I’m a little late to the ballgame here, but I’m sure there are folks out there who are fans of Trent Reznor and/or film score music that will appreciate this tip.
I don’t know much about the “Social Network” movie except that Justin Timberlake is in it, and it’s about Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg (who’s kinda cute in a nerdy sort of way…as if there’s any other way to be cute),but I do know that if you roll on over to the Nine Inch Nails website, you get to pick up five songs that Reznor recorded for the soundtrack with his frequent collaborator Atticus Ross. I’ve been on and off the NIN train many times in the past fifteen years (mainly because some of the public pronouncements Trent makes have really pissed me off), but the couple of songs I’ve heard off this download so far should please NIN aficionados. I wonder, though, should a movie about social networking have music that sounds so damn foreboding? Granted, no one would EVER accuse Trent of making ANYTHING that would qualify as easy listening, and who knows? Maybe Mark Zuckerberg is really aggro. So maybe it all makes sense within the framework of the film (please oh please don’t make me go see another movie with Justin Timberlake…”Black Snake Moan” was enough!). Regardless, it’s good stuff (if you dig instrumental music) and it’s free. Go check it out.
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