He calls them insincere...
Daniel Melia

12:59 13th March 2008

Trent Reznor has attacked Radiohead over the digital release of ‘In Rainbows’ calling them “insincere”.

Despite the fact that NiN recently followed in Radiohead’s footsteps by releasing new album ‘Ghosts’ digitally Reznor says he still has a few problems with the Oxford quintets release.

The main problem he has with ‘In Rainbows’ is the quality of the download version which he described as “low qulaity”.

Speaking to ABC he said: "What they did was a cool thing; I think the way they parlayed it into a marketing gimmick has certainly been shrewd.

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 as a way to promote a very traditional record sale."

He added: "There's nothing wrong with that - I but don't see that as a big revolution [that] they're kinda getting credit for."

"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."

Reznor has grossed in the region of $750,000 from the sale of the deluxe edition of ‘Ghsosts’ which sold out despite costing $300.

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