The shock value of Marilyn Manson’s deviant burlesque act has dimmed with overexposure, but The Golden Age of Grotesque draws inspiration from his recent, credibly acquitted forays into painting, which in turn drew from his idiosyncratic interpretations of vaudeville and Weimar-era decadence. The new album also finds a middle ground between the pseudo-glam glory of ”Mechanical Animals” and the noisier backsliding of ”Holy Wood.” Call it Black Mass-ive Attack – inventive and powerful enough to merit intermittent attention, but ultimately crushed by the weight of its hoary pretensions.
The Golden Age of Grotesque The shock value of Marilyn Manson's deviant burlesque act has dimmed with overexposure, but The Golden Age of Grotesque draws inspiration from...The Golden Age of Grotesque The shock value of Marilyn Manson's deviant burlesque act has dimmed with overexposure, but The Golden Age of Grotesque draws inspiration from...2003-05-16
(Marilyn Manson: Martin Schoeller/Corbis Outline)
Lead Performer: Marilyn Manson; Producer (group): Interscope
Posted January 17 2015 — 4:48 AM EST
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