Mechanical Animals

Marilyn Manson - Mechanical Animals
Critic Score
Based on 6 reviews
1998 Ratings: #24 / 92
User Score
Based on 68 ratings
1998 Ratings: #54
September 14, 1998 / Release Date
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notbuzzzila
93
Posthuman could make any album a 93
jandals
100
Honestly, this is one hell of a record. Forgoing the shock and heading to a rock opera was the wisest move Marilyn Manson ever made.
PipePanic
75
While not as gritty, ruthless, angry or punishing as some of Manson's other records, there is still some enjoyment and social commentary for the music to be engaging and interesting. This record is a deep analysis of what Manson was experiencing at the time, and it's not just a cry for help, it's a plea for social stigmas and extremism to be erased. Pretty good.

Favorite Jams: Rock Is Dead, New Model No. 15, Speed Of Pain

Lest Favorite: The Last Day on Earth
chnapik
100
It's really hard to compare Marilyn Manson records, because if you take Mechanical Animals and try to compare it to it's predecessor (Antichrist Superstar) well, you just can't. The sound is really different, the guitar playing is so much more impressive, John 5 was easily the band's best guitarist. The lyrics have a great theme, it is written from a perspective of a character called Omega, whom is an alien that's turned into a product of media, that's why there are songs like "I Don't ... read more
100
This album never ages for me.
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Track List

  1. Great Big White World
  2. The Dope Show
  3. Mechanical Animals
  4. Rock Is Dead
  5. Disassociative
  6. The Speed of Pain
  7. Posthuman
  8. I Want to Disappear
  9. I Don't Like the Drugs (But the Drugs Like Me)
  10. New Model No. 15
  11. User Friendly
  12. Fundamentally Loathsome
  13. The Last Day on Earth
  14. Coma White  
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