Pretty Hate Machine (album) by Nine Inch Nails

Pretty Hate Machine
Pretty Hate Machine by Nine Inch Nails
Year: 1989
Overall rank: 477th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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79/100 (from 562 votes)
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Award Top 10 albums of 1989 (7th)
Award Top 100 albums of the 1980s (67th)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (477th)
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Nine Inch Nails bestography

Pretty Hate Machine is ranked 2nd best out of 21 albums by Nine Inch Nails on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Nine Inch Nails is The Downward Spiral which is ranked number 143 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 12,561.

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79/100 (from 562 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 2% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a mean average rating of 79.0/100. The trimmed mean (excluding outliers) is 79.5/100. The standard deviation for this album is 15.0.

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90/100
From 01/08/2020 04:55
A terrific and really hard to categorize debut.
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70/100
From 06/27/2019 18:07
Really good debut album.

Favorites: Head Like A Hole, Terrible Lie, Down In It, Something I Can Never Have, Sin.
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80/100
From 02/22/2019 18:12
Lyrics from angsty/edgy Trent are little corny, but I really liked synth-pop music and dancy beats.
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From 01/15/2019 03:23
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
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75/100
From 12/07/2018 15:47
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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From 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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85/100
From 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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From 10/24/2015 22:37
Really good debut, but deserves a higher rating and ranking.
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From 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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Best Albums of 1989
1. Doolittle by Pixies
2. The Stone Roses by The Stone Roses
3. Disintegration by The Cure
4. Paul's Boutique by Beastie Boys
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