While this isn't his best record, it is outstanding on principle alone. Plenty of musicians have shown appreciative gestures to their fans with free releases, but it seems that those releases usually consist of b-sides , remixes, so on and so on. That said, I have to think that for Reznor to give his fans - devoted and casual alike - a record of such (even 'higher than high') quality; a passionately ferocious and whole work, has set him apart in today's popular culture. Without a doubt, there is no person in the music business that I respect more. And I'm convinced that Reznor has the utmost respect for each and every of his fans in the same way. It would be one thing if these songs were mediocre, or if there were hits and misses here. But all things considered, this is a fantastic record that is surprisingly consistent and heartfelt, and that's why I feel confident in my opinion of Reznor as a person.
I am eagerly anticipating the new tour, as well as this deluxe package.