Something I Can Never Have" is the fifth track on the Nine Inch Nails' 1989 debut album, . The song was used in the film Pretty Hate Machine . Natural Born Killers [1 ] [2 ]
Loren Coleman, the song deals with suicidal themes. [3 ]
Tom Breihan from
Pitchfork Media gave a positive review to the song, stating that the song portrays "an absolute mastery" with "its haunted, minimal piano figure and a few hushed synth tones slowly, letting in sputtering static, faraway door-slam drums, and quiet little counter-melodies." Nevertheless, the initial reception of Pitchfork to the song was mixed, with being called as a " [4 ] Goodbye Blue Sky rip-off" in a previous review by Rob Mitchum, in 2006. [5 ]
A "deconstructed" version of the song was also included in the live album
. The accompanying live music video, with And All That Could Have Been Jerome Dillon was also released. [6 ]
This song has also been covered by the band
Flyleaf for Underworld: Evolution OST. In July 2014, [7 ] Tori Amos covered the song on her . Unrepentant Geraldines Tour [8 ]
References [ edit ]
^ Lochhead, Judy (2001). Postmodern Music/Postmodern Thought. Taylor & Francis, ISBN 9780815338208
^ Buckley, Peter (2003). . The Rough Guide to Rock Rough Guides. ISBN 1858284570 . Retrieved December 1, 2012.
^ Coleman, Loren (2004). . The Copycat Effect: How the Media and Popular Culture Trigger the Mayhem in Tomorrow's Headlines Simon & Schuster. p. 184. ISBN 1416505547 . Retrieved December 1, 2012.
^ Breihan, Tom (November 24, 2010). "Nine Inch Nails Pretty Hate Machine". Pitchfork Media . Retrieved November 8, 2012.
^ Mitchum, Rob (January 12, 2006). "Nine Inch Nails Pretty Hate Machine". Pitchfork Media . Retrieved November 8, 2012.
^ "Nine Inch Nails - Something I Can Never Have". NME . Retrieved November 8, 2012.
^ "Marco Beltrami – Underworld: Evolution (Original Score)". Discogs . Retrieved December 8, 2012.
^ Cinquemani, Sal (August 21, 2014). "The 10 Best Cover Songs from Tori Amos's Unrepentant Geraldines Tour". Slant Magazine . Retrieved August 22, 2014.