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Mechanical Animals [Enhanced, Explicit Lyrics]

Marilyn Manson Audio CD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (361 customer reviews)
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1. Great Big White World
2. The Dope Show
3. Mechanical Animals
4. Rock Is Dead
5. Disassociative
6. The Speed Of Pain
7. Posthuman
8. I Want To Disappear
9. I Don't Like The Drugs (But The Drugs Like Me)
10. New Model No. 15
11. User Friendly
12. Fundamentally Loathsome
13. The Last Day On Earth
14. Coma White

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There's no question that Marilyn Manson's 1995 album Antichrist Superstar was a great-sounding record. It brooded, ripped, and clattered in all the right places, mixing industrial beats and samples with roaring heavy-metal riffs, echoing Goth keys, and the occasional tuneful pop vocal. But for all the sonic appeal, some of the song-writing wasn't too strong. No such problem on Manson's new record, Mechanical Animals, which forsakes some of the band's former grind in favour of dynamic glam rhythms and good old-fashioned melody. When the band tones down, as on the largely acoustic "Speed of Pain" and "Fundamentally Loathsome", Manson even sounds like a candidate for an Unplugged session. Most often, however, as on "Rock Is Dead", "User Friendly", and "The Dope Show", Mechanical Animals is a brash, decadent, and glittery display of self-indulgent hooks and melodramatic vocals that sounds like Aladdin Sane-era David Bowie and T. Rex at their most boisterous crossed with the more modern sounds of today's industrial nation. --Jon Wiederhorn

