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Marilyn Manson "The Pale Emperor" - Jan. 20, 2015

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Marilyn Manson "The Pale Emperor" - Jan. 20, 2015



Manson is back with what I consider his best album in at least a decade. If you liked "Mechanical Animals" you should really enjoy this. (for what it's worth, I think his work for about 10 years has been pretty lousy, don't even remember hardly any of the songs.)

The guy who did Guardians of the Galaxy score & music for TV show Californication , Tyler Bates, worked on this with him, and you can tell the difference. It's a good record. Probably up there with some of his best stuff, including the full track for the opening to the show Salem, "Cupid Carries A Gun."

Album is streaming here: http://genius.com/albums/Marilyn-man...e-pale-emperor


Tracklist:

1. "Killing Strangers" 5:36
2. "Deep Six" 5:02
3. "Third Day of a Seven Day Binge" 4:26
4. "The Mephistopheles of Los Angeles" 4:57
5. "Warship My Wreck" 5:57
6. "Slave Only Dreams to be King" 5:20
7. "The Devil Beneath My Feet" 4:16
8. "Birds of Hell Awaiting" 5:05
9. "Cupid Carries a Gun" 4:59
10. "Odds of Even" 6:22

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Re: Marilyn Manson "The Pale Emperor" - Jan. 20, 2015

Originally Posted by Throwing Copper
Manson is back with what I consider his best album in at least a decade. If you liked "Mechanical Animals" you should really enjoy this. (for what it's worth, I think his work for about 10 years has been pretty lousy, don't even remember hardly any of the songs.)
I had absolutely zero interest in this until reading this paragraph. I will check it out. I loved Mechanical Animals as well as Holy Wood. Nothing he's done since then has been remotely interesting to me.
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Re: Marilyn Manson "The Pale Emperor" - Jan. 20, 2015

Count me as another who has loathed his input for at least the last decade. But the one single I heard sounded promising, and with a MA vibe and Bates' input I'll at least click the "download torrent" button.
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Re: Marilyn Manson "The Pale Emperor" - Jan. 20, 2015

That Deep Six song is fucking bad ass! I pre-ordered the vinyl for $16.99 on Amazon.
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Re: Marilyn Manson "The Pale Emperor" - Jan. 20, 2015

Originally Posted by Dan
I had absolutely zero interest in this until reading this paragraph. I will check it out. I loved Mechanical Animals as well as Holy Wood. Nothing he's done since then has been remotely interesting to me.
Me too. I'm a huge fan of Mechanical Animals, still listen to it, so if this new one is comparable, I will definitely give it a listen.
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Re: Marilyn Manson "The Pale Emperor" - Jan. 20, 2015

Not a big Manson fan, but Third Day of a Seven Day Binge is a great song, and the few others I have heard were pretty solid as well.
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Re: Marilyn Manson "The Pale Emperor" - Jan. 20, 2015

Nobody likes Heart Shaped Glasses? Not a big MM fan but really liked that song since the first time I heard it.
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Re: Marilyn Manson "The Pale Emperor" - Jan. 20, 2015

Yep, love that song.
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Re: Marilyn Manson "The Pale Emperor" - Jan. 20, 2015

Originally Posted by JZ1276
Nobody likes Heart Shaped Glasses? Not a big MM fan but really liked that song since the first time I heard it.
Dear god no. That song is a perfect example of everything that has been wrong with Manson the past 12 years. I am so happy with the new album after the garbage that was Eat Me Drink Me and The High End of Low. Born Villain was pretty good, but not great.
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Re: Marilyn Manson "The Pale Emperor" - Jan. 20, 2015

I'm on track 3 and I can already say this is his best work in a long while. Never thought I'd enjoy listening to his stuff again, but here I am.
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Re: Marilyn Manson "The Pale Emperor" - Jan. 20, 2015

The deluxe edition has 3 bonus tracks, which are supposedly acoustic.

The regular album just has the 10 songs.
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Re: Marilyn Manson "The Pale Emperor" - Jan. 20, 2015

Originally Posted by Throwing Copper
The deluxe edition has 3 bonus tracks, which are supposedly acoustic.

The regular album just has the 10 songs.
Confirmed the 3 bonus tracks are acoustic.

Listened to the full deluxe edition today for the first time. Only downlaoded it because of the positive comments here. I had basically forgot he was still making music.

