Girl With the Dragon Tattoo soundtrack review

4 04 2012
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011 film)

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011 film) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I thought I’d post this fan vid of the song “What if we could” by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross from the soundtrack “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”. I like a lot of the songs on this album, however this one in particular just stands out to me for some reason. I love the tone and melody to it.

In regards to the rest of the album I have to say that when it comes to the rest of the tracks, I pretty much like all of them. It’s kind of rare that I will find a movie soundtrack that will have so many tracks, or all of them, with the type of tone, style and mood which I prefer. In addition to that I think this truly is some of Trent’s finer work, the whole album of course. If you get a chance give it a listen.

Between being both a little up beat and artistic while at the same time maintaining that signature calm and smoothing sound, which I myself always traced back to Trent’s “FRAGILE” album days, really did in my opinion give the film the perfect touch. That along with the fact that the album also has on more characteristic or factor which was also really important and that is mysterious as well as an overall “stay away, dangerous” type of feeling and effect.

One more final note I wanted to add too before I go. If you haven’t read the books yet, or at least the first one, then I highly recommend you do. They are some of the most incredible pieces of work and if I had the chance, that is if it were at all possible, I would have loved to had meet Mr. Stieg Larsson either before he passed away or if he were still alive today. This is a man who not only dedicated himself to the idea of freedom of expression along with equality rights but also in so many ways incorporated it in to his work. I can only read about him and his achievements just like everyone else but I wonder if he were alive today what his current work might have reflected instead. This of course would be just something to ponder for now.

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (OST by Trent Reznor – What If We Could)

If you happen to be a fan or admirer, here is the official site for Stieg Larsson. It’s an insightful little website giving just a little bit more of backdrop as to who the man was, what he has done and where he came from.

Stieg Larsson: The World of Millennium