Long before Trent Reznor won an Oscar for scoring The Social Network, he helmed the soundtrack to Oliver Stone’s hyper-violent anti-mass media opus. Mixing dialogue samples from film with the expertly selected songs gave the soundtrack a unique identity all of its own, something more akin to a radio play. Perhaps it was the influence of Quentin Tarantino’s script, but the songs are as eclectic as his own soundtracks, with entries ranging from Leonard Cohen, Patti Smith, Duane Eddy and Patsy Cline to L7, Nine Inch Nails, Jane's Addiction and Dr. Dre. Cowboy Junkie’s cover of “Sweet Jane” was a particular standout, stealing the song from Lou Reed forevermore, while Juliet Lewis got her first taste of rock stardom with “Born Bad.”
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