It was a hardcore piece of ignorance when a Gangsta Boo-less Three 6 won an Oscar in 2006 for “Hustle & Flow”. At the time I was happy to see another non-conformist event at the Oscars. Tonight, while not nearly as non-conformist as gold-tooth wearing Southerners taking the stage at the Kodak Theater, Trent Reznor won an Oscar for a movie score that tugged on the strings of digital darkness more than selections from Daft Punk’s Tron: Legacy score, one of my favorite’s of 2010.
As any music fan knows, Reznor is the gee-O-dee of industrial rock. Along with a guy named Atticus Ross, who worked on an industrial jazz tech album called The Negro Inside Me (?!!!), Reznor crafted a score that pegs the inner darkness, “alienation and isolation” of a super nerd with extraordinary money-getting powers.
You can still download a free sampler of the The Social Network score, here. Take a listen: