Most Nine Inch Nails fans are familiar with Trent Reznor's penchant for filling the lengthy gaps between his albums with numerous singles. Now, don't read that as some kind of lazy attempt at an insult; some of my favorite Nine Inch Nails releases are in fact singles. Unfortunately, I can't count Every Day is Exactly the Same among them.
Why not? Of course your mileage may vary, but I just didn't consider the songs off of With Teeth a strong enough foundation upon which to build a tower of remixes. The enjoyable aspect of a successful single, for me at least, is in listening to some already excellent songs being ripped apart and put back together in interesting new ways, sometimes leading to something even greater than the source material itself. But this time around the original songs were only able to generate a lukewarm response from me in the first place, and, sadly, the remixed versions did little to alter that.
I did enjoy the Photek Straight Mix of âThe Hand that Feeds,â but that may be because itâs little more than an extended version of the original song, which I personally considered one of the stronger tracks off of With Teeth. Whatâs left are four other remixes that I didnât particularly care for, and the original album version of âEvery Day is Exactly the Same,â which you most likely have already heard a thousand times if youâre reading this.
Unless youâre one of those collectors who are hell bent on owning every Nine Inch Nails release (and I know youâre out there) I suggest giving this one a pass.