Nine Inch Nails ‎– Broken

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Pinion 1:02
Wish 3:46
Last 4:44
Help Me I Am In Hell 1:56
Happiness In Slavery 5:21
Gave Up 4:08
Physical 5:30
Suck 5:06

Versions (76)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
7 92213-2, 92213-2 Nine Inch Nails Broken(CD, EP + CD, Mini) Nothing Records, TVT Records, Interscope Records, Atlantic, Nothing Records, TVT Records, Interscope Records, Atlantic 7 92213-2, 92213-2 US 1992 Sell This Version
DMD 1903 Nine Inch Nails Broken EP(12", EP, Promo) Interscope Records, Nothing Records, TVT Records, Atlantic Records DMD 1903 US 1992 Sell This Version
670.8311, 756792213-1 Nine Inch Nails Broken(12", MiniAlbum) Atlantic, Atlantic 670.8311, 756792213-1 Brazil 1992 Sell This Version
12 IS 552 DJ Nine Inch Nails Broken(12", MiniAlbum, Promo) Island Records 12 IS 552 DJ UK 1992 Sell This Version
ILPM 8004 Nine Inch Nails Broken(12", S/Sided, EP, TP) Island Records ILPM 8004 France 1992 Sell This Version
ilpm 8004, 514 147-1 Nine Inch Nails Broken(12", S/Sided, MiniAlbum) Island Records, Island Records ilpm 8004, 514 147-1 UK 1992 Sell This Version
ilpm 8004, 514 147-1, IS 552, 864 498-7 Nine Inch Nails Broken(12", S/Sided, MiniAlbum + 7") Island Records, Island Records, Island Records, Island Records ilpm 8004, 514 147-1, IS 552, 864 498-7 Europe 1992 Sell This Version
DMD 1903, STDMD 1903 Nine Inch Nails Broken(12", TP, EP, Promo) Interscope Records, Specialty Records Corporation DMD 1903, STDMD 1903 US 1992 Sell This Version
ILPM 8004 A Nine Inch Nails Broken(Acetate, 12", S/Sided, MiniAlbum) The Town House ILPM 8004 A UK 1992 Sell This Version
7 92213-2, CD 92213 Nine Inch Nails Broken(CD, EP) Nothing Records, TVT Records, Interscope Records, Nothing Records, TVT Records, Interscope Records 7 92213-2, CD 92213 Canada 1992 Sell This Version
CDINT (WF)414 Nine Inch Nails Broken(CD, EP) BMG Records Africa CDINT (WF)414 South Africa 1992 Sell This Version
7 92213-2, 92213-2 Nine Inch Nails Broken(CD, EP) Nothing Records, Interscope Records, Nothing Records, Interscope Records 7 92213-2, 92213-2 US 1992 Sell This Version
7567-92213-2 Nine Inch Nails Broken(CD, EP) Atlantic 7567-92213-2 US 1992 Sell This Version
92213-2 Nine Inch Nails Broken(CD, EP, Club) TVT Records, Interscope Records 92213-2 US 1992 Sell This Version
7 92213-2, 92213-2 Nine Inch Nails Broken(CD, EP, Club, Dig) Nothing Records, Nothing Records 7 92213-2, 92213-2 US 1992 Sell This Version
INTD-92213 Nine Inch Nails Broken(CD, EP, Club, Dig) Interscope Records INTD-92213 US 1992 Sell This Version
INTD 92213 Nine Inch Nails Broken(CD, EP, Club, RE) Interscope Records, Nothing Records, TVT Records INTD 92213 Canada 1992 Sell This Version
IMCD 8004, 514 147-2, halo five Nine Inch Nails Broken(CD, EP, Dig) Island Records, TVT Records, Interscope Records, Nothing Records IMCD 8004, 514 147-2, halo five Turkey 1992 Sell This Version
AMCY 475 Nine Inch Nails Broken(CD, EP, Dig) Atlantic, Interscope Records, TVT Records, Nothing Records AMCY 475 Japan 1992 Sell This Version
7 92213-2, 92213-2 Nine Inch Nails Broken(CD, EP, Dig) Nothing Records, Nothing Records 7 92213-2, 92213-2 US 1992 Sell This Version
INTD-92213 Nine Inch Nails Broken(CD, EP, Dig) Nothing Records INTD-92213 US 1992 Sell This Version
AMCY 475 Nine Inch Nails Broken(CD, EP, Dig) Atlantic, Interscope Records, TVT Records, Nothing Records AMCY 475 Japan 1992 Sell This Version
74321 12044 2 Nine Inch Nails Broken(CD, EP, Jew) Island Records, Nothing Records 74321 12044 2 Germany 1992 Sell This Version
92213-2, 7 92213-2 Nine Inch Nails Broken(CD, EP, Lon) Interscope Records, Interscope Records, Nothing Records, Nothing Records 92213-2, 7 92213-2 US 1992 Sell This Version
7 92213-2, 92213-2 Nine Inch Nails Broken(CD, EP, MP) Nothing Records, TVT Records, Interscope Records, Atlantic, Nothing Records, TVT Records, Interscope Records, Atlantic 7 92213-2, 92213-2 US 1992 Sell This Version
