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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 26 Mixes For Cash
Muze Music Compilations Black Heart Retrospective
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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