Something I Can Never Have - Nine Inch Nails (1989)
Trent Reznor feels pain louder than anyone else. Over the last 20 years, he has given the world some of the hardest, spite-filled and fragile music it has ever known. All three of these traits are on display in this achingly bitter ballad from his first LP, Pretty Hate Machine. It is "In The Air Tonight" for the industrial age. Beauty lurks in this cold steel, but the journey will take its toll on you. On a dark night, preferably with headphones, Trent will make you hurt.