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The Golden Age of Grotesque [Explicit Lyrics]

Marilyn Manson Audio CD
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (467 customer reviews)
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1. Theater
2. This Is The New Sh*t
4. Doll-Dagga Buzz-Buzz Ziggety-Zag
5. Use Your Fist And Not Your Mouth
6. The Golden Age Of Grotesque
7. (s)AINT
8. Ka-Boom Ka-Boom
9. Slutgarden
10. Spade
11. Para-noir
12. The Bright Young Things
13. Better Of Two Evils
14. Vodevil
15. Obsequy (The Death Of Art)

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UK special edition of the shock rocker's eagerly anticipated 2003 album includes two bonus tracks, 'Tainted Love' & 'Baboon Rape Party'. 17 tracks. Nothing/Interscope.


album, which was inspired by the seamy underside of Weimar Berlin, circa 1930. The album is constructed along the lines of Alice Cooper's 1975 gem, Welcome to My Nightmare, dipping in to the same cabaret of Cooper's "Some Folks." Unlike Cooper, however, this is no comic nightmare. "This isn't a show / This is my f*cking life / I'm not ashamed / You're entertained," Manson snarls in "Vodevil," making it abundantly clear that the singer was born in the wrong time and place and is more at home among the absinthe-drinking revelers in pre-Nazi Germany. The album possesses a dark, accessible beauty rather than the twisted industrial dissonance that pervades much of his earlier stuff. "mOBSCENE" is a thumping rocker that features a deranged cheerleading squad. "Ka-Boom Ka-Boom" is a rousing stomper that Manson penned in response to an exec's complaint that the new songs didn't rock. Its simple yet seditious chorus decries, "I like a big car, 'cause I'm a big star / I'll make a big rock & roll hit." Since 1998's Mechanical Animals, Manson's albums have become progressively more tuneful, and Grotesque continues the trend. --Jaan Uhelszki

