Ghosts I-IV

Label
Nine Inch Nails
Release date
8 Apr 2008
Running length
36 tracks
Running time
109:45

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    Track     Duration Listeners
1 1 Ghosts I 2:48 163,140
2 2 Ghosts I 3:15 125,555
3 3 Ghosts I 3:50 116,876
4 4 Ghosts I 2:12 110,484
5 5 Ghosts I 2:51 118,356
6 6 Ghosts I 4:17 100,332
7 7 Ghosts I 2:00 104,668
8 8 Ghosts I 2:55 98,054
9 9 Ghosts I 2:46 116,553
10 10 Ghosts II 2:39 76,579
11 11 Ghosts II 2:17 77,643
12 12 Ghosts II 2:17 77,652
13 13 Ghosts II 3:12 82,435
14 14 Ghosts II 3:05 75,320
15 15 Ghosts II 1:53 74,377
16 16 Ghosts II 2:29 71,489
17 17 Ghosts II 2:12 75,460
18 18 Ghosts II 5:14 71,725
19 19 Ghosts III 2:11 70,295
20 20 Ghosts III 3:39 69,483
21 21 Ghosts III 2:52 68,165
22 22 Ghosts III 2:30 68,042
23 23 Ghosts III 2:43 64,443
24 24 Ghosts III 2:39 65,971
25 25 Ghosts III 1:58 68,653
26 26 Ghosts III 2:26 64,850
27 27 Ghosts III 2:50 62,298
28 28 Ghosts IV 5:22 71,919
29 29 Ghosts IV 2:54 62,745
30 30 Ghosts IV 2:58 61,897
31 31 Ghosts IV 2:25 62,522
32 32 Ghosts IV 4:25 60,498
33 33 Ghosts IV 4:00 58,466
34 34 Ghosts IV 5:53 64,699
35 35 Ghosts IV 3:30 57,162
36 36 Ghosts IV 2:18 64,135

About this album

Ghosts I–IV (also known as Halo 26) is the seventh major studio release by American industrial rock act Nine Inch Nails and was released on March 2, 2008. The album contains 36 instrumental tracks and is the first album from Nine Inch Nails following its announcement that the band had severed its ties with Interscope Records and intended to release future material independently. The final release is presented as four nine-track instrumental EPs. The tracks do not have names, and are identified only by their track listing, position, and album art. The team behind the project featured Nine Inch Nails front man Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross, and Alan Moulder, with instrumental contributions from Alessandro Cortini, Adrian Belew, and Brian Viglione.

The album was released under a Creative Commons license, and in a variety of different packages at different price points, including a US$300 “Ultra-Deluxe Limited Edition”.The album was initially released digitally on the Nine Inch Nails official website without any prior advertisement or promotion. Via the official Nine Inch Nails YouTube profile, a user-generated “film festival” was announced, where fans were invited to visually interpret the album’s music and post their results.The retail version of the album was the first album to be released by Reznor’s completely independent label The Null Corporation.

Critical reception of the album has generally been favorable, its unorthodox release attracting positive comments from many news agencies. Much coverage of Ghosts I–IV has compared it to the digital-download releases of Radiohead’s In Rainbows as well as Saul Williams’ The Inevitable Rise and Liberation of NiggyTardust!.

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  • rokrr16

    My favorite NIN work. Not really NIN, more Trent, but still.

    20 Sep 7:17am Reply
  • AuroraPowderGas

    @blacknail More like personal Analords

    7 Sep 5:31pm Reply
  • schrimy

    32 Ghosts IV <З

    4 Sep 1:26pm Reply
  • schrimy

    12 Ghosts II <3

    29 Aug 7:21am Reply
  • blacknail

    Trent Reznor's very own Selected Ambient Works Volume II.

    31 Mar 3:33pm Reply
  • thrillseeker01

    I feel the same way abt these tracks as I do abt some of Boards Of Canada`s work: I just wish all the tracks were longer.Anyone else ?

    21 Mar 10:16am Reply
  • louismadsen

    fucking awesome

    26 Dec 2013 Reply
  • edanielsen

    Very interesting, NiN are a creative bunch!

    27 Sep 2013 Reply
  • Siberiandreamer

    Very cool; but I do prefer him to mix up instrumental tracks with the ones with vocals.

    20 Jul 2013 Reply
  • electricnet

    One of the absolute best albums to write to. So good.

    16 Jun 2013 Reply
  • mijji

    Perfect music for concentrating on reading math. Probably not what Trent had in mind when making this album but... Anyways.

    1 Jun 2013 Reply
  • The_SchizoidMan

    Industrial Brian Eno.

    4 Apr 2013 Reply
  • silverlage

    1-3

    14 Mar 2013 Reply
  • flagran12

    Ghosts showed that Trent's real gift is production. It wouldn't bother me if he did stuff like this for the rest of his career.

    21 Feb 2013 Reply
  • Scantily

    Why have I been avoiding this for so long? This is simply amazing!! Surely one of his best works. :)

    14 Feb 2013 Reply
  • Thonydef

    He made a stand against bad big business and even nearly won a commercial Award for it. I don't see how anyone can say this album is a fail. He is the split from the record companies pushing Bullshit to where the Fans and the Artists have the say. Beautiful album

    27 Jan 2013 Reply
  • lyrik_raydio

    Phenomenal.

    14 Jan 2013 Reply
  • sentenza338

    baggage of Trent's vocals and bad lyrics

    11 Jan 2013 Reply
  • anniemann101

    art. love this album. <333

    7 Dec 2012 Reply
  • Blvd_Nights

    This is such a great release. It's the closest thing to a Fragile mind frame Trent has been since his return, there are a lot of epic mood pieces on this that would work as full songs if given the chance. I just love the variety of this album. I would love to see the next Nine Inch Nails record have a sound like this but with lyrics and such.

    30 Oct 2012 Reply
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