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Mechanical Animals
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Mechanical Animals

Mechanical Animals was the third full-length album released by Marilyn Manson. Unlike his previous work, Antichrist Superstar, this album is, on an aesthetic level, far less dark. In both image and music, Mechanical Animals is inspired by 70s style, Bowie-esque Glam Rock.

There is severe division amongst Manson fans over whether his best album is either this, or Antichrist Superstar. Typically, this division does seem to exist upon gender lines, with males generally preferring Antichrist Superstar and females preferring Mechanical Animals. This is not true in all cases, however.

Musically, many songs are much more catchy than those on Antichrist Superstar and they are far less sonically abrassive. The music is far more complicated than most of his previous work.

In the album, Manson takes on two roles, being a substance addicted Glam Rocker and a gender-bending Alien. The lyrical themes in the album revolve around the evils of conformism.

Track listing

  1. "Great Big White World" - 5:01
  2. "The Dope Show" (Marilyn Manson/Ramirez) - 3:46
  3. "Mechanical Animals" (Marilyn Manson/Ramirez) - 4:33
  4. "Rock Is Dead" - 3:09
  5. "Disassociative" - 4:50
  6. "The Speed of Pain" - 5:30
  7. "Posthuman" - 4:17
  8. "I Want to Disappear" (Marilyn Manson/Ramirez) - 2:56
  9. "I Don't Like the Drugs (But the Drugs Like Me)" - 5:03
  10. "New Model, No. 15" (Marilyn Manson/Ramirez) - 3:40
  11. "User Friendly" - 4:17
  12. "Fundamentally Loathsome" (Gacy/Marilyn Manson) - 4:49
  13. "The Last Day on Earth" - 5:01
  14. "Coma White" - 8:10

Personnel