What do you make of Marilyn Manson's music?

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by lettheflamesbegin, Sep 9, 2021.

  1. lettheflamesbegin

    lettheflamesbegin Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    OK, he's a disgusting scumbag of a person, but putting that aside, what do you think of his music?

    Shock rocker for the sake of being shock rocker or is there something there?
     
  2. ghoulsurgery

    ghoulsurgery House Ghost

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    Never liked him. Back in the 90s he felt like the imitation version of NIN. He had all the bombast but none of the textures or nuance or emotion. His whole shtick could be boiled down to “I don’t like religion” and “does this make you mad?” It’s boring. Perfectly summed up by this onion article:

    Marilyn Manson Now Going Door-To-Door Trying To Shock People
     
  3. Cynthia Tebbetts

    Cynthia Tebbetts Forum Resident

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    I liked everything up to Holywood.
     
  4. Stephen J

    Stephen J Forum Resident

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    Awful. I tip my hat to him though - he's been rich and famous for almost 25 years now without doing anything of IMO any merit. How he is pulled that off is, baffling to say the least. To me, his music was terrible, the only song I've ever liked was his cover of "Sweet Dreams", and well, that's a cover.

    Just an F-level artist, IMHO.
     
  5. Raf

    Raf Senior Member

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    Manson has an irritating habit of repeating a line that he thinks is brilliant twice in a row, in case you didn't get it the first time.
     
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  6. Spastica

    Spastica Run aground on the floor for you....

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    I like The Dope Show....
     
  7. lettheflamesbegin

    lettheflamesbegin Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    His album 'Antichrist Superstar' sounds similar to 'The Downward Spiral'
     
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  8. intv7

    intv7 Senior Member

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    Never been impressed by a note of it.

    Alice did the "dude with a girl's name" thing much, much better. And much, much earlier.

    Good thing it turns out that he's also not a great person, otherwise I might have someday felt bad about detesting him as much as I do.
     
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  9. spacedyed

    spacedyed Forum Resident

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    Loved the new album We Are Chaos. Shooter Jennings brought out something really fun out of him. Rest of his catalog is very hit or miss, but enough good stuff to make a good playlist.
     
  10. The Sneak

    The Sneak Forum Resident

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    I enjoyed his pizza parlors

    His music was cringe, fanbase cringe, even during his heyday.
     
  11. lettheflamesbegin

    lettheflamesbegin Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Have you listened to any albums, or just going off the fact he has essentially been famous for 25 years for being 'edgy'? (Just wondering, you are entitled to any opinion)

    I didn't say my opinions in the OP, but I think his trilogy are great. The rest, not much.
     
  12. lettheflamesbegin

    lettheflamesbegin Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    I have to wonder how much distate towards his music is due to the likes of him and Slipknot etc, being so huge and edgy to kids in the 90s and 2000s, and the effect that had on people who found it all annoying.
     
  13. Man at C&A

    Man at C&A Senior Member

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    Absolute crap.

    They / him weren't even slightly shocking either.
     
  14. noname74

    noname74 Allegedly Canadian

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    I like Mechanical Animals, Holy Wood and some early singles.
     
  15. Man at C&A

    Man at C&A Senior Member

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    You liked one more song than I ever have!
     
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  16. Brewmeister

    Brewmeister Forum Resident

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    I was a teenager in South Florida during his formative years when his band was known as "Marilyn Manson & The Spooky Kids" and they were a popular live act. I think they put a good show, but I hated the music. I like some some of the bands he draws influence from, but always hated the end result.
     
  17. Sear

    Sear Dad rocker

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    Throw it in the trash bin
     
  18. KDubATX

    KDubATX A Darby Man Never Says When

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    I liked Portrait and the Smells like Children ep, but I thought Antichrist Superstar kind of sucked. Now I got down with Mechanical Animals, but Hollywood sucked. I’ve kept up with him from there but I haven’t been an overt fan of any of the albums from then on.
     
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  19. c-eling

    c-eling we pound the earth like drums

    Same here. But I also felt the same about Trent at the time.
    Manson seemed like a direct product spewed from the butthole of MTV.
     
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  20. jlykos

    jlykos Forum Resident

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    At least Alice Cooper had some talent. This guy on the other hand...
     
  21. keefer1970

    keefer1970 Metal, Movies, Beer!

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    Never had much use for the guy aside from a few songs here and there. "Beautiful People" was OK but beyond that, I liked his cover songs ("Tainted Love," "Sweet Dreams") better than any of his own stuff.

    When he first blew up big, I worked with a gal who was a big M.M. fan. At the time, it seemed like every rock/metal magazine I bought had a Marilyn poster in it, so I would tear them out and give them to her with funny signatures on them ("To Martha, my #1 Fan, Satanically Yours, Marilyn") and she'd hang hem over her desk. If anyone asked her if the autographs were real she'd say "of course!" :D
     
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  22. Brewmeister

    Brewmeister Forum Resident

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    I think I legit like New Kids on the Block better.
     
  23. OneHandLoose

    OneHandLoose Moxie Drinker

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    Don't know much, but I like The Beautiful People. Have made peace with the fact that a lot of music I like was made by terrible human beings.
     
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  24. keefer1970

    keefer1970 Metal, Movies, Beer!

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    That is my absolute favorite Onion article, ever. :D
     
  25. c-eling

    c-eling we pound the earth like drums

    I made it a point decades ago never to personally meet my favorites :laugh:
     

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