Trent Reznor Explains “Facebook Sucks” Comments After Release Of ‘The Social Network’ Soundtrack

By Live4ever - Posted on 11 Oct 2010 at 11:49am

trent-reznorAfter composing the highly-praised soundtrack to the new film ‘The Social Network‘, which tells the story of Facebook, Nine Inch Nail’s Trent Reznor has explained his thoughts on the hugely popular site, after previously being quoted as saying it ‘sucks’.

In an interview with Drowned In Sound, Reznor told of how his comments were originally said only in passing. “I said that in passing,” he explained. “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.”

Later, Reznor admitted it was his perceived ‘falseness’ of the site which he disliked, and added that he feels the layout of the site could have been presented better. “I think the falseness is part of that,” he said. “If you’re presenting yourself as false and you’re meeting people through the internet who are also portraying themselves not as they really are.”

He continued: “As far as the concept goes, I don’t think it’s actually executed that well. The layouts kind of foolish and the processing is terrible, as a tool. When I see the media heralding Zuckerburg, putting him up on a pedestal of genius and mentioned in the same breath as Steve Jobs, I highly disagree with that. He was in the right place, at the right time, with a functional tool.”

The Social Network soundtrack was released on September 28th. Reznor’s interview with Drowned In Sound can be read in full here.

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