Eat Me, Drink Me - Marilyn Manson
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  • Summary: Album number six is the first new release in four years for the shock-rocker, who recorded the disc with guitarist Tim Skold.
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  1. Positive: 9 out of 23
  2. Negative: 2 out of 23
  1. Not since "Mechanical Animals" (1998) has he stared within so unblinkingly; the focus pays off in conflicted, nuanced singing that makes some of his past rage sound rote.
  2. Eat Me, Drink Me lacks menace... Still, [it] boasts a clutch of Goth-rock numbers that, if not evil per se, are still devilishly good.
  3. There's nothing quite as immediate or fantastic as 'Disposable Teens' here, but the album on the whole is a triumph.
  4. It's not his best effort, but it's the perfect mood setter for your midnight absinthe and auto-erotic asphyxiation party.
  5. 60
    [It] scales back the Weimar guignol of 2003's The Golden Age of Grotesque in favor of classic industrial and glam. [Jul 2007, p.98]
  6. Put simply, this is B-Movie rock: from the death rattle vocals, to the clichéd riffs and hackneyed subject matter.
  7. The album is a stunningly lackluster, impersonal anti-work.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 46 out of 66
  2. Negative: 15 out of 66
  1. Dec 17, 2011
    9
    Marilyn Manson knows how to work wonders. Combining electronic notes with traditional rock and meaningful lyrics to top it, this definitely his best album all together to date. I can't wait for February. Expand
  2. Nov 22, 2011
    7
    I've read a lot of reviews that talk about how this album was "universally unappealing," but I'm here to tell you that it is really a very good album. Manson himself will admit that he was in a very bad place when he made this album. He was very upset about a lot of things, and in Eat Me, Drink Me, it shows. It's a very emotional album. Not his best, but I love it.

    The first half of the album is unbelievable. I love it. If I Was Your Vampire is amazing. They Said That Hell's Not Hot is my favorite on the album. However, Are You The Rabbit is not very good. Despite the reviews, I found this album very good. However, it's not as "metal" as the rest of his albums. This CD is more rock-oriented. I'd recommend it, though.

    And for the record, these "mom" types writing reviews just to say they hate Manson as a person make me sick. I guarantee they didn't listen to this album. They just automatically assume he's some sort of terrorist. It's ridiculous.
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  3. Dec 24, 2012
    7
    Though tamer and softer than the previous albums, Eat Me Drink Me is a nice change of tone for Marilyn Manson and will sure make new fans and may also please other fans as well. Expand
  4. May 24, 2013
    7
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Prefiro Theol E Bv Mas Não Ruim Músicas Ótimas Que Nem
    1-If Was Your Vampire
    2-Putting Holes In Happiness
    3-They Said Hell's Not Hot
    4-Heart Shaped Glasses (When The Heart Guides The Hand)
    5-Evidence
    6-Eat Me,Drink Me
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  5. Sep 26, 2010
    6
    Your enjoyment of Eat Me, Drink Me will largely depend on what you thought of Manson's 2003 release, The Golden Age Of Grotesque. EM,DM is somewhat mellower and has an almost experimental feel to it, in essence this album shows Marilyn Manson struggling to find some much needed direction and maturity. Unlike The Golden Age EM,DM isn't out to offend, nor is it trying to target his familiar angry teenager audience, lyrically speaking most of it is superior to his previous release. Musically speaking it isn't nearly as catchy as The Golden Age but it feel like he's finally making the music he wants to make rather then trying to appeal to the age bracket that made him famous in the 90s. Older Manson fans will likely get the most out of this album but even then this material is artistically transitional in nature and won't appeal to everyone. Approach it with an open mind though and you just might find yourself pleasantry surprised. Expand

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