Album review: How to Destroy Angels' 'How to Destroy Angels'
Yet as songs go, tracks such as "The Space in Between," "Fur-Lined" and the seven-minute "A Drowning" rank among Reznor's least compelling; even with Maandig's appealingly breathy vocals, they often seem like outtakes from NIN's recent instrumental set, "Ghosts I-IV." One exception is "BBB," in which Maandig (a former member of L.A.'s West Indian Girl) coos, "Listen to the sound of my big black boots," over a funky electro-goth groove punctuated by what appears to be a group of foot soldiers on the move. It's the rare moment that combines Reznor's old tune-craft with some of his old humor.
— Mikael Wood
How to Destroy Angels
"How to Destroy Angels"
(The Null Corporation)
Two and a half stars
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