Marilyn Manson Ranks His Own Albums…

1. Holywood (In The Shadow Of The Valley Of Death) (2000)

“I hate you for making me do this, but I’ll rank these albums on an emotional scale,” says Manson. “And this is the most important record, in my heart, maybe because it came straight after Columbine [the 1999 U.S. high school shooting, which sections of the media suggested Manson’s music had inspired]. It’s not my most personal or confessional record, but maybe in some ways it is because I was talking about all the things in my head.”

It’s cruel admittedly, but it’s also really, really interesting when we ask artists to put their records in order of their favourite to least favourite. And when it’s a catalogue as deep and diverse as Marilyn Manson’s is, well, it’s just too good an opportunity to pass up. Agree with the order? Strongly disagree? Well, that’s all part of the fun, isn’t it?

In related news, the latest issue of Kerrang! features a review of the recent Marilyn Manson tour of the UK. Be sure to pick up a copy to find out what we made of it all. The magazine is on sale in shops now and available to order online via Newsstand.

Don’t forget, Marilyn Manson returns to the UK to play Download Festival this summer. Download will take place at Donington Park between 8 – 10 June and tickets are available here.

The latest Marilyn Manson album, Heaven Upside Down, is out now via Caroline International. Check it out below.

Words: Paul Brannigan

Posted on January 4th 2018, 3:45pm
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