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Conjured from a séance into a true renaissance. This is, without a doubt, bona fide Marilyn Manson.

It is all swagger and does not miss a beat on his ninth, newest studio album, THE PALE EMPEROR. The seer, scribe, painter, actor, criminal, panderer of chaos, live performer...oh, and rock and roll demagogue, thee Marilyn ... Read more in Amazon's Marilyn Manson Store

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (May 1, 2012)
  • Original Release Date: 2012
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Downtown
  • ASIN: B007KIZ6IG
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (199 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #7,018 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Hey, Cruel World
2. No Reflection
3. Pistol Whipped
4. Overneath The Path of Misery
5. Slo-Mo-Tion
6. The Gardener
7. The Flowers of Evil
8. Children of Cain
9. Disengaged
10. Lay Down Your Goddamn Arms
11. Murders Are Getting Prettier Every Day
12. Born Villain
13. Breaking The Same Old Ground

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Product Description

2012 album from the Gothic Shock Rock icon. Marilyn Manson has had astounding success across the globe including three albums being certified platinum and three more certified gold in the USA, in addition to three Top Ten albums and two #1 albums (Mechanical Animals and The Golden Age of Grotesque).

About the Artist

The tumultuous relationship Marilyn Manson has cultivated with the public through his genre-defying music and anti-status quo message of thinking for oneself has resulted in sold-out tours, protests, legal battles, adoration, hate, more than 50 million records sales, award-winning distilled spirits, several Grammy nominations and, most importantly, a long list of some of the most enduring and powerful singles ever, such as "Lunchbox," "Get Your Gunn" "Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)" "The Beautiful People," "Antichrist Superstar," "Tourniquet," "The Dope Show," "I Don't Like the Drugs (But the Drugs Like Me)," "The Fight Song," "mOBSCENE," "Heart-Shaped Glasses," "Coma White" and "If I Was Your Vampire."

Customer Reviews

I think its one of the really good songs on the album.
Music Reviewer, 99
The song switches tempo throughout the song with emotional vocals from Marilyn Manson along with great downbeat guitar riffs and a great beat.
The Reviewer
I love the album both musically and lyrically, although his vocals are matured and much older sounding...but that's what happens.

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20 of 23 people found the following review helpful By C. Burnett on May 18, 2012
Format: Audio CD
To tell you the truth, I nearly gave up waiting for the next great Marilyn Manson album. After 2003's The Golden Age Of Grotesque was released my appreciation for the band had started to wane. It felt as if Manson had moved from being the creepy musical genius to a commercial rock star. It just seemed as if the shock and awe factor that made the band so great in the the 1990's had gave way to a generic industrial rock band in the early 2000's. Then after a four year hiatus, the dreary goth rock Eat Me Drink Me was concieved to subpar fanfare. Don't get me wrong, the album had it's moments (e.g. If I Was Your Vampire, Are You the Rabbit?, and You and Me and the Devil Makes 3), but it really just fell flat when set up against other Manson albums. It just seemed to be more pop-orienated in it's approach rather then the rock sound that graced the previous endeavors. Then, in 2009, the return of Twiggy Ramirez as a full time band member brought the sense of relief that the band was truly whole and back again. Hell, the band interviews hinted at an album that could rival Antichrist Superstar in it's ferocity. So of course fans expected to see the Marilyn Manson of old. Instead, we were given a stripped down album that felt and sounded more like a compilation of songs then a "whole" album. The only tracks on the album that really stood out to me were Four Rusted Horses, Running to the Edge of the World, Unkillable Monster and I Have to Look Up Just to See Hell.Read more ›
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Shadowrun on June 2, 2012
Format: Audio CD
I am the 100th review so I doubt if anyone is actually going to read this when making a decision as to whether or not they want to purchase this album. Therefore, I'm not going to bore you with the details you can read in any of the previous 99 reviews. I'll keep this quick, clean and neat.

It has taken me five weeks to write a review because I didn't know what to think of "Born Villain" when I first listened to it. I often listen to albums while working on the latest novel. As a result, unless an album is particularly amazing or utterly awful, my attention is divided. With the crap playing on the radio today, it's not difficult to see that most music is meant to be background noise. You have six year old girls singing along with songs about sex and violence. You have the Justin Bieber's and Taylor Swift's who are selling albums because they have pretty faces. You have Top 40 hits that literally say nothing, but as long as the beat is cool, right?

I finally forced myself to shelve the all-American novel, turn out the lights, put on "Born Villain" and just listen. I'll be honest. This is not "Antichrist Superstar", "Mechanical Animals" or "Holywood". What this IS, is a darn good album with only a few hiccups. MM indicated in a Loudwire interview that "Born Villain" would be the ultimate concept album. Well, it's not Pink Floyd or The Moody Blues as it pertains to concept albums, but it's an admirable effort.

There are 13 tracks, 9 of which are very good. This is a challenging album--much more so than "Mechanical Animals", but not as much fun. It's a listen that needs to be taken seriously. I commend the effort, and I enjoy the output. After "Eat Me, Drink Me," I was extremely concerned that Manson's era was over.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By jamiecharles on May 12, 2012
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I was not gonna write review for this cd. I hoped on and saw a few 1 star reviews. All I wanna say is. For those who don't like this cd. What does he have to do to make you spoiled brats happy? This is an incredible cd. I could listen to hey cruel world and no reason 100 times in a row and not get bored with it. Those are his best 2 songs in a long , long , long time. Then you got pistol whipped. That song remined me of nine inch nails. Kick your teeth song. This is an very well written , very well produce cd. If you are reading the reviews on this cd. Please buyers don't be fooled by the 1 star reviews. Those people would complain about winning a million dollars and still not be happy. I will say this, this is a cd at first time you listen to you might say it's ok. The more you listen to it the more you can't stop listening to it. So If you like old MM i would advise you to give this cd a try and ignore the cry babies out there
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Lucian A. Sperta on June 2, 2012
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I went to BEST BUY the other day, and there it was a new CD from MM Born Villain. I picked it up right away. At this time I can say after a few hits and misses from this amazing artist, I found him back again in this new CD. I found my head bopping to his music and that is a good sign for me. I had seen him in concert years ago in the 90's and what an amazing experience it was. What a showman. He has good lyrics, and speaks from an oppressive reality we live in. He works out his angst in his lyrics and music....Thanks for coming out with a great CD. You Rock. Although his naysayers say he is done for, but an artist cannot remain as fiercely angry forever as he was on Anti-Christ. He has his own journey and experiences as he ages and moves one from prior projects and how his life experiences are infused in those projects. He is in a another point in his life, let him explore, let him be, let him grow into the Hell Man that he is!
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Totally disagreed.. and after hearing it several times, I fail to see where you came to that conclusion. I think this is his best album vocally.. at least for a long time. Only one song on here sounds like "reading" in my opinion.. and that song is meant to.
Apr 27, 2012 by Joseph J. Crollard |  See all 7 posts
explicit or clean version
May 2, 2012 by Chad Frey |  See all 4 posts
So where's the vinyl?
its on ebay.
May 1, 2012 by Jefferson Thompson |  See all 4 posts
it's good, just buy it fool
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