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MR|Review – How To Destroy Angels’ "Free Digital" EP

5 June 2010 in MR|Review

It’s hard to imagine a passionate How To Destroy Angels fan.

How to Destroy Angels - EP - Digital Cover Art.jpg Must-hear!
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Owww! My ears!

As favorably inclined as I am toward Trent Reznor’s work, there’s just not much I can recommend here; the “How To Destroy Angels” EP resembles nothing so much as “The Fragile” b-sides, albeit with a better signal-to-noise ratio.

On the other hand, the good news is that the creative partnership between Trent and Mariqueen Maandig works at a fundamental level, and has potential for the future. Concept’s solid, it’s the execution that fails here. There’s just not enough cool ideas to work with as in NIN’s better material, and what is here hasn’t been used to maximum effect. The result is slightly noisy chillout music; fine, I guess, but nothing I can get excited about. -h

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