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Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross announce vinyl-only Watchmen soundtrack

Three cryptic-sounding records will be released in November and December.

October 21, 2019
Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross announce vinyl-only <i>Watchmen</i> soundtrack Rich Fury / Getty Images

Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross have announced that their soundtrack for HBO’s new Watchmen series will be released as a series of three vinyl-only albums. As Stereogum points out, the records will feature the series’ score, as well as exclusive artwork that “explores the culture of Watchmen America and provides revealing insights into the saga’s mythology and mysteries.” The covers and titles of the albums have yet to be announced; the first album will be led by a track called "How The Rest Was Really Won," and is set to be released on November 4th. The other two albums will follow in late-November and mid-December. Pre-order the set here.

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Reznor and Ross have been prolific of late, composing scores for Jonah Hill’s mid90s, Susanne Bier’s Bird Box, Trey Edward Shults’ Waves and more in the past couple of years. Earlier this year, an episode of Netflix’s Black Mirror used a Nine Inch Nails track as the basis for a dystopic pop song, confirming the fact that NIN are pop music’s elder statesmen.

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Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross announce vinyl-only Watchmen soundtrack