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J. Cole - Lost Ones

Thursday, November 11, 2010

NIN - Pretty Hate Machine

Oh hard rock. You're a mysterious friend of mine. For a while I love you, then for a while I hate you. You toy with my emotions and make me feel great when times are good and horrendous when I get to my lowest. A band like NIN can bring out emotions that you never thought you could feel. I think I talked about that a little bit with Downward Spiral when I reviewed that a couple of months ago. This album is right up there on the same plain. This album dropped back in 1989 - and is a nice 3x platinum in the states. For as huge as 'Spiral' was, it only sold an extra million compared to this. With less of a monstrous hit. Whenever I listen to a record by old Trent, I seem to be incredibly impacted by the music. It's like I feel what he wants his audience to feel. It isn't so much just they lyrics, it's also the music accompanying the lyrics. If he wants you to feel down - he has a way to make it so. It's almost as if a spell is cast over you when you put it on your headphones. It's kind of crazy. When I gave very high praise in the last review, follower janis! asked that I get to this one as well. And I'll say, I own this album - have for years. It's VERY hard for me to listen to it a lot - simply because of the emotions it brings out in me. Depending how my mood already is, it could be anger, sadness or even a little motivation to get something done. A track like 'Something I Can Never Have' and the way it haunts me - it always puts me on the path to thinking. Thinking about anything really. I guess you could probably tell - I enjoy this quite a bit. I completely understand that it isn't for everybody - but if you can get through it, it's worth it everytime. If nothing else, see if it has the impact on you as it does me and others I know enjoy it. Listen to it straight up too, no shuffle and no skipping. See how you do. Enjoy!

1. Head Like a Hole
2. Terrible Lie
3. Down in It
4. Sanctified
5. Something I Can Never Have
6. Kinda I Want To
7. Sin
8. That's What I Get
9. Only Time, The
10. Ringfinger
11. Get Down Make Love

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Top 3 Tracks:
1. Something I Can Never Have
2. Head Like A Hole
3. Sanctified

3.75 out of 5 stars