Earlier this week I picked up the new Nine Inch Nails album, Year Zero. It's a very "noisy" record, lots of electronic sounds are blended into the music.
This is a strange concept album, set 15 years in America's future where society is more controlled, ala George Orwell's 1984, but by using cutting edge technology. There are a number of web sites that tie in with this setting, including one on a water additive called Parepin. There are a whole bunch of articles set in this dystopian future. The Year Zero trailer contains footage of the Presence, a great hand that reaches out of the sky.
All told, it's very eerie stuff. If you like hard electronic music, then this album is for you...otherwise, you'll probably hate it almost immediately.