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5.0 out of 5 stars Marilyn Manson still a formidable force. June 23 2004
Format:Audio CD
Yes, you either love them or you despise them. It doesn't matter which congregation you belong, cause Marilyn Manson will always be lurking somewhere in the colossal world of music. The Golden Age of Grotesque is by far Manson's best piece of work and is with no doubt a masterpiece. The new German cabaret theme works well for the band, for it provides them with style and that sinister backbone. Evolving into a much more mature band, with a polished image and sound and a new bassist, Manson delivers an awesome package. The album reeks of high powered brutality combined with an uncanny attitude that is strictly Marilyn Manson. Golden Age of Grotesque is one of those albums that delivers hit after hit and will leave the listener mesmerized. It is clear to see that Manson puts in a lot of effort to develop a worthwhile and memorable piece of work that possesses replay value. With major hits like 'Mobscene' and 'Use Your Fist & Not Your Mouth', I recommend this album to most of the metal community. Marilyn Manson is back, better then ever and is still a formidable force in the world of metal.
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5.0 out of 5 stars This is Evolution May 7 2004
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Evolution...the continual desire to create something new. OK, this may not have been one of their best CD's. But it still holds the energy and the message to continue forth. I personally think this CD is GREAT. I really did not get into his early stuff. I really got into MM when Trent put him on the right path with ACSS. And the band is continuing to evolve with new experiments into approaches to music style. This, above all things should be why the band deserves respect. Take the Rolling Stones. Their music style really has not changed in 40 frickin years! (The recording technology has!) How stagnant! The MM project continues to try many different approaches to OUR entertainment. I don't care, if one album is better or worse than another...they are ALL good.
Marilyn Manson is Satan. Give me a break. Martha Stewart is Satan. I have dealt with people that beleive that if you do not go to church and worship God, you are EVIL! Manson exploits this to get your attention and b***h slap you with REALITY. We live in a corporate back stabbing world (Who all attend church). We all have a dark side. But I do not use it at work or play. Have a bad day of work and listen to "use your fist and not your mouth" on the way home. You will have vented all anger, and the day can go on without bringing your attitude problem home. Come to think of it...I listen to MM at home as well. Must mean I'm evil...
Excellent lyricist, dynamic voice, a band that continues to grow more powerfull, and contrary to what else I've read, this is NOT metal. This is INDUSTRIAL. Although, I am not a big fan of labels. Metalheads don't like GAOG. Oh Well... Welcome to the NEW S**T. For that matter, metal hasn't changed in 40 years. The only good modern metal is now considered alternative.
That's my opinion. If I got anyone upset...GET OVER IT.
Have A Wonderful Day!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Manson does not need Jesus June 16 2004
Format:Audio CD
Whoever says Marylin Manson needs Jesus, people like you make me sick. You just go around preaching about the evil in Manson and Eminem. So stop trying to spread this Christian s**t all over, trying to make the world a better place. Guess what? Jesus tried. And we still have false idols, sins, and a lot of other non-Christian s**t. Stop speading it. If Manson were to go to hell, WTF do you care? You hate him. As for the album, it is 73h 4w350mzor5(awesome). And I'm not a nerd. Serioulsly. P.S. I have no beef with those who just dont like his music. Unless its because it's unChristian
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5.0 out of 5 stars This one's a Dandy -- Marylin Manson Reborn July 2 2004
Format:Audio CD
I've been listening to this one a lot, lately. Marylin Manson is the Master of catchy grooves and haunting vocals. The concept of this album and Marylin's latest transformation is invigorating.
The way he has incorporated his various styles into this new style is very impressive. The subtle hints of "Mechanical Animals" and his other projects tie everything together into his new persona and musical style.
This one's a Dandy -- Marylin Manson is Reborn.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Nowhere near the best July 9 2004
By A. Hart
Format:Audio CD
In comparision to the raw social commentary and original underground sound of Manson's debut, Portrait of an American Family, and the eerie, dark industrial sound of Antichirst Superstar, this newest Manson album is quite lacking. Somewhere along the line, Manson lost the ability to write good, effective lyrics. This album has some of the dumbest rhymes I have ever heard, and the worst of them are probably in the song "mobscene." This album has three tracks that hit me: "This is the New Sh**," which has a very cool chorus, "Doll Dagga Buzz Buzz Ziggety Zag," with a great Berlin jazz sound, and "(S)Aint," which I just like for some reason, despite the deliciously idiotic line, "I am a bone-sopper death's head on a mop stick."
Overall, this is still a viable effort for Marilyn Manson, but the message isn't nearly as strong as it has been in the past. With the first three albums, you could feel a certain world growing within the music and words. This album fails to stand on its own. For me, it was generally disappointing, but still a Manson record, all the same.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Manson is the Bomb June 27 2004
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Marilyn Manson is awesome. Not just awesome because he has really heavy, evil music like KoRn and Limp Bizkit, but awesome because he's like a genius and a philosophiser. He sings about stuff in real life and not just happy-dappy garbage like N'Sync and Led Zeppelin and all the other boybands. I mean, his lyrics are truth. Hard, cold, decaying TRUTH. I'm not really sure what most of them mean (except for Beautiful People, because beautiful people suck, so it's pretty obvious), but I'm sure Manson does. Same with his paintings and stuff, and his reasons for firing all the talented people in his band (like Twiggy (OMG HAWT), who joined the band a perfect circle who don't even have any songs with really super heavy evil stuff). It doesn't matter, though, because Manson is an ARTIST and whatever he does is cool. The more drugs he takes and the more fans he humiliates backstage with lunch meat, the more he forces america to look at itself and how corrupt it is. Why can't people just see that???
Anyway, back to the album, I haven't actually listened to all of it yet, but I've heard some of the songs on MTV (which sucks, but I watch it anyway), and they are totally awesome. They're almost as heavy as the stuff on Holywood, but really neat sounding and catchy like on Mechanical Animals. Tim Skold left his old band ABCDE or whatever that nobody listens to to join manson and he makes the songs really cool sounding. I heard Manson sings a lot about kinky stuff on the new album and how everybody should hate him and how it's stupid that people hate him, which is cool, because he's an individual and no one is brave enough anymore to sing about really controversiable stuff.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Grotesque
Fantastic album! It has a lot of great songs on it, and it's one of the better Manson albums. This Is The New S**t was one of the first Manson songs I heard that I really, really... Read more
Published 1 month ago by BC
3.0 out of 5 stars It is catchy but lyrics are lacking
Well for all the Manson fans that enjoy Portrait of American Family and Antichrist Superstar, you will be bored of this album quickly. Read more
Published on Aug. 11 2004 by Michelle
1.0 out of 5 stars A sad day for manson fans
I was extremely disappointed. Everyone knows that manson has been going down hill since Mechanical Animals, but at least that CD was tolerable with classic songs like Coma White,... Read more
Published on July 18 2004 by Nicky
1.0 out of 5 stars what crap
mOBSCENE was better when it was called "Be Aggressive" and sung by Mike Patton.
Stop ripping people off Manson. Read more
Published on July 17 2004 by HeidiKakes
3.0 out of 5 stars It's not 'Suck!".. It's just not "The Best"
well.. this is kinda a late review, cause i've been having this cd for like a year now.. I think this album is a bit different from Manson's old work. Read more
Published on July 11 2004 by Depressing noise
1.0 out of 5 stars Simply Terrible
As i said. For adolescence only. Too bad i had to give it one star.
Published on July 7 2004 by Dr. Freeman
4.0 out of 5 stars an excellent break-up album
I picked this album up one night when I was feeling down and felt like getting back in touch with an old friend. Read more
Published on July 2 2004 by J. Getka
1.0 out of 5 stars Dissapointing
I read so many reviews saying this album rocks... but in my opinion it lost so much. It doesn't have that punk rock sound that I loved. Read more
Published on June 30 2004 by Nadir Durrani
1.0 out of 5 stars The album title is right
I even heard about somebody naming their hamster after Marilyn Manson. But the trouble is they believe it's sqeaking wheel sounds better than this pile of trash! Read more
Published on June 26 2004
4.0 out of 5 stars An Excellent Album
I actually find it amusing now to read some of the reviews of of Manson's albums from supposed, what was the term I just read, "Mansonites? Read more
Published on June 25 2004 by J. D Purvis
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