AMCY 475 Nine Inch Nails Broken(CD, EP, Promo, Dig) Atlantic, Interscope Records, TVT Records, Nothing Records AMCY 475 Japan 1992 Sell This Version
92213-2, 7 92213-2 Nine Inch Nails Broken(CD, EP, Tri) Interscope Records, Interscope Records, Nothing Records, Nothing Records 92213-2, 7 92213-2 US 1992 Sell This Version
IMCD 8004, 514 147-2 Nine Inch Nails Broken(CD, MiniAlbum, Dig) Island Records, TVT Records, Interscope Records, Nothing Records IMCD 8004, 514 147-2 UK & Europe 1992 Sell This Version
IMCD 8004, 514 147-2, halo five Nine Inch Nails Broken(CD, MiniAlbum, Dig) Island Records, TVT Records, Interscope Records, Nothing Records IMCD 8004, 514 147-2, halo five Europe 1992 Sell This Version
INTC-92213 Nine Inch Nails Broken(Cass, EP) TVT Records, Interscope Records, Nothing Records INTC-92213 US 1992 Sell This Version
7 92213-4, W2609 Nine Inch Nails Broken(Cass, EP) Nothing Records, TVT Records, Interscope Records 7 92213-4, W2609 Indonesia 1992 Sell This Version
92213-4, 7 92213-4 Nine Inch Nails Broken(Cass, EP) Interscope Records, Interscope Records 92213-4, 7 92213-4 Malaysia 1992 Sell This Version
INTMC-92213 Nine Inch Nails Broken(Cass, EP) Nothing Records, Interscope Records, MCA Records Canada INTMC-92213 Canada 1992 Sell This Version
CPXA-7316, CPXA 7316 Nine Inch Nails Broken(Cass, EP) TVT Records, Interscope Records, Nothing Records, Atlantic, TVT Records, Interscope Records, Nothing Records, Atlantic CPXA-7316, CPXA 7316 Mexico 1992 Sell This Version
HA 2126 7 92213-4 Nine Inch Nails Broken(Cass, EP) Interscope Records, Nothing Records, TVT Records, Atlantic HA 2126 7 92213-4 Indonesia 1992 Sell This Version
7 92213-4 Nine Inch Nails Broken(Cass, EP) Nothing Records 7 92213-4 US 1992 Sell This Version
7 92213-2 Nine Inch Nails Broken(Cass, EP) Interscope Records, Warner Bros. Records, TVT Records 7 92213-2 Thailand 1992 Sell This Version
7 92213-4, 92213-4 Nine Inch Nails Broken(Cass, EP) Nothing Records, TVT Records, Interscope Records, Atlantic, Nothing Records, TVT Records, Interscope Records, Atlantic 7 92213-4, 92213-4 Thailand 1992 Sell This Version
79 22134 Nine Inch Nails Broken(Cass, EP) Nothing Records, TVT Records, Atlantic, Interscope Records 79 22134 Canada 1992 Sell This Version
79 22134 Nine Inch Nails Broken(Cass, EP, Cle) Nothing Records, TVT Records, Atlantic, Interscope Records 79 22134 Canada 1992 Sell This Version
7 92213-4 , INTC-92213 Nine Inch Nails Broken(Cass, EP, Club, BMG) Nothing Records, Interscope Records, TVT Records 7 92213-4 , INTC-92213 US 1992 Sell This Version
7 92213-4 Nine Inch Nails Broken(Cass, EP, Club, BMG) Nothing Records, TVT Records 7 92213-4 US 1992 Sell This Version
92213-4 Nine Inch Nails Broken(Cass, EP, Club, CH) Nothing Records 92213-4 US 1992 Sell This Version
7 92213-4 / PRCS 4314 SR Nine Inch Nails Broken(Cass, EP, Promo) TVT Records, Interscope Records, Atlantic 7 92213-4 / PRCS 4314 SR US 1992 Sell This Version
7 92213-4 Nine Inch Nails Broken(Cass, EP, Unofficial) TVT Records (3), Interscope Records (2), Moon Records (2), Ukrainian Records 7 92213-4 Ukraine 1992 Sell This Version
ICM 8004 514 147-4 Nine Inch Nails Broken(Cass, MiniAlbum) Island Records ICM 8004 514 147-4 UK 1992 Sell This Version
ICM 8004, 514 147-4 Nine Inch Nails Broken(Cass, MiniAlbum) Island Records, Island Records ICM 8004, 514 147-4 UK 1992 Sell This Version
7567922132 Nine Inch Nails Broken(CD, EP, Dig) Interscope Records, Nothing Records, TVT Records, Atlantic 7567922132 Australia 1994 Sell This Version
MVCP-20001 Nine Inch Nails Broken(CD, EP, Promo, Dig) Interscope Records, TVT Records, Nothing Records MVCP-20001 Japan 1996 Sell This Version
MVCP-20001 Nine Inch Nails Broken(CD, EP, RE, Dig) Interscope Records MVCP-20001 Japan 1996 Sell This Version
