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The High End of Low

Marilyn MansonAudio CD
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (152 customer reviews)

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listen  6. Blank And White [Explicit] 4:27$1.29  Buy MP3 
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listen13. I Have To Look Up Just To See Hell [Explicit] 4:12$1.29  Buy MP3 
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listen15. 15 (Album Version) [Explicit] 4:20$1.29  Buy MP3 


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  • Audio CD (May 26, 2009)
  • Original Release Date: 2009
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Nothing
  • ASIN: B0026IZR84
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (152 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #44,154 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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EXPLICIT. 2009 release, the seventh studio album from one of the biggest Rock superstars on the planet. The album as a whole is a triumph, with Manson also exploring his more introspective side. The album marks the highly anticipated reunion with longtime friend and foil Twiggy Ramirez, together for the first time in nearly a decade. Produced by Manson, Vrenna and Twiggy, The High End of Low was recorded in his Hollywood Hills studio. Manson says of the new album, "I think my life definitely ended and began. The record sounds very final, but it's almost optimistic - though that feels like a strange word to use. It's a phoenix from the fire and a redemption resurrection."

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117 of 133 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Manson is [sic] become Omega... May 29, 2009
Format:Audio CD
I approached "The High End of Low" the way I would a corroded anti-tank landmine--hyper-cautious, and nauseous with anxiety: I expected to either be totally finished with Manson, or be reveling in his return to form.

What I got is what I should have ultimately anticipated: just enough to bring me back to the well next time. "The High End of Low" is a step back in the right direction (which I largely attribute to Mr. White's return), but on my third listen through this album, I was thunderstruck when I finally put my thumb on what had been bugging me. The thing that Brian has lost over time could probably be mapped convincingly against a chart chronicling his loss of band-mates. His ego has spilled out of control and damaged his art. This is the second (arguably third) album from Manson the man, as opposed to Manson the band.

Let me be clear--I intend no character attack. Whatever his future efforts produce, I will remain a steadfast fan of Marilyn's work on the strength of his 2nd, 3rd, and 4th albums. However, his art has become unbalanced toward the personal, which is a disappointing regression in my eyes.

There is variety, wit, and a sense of play in the sonic/musical qualities of this album. There is also a shocking lack of variation in lyrical subject matter. Listen to this record carefully, and skip to the next song any time you hear one of the following words: I, Me, My, Mine, You, Your, We, Us, Our. The first-person narrative repitition is mind-numbing.

"Antichrist Superstar" is an industrial-metal stew of atheism, young-adult angst, and porn-shop occultism strained through melodrama, three-act structure, and The Church of Satan.
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42 of 54 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Not our Armageddon, but his July 8, 2009
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In the 90's, I oscillated from liking and disliking Manson. I loved the band's sound along with his thematically inventive lyrics and striking vocals, but gathered from his look and interviews that he was just shocking for the sake of shocking. The vivid yet desolate aural landscape and hyperrelavent theological, political, sociological, and ultimately personal sentiments of "Holywood" convinced me otherwise. It demonstrated that his shock was a means to an artistic/intellectual end. After hearing that album, I had a much deeper appreciation of his past albums.

Then the trajectory turned downward. "Golden Age of Grotesque" didn't seem to say as much as his previous albums, lyrically or musically (especially the last third of the album). But overall, it was a clever indictment of our culture. "Eat Me, Drink Me" had raw righteousness and more tone colors, but some songs were noticeably bland at times. Upon hearing that Twiggy was returning, I anxiously awaited a return to form on the new album.

In short, "The High End of Low" isn't a return to form. It seemingly expotentiated the bland qualities of his last effort while offering roughly nothing new. Repeated power chords, repeated mantras, repeated "shocking" lines nowhere near as emotionally engaging or thought-provoking as any of his old albums.

I listened to every song, but barely made it through the half-way point of most of them. The few things I liked were the feel of Devour and We're From America, the acoustic riff of Four Rusted Horses (but again, it repeated too much), and the structure of Running to the Edge of the World. All a little new, and little different, a little metal. But "little" is the key term, as these few things were dwarfed by the quarter-baked blandness of the vast majority of the album.
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10 of 13 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars One long boring CD August 4, 2009
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This is a bad CD period, no matter who released it, it is just bad. Boring, repetitive, and wholly about how mopey and sad Brian is. That's it. Like listening to someone whine about his life, but semi-talk sing it at the same time. Even when the lyrics try to be clever, they're lame. The music is lame, the "shock value" is lame. Nothing new, notable or even good in this mess of emotional self absorbed rubbish.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of his best April 26, 2012
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This is definitely one of my favorite albums by MM. I hate how people say they don't like his 'new style'. He's still the same guy, just because he may not sound like hes 20 years old anymore doesn't mean he isn't good. I am an avid listener of all his albums and he is my favorite artist, and this is one of his deepest (and highly underrated)albums yet. This album didn't disappoint me one bit, nor will any of his other future albums. A must for any Manson fan.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Why Brian? Why MM? August 20, 2010
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Amazing, Shocking, But always Art. that's something that could be said of Marilyn Manson. Before. This album, and the last one sucked. you might find 1 or 2 you can stand , or even like, but thats it, i hate what he's done in these 2 albums with his voice, i can't even hear his human voice its got so many effects put on it. idk my only guess is his voice has had it, whatever it is, it doesn't sound like him. i think if you were never a fan of his old music you might like this new stuff, but i was, and i dont.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent and UNDERRATED Album March 19, 2012
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I have been a Marilyn Manson fan for almost 15 years now, so I've seen him through his many and varied incarnations. I have to echo what a writer for Rolling Stone once said: Marilyn Manson is the only true "artist" out there in rock and roll today.

