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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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Eat Me, Drink Me
In the wasteland On the way to the Red Queen... It's no wonder our stage clothes Have dreams to be famous. The trees in the courtyard Are painted in... See the rest of the song lyrics
Score distribution:
  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. This album sees him rising from the hordes of spider-black hoodies, becoming a musical force beyond the Download ticket-holders.
  4. Spin
    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]
  5. Uncut
    60
    Musically, affairs lack Manson's customary anthemic poise, but tracks like "Heart-Shaped Glasses" draw on Berlin-era Bowie and Iggy's The Idiot with brooding panache. [Jul 2007, p.107]
  6. Despite some spooky background noises, the music leans toward a glam-gone-grim style, reverting to a sound that predates Marilyn Manson’s past industrial-rock stomps.
  7. The album is a stunningly lackluster, impersonal anti-work.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 47 out of 69
  2. Negative: 15 out of 69
  1. ToboeK
    Jun 8, 2007
    10
    Working his way back to how he used to make music when he had Twiggy to help him produce music, great album alot better then Golden Age.
  2. RaviS.
    Nov 15, 2007
    10
    Great songs!! Its a rythmic way of life!
  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 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. HNRK
    Jun 24, 2007
    8
    I have been and still am a huge Manson fan and he is really the greatest influence for someone willing to understand the deep message behind I have been and still am a huge Manson fan and he is really the greatest influence for someone willing to understand the deep message behind the glam and the shock: and that message is - go out and seek knowledge, try to stand out as an original person, don't be trapped in taboos and stereotypes. That said, the only fair review I read here is from D P. I don't think Manson has ever been even close to commercial and he surely isn't now. He's an artist in the true sense because ultimately he wishes to do what he wants and what pleases him. I'd say The Golden Age of Grotesque and Holy Wood were considered bad because the singles were more an appeal to the masses (the same old stuff, same beats as TBP, the same appealing choruses) than what I think Manson would have like to do. I believe what he's doing now is really what he wanted to do and I sincerely think this album is his 3rd greatest, right after ACS (the best album I know of) and MA. It has some awesome songs (2,4,5,8,9) and it's short because all the commercial "hit songs" are simply not there. I believe people analyzing Manson for his "cultural influence" in America right now are too stupid to understand that an individual artist doesn't have any pre-defined social function which he has to be trapped to all his life. Expand
  5. DanC
    Feb 19, 2008
    7
    Not his best but definetly not his worst... Look out for: Mutilation is the most sincere from of flattery.
  6. ToddW.
    Aug 1, 2007
    5
    Brian, I know there's an intelligent, Earth-shattering album in you somewhere. Sadly, this isn't it. You proven yourself a Brian, I know there's an intelligent, Earth-shattering album in you somewhere. Sadly, this isn't it. You proven yourself a brilliant and incisive mind with your comments in wake of the Columbine massacre, which our sick culture tried to lay at your doorstep. Just please get beyond the tired shock value and wasting your time concentrating on how you look; it reflects itself negatively in your music, and you should be above that by now. It's way past being a one-trick pony. The stable is full. Give us something to finally show the masses that they have been wrong in their judgment of you. 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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