2011 three CD set. The soundtrack for the 2011 US adaptation of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, by David Fincher, composed by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross. This is the second soundtrack that Reznor and Ross have worked on together, the previous being The Social Network, also for David Fincher.
After the amazing job they did on The Social Network, Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross did an even better one on this! Impressive ability to manipulate the listener/viewer's emotional state by the use of sound and music. Close your eyes, immerse yourself in it, and you will find yourself feeling cold, claustrophobic, tense, depending on where you are in the album. That does not mean it is not enjoyable as pure music in itself. Superbly crafted sonically, an audiophile album to be enjoyed in certain moods. It includes Reznor and Karen O of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs' take on Led Zeppelin's 'Immigrant Song'.
This music is so good it's like it's its own genre. It's as if some new musical form has been created. The textures and the rhythms stick in your head with the intensity. This is an album to hear again and again. Loud, raucous, lonely, disjointed, serene, quiet, slamming, pounding, stretching, insistent. Take "The Social Network" and expand on it for more than 2 hours.
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