#tbt Nine Inch Nails / Pretty Hate Machine (1989)

Ah, the 70’s. For a decade that gave us some really terrible music, it really made way for some great, innovative stuff in the 80’s. Out of the ashes disco gave way to house and some really innovative electronic pop acts. Bands like Cabaret Voltaire and Depeche Mode were making sad music with synthesizers, which almost seemed like a contradiction at the time, but melancholy always prevails. It was from this cloth that Nine Inch Nails was cut.