Trent Reznor attacks Radiohead for download release

Nine Inch Nail says 'In Rainbows' was 'insincere'

Nine Inch Nails mainman Trent Reznor has criticised the unconventional release of Radiohead’s album ‘In Rainbows’, dubbing it “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.