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Not bad, better than the last one,
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This review is from: Born Villain (Audio CD)I will keep this short and to the point...
Basically this album is more or less in the vein of the last two albums. If those albums really weren't your thing, then this probably won't win you over.
That said, it is closer to his older (2003 and earlier) stuff than those 2 albums. Tracks 4 & 11 are definitely Industrial Metal in the vein of his older stuff. In fact I'd say they're a lot better than the rather contrived "Fight Song" and "Disposable Teens" (sacred cows now maybe, but at the time of release they sounded very unoriginal compared to the curveball that was Mechanical Animals). Pistol Whipped sounds very much like his Golden Age of Grotesque stuff to me.
Manson compares the album to Killing Joke, Bauhaus et al, and I think that's a fair comparison.
The Carly Simon cover is fun.
Overall I enjoyed it much more than High End of Low or Golden Age of Grotesque. If you're a Manson nutter you will definitely find some things to love in this album. For newcomers I'd recommend his 90s albums over this. Not the same as the old days but still a fun album if you're in the mood, rounded off by 4 or 5 really good songs.
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Initial post: 2 Oct 2012 20:27:16 BDT
Mr. N. A. Hill says:
This is a very good review, and shows how many fake/poor reviews there are here on amazon when this album currently has a rating 4/5 and yet this is the highest rated review. I agree with almost everything said here, except mainly the last line. I did not find this album fun, I found it very dull, without a single really good song. You state it is closer to his older stuff, and here I must disagree. I found the album to sound just like his last two albums. Anyway that's probably why I rated it worse than you, we agree on most points, a poor album with a few ok songs for me, a few good songs for you. The key thing for anyone reading these reviews are that we both definitely agree - this album offers nothing to newcomers
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