none Nine Inch Nails Broken(8xFile, FLAC, EP, RE, RM, 24b) The Null Corporation none US 2016
none Nine Inch Nails Broken(8xFile, MP3, EP, RE, RM, 320) The Null Corporation none US 2016
none Nine Inch Nails Broken(8xFile, WAV, EP, RE, RM) The Null Corporation none US 2016
B0025684-01 Nine Inch Nails Broken(12", S/Sided, MiniAlbum, Etch, 180 + 7" + RE, RM) Nothing Records, Interscope Records B0025684-01 US 2017 Sell This Version
0602557142792 Nine Inch Nails Broken(12", S/Sided, MiniAlbum, Ltd, RE + 7") Interscope Records, Nothing Records 0602557142792 UK 2017 Sell This Version
7 92213-2, 92213-2 Nine Inch Nails Broken(CD, EP) Nothing Records, Interscope Records, Nothing Records, Interscope Records 7 92213-2, 92213-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
IMCD 8004, 514 147-2 Nine Inch Nails Broken(CD, EP) Interscope Records, Nothing Records, TVT Records, Island Records, Interscope Records, Nothing Records, TVT Records, Island Records IMCD 8004, 514 147-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
73145141472 Nine Inch Nails Broken(CD, EP) Nothing Records, TVT Records, Interscope Records, Island Records, Universal Music 73145141472 Brazil Unknown Sell This Version
IND922132 Nine Inch Nails Broken(CD, EP) Interscope Records, TVT Records IND922132 Australia Unknown Sell This Version
IND922132 Nine Inch Nails Broken(CD, EP) Interscope Records, Nothing, TVT Records IND922132 Australia Unknown Sell This Version
INTD-92213 Nine Inch Nails Broken(CD, EP, Dig) Nothing Records INTD-92213 Taiwan Unknown Sell This Version
IND922132 Nine Inch Nails Broken(CD, EP, RE) Interscope Records, Nothing Records, TVT Records IND922132 Australasia Unknown Sell This Version
IND922132 Nine Inch Nails Broken(CD, EP, RE) Interscope Records, Nothing Records, TVT Records IND922132 Australasia Unknown Sell This Version
INTBD-92213 Nine Inch Nails Broken(CD, EP, RE) Nothing Records INTBD-92213 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
INTBD-92213 Nine Inch Nails Broken(CD, EP, RE, Dig) Nothing Records, Interscope Records, TVT Records INTBD-92213 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
INTD-92213 Nine Inch Nails Broken(CD, EP, RE, Dig) Nothing Records INTD-92213 US Unknown Sell This Version
INTD-92213 Nine Inch Nails Broken(CD, EP, RP, Dig) Nothing Records INTD-92213 US Unknown Sell This Version
INTD 92213 Nine Inch Nails Broken(CD, EP, RP, Dig) Nothing Records INTD 92213 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
IMCD 8004, 514 147-2, halo five Nine Inch Nails Broken(CD, MiniAlbum, RE, Dig) Island Records, TVT Records, Interscope Records, Nothing Records IMCD 8004, 514 147-2, halo five Europe Unknown Sell This Version
IMCD 8004, 514 147-2 Nine Inch Nails Broken(CD, MiniAlbum, RE, RP, Dig) Island Records, TVT Records, Interscope Records IMCD 8004, 514 147-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
IMCD 8004, 514 147-2 Nine Inch Nails Broken(CD, MiniAlbum, RE, RP, Dig) Island Records, TVT Records, Interscope Records IMCD 8004, 514 147-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
IMCD 8004, 514 147-2 Nine Inch Nails Broken(CD, MiniAlbum, RP, Dig) Island Records, TVT Records, Interscope Records, Nothing Records IMCD 8004, 514 147-2 UK & Europe Unknown Sell This Version
IMCD 8004, 514 147-2 Nine Inch Nails Broken(CD, MiniAlbum, RP, Dig) Island Records, TVT Records, Interscope Records, Nothing Records IMCD 8004, 514 147-2 UK & Europe Unknown Sell This Version
IMCD 8004, 514 147-2 Nine Inch Nails Broken(CD, MiniAlbum, RP, Dig) Island Records, TVT Records, Interscope Records IMCD 8004, 514 147-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
none Nine Inch Nails Broken(Cass, EP, Promo) Interscope Records none US Unknown Sell This Version
1213 Nine Inch Nails Broken(Cass, EP, Unofficial) Piggymot Records 1213 Russia Unknown Sell This Version

