Pretty Hate Machine (studio album) by Nine Inch Nails
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The best album by Nine Inch Nails is The Downward Spiral which is ranked number 147 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 11,517.
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I've liked this album since its release. Very interesting.
Excellent album. Head like a hole is a great opener setting the tone for the rest of the album. A brilliant track one side one. The rest of the album is really solid, no filler tracks. Succinct and to the point.
I definitely seem to get more personal enjoyment out of this synth-pop sound than what comes in the albums thereafter.
A terrific and really hard to categorize debut.
Really good debut album.
Favorites: Head Like A Hole, Terrible Lie, Down In It, Something I Can Never Have, Sin.
Lyrics from angsty/edgy Trent are little corny, but I really liked synth-pop music and dancy beats.
One of my all time favorite albums. I'm biased in the sense that I went to a lot of warehouse clubs in Detroit around the time this came out and several of these tracks got a lot of play time. This and Ministry's A Land of Rape and Honey the year prior really put their stamp on industrial music for me
Nine Inch Nails was a direct result of the synth pop era of the 80s. They brought a sound that was lacking at that moment, inspired by the alternative route, they took the dark turn.
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Pretty Hate Machine is Nine Inch Nail's first album, and it is awesome. Much dancier than any other NIN record, Pretty Hate Machine mixes synthpop with the industrial influences that would dominate the rest of his work. However, this album is not lacking in humanity, but incorporates it in the lyrics seamlessly with the industrial dance music beneath. "Head Like A Hole" is a classic, but the song that best showed Trent's potential is "Something I Could Never Have". An excellent album, and even though his subsequent releases wouldn't adapt this same sound, I think it's an incredible debut.
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