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View Poll Results: Your favorite Marilyn Manson album?
Portrait of an American Family 2 28.57%
Antichrist Superstar 0 0%
Mechanical Animals 2 28.57%
Holy Wood 2 28.57%
The Golden Age of Grotesque 1 14.29%
Eat Me, Drink Me 0 0%
The High End of Low 0 0%
Born Villain 0 0%
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Old 03-27-2014, 05:02 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I think obvs Mechanical Animals was his most popular and successful album had most of his hits on that one
Really? I feel like that album didn't garner much interest at all when it came out. I think Antichrist was his most popular and it went down from there.
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Old 03-27-2014, 09:57 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Really? I feel like that album didn't garner much interest at all when it came out. I think Antichrist was his most popular and it went down from there.
Mechanical Animals had the biggest sales week out of any of his releases (228,000 first week copies in the U.S.)

But yeah, I agree that Antichrist Superstar had way more impact in terms of cultural relevance, and it also had more long term sales. Mechanical Animals, despite being successful, was a big change in his image and sound. In fact, this might have been the reason his career lagged afterward. Many fans didn't like the change and probably wrote him off in their minds, even though he would return and make Holy Wood, his most consistent album.
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I know of nothing by that guy
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Old 04-06-2014, 01:06 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Antichrist Superstar is sounding very decent so far.

Cryptorchid is shit.

EDIT - Finished it nearly, album is wank. Starts off decent then just fades away into a borefest.
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I think, when they were at their peak at least, Marilyn Manson generally appealed to people who had little to no familiarity to electro-industrial, EBM or industrial. But when you come at as someone who already likes that kind of music, their albums don't seem very interesting.
Would industrial include NIN? I like them.
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Would industrial include NIN? I like them.
Industrial is bands like Throbbing Gristle or Einst├╝rzende Neubauten. NIN are industrial rock, which is related to industrial in a similar way that ska punk is related to actual ska.
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Antichrist Superstar is sounding very decent so far.

Cryptorchid is shit.

EDIT - Finished it nearly, album is wank. Starts off decent then just fades away into a borefest.
I like the first half of Cryptochid where it genuinely sounds creepy, but the second half is just background, computerized talking noises. Completely ruins the song.
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Marilyn Manson talks 'cinematic, unpredictable' new album - Music News - Digital Spy

Apparently he's hard at work on his next album. He says it's cinematic, unpredictable, and has a redneck vibe to it. I've been disappointed by his last three releases, so I don't know what to expect from this.

The redneck thing could go either way. On the surface, it sounds like a disaster waiting to happen, but a country or southern vibe mixed in with Manson's signature sound could actually be very interesting and experimental, which is what his career needs right now.
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maybe that means he will try to sound more like DOWN like sludgy southern riffs IDK
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Old 04-29-2014, 06:13 PM   #20 (permalink)
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I'd go for Portrait as my favourite, though Holy Wood and Mechanical Animals are contenders. They were actually a pretty exciting band in the 90s, stirring things up and causing controversy. Obviously MM is a clever guy and knew exactly what he was doing, I mean calling an album "Antichrist Superstar"? Best marketing move ever.

I know Smells Like Children doesn't count as an album as such but the two opening tracks on there are probably my favourite MM moment. I didn't even realise that Diary of a Dope Fiend was a reworking of an older song at the time so when I got the first album and heard Dope Hat I was totally surprised. So great to hear songs reworked in an interesting way rather than just another dull remix album.

When Eat Me Drink Me came out I bought it and put in on and heard If I Was Your Vampire and thought we were in for AS Part 2...but it wasn't to be. Still some good songs on that album though.
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