5. "Broken" (1992)

While embroiled in a nasty dispute with his record label, Reznor released this EP, a snarling little blast of undiluted anger.

Key tracks: "Gave Up," "Wish"

Fun fact: A long-form music video for the EP was completed but never released. If you've seen the bootleg, which feels like a bona-fide snuff film, you know why.

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