Nine Inch Nail says 'In Rainbows' was 'insincere'
Reznor’s comments come a week Nine Inch Nails released a set of instrumental tracks ‘Ghosts I-IV’ that included a similar free download option.
Yesterday (March 12), the band’s website had processed 781,917 transactions, and had sold out of the 2,500 box sets being sold for $300, according to the Chicago Tribune.
However, speaking on the subject of Radiohead to American TV Network ABC, Reznor said: “What they (Radiohead) did was a cool thing. But if you look at what they did, though, it was very much a bait and switch to get you to pay for a MySpace-quality stream. There’s nothing wrong with that – I but don’t see that as a big revolution [that] they’re kinda getting credit for.”
Reznor added: “What they did right: they surprised the world with a new record, and it was available digitally first. What they did wrong: by making it such a low quality thing, not even including artwork … to me that feels insincere.”
Unlike Radiohead after the release of ‘In Rainbows’, Reznor decided to make his album’s sales figures public.