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The Golden Age of Grotesque [Explicit Lyrics]

Marilyn Manson Audio CD
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (466 customer reviews)
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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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Marilyn Manson ~ Golden Age Of Grotesque

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3.0 out of 5 stars different, but.... June 10 2004
By Jassa
Format:Audio CD
The albums starts off explosively with This is the New Sh*t, a return to Manson's creative, uncensored rage metal that is found throughout his first 2 albums, but sadly doesn't have another song on the album to match the intensity of this song. mObscene, (S)aint, Use your fist and not your mouth are all great supporting tracks, and para-noir is an awesome song for humor and the mockery of reasons for sex with someone. New Sh*t is arguably the hardest song Manson has released sing Antichrist, but the album lacks the consistent lyrical/musical combo punch that makes his albums so successful in the past. Worth a listen before a buy, as the songs are catchy but I find they are easily forgotten in comparison to his older stuff. His german/burlesque theme is new and fresh, so those who like his image and style more than his actual music will be impressed, but I've always been more into his music than anything. As his transaction from metal to art seems to be unbalancing in the metal and more towards artsy, this is his most artsy album to date. All in all, good album, but I prefer his earlier stuff.
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Who'd of ever thought meek little Brian Warner would bust from his station in life and become such an international success!!! Not me!! I mean, here's a guy who got tired of writing about the problems with the music biz and did something about it. That's right, Brian was a journalist long before he did angel dust off a bathroom floor one night in Toronto - and a danged good journalist at that. He could have been the Walter Cronkite of music journalism, but chose instead to become some weird amphibious rock dude with limp hair and oh-so-scary eyes.
Of this record, "Slutgarden" is particularly romantic. I like to play it to get my baby "in the mood," if you read my gist. Try it - it works.
Next up for Brian, an acoustic record with Joe Elliott!!
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2.0 out of 5 stars NOT IMPRESSIVE!!! June 24 2003
Format:Audio CD
okay, I had been waiting for a while for Manson to release a new album. The anticipation was killing me. But needless to say, as soon as I listened to the c.d. once, I was devastated. For me, Manson has been an inspiration. Everything he puts in his songs have meaning, emotion, and an addictive vibe that makes you want to keep listening. He has done a lot to change his appearance over the years, but he has still found ways to top himself. This album is everything that classic Manson is NOT. Most of the songs just sound like he's out of ideas and just making up stuff. For example: Doll Digga Buzz Buzz Ziggity Zag is a very fast paced, heavy song. But the lyrics are just too goofy and childish to be Marilyn Manson. If you are buying this album expecting "Anti-christ Superstar" or "Mechanical Animals" type content, DO NOT BUY THIS!!! But if you are ready to hear the once named "American Antichrist" sing about sappy, kiddy, meaningless crap... feel free to waste your money.
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5.0 out of 5 stars awesome cd!! May 13 2003
Format:Audio CD
this cd is the best cd out as of now there isnt really cd's that are a big deal but this one is!! i wouldnt say its one of manson's best cd's but its defedently great!
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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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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 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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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
3.0 out of 5 stars Nowhere near the best
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... Read more
Published on July 9 2004 by A. Hart
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 Manson is the Bomb
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. Read more
Published on June 27 2004
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
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