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Broken EP

29 Sep 1992 | Format: MP3

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Product details

  • Label: Universal-Island Records Ltd.
  • Copyright: (C) 1992 TVT/ Interscope Records
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  • Total Length: 37:37
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  • ASIN: B003T3SYAS
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 15,395 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 25 Sep 2001
Format: Audio CD
I know a lot of people have been saying that this isn't one of the best Nine Inch Nails out there, but i'd beg to differ, i think it's one of my favourite albums, becuase every song is hard hitting and great. I think it's probably the heaviest album that Trent Reznor has created,a nd although he wanted to get away from the pop vibe, these songs are still very ctachy, althuoght definately more metal than others, and very different from Pretty Hate Machine.
You start of with Pinion which slowly reaches its climax before throwing you head first into Wish, a very fierce song, with a great guitar riff throughout. Without much time to think you are then given Last, another great song, with a great riff, and great chrorus. Help me I'm in Hell is a very eerie song, you'll understand the name after you've heard it, and then you're thrown into Happiness In Slavery, this is a very hard hitting song, with a great beat underneatch all the industrious sounds. Then theres Gave Up, this is a really good song, it has alot of great sounds incorporated into it, with Reznors biting vocals over the top. We then gett o the bonus tracks, and although this can be annoying to fast forward all the way to 98, theyre definately worth it...Physical and Suck are two of my favourites on the cd theyre awesome. I definately reccommend this cd, and it's a must have if you're collecting all the cds.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By bjr19 on 23 Oct 2003
Format: Audio CD
The best Nine Inch Nails release, bar none. Crushing brutality meets pure melody...listen to Trent's magnum opus and pledge your allegiance. None more black (of heart).
PS Remember not to press 'Random Play'...you'll regret it...
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By ben_jekyll on 28 July 2007
Format: Audio CD
ok then this is the best thing bearing the NIN logo and its depressing because its soooooo short!!! i mean its like 6 proper full songs and 2 small odd little instrumental thingys!!!!
this is also the heaviest thing that NIN have released and again is frustrating because it shows that trent can do heavy but he just doesnt seem to do elsewhere!!!
half of me hates this album because its almost as if they are tainting us by making such a brilliant album thats sooo different to the rest and keeping it so short.
the songs are great...they almost sound like actual metal songs...the guitars are alot bigger and the beats are alot heavier...its like everything has been turned up...alot!!!!!!!!
the rythm of the songs are soooo off kilter to that its almost impossible to dance to!!!
nasty piece of work!!! but tooo short hence only 4 stars!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 7 April 2000
Format: Audio CD
Intense, heavy, and definitely one of the best things NIN have done. More akin to "Pretty Hate Machine" than the more recent "Downward Spiral" or "The Fragile", this is the sort of stuff that gave NIN their reputation as the pre-eminent industrial metal band. Some of the band's most famous songs are on this excellent 6-track EP, including the excellent "Wish", "Last" and "Gave Up", not forgetting the two not-so-secret bonus tracks, a version of Adam Ant's "Physical" and their own "Suck", worth the purchase price on their own...
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By R. Jackson on 29 Oct 1999
Format: Audio CD
Broken signified a step change in NIN's music. Gone was the predmoninace of the techno beat. Instead, Trent Reznor, chose to blend the beats with sharp edged guitars in this blistering tour de force.
Its only a short EP but Broken delivers on many levels, especially with standout songs like 'Wish' and the brutal 'Happiness in slavery'.
Followed shortly afterwards by the Fixed EP, Broken continued to secure NIN's place in alternative musics hall of famne for the 1990's.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 22 Feb 2001
Format: Audio CD
This EP is very metal compared to alot of Trent Reznors other work.On the whole all the tracks are great,even the two secret tracks hidden at numbers 98 and 99.The only track on "Broken" which I did not really enjoy was "Pinion" which just sounded like an introduction to a song,but it just stopped short without introducing anything at all!Compared to some of the tracks on "The Fragile","Broken" is a hell of a lot louder and far less based around pianos and keyboards. Overall this is not just a CD for die hard NIN fans,anyone who likes metal or industrial will enjoy this.
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11 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Jean Bradbury on 12 Dec 2003
Format: Audio CD
The "Broken" Ep is one of those strange moments in musical history. In retrospect it seems like the most natural thing in the world, knowing what was to follow. However, at the time this must have come as quite a shock to Reznor's fanbase being as it is far removed from the synth heavy Gary Numan sound of "Pretty Hate Machine".
It is a natural step of evolution though for this to be the bridge between "Pretty" and "The Downward Spiral". When the "Pretty" album was performed live, due to the instruments used and the players themselves, the previously synthesizer friendly sound was replaced by a wall of loud, heavy and abrasive guitars and banging drums. After this taste of heavy rock and seeing the disappointment of rock fans who had seen his live show first and bought the record after expecting more of the same, Reznor decided that the only step that he could make would be to incorporate rock music into the Nine Inch Nails sound. It could be seen as Reznor trying to alienate the "Pretty Hate Machine" audience, and it probably did.
Right from the starting gun, Reznor's new direction hits you over the head like a sledgehammer. The track "Pinion" works less as a song and more of an intro to "Wish", kicking into the apocalyptic sound that will be only too familiar to fans of "Starf******, Inc" and "Heresy".
The other tracks work much the same way, fusing the heavy, mechanical rhytyms of industrial to the loud, heavy sound of metal. The tracks are also quite poppy, when you strip away all of the extremities, Reznor's skilll at song structure and the knack for writing a poppy, catchy melody shine through. "Help Me I Am In Hell" is the intro to the most well known track from "Broken", "Happiness In Slavery", infamous for its universally banned video.
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