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Pretty Hate Machine (album) by Nine Inch Nails 

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Pretty Hate Machine
Pretty Hate Machine by Nine Inch Nails (1989)
Overall rank: 467th   Overall chart history
Average Rating: 
79/100 (from 403 votes)
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Accolades: Top 10 albums of 1989 (7th)
Top 100 albums of the 1980s (64th)
Top 500 albums of all time (467th)

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Nine Inch Nails bestography

Pretty Hate Machine is ranked 2nd best out of 17 albums by Nine Inch Nails on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Nine Inch Nails is The Downward Spiral which is ranked number 162 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 14,083.

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Members who like this album also like: The Downward Spiral by Nine Inch Nails, Nevermind by Nirvana and In Utero by Nirvana.

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Average Rating: 
79/100 (from 403 votes)
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From souplipton 06/15/2016 02:05
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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From sethmadsen 04/15/2016 02:27
Lyrically and emotionally intense. First half is amazing, second half is somehow lacking (not sure why).
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75/100
From exileonthehell 10/24/2015 22:37
Really good debut, but deserves a higher rating and ranking.
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80/100
From louisjwyatt 07/09/2015 21:02
First time really giving this a proper listen, and damn is it good. I'm actually surprised at how much influence you can hear from 80s hip hop and synth music. Some parts almost sound like Beastie Boys collaborations. Either way, this is a great listen. Not as twisted and dark as Downward Spiral but brilliant in its own way.
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85/100
From Eastwood 02/26/2015 18:52
Good album. Best 10 songs average is 86,3/100 and the album can get good 85/100. Wow, this is an album of the 80ies? Sounds very modern. Best songs are opener "Head like a hole" and "Sanctified" both 90/100. All other songs pretty good 80-85/100.
Genre: Industrial Rock, Electro-Industrial
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From Zalmoxis 04/29/2014 02:54
Excelent album!
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90/100
From camsh 01/16/2014 22:32
Really good. I mean REALLY fucking good.
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From zdwyatt 10/18/2013 19:11
This is industrial music with just enough pop sensibility to be really accessible.
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From Meera 03/13/2013 15:07
Love this fucking album to bits.
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From joedec 09/30/2012 16:34
The album that introduced me to industrial music. In my opinion, Pretty Hate Machine is NIN's best. Standouts include Head Like a Hole, Down In It, Sanctified, Something I Can Never Had, & Sin
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