13 Songs, 1 Hour 5 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

The restrained glam and guitar hook in this album's opener, “Killing Strangers,” upholds a sarcastic pro-gun stance while telling of what’s to come next. And it sounds as if Marilyn Manson is tortured by a never-ending emotional dependence on demon saviors (“The Mephistopheles of Los Angeles,” “The Demon Beneath My Feet”), sexual incongruity (“Cupid Carries a Gun,” as heard on TV’s Salem), filthy blues (“Odds of Even”), and ugly private aggravations (the pop metalcore “Deep Six”). Manson’s dirty compulsions have always been his salve and curse. But the man who made creepy ironic narcissism radio-friendly delivers his best album in years.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics. Mastered for iTunes

EDITORS’ NOTES

The restrained glam and guitar hook in this album's opener, “Killing Strangers,” upholds a sarcastic pro-gun stance while telling of what’s to come next. And it sounds as if Marilyn Manson is tortured by a never-ending emotional dependence on demon saviors (“The Mephistopheles of Los Angeles,” “The Demon Beneath My Feet”), sexual incongruity (“Cupid Carries a Gun,” as heard on TV’s Salem), filthy blues (“Odds of Even”), and ugly private aggravations (the pop metalcore “Deep Six”). Manson’s dirty compulsions have always been his salve and curse. But the man who made creepy ironic narcissism radio-friendly delivers his best album in years.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics. Mastered for iTunes
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Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
1.1K Ratings

1.1K Ratings

SolarHarmony ,

This guy knows how to write music!

Genius musician. His music doesn’t get “softer” or less “brutal” like some people say. It just keeps maturing. This will be an amazing release.

Skasgaard ,

Interesting....

Ther first single sounds much more tighter & focused than much of his previous work. Not sure what I was expecting initially, perhaps something more aggressive and harsh but I do "kind of" like the sound of this first single. It will take some getting used to but I do like it. Curious what the rest of the album will sound like.
At least Manson isn't falling into the same hole AC/DC has fallen into by not experimenting and chaging up their music. A good artist needs to push things musically. Manson has done that.

IwantMy9.90backPlease ,

Interesting, but not for fair weather fans

Long time Manson fan. After listening to the entire album, I can only say that I wanted more angry, in your face, rock your face off Manson. This entirety of the album is far from that. With the exception of a few songs, the majority of this album sounds very different from what Manson fans are used to. Not to say that its horrible, but its different; a more evolved, folkish type of Manson that we've gotten hints of in his previous recent releases. Its still great music, but its a more mature and for the most part; a slowed down Manson album. His albums seem to be going back and forth between styles. For example; you have Golden Age and then you have Eat Me, Drink Me, etc. A very fickle imbalance that seems to express one side wanting to rock out and please the fans and the other side wanting to transform the type of music he's mainly associated to with something else. There will never be another album like AntiChrist Superstar, and you should never expect one. The man's songwriting abilities are still very profound in this album, and if you give it a chance you will acquire a distinct interest in everything offered from these songs.

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