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Mechanical Animals Enhanced, Explicit Lyrics
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Limited Edition with Bonus CD-ROM Tracks 'Dope Show'(Banned Version) and 'Sweet Dreams'.
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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Top Customer Reviews
I would listen to this again, and I would recommend everyone who is skeptical about trying out Marilyn Manson's brand of shock rock to check it out, or to those who are new to him altogether.
This is actually the middle of a supposed "trilogy" of Manson albums, with Holy Wood before it and Antichrist Superstar coming directly after it.
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.Read more ›
Most recent customer reviews
Great CD with some of Marilyn Manson's Best Songs but the Jewel Case broke before I could Play the CD.Published 18 months ago by Michael Corleone
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
This album is a great listen, even if Manson's lyrics are far from the inspired heights he achieved on previous efforts. Read morePublished on July 31 2005
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 100/10Published on July 8 2005 by Manson Fan
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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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
I was only 11 when this album first came out, and I hated Marilyn Manson. I thought he was really scary. Read morePublished on July 7 2004
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