Nut Suite. Mini reviews of albums old and new. Minimum words. No fuss. No spoilers [?]. Occasional smugs.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

MARILYN MANSON / Mechanical Animals [1998]

After becoming known for his violent shock rock antics more than his music, Marilyn Manson played it smart and completely reinvented his musical sound. The glam-rocking Mechanical Animals showcased the image makeover with what would become Manson's strongest record to date.
A satirical jab at his own public image, Manson dissolves into split personalities paying tribute to David Bowie. The lyrics are sometimes a little hammy but the music is top notch stadium rock like glitter exploding from the bowels of a digital Hell.
Love him or loathe him. It can't be denied that Manson had some serious balls (contradicting the album cover) to release such an album. Easily a desert island disc.

5 Rose McGowans glittering in gold out of 5

Songs Of Note: Mechanical Animals; Coma White

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