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Rated R
Rated R
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Rated ESSENTIAL!, 28 Feb. 2005
This review is from: Rated R (Audio CD)
I took a chance on this album in the first week of it's release and I still think it's the best pyschedelic rock album of the 90's. The singles such as "Lost Art of Keeping a Secret" and "Monsters in the Parasol" are absolutely timeless, "Monsters.." being hilarious as well as genius! The album tracks are just...well mindblowing! "Auto Pilot" and "Better Living Through Chemistry" compliment each other superbly, listening to both those tracks while under the influence is a treat (get some good headphones to hear the voices!). A shame Nick has now left, will they top it with their newie, "Lullabies to Paralyse"? Doubt it, but with the Queens, anything is possible.


Lest We Forget (The Best of...) [CD + DVD]
Lest We Forget (The Best of...) [CD + DVD]

2 of 11 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Tut Tut..., 9 Feb. 2005
This album is a poor indication of Marilyn Manson's history - too many "hits" and not enough of the quality tracks that are on their albums. I only bought this for the DVD, which admittedly is excellent, but I beg you to avoid this like you would a plague and simply buy the albums if you want a true indication of Manson's talents.


The Holy Bible 10th Anniversary Edition [2CD + DVD]
The Holy Bible 10th Anniversary Edition [2CD + DVD]

5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Holy Grail..., 31 Dec. 2004
The Manics may have evolved into the Shania Twain fans' rock group in recent years but their lyrical content remains unsurpassed by any other British band. The greatness of The Holy Bible is so because they mix their best lyrics with their most focused, angry, snarling music - Generation Terrorists was lyrically a great album but it was let down by the metal-lite music whereas The Holy Bible is perfectly weaved together by ALL the band (remember it is and was James and Sean writing ALL the music). Richey's lyrics are brutal, transporting the listener into many realms of the human pysche we choose to ignore - prostitution, serial killers' victims, anorexia - their is no let up in the intensity other than the brooding This Is Yesterday, which is Nicky's lyric. Personally, my favourite tracks are Archives of Pain (complete with rock out solo), 4st 7lbs and PCP although their is no track I ever skip. The DVD is a treat, with live performances from festivals, TOTP and Butt Naked (remember that show!?) and the much maligned/talked about American mix of the album is listenable even to a Holy Bible veteran like me. Their definitive work + DVD + extra CD - bargain.


The Holy Bible 10th Anniversary Edition [2CD + DVD]
The Holy Bible 10th Anniversary Edition [2CD + DVD]

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Manic delight, 23 Dec. 2004
The original album is my favourite album by the Manics (and my favourite ever album) and this is worth investigating for the following reasons; The DVD which shows the Manics at their finest (the TOTP performance of Faster a highlight) and the frankly awesome American Mix of the CD - beefier, darker and equal to the original mix of the album which is all you need to know. BUY IT NOW!


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