Carly Rae Jepsen meets Nine Inch Nails; genius ensues

Carly Rae Jepsen performs at the 02 Arena on March 4 in London.
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On Tuesday, we offered you our thoughts on “Welcome Oblivion,” the sensual new electro-rock album by Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor’s latest band, How to Destroy Angels.

And Wednesday we alerted you to the fact that Carly Rae Jepsen had canceled her appearance at this summer’s National Scout Jamboree in response to an online petition asking the “Call Me Maybe” singer to “denounce the Boy Scouts’ policy banning gay youth and parents.”

What we neglected to mention until now, though, is that these two great North American artists have joined forces for an Internet mash-up that might be the best we’ve heard since the Freelance Hellraiser’s 2001 classic “A Stroke of Genie-us.”


First posted Monday on Reddit by a user calling himself pomDeter, “Call Me a Hole” pairs “Call Me Maybe” with “Head Like a Hole,” from Nine Inch Nails’ 1989 debut, “Pretty Hate Machine.”

Should it work? Probably not as well as it does. But don’t take our word for it -- listen to the mash-up, which has since gone viral, below.


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