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Aug. 11, 2011by: Paul Tassi

As a former (rather angsty) Nine Inch Nails fan, it was rather cool to see Trent Reznor win an Oscar for his SOCIAL NETWORK soundtrack last year, and now the man is reteaming with David Fincher once more to set the mood for THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO.

Sony has released a new track from the album which you can listen to below if it suits you. It's far less intense than the track that accompanied the first trailer, and is probably best described as "atmospheric." You can definitely tell it's Reznor though (along with Atticus Ross), as he definitely has crafted a signature style.

 

Extra Tidbit: Still think Daft Punk should have at least been nominated for TRON.
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4:40AM on 08/12/2011
ohhhh i liked it then again i've loved everything by Trent Reznor/Nine Inch Nails since 1989 when Pretty Hate Machine came out i wonder which scene in the film that this will play at
ohhhh i liked it then again i've loved everything by Trent Reznor/Nine Inch Nails since 1989 when Pretty Hate Machine came out i wonder which scene in the film that this will play at
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12:38AM on 08/12/2011

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Agreed Tassi. The score was the only good thing about the movie. Even better than Jeff Bridges.
Agreed Tassi. The score was the only good thing about the movie. Even better than Jeff Bridges.
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11:18PM on 08/11/2011
I think I am the only one that hasn't seen the Social Network, and not a fan of an American version of this film, but this track sounds pretty appealing. It's dark and ominous. I will probably see the film anyway.
I think I am the only one that hasn't seen the Social Network, and not a fan of an American version of this film, but this track sounds pretty appealing. It's dark and ominous. I will probably see the film anyway.
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8:31PM on 08/11/2011
I really like it, especially when the subtle chime melody comes in. Then again, I like really ambient, minimalist stuff (Stars of the Lid = perfect stuff to mellow out to) in general.

Also for those who don't like it as much - something to remember is that this is a film score first and foremost. Its primary purpose is NOT to be listened to on its own but to serve the film first and foremost by creating the appropriate tone to fit the sequence - and this sounds to me like it'd be a very
I really like it, especially when the subtle chime melody comes in. Then again, I like really ambient, minimalist stuff (Stars of the Lid = perfect stuff to mellow out to) in general.

Also for those who don't like it as much - something to remember is that this is a film score first and foremost. Its primary purpose is NOT to be listened to on its own but to serve the film first and foremost by creating the appropriate tone to fit the sequence - and this sounds to me like it'd be a very effective mood setter for whatever sequence that may be. As a fan of film scores, I think the heavily melodic scores are great to listen to on their own - and great for certain bombastic genres of movies (big adventure films, bold kind of popcorn fare, sweeping romantic dramas, etc) but not so great for other types (dark, atmospheric horror films, thrillers, low-key indie dramas, etc). In many of those cases - and many others, it's a case-by-case basis - I prefer the scores to be more minimalist to suit the tone of those films and to not overpower them. I mean, John Williams is great and all but could you imagine him scoring Social Network? The Wrestler? A Lynch film? Wouldn't have fit at all. It would be more distracting than anything.

Trent Reznor knows what he's doing with his scoring. The score for Social Network served that film extraordinarily well (and as a bonus, was pretty solid on its own) and I have no doubt this will be the same case.
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9:03PM on 08/11/2011
Well said.
Well said.
9:59PM on 08/11/2011
I understand where you are coming from, but I dislike this track and even moreso Reznor and Ross' work on the social network, however I am with you in that I really do love film scores, I even enjoy listening to them out of context and really appreciate a good score, I just don't think the Social Network score was great or even good in the slightest and if this new track is any indication this new movie's score will follow suit, unfortunately. If you like it that's cool, but with Reznor being
I understand where you are coming from, but I dislike this track and even moreso Reznor and Ross' work on the social network, however I am with you in that I really do love film scores, I even enjoy listening to them out of context and really appreciate a good score, I just don't think the Social Network score was great or even good in the slightest and if this new track is any indication this new movie's score will follow suit, unfortunately. If you like it that's cool, but with Reznor being one of my favourite artists and the Ghosts project some of my favourite insturmental music (the first team up between Reznor and Ross) I can't believe how weak this is compared to their work on Ghosts. Like I said though, I hope they turn it around, but this is yet another bland and disappointing first impression.
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7:53PM on 08/11/2011

