My thoughts on the new Marilyn Manson album, “Born Villain” - it’s his/their best work in over a decade. Way, way better than the previous two albums, “The High End of Low” and “Eat Me Drink Me”. It’s brutal, intense, flows cohesively and has lots of good songs.
The highlights for me on the first listen - “No Reflection”, “Pistol Whipped”, “Slo-Mo-Tion”, “Murderers Are Getting Prettier Every Day”, “Born Villain” and the cover of “You’re So Vain”….
Both Chris Vrenna and Twiggy Ramirez’s contributions are evident all over the album, and Marilyn himself is in fine form. One of the best albums I’ve heard so far this year!