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Marilyn Manson, the rocker, is out to shock. Marilyn Manson, the band, is subtler, working away from its previous driving industrial buzz to color the world in shades once anathema to this gang of not-so-merry pranksters. Song titles like "Pistol Whipped" and "Murderers Are Getting Prettier Every Day" indicate that no one's mellowing here, but the actual performances tilt closer to glam rock than the industrial metal one might expect from a band on the comeback trail. There are plenty of nods toward David Bowie's alienated vocal approach; however, Bowie would never dare mouth the lyrics of "Slo-mo-tion" without greater ironic distance, if at all. The naked aggression has been replaced with the muted intensity of "The Flowers of Evil," where the guitars hold off the expected catharsis and Manson emulates the art-rock damage of Sisters of Mercy. Weirdest of all is the cover of Carly Simon's "You're So Vain," which features Johnny Depp on guitar. This mix of camp and art-metal aggression either ingratiates or alienates, with little chance for meeting in the middle. 

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This is his True Comeback

When i listened to "Eat Me, Drink Me" and "The High End of Low," i was a bit disappointed. After "Born Villain," i realized that this is the Marilyn Manson album most of us wanted. Maybe its not as good as his albums in the '90s, but this is definatly one of his recent best. Each song has a certain element that makes this album listenable 24/7 whether youre in a good mood or bad mood, you'll always be saticfied with it. Get it because not only did Marilyn Manson do his absolute best to make "Born Villain" a true comaback, but also because it reminds us of the good old days.

manson is back!

this album is exactly what i expected! heavy guitar riffs are defintely one of my favorite things of this more emotional, love sick Manson! he's back....MURDERERS ARE GETTING PRETTIER EVERY DAY is definately my favorite song! the whole album is great though, ive had my copy since last week, i got it from Japan....Im going to see Marilyn Manson and The Pretty Reckless next week here in Dallas (part of my birthday weekend)! i hope i can meet them! "THIS ALBUM IS SHOULD COME WITH A LISTENER BEWARE LABEL" - MARILYN MANSON

A New Classic For Manson Fans New and Old

At first, I was totally sketchy at the idea of a new Manson album, but this one totally rocks. It has the things from each album that made Manson who he is, giving the fans something worth-while all to which gives the album a fresh and different feel. The concept of the album is still unknown, I feel as if it is about literature, especially The Gardener having subtle references to The Great Gatsby, and Overneath having to do with Macbeth and of course the Flowers of Evil the famous french poem. Altogether the album is amazing!


Formed: 1989 in Fort Lauderdale, FL

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

Marilyn Manson, the self-proclaimed "Antichrist Superstar," became a mainstream antihero, much to the chagrin of conservative politicians and concerned parents. His vision of dark, arty, industrial metal pushed many of his singles -- including "The Dope Show," "The Beautiful People," and a cover of Eurythmics' "Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)" -- into the upper reaches of the modern rock charts during the late '90s and early 2000s. Born Brian Warner, Manson was raised in Canton, Ohio. At the age...
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Born Villain, Marilyn Manson
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  • $10.99
  • Genres: Rock, Music, Hard Rock, Metal, Dance
  • Released: Apr 27, 2012
  • Parental Advisory

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