MANSON - The Golden Age Of Grotesque
For some people Mr
is still public enemy Nr.1, a demon, the devil, the antichrist and bogeyman
rolled into one. To the rest of us he's just one hell of a fine expressive
entertainer. His latest album shifts the focus from breaking down the
shortcomings of others ideologies to more of an internal creative process
and the effects of relationships. His "shocking" imagery of before gets
stripped down somewhat, although the quasi-fascist uniform and provocative
logo is as symbolic as ever, but some will take it as literal as always.
The fantastic cover version of Soft
Tainted Love is included (used for the Not
Another Teen Movie
soundtrack - with a brilliant music video trend rip-off). You either click
into the Marilyn
state of mind or you don't. Without the imagery and controversy it boils
down to fine tuned extreme hard rock for adults (or open-minded teens).
The theatrics is an integral part of it. Manson
said he wanted this album to be an artistic expression people can feel
(not necessarily just interpret via the lyrics) and even go so far as
to be inspired towards creativity themselves. Hey, what happened to Twiggy?
5 / A
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|6 - Volcanic
5 - Blistering
4 - Hot
3 - Smolder
2 - Room Temp.
1 - Fizzled
0 - Extinguished
A - Multiple
B - Deserves Another Spin
C - Once Should Suffice