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Forums Index -> Radio 666 -> Marilyn Manson - The High End of Low
Floydian Trip
PostPosted: Tue May 26, 2009 8:39 pm  Reply with quote



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I'm about halfway through this album on my first listen and it's very different from any other Marilyn Manson album I've listened to. I can say already that I enjoyed his earlier, darker music better. This album sounds like a straight up rock album. He's definitely lost his edge. Not that this album is bad because it's an enjoyable enough listen it's just different.
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Floydian Trip
PostPosted: Tue May 26, 2009 9:38 pm  Reply with quote



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I may listen to this a couple of more times but I'm sure before long it will be relegated to the shelf where it will collect dust. None of the tracks rise above mediocre and there are several that are completely forgettable. I could have done without this one altogether. I guess he's no longer working with Trent Reznor although I must say the latest NIN album The Slip isn't much better.
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arandomthought
PostPosted: Tue May 26, 2009 11:35 pm  Reply with quote



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After his last cd, I've given up on manson. I listened to this one, and it just doesn't have the feel to it that the old ones did. It really feels like he's lost touch with himself.
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Floydian Trip
PostPosted: Tue May 26, 2009 11:42 pm  Reply with quote



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arandomthought wrote:
After his last cd, I've given up on manson. I listened to this one, and it just doesn't have the feel to it that the old ones did. It really feels like he's lost touch with himself.


I totally agree. Either that or he's trying to reinvent himself.
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BadAsh
PostPosted: Thu Jun 04, 2009 11:56 pm  Reply with quote



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I will agree that this album as a whole and each song on the album is VERY DIFFERENT from any sound or theme he has ever gone with on any of his previous efforts. However, I hear A LOT of recurrence from previous efforts from within parts of almost EVERY song.

There are times I hear elements of b-side antichrist material (like Cryptorchid or Angel With The Scabbed Wings) and then other times I totally get a holy wood/golden age anthemic vibe (like Fight Song or mOBSCENE). Not too much sound from Portrait or Eat Me, Drink Me though...

All in all, I'm not a huge fan of the album. I am a huge Manson fan, though and I will probably find myself listening to this album enough. I think I liked the last album better, though I am very glad Twiggy is back...I never understood why Tim left when Ramirez returned, I think Skold on guitar and Twiggy on Bass would have been great for the lineup!
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Sirand
PostPosted: Fri Jun 05, 2009 12:08 am  Reply with quote
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Manson blew his load with "Antichrist" and "Animals." He's all dried up now.

Not to mention the drugs have completely destroyed his brain:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4NXhwSxyIpo&feature=player_embedded
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BadAsh
PostPosted: Fri Jun 05, 2009 12:10 am  Reply with quote



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Floydian Trip wrote:
arandomthought wrote:
After his last cd, I've given up on manson. I listened to this one, and it just doesn't have the feel to it that the old ones did. It really feels like he's lost touch with himself.


I totally agree. Either that or he's trying to reinvent himself.


I don't think Manson has lost touch with himself at all...he just writes lyrics that are about where he is at in his life at the moment (and that is the way he has always been). Manson has never really had a HUGE hand in the actual writing of music on any of his albums, probably because he isn't very good at it. He deals with lyrics and arrangements, while hired co-workers (Twiggy, John 5, Skold, Daisy Berkowitz, etc) produce the records themselves. So really, you can only complain about who he is working with at the moment, lol...


...and there is nothing wrong with 'reinventing yourself', look at David Bowie or Neil Young. I think Manson does a great job of that too.
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