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PeterHanes

PeterHanes

November 20, 2017
referencing Broken, 12", S/Sided, MiniAlbum, Etch, 180 + 7" + RE, RM, B0025684-01
Very happy with my copy, picked up at a local record shop, no issue with glue. Sounds incredible
Sonic_Reducer_99

Sonic_Reducer_99

November 18, 2017
referencing Broken, 12", S/Sided, MiniAlbum, Etch, 180 + 7" + RE, RM, B0025684-01
I have had absolutely no problems with this reissue. Sounds fantastic. My sleeve never came undone as soon as I took it out!
Kryo.Ymir

Kryo.Ymir

November 3, 2017
edited 15 days ago
referencing Broken, 12", S/Sided, MiniAlbum, Etch, 180 + 7" + RE, RM, B0025684-01
To anyone interested, you can buy this on Amazon here.

EDIT: this appears to be sold out now.
rush4you

rush4you

September 20, 2017
referencing Broken, 12", S/Sided, MiniAlbum, Etch, 180 + 7" + RE, RM, B0025684-01
I just wondering about many crybabies..comeon, its a well packed stuff from a collector to others!i never seen before to pack independently the records from printed inserts!great job indeed.thanks for this fine reissue!
stefan_habulinec

stefan_habulinec

September 17, 2017
referencing Broken, 12", MiniAlbum, Promo, 12 IS 552 DJ

This is THE album, which attracted most of the Nine Inch Nails fans in the beginning. Although it's "only" an EP, its length of 31 minutes might be considered even as an LP by some. It's the hardest, angriest and most industrial piece done by NIN. It oozes all over it the Trent's frustration and production issues he had during that era. After recording and promoting it here and there, Trent extended his then-current muse to record his follow up masterpiece Downward Spiral, where the influence of Broken is clearly visible. In the sleeve of the 12" vinyl release of Broken, there was a note from Trent:

"Broken was secretly recorded from march to august 1992 in a variety of locations without the permission of the record label to ensure it could fester without Divine intervention, now They just leave me alone and let me do what I want. Broken was a hard recording to make, Broken is an ugly record made during an ugly time in my life, Broken marks phase three of nine inch nails: the becoming, I am starting to realize what this is all about and I don't like it. Flood starting out producing but I ended up I'm not sure why, maybe I am what everybody seems to think I am."

