I heard about this album from a friend over at damnthatscool.com. The album is pretty good, the overall ton and styling of Trent Reznor add an interesting element to the vocals and rhymes of Saul Williams. I must also note that they’re following the same route that Radiohead did which is allow you to pay what you feel like paying except that Trent and Saul give you the option to just download the album. I wanted to check it out before buying and now I feel compelled to buy it now.
Overall the album stands to be pretty decent. There’s a few notable songs, such as the remake of Sunday Bloody Sunday, Tr(n)igger, and Skin Of a Drum. The album is slow to start, opening with Black History Month and Convict Colony. If you can make it past the first couple of songs though, you’re in the clear.
You can almost feel that Trent is controlling Saul in how his vocals and feelings of the songs play out. With the grittiness of album spinning around intricate lyrics and industrialized samples it feels as though the collaboration didn’t go to waste. It’s a fresh breath of air compared to a lot of the hip-hop stylings that have been polluting the airways.