Get a Free Sampler of Trent Reznor's The Social Network Score
I completely forgot to mention in my first reaction/review of David Fincher's The Social Network that the score, composed by Nine Inch Nail's Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, is fantastic. It's a refreshingly modern and entirely unique score that we haven't heard anything like before, yet it fits perfectly in many of the amazing scenes in the film. Although The Social Network isn't out for a few weeks (October 1st), Reznor has released a completely free five-track sampler of his score for the film, which you can download on their official website. It's only a quick sampler, but you'll get an idea of how great the score is with these tracks.
I would compare Ross and Reznor's score to Jonny Greenwood's There Will Be Blood score, but it's entirely different, inspired slightly by the sound of NIN. Where that comparison does work is the fact that a talented musician from a band has used his own excellent sound to create a brilliant score for an incredible film - and that's all you really need to know. If you get anxious and download this and aren't impressed listening to it, I suggest waiting until you actually see the movie, as these tracks work much better in the context of the film (trust me on that). The full score will be released on September 28th and you can pre-order it online, too.
Reznor will be self-releasing the album via his label The Null Corporation and Sony’s Madison Gate Records. There are a few other songs (not from the score) used in the film and I'm sure a couple might be included on the full soundtrack. Either way, once everyone sees The Social Network, I'm sure you will all agree that it's a must-buy soundtrack, and many of you will be listening to it on repeat. Enjoy the sampler in the meantime!