Trent Reznor

Nine Inch Nails - Pretty Hate Machine by Rollie Agado

I had originally intended to pen this entry at 4:00am on May 20th...  not only had I been up for nearly 22 straight hours by that point - but I was also in a horrible mood because of work.

My co-workers and I all took turns picking out music to listen to...  when my turn came around, I decided to play Pretty Hate Machine.

An album I didn't really go out of my way to listen to because there were a number of people who I really didn't like that were really into Nine Inch Nails.

It turned out to be my favorite album by the band...  

I can't remember the last time I listened to this album from beginning to end, but I recently saw that it got re-released on Vinyl.  I considered picking it up, but then realized that I rarely listen to it on CD.

Favorite tracks:

Marilyn Manson - Antichrist Superstar by Rollie Agado

Participated in an overnight project for work last night...  assisted with the migration of a production server to a virtual environment.   The work was equal parts stressful and inconvenient...  but it did however provide time to listen to music while waiting for systems to backup or restore.

Settled on spinning Marilyn Manson's - Antichrist Superstar.   An artist I learned about my freshmen year of college.  I'll never forget my friend Omar coming up to me to show me the event listing in the Metro Times.  A demonic looking guy who was rumored to commit suicide onstage on the 15th of October at the State Theater.


I told Omar that I would attend the show if he could figure out a way to get there.  Neither of us had cars on campus...  so getting around the City (that we really didn't know just yet) was a pain in the ass.

I didn't catch Marilyn Manson on this tour, but did see him on the Mechanical Animals tour about 2 years later.

Antichrist Superstar, in my opinion is Manson's finest hour.  The album is heavily influenced by its producer - Trent Reznor - which is no knock on the their other work, it's just an obvious observation.

For some reason, I didn't recall the tracks on this album running so long...  I also didn't think that the album would be such an enjoyable listen after all these years.  (nearly 20 years old)

Stand Out Tracks: 

Artist: Marilyn Manson
Album: Antichrist Superstar
Producer: Trent Reznor, Dave Ogilvie, Marilyn Manson, Sean Beavan
Label: Nothing
Recorded: Nothing Studios