Not sure that enough people on here will appreciate this as much as it deserves. While this certainly isn't as good as The Downward Spiral or The Fragile that came after, Pretty Hate Machine was still a landmark album.
The mere fact that this album came out in 1989 is hard to imagine when you listen to the style on the album. Props.
This is too creepy, just last night I was at the movies with a buddy(i should just leave it at that and be random). Anyhow we were at the bar before the movie started and were discussing our love for this album, but just hated how loud you had to turn it up to hear the vocals. My friend even said, "wish they would remaster this". I hope he pumps up the volume on those vocals, cuz it's a great album, especially for the time it came out.