That's exactly what Broken is: Hard and ugly, but it has been distilled in a very fine spirit of a record. The opener, Pinion, is repetitive riff, which is coming back and forth, feels like a migraine as it builds up to 2nd track Wish and the very first lyrics set the tone for the whole album "this is the first day of my last days". Wish is an existential ride fueled by angst and self-hate, but what a ride! Just when you've thought it couldn't be any better, it quits abruptly and track #3, Last, kicks in. Who could ever thought, that a nihilistic anthem could be so good, catchy, but raw, hard and heavy at the same time. Definitely catchiest guitar riff done by Trent. "This isn't meant to last, this is for right now". After Last we'll get a kind of intermission with the 4. piece Help Me I Am In Hell, a typical NIN instrumental piece with percussion and guitar ends up with a kind of a heartbeat tune, which delivers the next existential scream in the next track, Happiness In Slavery. "Slave screams he claims he has his own identity" - there isn't any better description of the absurdity of life and its absence of an actual freedom. We all are slaves to ourselves, yet we can find happiness in this slavery, we don't have any other, more reasonable, choice. Trent ends this song shouting Happiness in SLAVERY! It couldn't be any better. With track #6, we get another fast angst-ridden ride, "I tried, I gave up, throw it away", luckily Trent didn't gave up and is keeping moving on to the next song, Physical, a slower head-banging riffy ballad about attraction, or lack thereof. The last song, Suck, resembles the future NIN works, much like the stuff written for the 94' album Downward spiral, especially the last line "I want to do terrible things to you" - he will do those terrible things in the song Big Man With A Gun on Downward Spiral.

To me, Broken is NIN's peak. Downward Spiral was a bit more polished, yet still another masterpiece nonetheless. Broken is short, raw, genuine, true, hard and very honest. Downward Spiral had the same touch, but with the 1999 album The Fragile it became obvious, that NIN is moving towards a different style, away from that hard industrial genre set not by NIN's first album, Pretty Hate Machine, but by Broken. I liked that. Trent Reznor is talented artist, he evolves and changes styles and tones of his work, but if you're looking for some raw industrial madness dealing with existentialism, it's the Broken you should get. It is the Nine Inch Nail I liked the most.
longgoneday1

longgoneday1

September 13, 2017
referencing Broken, 12", S/Sided, MiniAlbum, Etch, 180 + 7" + RE, RM, B0025684-01

as of today this is back in stock at nin.com
irving3434

irving3434

September 3, 2017
referencing Broken, 12", S/Sided, MiniAlbum, Etch, 180 + 7" + RE, RM, B0025684-01
Is anyone's really noisy?, all throughout Pinion, Help me I'm in Hell and the quieter parts of the other tracks, it's persistent through the whole side, I'm really bummed, and to add insult to injury the sleeve was unguled
slashd0t

slashd0t

September 1, 2017
referencing Broken, 12", S/Sided, MiniAlbum, Etch, 180 + 7" + RE, RM, B0025684-01
Love this re-issue, but like everyone else, my sleeve came unglued right out of the packaging.. It's the little things and this is pretty disappointing.
e.vondran

e.vondran

August 29, 2017
referencing Broken, 12", S/Sided, MiniAlbum, Etch, 180 + 7" + RE, RM, B0025684-01

Sounds great! A bit quieter than the original but also more balanced in terms of volume. Some of the background effects sound a bit richer as well and background vocals are much clearer. My sleeve is coming a bit unglued (should NOT be happening to begin with) but if I'm careful it should last. The essay is a nice read as well, helps provide some context for the reasons behind the album.
Arthaus

Arthaus

August 28, 2017
referencing Broken, 12", S/Sided, MiniAlbum, Etch, 180 + 7" + RE, RM, B0025684-01
Anyone else missing the 7 inch? I just received an empty sleeve, and like others sleeve came unglued immediately.