June 15th, 2007

Me

"I Can't Turn My Back On You / When You're Walking Away"

I picked up Marilyn Manson's new CD, Eat Me, Drink Me, last week, and aside from the silly title, I just can't get enough of it. I've played the disc at least once a day, every day, since bringing it home.

Manson is absolutely at the top of his game here. He's found just the right balance between his obvious David Bowie influence ("Heart-Shaped Glasses" and "Red Carpet Grave" could have come off the same album as "Ashes to Ashes" or "Let's Dance") and goth-rock background ("If I Was Your Vampire" and "Evidence" sound almost like the bastard children of Bauhaus and Rob Zombie).

For Marilyn Manson fans, I think Eat Me, Drink Me is up there with Mechanical Animals and The Golden Age of Grotesque. For those who haven't discovered him yet but like smart, literate goth/glam-rock, this is a great CD to start with.