Is this record worth a spin? Should I buy it? Will it add to or detract
from my credibility? Should I care?
I wish someone could break it down for me.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross- The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo Original Soundtrack

This is the first collaboration for the frequent collaborators since Reznor and Ross won the Best Original Score Oscar last year for the movie The Social Network. Atticus Ross had produced the last four Nine Inch Nails (Reznor's band) records, but it looks like the two have really found their niche making soundtracks together. Both Network and Dragon Tattoo OSTs are imbued with a sense of icy detachment and foreboding. The music is often simultaneously aggressive and passively melancholic, eliciting a dystopian world of caution, anxiety, and reflection. There are a ton of textures and ideas within this soundtrack that Reznor couldn't effectively explore under the Nine Inch Nails banner, not withstanding the aggro cover of Led Zeppelin's "Immigrant Song", with vocals from Karen O of Yeah Yeah Yeahs, that opens the record.

Buy this record, take a couple vaperizor hits, have sex with someone, then go stand precipitously close to the edge of a cliff and ponder the infinity of space.


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