WE ARE CHAOS

Marilyn Manson - WE ARE CHAOS
Critic Score
Based on 15 reviews
2020 Ratings: #239 / 678
User Score
Based on 191 ratings
2020 Ratings: #863
Liked by 8 people
September 11, 2020 / Release Date
LP / Format
Loma Vista / Label
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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
NME

The shock-rocker swaps pantomime for vulnerability on his best album since 2000's era-defining 'Holy Wood'.

94
Sputnikmusic

This is a staggering statement that manages to overthrow the greatness of even The Pale Emperor.

91
Consequence of Sound

Overall, the production, musicianship, and songwriting are among the best of Manson’s career.

90
musicOMH

His ascendance led to the death of the original rock era, but his music is more vital and creative than ever. A stunning work.

80
AllMusic

As the years of shock tactics and theatrics fade into memory, Manson's left with just the music, aging as gracefully as he can with another expertly crafted offering for the altar.

80
Kerrang!

Unexpected, bold and artistic, Manson remains an artist it is dangerous to underestimate.

80
Spill Magazine

A brooding, moody, and reflective collection of music that feels contemporary for the strange times we live in.

80
Metal Hammer

More wounded and emotionally raw than he’s ever been, We Are Chaos finds Marilyn Manson at a crossroad. For a former folk devil, you could call that a homecoming.

80
The Arts Desk

The result of all this genre-blending is an album that's more tuneful and affecting than anything else he's recorded.

70
Exclaim!

While he may not be the pop culture figure he once was, Marilyn Manson is still capable of churning out some of modern rock music's finest work.

70
Clash

It’s not just a case of going through the motions, Manson rocks; not just for the listener but for himself.

70
Classic Rock

On his latest record the shock and awe of the old Manson is conspicuous by its absence.

60
The Independent

Controversial artist’s 11th album spans everything from Satanism to angry Enya.

60
Mojo

Mason's Iggy-esque croak begs for the pared-to-the-essence Rick Rubin treatment; We Are Chaos isn't that record, but it's a step in that direction.

50
Rolling Stone
This batch of cadaverous Bowie-isms won't leave fang marks on your memory.
JoaoSantos
2
DEATH TRIPS

FUXK OFF LOUSY BOMBER

EAT SHIT, U RAT
PipePanic
66
Wait...this doesn’t suck dogshit? Oh!

Marilyn ‘Edgeboy’ Manson is an artist that, even though some if not most of his music is just eargrading to me, i’ve always admired. It’s easy to look at his edgy, make-up faced appearance and dismiss him as someone who is just doing this out of shock, but not only has he made some pretty compelling music over the years, he’s also one of the more progressively ‘punk’ artists to come out of the last decade. To ... read more
Mixtape
74
Not bad Mary. Not bad.

We are Chaos is finally a bright spot in some not great albums in recent years. The opener is a great intro track with an unsettling spoken word at the beginning and it goes into one of the more aggressive moments of the track list sets up the album well. The next 5 tracks are great hard rock songs but if you’re not already a fan of Manson they probably won’t do much for you. Infinite Darkness is the standout of these 5, the chorus hits hard and this song ... read more
MickyT
53
I guess you could say this was a poor introduction into Marilyn Mansons music.
MasterCrackfox
68
Lord of horror and purveyor of shock antics, Manson seems to finally take a step back and see himself being almost sincere. WE ARE CHAOS still blends in the industrial metal/rock of his previous ten albums, but Manson seems actually willing to spread out and show that he isn't just a one trick pony who relies solely on his scare tactics.

RED BLACK AND BLUE would easily trick you into believing you were in for the same old affair with Manson, with his typical layered vocals of a deep and ... read more
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Track List

  1. RED BLACK AND BLUE
  2. WE ARE CHAOS
  3. DON’T CHASE THE DEAD
  4. PAINT YOU WITH MY LOVE
  5. HALF-WAY & ONE STEP FORWARD
  6. INFINITE DARKNESS
  7. PERFUME
  8. KEEP MY HEAD TOGETHER
  9. SOLVE COAGULA
  10. BROKEN NEEDLE
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Added on: July 28, 2020