Drowned In Sound:

Ahead of the UK cinema release of The Social Network this Friday, DiS was lucky enough to grab twenty minutes on the phone with Trent Reznor, who soundtracked the film with Atticus Ross.

The full interview will be up later this afternoon but for now here’s a quick excerpt with his thoughts on Facebook…

DiS: You’ve said in a few interviews that “Facebook sucks”, is it the abundance and cheapening of friendship – and love, as outlined in this recent piece by The New Inquiry – or something else that you don’t like about it?

Trent: I said that in passing. But that said, in the age of over-sharing and hyper-real versions of people presenting and representing themselves on the web, that if as many people really listened to Joy Division as list them on their Facebook page, Joy Division would be bigger than U2. That sense of, here’s the books I’m supposed to have read for the social archetype I want to fit into, so I’ll portray myself this way. I’ve seen that with people I know in real life, and I check them out online, it’s not always the same person…

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