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 clich├ęd 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. ChrisP
    Jun 5, 2007
    10
    Best Mr Manson work since Mechanical Animals. Amazing guitar work and such an improvement in Manson's voice and sonwriting skills. This kind of sounds proves that Mr Manson can be more than just a guy with lipstick screaming obscenities. Who cares about politics and religion when heart broken feelings can sound this good? Expand
  2. DOPPELHERZ
    Sep 11, 2007
    10
    This album's his masterpiece!these songs are beautiful,very deep,and very passionate!these songs are "now" -but they also go back in time to a certain era.if you relax and listen to it-you'll see what i mean.i have all his main albums,and i must say that this is his best one-and my favorite one!alot of his songs on this album touched my soul very strongly.the instruments,the melodies,his words,and the tones of his voice he uses in his songs-you yourself can feel his different emotions that he's feeling.my 3 favorite songs are:1)you and me and the devil makes 3.it's hypnotic,and it's the way things are.2)evidence.it's ritualistic with the relationship based on sex only.3)if i was your vampire.it's a deep,and obsessive sinsere love story that will never end-not even in death.even in death they're keeping each other alive.definitely get this!you'll be missing out on something special if you don't!manson truly is a special person,and he really should be appreciated! Expand
  3. EmaA.
    Jul 10, 2007
    10
    I think Manson is a true artist. This album is a proof of his staying true to his feelings and state of mind. He's not making any compromise. He's telling his story, this time with other words and notes and that's what being creative means. He's different (but why should he be the same?), he's alive, more alive than so many. Art is about movement and change. I really appreciate this movement and change in the alternation of rough and soft sound and lyrics. They may not be perfect from a specialist point of view (I'm not one), but you can feel his artistic torments, he's giving his best. Chapeau! :) Expand
  4. PrestonJ
    Jun 6, 2007
    8
    This album is an emotional chronicalling of a year in the hell of Manson's life. Its not an angry tirade against God, Government, or the Pathetic state of modern day youth. Its a raw and personal album that is supposed to exercise many of Manson's personal deamons that overcame him this last year. With that said it is not the bone crushing, pulsating, metal crusade that Anti Chirst Super Star or Holy Wood was. It is instead very dark, very melodic, hard rock. The tracks are very much guitar lead as opposed to the synth and sampling he had been more accustomed to, and it paid off. The guitar work is very well done and compliments the new tone of the album very well. . I was very much excited when I first heard I Could Be Your Vampire, which spurred my interest in the rest of his work, and the album did not dissapoint. Expand
  5. JasonW.
    Jun 16, 2007
    7
    Looks like he changed his style a bit, and proves he can do it extremely well in a few tracks. Tracks 1,6,7 are my favorites but track 7 is by far the best. I hope his next album has the same new style but done much better. This is a nice change for him and i support it. You can only make so many hate albums before it gets old. However he needs to do better work overall i'm use to him making cd's that almost every track is kickass, as superchrist superstar and mechanical animals was. but I look forward next album. Hopefully he does some more clean up in his different style. Expand
  6. stephaniee
    Jun 15, 2007
    4
    I am completely disappointed with this album. It's not bad music, but it's too mainstream. It doesn't sound even close to anything else Manson has released. I think he's becoming soft. Expand
  7. georgebush
    Jun 4, 2007
    0
    i think that this album means the end of manson. her last album eas awfull, but this is beyound misery

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