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Pretty Hate Machine (Original Version CD 1 of 1
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Format: CD
Sku: 222221440
UPC: 602527746999
UPC 14: 00602527746999
Release Date: 7/12/2011
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Head Like a Hole ~ Nine Inch Nails
2. Terrible Lie ~ Nine Inch Nails
3. Down In It ~ Nine Inch Nails
4. Sanctified ~ Nine Inch Nails
5. Something I Can Never Have ~ Nine Inch Nails
6. Kinda I Want To ~ Nine Inch Nails
7. Sin ~ Nine Inch Nails
8. That's What I Get ~ Nine Inch Nails
9. Only Time, The ~ Nine Inch Nails
10. Ringfinger ~ Nine Inch Nails

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Nine Inch Nails: Trent Reznor (vocals, various instruments).
Muze PNote Additional personnel includes: Richard Patrick (guitar); Chris Vrenna (drums).
Muze PNote Personnel: Trent Reznor (programming).
Muze PNote Recording information: Blackwing, London; Roundhouse, London; Synchro Sound, Boston, MA; The Right Track, Cleveland, OH; Unique, NY.
Muze PNote Photographer: Jeffrey Silverthorne.
Muze PNote Arranger: Trent Reznor.
Muze PNote Although Nine Inch Nails mastermind Trent Reznor became the poster boy for industrial rock in the early 1990s, his '89 debut, PRETTY HATE MACHINE, actually has a stronger foothold in '80s synth-pop. The guitar-heavy opener, "Head Like a Hole," is the most aggressive track on the album and proved to be the signature song for Reznor's initial breakthrough, but much of the disc sounds like Depeche Mode in a particularly bad mood.
Muze PNote All of the tracks on PRETTY HATE MACHINE are based on synthesizer lines and programmed beats, with other elements--such as the distinctive bass on "Sanctified" and sampled explosions on "That's What I Get"--filling out the sound. Despite Reznor's morose lyrics, a number of HATE MACHINE's finest moments are energetic dance tunes, particularly "Down in It" and the surging "Sin." Oddly enough, Reznor's fiercer--and seemingly less accessible--subsequent work (the BROKEN EP and THE DOWNWARD SPIRAL) led directly to his mainstream success, but PRETTY HATE MACHINE reveals where the Nine Inch Nails aesthetic started out.

Producer: Flood; John Fryer; Adrian Sherwood; Keith LeBlanc; Trent Reznor

Compilation Appearances

Muze Music Compilations Natural Born Killers (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations The Slip (Limited Edition+DVD)

Associated Artists and Works

Natural Born Killers [Original Soundtrack] [PA] ~ Original Soundtrack
Rockabye Baby!
Ya Baby String Quartet (The)
Ya Baby! String Quartet
Ya Baby!!! String Quartet

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 07/12/2011
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 1989
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 2774699
Music Label Name Label : Universal Music
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00602527746999

Professional Reviews

Q (3/91)
- 4 Stars - Excellent "NIN scans the spectrum of modern dance...Reznor's panoramic vision is both admirably adventurous and yet accessible."

Alternative Press (7/95, p.77)
- Ranked #7 in AP's list of the 'Top 99 Of '85-'95' - "...fulfilled what had merely been the prophetic rumblings of industrial music....before PRETTY HATE MACHINE, [industrial had] real messiahs....Reznor assumed that position...with subhuman slips of the tongue and those patented screaming, 'gated' guitars..."

Kerrang (Magazine)
- "Fusing huge hooks and a colossal rhythmic punch to desolate lyrics..."

Product Attributes

Product attributeArtist:   Nine Inch Nails
Product attributeLabel:   Universal Music Group
Product attributeMusic Format:   Compact Disc
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