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“No Reflection,” the first single from Marilyn Manson’s new album, Born Villain, has made its way to radio, which of course means it has made its way online. After one listen, I am immediately ready to declare it far superior to anything that was on Manson’s last album, The High End of Low, but that’s not saying very much. Having failed to reinvent himself as a garage rocker, Manson now seems to be attempting to meld his High End sound with the industralized pop-metal that made him famous, but the results are still pretty meh. It’s kind of amazing that he lured Twiggy Ramirez — the dude who wrote most Manson’s most famous anthems, including “The Beautiful People” and “Rock is Dead” — back to the band, and this is still the best thing they can come up with. I almost can’t believe I’m typing this, but it might be time for a Tim Skold reunion — both the industrial (The Golden Age of Grostesque) and non-industrial (Eat Me, Drink Me) albums he wrote for Manson are way underrated.

You can check out “No Reflection” below. The label keeps pulling all streams of the radio rip, either because they don’t realize there’s no containing a leak in 2012, or they just love  a good game of whack-a-mole. So I apologize if the video isn’t working by the time you read this. I’ll try to update it from time to time.

Born Villain will be out later this year on Cooking for Chefs Records.


[via Prefix Mag]

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