0711297495485.170x170 75 Maynards Shockingly Truthful Review:  Marilyn Manson Born Villian

Marilyn Manson’s latest “Born Villain” is his/ their 8th studio album.  15 tracks including a cover of Carly Simon’s “You’re So Vain”  featuring guest performance by Johnny Depp.

If You Only Down Download One Track:  “Slo-Mo-Tion” or the cover of “You’re So Vain”

Hot Fire Of Truth:  None of us are really scared by the black lipstick or weird looking contacts anymore.  In 2012 evil doesn’t wear black flowing clothes from Hot Topic; evil wears a 3 piece suit and works in Washington or on Wall Street.  Our collective “nightmares” have shifted.

Not that I expect Marilyn to change his name back to Brian and shop at Hugo Boss.  But I think the days of him relying on pure visual shock value to get fans have passed.

So the music has to be good.  Thankfully, for the most part it is- IF you like this type of stuff.

While this is no “Anti-Christ Superstar” it’s also not a repeat of “Eat Me Drink me”.  This is def more of a return to Marilyn’s roots bringing back the dark de-tuned guitars and the goth lyrics.  As one fan put it the “emotional” Marilyn has gone and we’re back to the creepiness that made him who he is.

There are a few yawns on this disc but if you’re a Marilyn fan, you’re used to that by now.  Overall it’s a really solid record that will make uber-fans happy and win back the fence sitters.  If you’re NOT already a fan of sorts this probably will not make you one.


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