in 2005.

John Jolley's writeup is much more than a review, but does not fail to lend a critical eye to the music, which as he notes, is something that a lot of the press about the album has been guilty of. He spends 1700 or so words introducing some history about NIN, explaining the importance of the method of its release, and lauding the forward direction the music is taking. All kinds of stuff. Anyway, I thought it was a good read.