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Album: Pretty Hate Machine
# Song Title   Time
1)    Head Like a Hole
2)    Terrible Lie
3)    Down in It
4)    Sanctified
5)    Something I Can Never Have
6)    Kinda I Want To
7)    Sin
8)    That's What I Get
9)    Only Time, The
10)    Ringfinger
 
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Performer Notes
  • Nine Inch Nails: Trent Reznor (vocals, various instruments).
  • Additional personnel includes: Richard Patrick (guitar); Chris Vrenna (drums).
  • Personnel: Trent Reznor (programming).
  • Recording information: Blackwing, London; Roundhouse, London; Synchro Sound, Boston, MA; The Right Track, Cleveland, OH; Unique, NY.
  • Photographer: Jeffrey Silverthorne.
  • Arranger: Trent Reznor.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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]...no real messiahs....Reznor assumed that position...with subhuman slips of the tongue and those patented screaming, 'gated' guitars..."

Kerrang (Magazine) (p.53) - "Fusing huge hooks and a colossal rhythmic punch to desolate lyrics..."
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