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How Trent Reznor has evolved his musical identity for more than two decades

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Trent Reznor
Trent Reznor

Love him or hate him, it's hard to deny that Trent Reznor is one of the most prolific and iconic artists of the last two decades. From his early days with Nine Inch Nails through his recent Grammy-winning movie scores and new band How To Destroy Angels, Reznor is the definition of a musical chameleon, constantly evolving his musical palette while still remaining true to his style. Stereogum has just published a great read on Reznor's musical legacy — it touches upon how NIN's remix records provided a good roadmap of where Reznor's style would go next, how he took NIN from a project that literally could not play live to an arena rock sensation, and how he's managed to never lose his instinct for a good hook. That's only scratching the surface, so click through to learn about the many musical layers of Trent Reznor (and listen to the latest How To Destroy Angels EP below).