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I have a number of problems with this Taylor Swift / Nine Inch Nails mashup

So my friend and former colleague David Pierce just tweeted that this mashup of Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off” and Nine Inch Nail’s “Perfect Drug” is the new “Call Me Maybe” / “Head Like A Hole”, and I just want to say that he is wrong, for the following exhaustive list of reasons.

1. The Call Me Maybe mashup is a perfect mix of Reznor’s vocals and Carly Rae Jepson’s backing track; the verse is great, and the chorus is pure gold. The Shake It Off mashup is fine during the verse, but misses when Taylor’s vocals reappear and then totally falls down during the chorus.

2. Perfect Drug has one of the best drum breaks of all time. It is perfect, and unassailable. Whatever this is still has Taylor Swift fake-rapping the words “this sick beat.”…

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After 25 years, Nine Inch Nails’ flawed, brutally honest debut is still worth a listen

Nine Inch Nails’ debut album, Pretty Hate Machine, was released 25 years ago this week — October 20th, to be precise. It’s a pretty big milestone for NIN mastermind Trent Reznor — most who followed his career through the ’90s figured he would flame out in the self-destructive fashion detailed in his lyrics long before making it this far. But Reznor kept it together and has made a career out of continuously growing and mutating his act over the last few decades. Pretty Hate Machine now stands an intimate, personal view of an artist figuring out exactly who he’ll be, finding the key components of his sound, and making some entertaining missteps along the way.

For my part, I can’t wax poetic and pretend the milestone initially meant a lot…

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Listen now to ‘Came Back Haunted,’ first Nine Inch Nails single in four years

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The first single from the upcoming Nine Inch Nails album Hesitation Marks is streaming on Soundcloud, giving fans an early taste ahead of the song’s official release on Thursday. “Came Back Haunted” is a more mature sound for the band — Reznor’s subdued vocals float over a pulsing, minimal backdrop as the groove ebbs and flows over the course of the 5-minute track.

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Hard Candy by Yan Rui: Jewelry inspired by Eastern reincarnation philosophy, Nine Inch Nails and more

Hard Candy by Yan Rui

by Alessandro De Toni In the last few years Beijing’s Central Academy of Fine Arts has become an epicenter of the capital’s creativity, producing an array of talented artists and designers each year. Included among the group of elite graduates is Yan Rui, who after finishing her studies at CAFA…

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90 Seconds on The Verge: webOS, Mobile World Congress, and Nine Inch Nails

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January 2009: Palm announces webOS and the Pre smartphone… June 2009: Palm Pre launches… April 2010: HP acquires Palm… July 2011: HP TouchPad Launches… August 2011: HP kills TouchPad and webOS phones… HP TouchPad fire sale! Price dropped to just $ 99 for 16GB model… December 2011: HP says webOS will become open source… September 2012: Open webOS reaches version 1.0… October 2012: LG rumored to be working on Open webOS-powered TV… Now: HP sells off webOS to LG.

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