don't get why people like this or the TSN score

Trent Reznor is one of my favourite artists of all time, but his work with Ross on Social Network and here are incredibly disappointing. Would've been cooler to hear some score work more reminiscent of NIN's Ghosts projects
Trent Reznor is one of my favourite artists of all time, but his work with Ross on Social Network and here are incredibly disappointing. Would've been cooler to hear some score work more reminiscent of NIN's Ghosts projects
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9:07PM on 08/11/2011
What are you talking about? Pretty sure Reznor used the basics of a track off of Ghosts for a scene in The Social Network.
What are you talking about? Pretty sure Reznor used the basics of a track off of Ghosts for a scene in The Social Network.
9:53PM on 08/11/2011
yeah, but I just couldn't get into 90% of the Social Network score. There were a couple good tracks if that but it never really even came close to any of the Ghosts albums, which is exactly what you would think a score by Trent Reznor would be like but the large majority of the actual record was pretty weak. This first new track sits in the same category unfortunately, hopefully more of the soundtrack will hold up better and be bolder than the SN one -- I don't know what happened, but this guys
yeah, but I just couldn't get into 90% of the Social Network score. There were a couple good tracks if that but it never really even came close to any of the Ghosts albums, which is exactly what you would think a score by Trent Reznor would be like but the large majority of the actual record was pretty weak. This first new track sits in the same category unfortunately, hopefully more of the soundtrack will hold up better and be bolder than the SN one -- I don't know what happened, but this guys just seem confused scoring a movie...
1:19AM on 08/12/2011
To each his own.. I'm sure there will be bolder tracks than this one. I will say that I think that it's kind of weird that they decided to release such a slow atmospheric track to show off first.
To each his own.. I'm sure there will be bolder tracks than this one. I will say that I think that it's kind of weird that they decided to release such a slow atmospheric track to show off first.
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6:38PM on 08/11/2011

Uhhhhhhhhhh,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

What music?
What music?
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4:40PM on 08/11/2011
I really loved the Hanna soundtrack The Chemical Brothers did
I really loved the Hanna soundtrack The Chemical Brothers did
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3:34PM on 08/11/2011

YES on the tidbit

Reznor deserved to win but Daft Punk should have been nominated.
Reznor deserved to win but Daft Punk should have been nominated.
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2:08PM on 08/11/2011

The song from the trailer

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The trailer
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1:40PM on 08/11/2011

Just like the Social Network

Waiting for something else to come in to play but....nothing does. Seriously, I can't be the only one that thinks this track (and movie) as well as Social Network score is just so... Bland. Not minimalistic just... a looped sound with nothing going on. I love all kinds of scores, even video game scores. All the old NIN fans are just waiting for TR to be "good" again but like the past 8 years, his musical "genius" has been phoned in.
Waiting for something else to come in to play but....nothing does. Seriously, I can't be the only one that thinks this track (and movie) as well as Social Network score is just so... Bland. Not minimalistic just... a looped sound with nothing going on. I love all kinds of scores, even video game scores. All the old NIN fans are just waiting for TR to be "good" again but like the past 8 years, his musical "genius" has been phoned in.
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12:39PM on 08/11/2011

Eerie... love it!

For those who like this and The Social Network's score, give NIN's Ghosts I-IV album a listen. Similar vibe, no vocals, a soundtrack to dreams, nightmares, and everything in between.
For those who like this and The Social Network's score, give NIN's Ghosts I-IV album a listen. Similar vibe, no vocals, a soundtrack to dreams, nightmares, and everything in between.
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12:29PM on 08/11/2011
Half the reason I am excited for this film is due to Reznor scoring the soundtrack. Musical Genius!
Half the reason I am excited for this film is due to Reznor scoring the soundtrack. Musical Genius!
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11:48AM on 08/11/2011
sounds good. i see some Social Network influence in here too.
sounds good. i see some Social Network influence in here too.
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11:27AM on 08/11/2011
So, is Reznor now David Finchers official composer? Kind of like how Danny Elfman was always Burton's composer.
So, is Reznor now David Finchers official composer? Kind of like how Danny Elfman was always Burton's composer.
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11:23AM on 08/11/2011
Huge fan of these two. Ought to be no less of a success than The Social Network's score.
Huge fan of these two. Ought to be no less of a success than The Social Network's score.
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