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After Nine Inch Nails broke big with Pretty Hate Machine, Broken was quietly released as an EP to get more material out while Trent Reznor worked on a larger full-length album. It brought new elements to a largely synth and electronic-based sound, namely the screaming distorted guitar of the opening track "Pinion" and the distortion that follows through on most of the other songs. The loud, fast and furious drums also stepped up the Nine Inch Nails sound into something bigger than words. The EP went over big too ... it ended up going platinum.
Nine Inch Nails - Broken Track List
9:46 "Help Me I Am In Hell"
11:42 "Happiness in Slavery"
17:04 "Gave Up"
21:13 "Suck (Pigface Cover)"
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Artist: Nine Inch Nails
Recording Label: Interscope
Media type: YouTube Stream
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