Trent Reznor: Kanye West's 'Ye' Album Sucked

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As Nine Inch Nails releases its new "Bad Witch" EP today (Friday, June 22nd), front man Trent Reznor sat down with Blabbermouth to take shots at other artists and the state of U.S. politics in his recent interviews.

While speaking to The Guardian about the future of rock music and Kanye West's new album:

“How many Kanye West thinkpieces have the Guardian done in the last fucking month?” he asks. Er, a few. “The guy’s lost his f*cking mind: that’s the thinkpiece. His record sucked, and that’s it. He has made great shit; he’s not in a great place right now.” So you’d like the conversation to be wider? “It would be nice, but there’s no appetite.”

Reznor also spoke about the state of the U.S., remarking: "It feels like things are coming unhinged, socially and culturally. The rise of Trumpism, of tribalism; the celebration of stupidity. I'm ashamed, on a world stage, at what we must look like as a culture... It doesn't feel like we've advanced. I think you're seeing the fall of the empire of America in real time, before your eyes."