Nine Inch Nails: Five Dream Trent Reznor Collaborations
2. Damon Albarn
Though many Americans still know Albarn exclusively from his work with British alt-rock heroes, Blur, the multi-instrumentalist has provided the lion's share of creative fiber for Gorillaz since the conceptual projects inception. Albarn is a criminally unsung innovator that has raised some serious questions about our connections with art and music via the Gorillaz concept, but beyond that, the dude writes some incredible stuff and could make for an extremely interesting foil for the reformed Reznor.
1. Anna Calvi
Calvi is young, fresh, and, on the surface, makes her art a world away from that of Reznor. But to bring this list full circle, Calvi has been championed by Brian Eno since the release of her debut full length and her music is laced with enough dark imagery and noisy sonics to make us wonder "what if?" Both are also talented multi-instrumentalists with a knack for building drama in music.
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