After 25 years and eight albums, Trent Reznor is finally working out his shit. The unexpectedly vulnerable "Hesitation Marks" lives in the shadows of his demons -- the fear of relapse, suspicion of his partner, delusions of both grandeur and insignificance -- but it's on the path out of the forest. "I am home/I am free," he sings on "Everything," a straightforward rock song in a major key that's unlike anything in his catalog.

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