The High End of Low (Explicit)
Released: May 2009
Label: Marilyn Manson / Interscope
Manson puts as much effort into constant reinvention as he does his music, and on album No. 7 he once again proves his talents for both. Stripped down and more musical than previous offerings, featuring clean guitars and departures into pained balladry ("Devour," "Leave a Scar") while brimming with sharp, disdainful lyrics like "Everyone will come to my funeral to make sure that I stay dead" ("Four Rusted Horses"), High End displays a dark, romantic progression. Standouts include "I Want to Kill You Like They Do in the Movies" and "Arma-goddamn-m*th*rf*ck*n-geddon."