Haven't heard any of his other recent ablums, but I agree this new release is quite good. I would put it up there with the best material he was doing during his peak of populatirty. Just wonder how many will hear it given many are probably like me thinking he was done years ago.

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Re: Marilyn Manson "The Pale Emperor" - Jan. 20, 2015

I wasn't even going to give it a listen until this thread... Easily his best in a decade+ Right up there with Mechanical Animals for me.
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Re: Marilyn Manson "The Pale Emperor" - Jan. 20, 2015

I listened to it this morning. It was pretty good, but I guess I'm just not a big fan of his anymore. It was definitely better than everything after Holy Wood, but IMO, it doesn't touch that album or Mechanical Animals. Not on the first listen, anyway. The alternate version bonus tracks on the "deluxe" edition are pretty good, though. I like one of them better than the original version.
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Re: Marilyn Manson "The Pale Emperor" - Jan. 20, 2015

He's certainly back to form isn't he?
His live shows have been going downhill ever since Holy Wood though, let's hope he surprises me on that front as well.
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Re: Marilyn Manson "The Pale Emperor" - Jan. 20, 2015

Doubtful. I saw him back in '09 and I felt so out of place at the show. It was all the Hot Topic crowd of angsty teens, and he kept doing his usual schtick of trying to sound offensive/cool but it just came across like a teenager trying to sound badass.
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Re: Marilyn Manson "The Pale Emperor" - Jan. 20, 2015

did anyone get the 2LP version from Amazon? Was there anything other than the cover and the download code, was surprised there was no other artwork included, nothing to even tell you who is in the band or who wrote the songs, kinda disappointed.
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Re: Marilyn Manson "The Pale Emperor" - Jan. 20, 2015

Picked up the deluxe CD from Best Buy today. While I like the packaging, I hate when artists don't include a booklet with lyrics and liner notes. Out of curiosity, for anyone that got the standard edition, are lyrics included?
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Re: Marilyn Manson "The Pale Emperor" - Jan. 20, 2015

Originally Posted by Sirgey
did anyone get the 2LP version from Amazon? Was there anything other than the cover and the download code, was surprised there was no other artwork included, nothing to even tell you who is in the band or who wrote the songs, kinda disappointed.
I have it but have not opened it. I have the regular LP version (not the white variant) and it does have the bonus tracks according to the back cover.
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Re: Marilyn Manson "The Pale Emperor" - Jan. 20, 2015

Originally Posted by Why So Blu?
I have it but have not opened it. I have the regular LP version (not the white variant) and it does have the bonus tracks according to the back cover.
thats the version i'm talking about, sounds like the deluxe CD didnt get anything either.
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Re: Marilyn Manson "The Pale Emperor" - Jan. 20, 2015

Anyone have an idea what the GoHastings exclusive vinyl is? Picture shows a white lp, but I was wondering if that is the case.

GoHastings exclusive lp
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Re: Marilyn Manson "The Pale Emperor" - Jan. 20, 2015

Originally Posted by darkdaze73
Anyone have an idea what the GoHastings exclusive vinyl is? Picture shows a white lp, but I was wondering if that is the case.

GoHastings exclusive lp
Amazon has that same "white' album, so don't know if that's an exclusive or not.
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Re: Marilyn Manson "The Pale Emperor" - Jan. 20, 2015

I listened the album in its entirety this morning. Yeah, this is his best album in at least 10 years - maybe longer.
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Re: Marilyn Manson "The Pale Emperor" - Jan. 20, 2015

Originally Posted by Why So Blu?
I listened the album in its entirety this morning. Yeah, this is his best album in at least 10 years - maybe longer.
What did you think of the 3 acoustic tracks on the deluxe edition? I haven't heard them, but I don't think they're acoustic version of the 1st 10 tracks.

I was under the impression they were 3 different songs.
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Re: Marilyn Manson "The Pale Emperor" - Jan. 20, 2015

Originally Posted by Throwing Copper
What did you think of the 3 acoustic tracks on the deluxe edition? I haven't heard them, but I don't think they're acoustic version of the 1st 10 tracks.

I was under the impression they were 3 different songs.
The songs were pretty cool but they were 3 of the same songs re-titled. It was vocals, acoustic guitar, and drums. They were really good, though. I also liked the clear mylar bag looking LP sleeves.

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