This album certainly doesn't disappoint. There are catchy songs with nice hooks like Leave a Scar and Blank and White, that appeal to casual listeners.

But there are also heavy songs for industrial metal fans like Unkillable Monster and I Have to Look Up Just to See Hell. And there are more artistic, deep tunes like Into the Fire (which has an excellent piano introduction) and Running to the Edge of the World.

The WOW track has a sound that's reminiscent to Dope Hat from his Smells Like Children album. In fact, I can hear influences from each of his previous albums on The High End of Low.

This isn't cookie-cutter music, so it appeals to a narrower audience. It didn't go before a focus group. It wasn't castrated before it left the studio. I get the feeling music like this is closer to the artist's vision than the consultants' vision. They would only water it down. It's how music used to be in the good old days before corporate profits were put above the music, and there's very little of it left these days.

There's always something magical about Manson's voice and the way the band composes their music. For me, Marilyn Manson and my other favorite band Rammstein stand head and shoulders above the rest of what's out there.

This is an album that I know I'll be listening to for a long time to come, and I highly recommend it.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars New? Not exactly. But improved? Definitely!
Proving to the world that you are much more than a mere shock rock icon is not an easy task. But Marilyn Manson did precisely that by rebounding from two pretty one-dimensional... Read more
Published 3 months ago by A. Stutheit
5.0 out of 5 stars Manson High End Of Low
Some people have to just stop comparing to the other albulm this is a another side of Manson and reading some of the comments where just sad . "There is no theme to this album. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Ricardo
4.0 out of 5 stars Underrated. Soft side of Manson
This is Manson's most "human" album. The songs are comfortable to listen to. Don't be expecting another Antichrist Superstar when you listen to it. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Hsi-wen Chang
5.0 out of 5 stars Stunning
Every time I listen to this record I hear something else I love about it. Many amazing selections. 'Running to the edge of the world' is hauntingly perfect. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Mrs. Soco
5.0 out of 5 stars Give the gift of Marilyn Manson for Christmas!
Putting together a Marilyn Manson themed Christmas basket for one of his biggest fans! It is sure to be a big hit!
Published 4 months ago by Susan V. Eccles
4.0 out of 5 stars Manson is back
This is a really good CD for Manson fans. Not his best but not bad at all. Pretty good front to back. Worth buying.
Published 8 months ago by Bubbabanjo
5.0 out of 5 stars I had to give this rating a title
I know it's a lower rated album but I love it. Good music is good music and the CDs inside are in great condition so I didn't have any problems.
Published 8 months ago by Jessica Wydra
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it
One of my favorite albums, purchased because I was going to meet Manson himself and wanted him to sign it. Came right on time and perfect condition.
Published 8 months ago by Antonela Maggiore
4.0 out of 5 stars Not the best but not the worst
I must say not a bad album, its got its great songs and fillers like all his albums. I would have to say I like more songs than some albums. Read more
Published 11 months ago by blake
5.0 out of 5 stars The High end of Low
This is Manson's best album since Mechanical Animals. From the opening track "Devour" to the finale "15" every song on this album is great!
Published 13 months ago by Jason
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Blank and White
I dont think there is an unedited version of it.
and the original lyrics are: shoot up the mall, the school, *the president of whatever*, and whoever wants to FIGHT...
NOT: Shoot up the White House

*beeped part lol
May 30, 2009 by Miguel Monteiro |  See all 11 posts
What is up with the end of Devour?
The Devour ending might be a joke or something, you never know with Manson. But in "Blank And White"--you didn't get a censored or edited version, did you? Because they're supposed to be the line "shoot up the school or shoot the President or whatever" right there, I think.... Read more
May 26, 2009 by Austin Dalton |  See all 6 posts
Where's Into The Fire (Alternate Version)?
this is the "american/domestic" version of the deluxe edition, from my understanding, into the fire (alternate) will be a bonus on the japanese import deluxe version
May 13, 2009 by V. Lara |  See all 7 posts
The devil can do whatever he wants.
Marilyn Manson's older music is genius. They're masterpieces. He started going downhill with The Golden Age of Grotesque, although the artwork for that album done by Helnwein is fantastic . He used to be one of my favorite bands. The only song I've really liked by him since then is You And Me... Read more
Oct 22, 2009 by Bob Dobbs |  See all 14 posts
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