WE ARE CHAOS

Marilyn Manson - WE ARE CHAOS
Critic Score
Based on 15 reviews
2020 Ratings: #284 / 820
User Score
Based on 259 ratings
2020 Ratings: #839
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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.
TomBejoy
30
bruh stupid ass oldhead begone unholy demon thot
I mean listen to these singles from the album, now tell me this slaps
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UwtLwVa3Jzo

Plus, here's the lyrics from the lead radio single for this doodoo ass album:

[Intro: Marilyn Manson]
Oh, oh
Oh, oh
Oh, oh
Oh, oh

[Verse 1: Charli XCX]
When he calls me, I go crazy
Call me with my friends, it doesn't phase me
Windows down, ridin' in the SUV
And I'm spillin' champagne all ... read more
JoaoSantos
2
DEATH TRIPS

FUXK OFF LOUSY BOMBER

EAT SHIT, U RAT
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
PipePanic
60
EDIT: Like a lot of albums from Manson...this one fell off quick.

EDIT 2: Honestly, while I stand by what i've said about this record, fuck Marylin Manson and everything he stands for!

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 ... read more
Docky
78
This album was... pretty fun tbh. It started out really weak with the opener which honestly (imo) is really boring but once the album really got started it became a pretty enjoyable little quarantine album. Perfume and Keep My Head Together were prb my fav tracks from this album, certainly exceeded my... admittedly low expectations.
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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