Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Pretty Hate Machine
Pretty Hate Machine, by Nine Inch Nails, was the first Compact Disc I ever bought. I was pretty darn young and it shaped what I listened to for a lot of my formative years. For better or worse.
When I saw there was a newly released 2010 Remastered Edition of Pretty Hate Machine, I knew I couldn't resist. If you're anything like me, listening to Head Like a Hole brings your childhood flooding back in a rush of nostalgia. And it's definitely worth a listen. Compared to the new version, the original sounds like a tinny AM radio.
Pretty Hate Machine is a product of it's time, for sure, and probably doesn't hold up as well as Nine Inch Nails' later works... but man, oh man, does it take me back.