The Golden Age of Grotesque

Marilyn Manson - The Golden Age of Grotesque
Critic Score
Based on 7 reviews
2003 Ratings: #226 / 289
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Based on 89 ratings
2003 Ratings: #146
Liked by 2 people
May 13, 2003 / Release Date
LP / Format
Nothing, Interscope / Label
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É comercial, mas é muito bom e criativo.
Eh? It's not horrible, but what annoys me about this record is it's inability to add any new dimensions to Manson's sound. It's just the same "shock rock" trick that Manson himself tried to escape in his last record, Holy Wood. But, instead of making another genre pushing and exciting record, Marilyn Manson just goes for the easy option and makes socking imagery with no real purpose or reason other then for 40 year old mothers to go "He said WHAT?!?!?". In his conquest to ... read more
Not terrible, just pretty forgettable, and apart from the (s)AINT video, not much to remember.
This is sadly where Manson’s discography slides in quality, it simply sounds too similar to contemporaries of the time . The lack of originality manifests itself through the lyrical content and instrumental performance.

The tracks tend to blend into one another, consequently the strongest tracks are the first three on every listen. Mason’s energy is only thing that carries most tracks and some nice sample and synth leads.

This felt like an album to make for the record label to ... read more
not memorable though I listen to them when I was 13
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Track List

  1. Thaeter
  2. This Is the New Shit
  4. Doll-Dagga Buzz-Buzz Ziggety-Zag
  5. Use Your Fist and Not Your Mouth
  6. The Golden Age of Grotesque
  7. (s)AINT
  8. Ka-boom Ka-boom
  9. Slutgarden
  10. Para-noir
  11. The Bright Young Things
  12. Better of Two Evils
  13. Vodevil
  14. Obsequey (The Death of Art)
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Added on: February 2, 2013