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MARILYN MANSON Mechanical Animals (1999 UK limited edition 14-track CD album including the singles The Dope Show I Dont Like The Drugs [But The Drugs Like Me] Rock Is Dead & Coma White housed in a blue-tinted jewel case with outer slipcase. The slipcase displays some light creasing in the top left corner but remains untorn IND90273)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Manson beat Bowie at his own genre! Dec 13 2003
By Andrew
Format:Audio CD
This album is musically brilliant! Gary Glitter/David Bowie esque glamrock, with a slight electrosynth tinge.... ITS GOOD!
However, it is in the storyline where we find the brilliance on the record. Manson plays two characters in this, these being the "Marilyn" or good side, called Alpha, and the "Manson" or dark side, called Omega. Even though the caracters are the same person, they represent opposite sides of the personality, with Alpha being naieve, hopeful and somewhat charitable, whilst Omega is a cynical, bitter manic-depressive addicted to every drug in California.
As for the songs....
1. Great Big White World: Genuinely goregous glam track, sung by Alpha, as he is horrified by the conformity of our world.
2. The Dope Show: Musically brilliant, this lets us in on Omega's cynicism, and the emptiness of his fame.
3. Mechanical Animals: Alpha dealing with the mechanical nature of this "Bride".
4: Rock Is Dead: Industrio/Glam mixture, Omega bitching over the agonisingly ignorant criticism he recieves for being controversial. Damn catchy too.
5. Dissassociative: Omega overdoses on drugs (again), obstensibly for his depression, and reverts to Alpha, seeing the world as a "Dead Astronaut". Very Bowie, and very good.
6. Speed of Pain: Omega, now on a come down, vents his angst, and it is here where we first see his despiar.
7: Posthuman: Alpha, infuriated at the superficiality of our world and our religion, reminds us of the Antichrist Superstar and tells us to wake up to our god being a Statistic.
8: I want to dissapear: Omega, full of anger and frustration, blasts us in a punk sneer about how shallow he has become thanks to our screwed up society.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Guilty pleasure Oct. 14 2001
Format:Audio CD
Let me tell you first, this is not a fan of MM. I only really liked this release, and it shows a lot of new-wave influence. That's just one thing good about it. They seem to be much more expirimential with this release, and there are many hooks to this album. Even if you hate Manson, the lead singer, this is actually tolerable. I really wish I couldn't say this, but there is something from them I could stand (unlike the first two albums) and doesn't all sound the same (unlike ACS or Holy Wood). Actually, I'd pick this over Drowning Pool any day. "New Model no. 15" is a better song. "Last day on earth" isn't really what you will ever hear from them again, so you might as well just get this one
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2.0 out of 5 stars Very Disapointing Oct. 10 2001
Format:Audio CD
...I bought this expecting a hardcore, ..., vulgar, metal album, instead I got this. Post Human, Mechanical Animals, Dope Show, and User Friendly are OKAY. His other albums are great, but his one doesn't fill the void...
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4.0 out of 5 stars His worst CD but still good Aug. 18 2001
Format:Audio CD
This is definetely Manson's worst CD but it still has some good songs on it and it's pretty good.
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Format:Audio CD
Marilyn Manson. Freaky, ain't he? He's a surprsingly intelligent individual who can actually write some quite brilliant work (even if "The Dope Show" is the only proof of that). Mechanical Animals, his latest, is actually a lot easier to swallow than his past albums. It's a bit more advanced, a bit more earthy. There's some anti-shallow and anti-celebrity and anti-drug anthems spread wide over this eccletic album. It's inventive, but poorly performed. Put the lyrics aside on many songs and you'd be surprised it was Marilyn at all. It's all in the delivery. Exceptions are "Rock is Dead" and "New Model No. 5", which are terrible no matter how it's performed, but his "Mechanical Animals" and "Coma White" are actually pretty okay. It's not enough. This guy could be quoting Shakespeare but he reverts to trademark hissing and screaming
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1.0 out of 5 stars Typical Manson slowed to the speed of morphine Nov. 30 1998
Format:Audio CD
Pardon me, but why would anyone consider buying an album from an artist known to be poor at hard rock (during a period he wanted to be goth rock), attempting to play anything in the oh-so poppy "alternative" field? Alternative itself is an un-realized disgrace doing nothing but helping the good music emerging from the indie scene. Manson's bass is bad, his guitars are bad, his drums are bad, his white noise is mediocre, and his voice is wretched in a bad way. This album lacks the beauty necessary to be melodic (if musical) and lacks the riffs and rage necessary to be hard rock. It has serious birth defects.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars reply 2 my last review July 8 2005
Format:Audio CD
ok 4 speed of pain and last day of earth i change my mind i give speed of pain 11/10 and last day on earth 100/10
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Mansons best album. June 27 2004
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
This was a change of pace for Marilyn Manson after the heavy metal goth of Smells Like Children and Antichrist Superstar.And its also in my opinion his greatest work.Well actually the band's greatest work because hed be nowhere without John 5,Madonna Wayne Gacy,Ginger Fish and especially Twiggy Ramirez.I think Marilyn's best vocal work is on here and to me the riffs have never been better than on this album.He toned the lyrical content down on most of the songs but some are still pretty dark and disturbing material.I think this is a must have for anyone who likes a combination of hard rock and glam.
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4.0 out of 5 stars greatest mm ever
This is the best mm album. I listened to the other albums, but no one surpasses this one. Great work!!!
Published on Jan. 5 2011 by mathmission
3.0 out of 5 stars Not the best but...
This album is a great listen, even if Manson's lyrics are far from the inspired heights he achieved on previous efforts. Read more
Published on July 31 2005
5.0 out of 5 stars now thats a dope show
AWESOME! ima rate the songs so look below
1.Great Big White World - 10/10 its a good song 4 the start of the CD, a good song followed by many more
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Published on July 2 2005 by Manson Fan
4.0 out of 5 stars i love this cd
i liked this cd but the sound is more new wave..ish.this is my third fav. mason cd.my fav. tracks are,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,9,12,13,14.my least fav. tracks are,8,10 and 11.
Published on July 16 2004 by daniel
5.0 out of 5 stars Great CD
I was only 11 when this album first came out, and I hated Marilyn Manson. I thought he was really scary. Read more
Published on July 7 2004
5.0 out of 5 stars BEST MANSON CD EVER!!!
To keep things short, this is the best Marilyn Manson cd out of the last 4 (Antichrist Superstar, Mechanical Animals, Holy Wood, The Golden Age of Grotesque). Buy it. Buy it now!
Published on July 2 2004 by C. Matteo
1.0 out of 5 stars not heavy,not trippy,not MANSON!!!
it's amazing that after "antichrist.."manson would put forth somthing rediculous like this!it's like his influences went from alice cooper to devo or the aquabats! Read more
Published on June 30 2004
4.0 out of 5 stars last day on earth, first for an amazing album
Mechanical Animals was Manson's peak album in many ways, not so much for music as for the direction he would take in the albums to come. Read more
Published on June 9 2004 by Jassa
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best rock albums of the 90's
I think That this is Marilyn Mansons Best album to date this is way better than Antichrist Superstar, Smells Like Children, Hollywood Etc.... Read more
Published on June 6 2004 by TopRockCritic
5.0 out of 5 stars Give it a Chance
This is the album that made so many listeners drop their headphones just because it didn't sound like antichrist superstar. Yes, superstar is an amazing album, but get over it. Read more
Published on June 5 2004 by Daniel Johnson
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