Technology has come a long way since 1989 and Trent Reznor has always been ahead of the curve in utilizing it. Whether live, in the studio, at retail or in social networking Trent has always used the most up to date gadgets and applications available. Way back in 1989 he pretty much single-handedly created the debut Nine Inch Nails album Pretty Hate Machine. I remember looking at the credits and seeing NIN is Trent Reznor, that impressed the Hell out of me. It was a college dorm room staple and a gateway ‘industrial’ album to boot.
The record is the perfect blend of industrial sonics and pop sensibility. Sure a lot of the hardcore industrial fans stuck their noses up at it in public, but you know they cranked it up when they were alone at home in their dark basements.
The 2010 remastered version brings each pop, click, skronk, squeal and scream into crystal clear focus. If you’ve played this record as many times as I have you’ll immediately hear things you never really noticed before, always the sign of a good remaster. Don’t get rid of your original version because I think it has its charm. But if you loved it when it came out you’ll love this version…maybe even more.
Available as CD, Vinyl and Digital…