Marilyn Manson

Remix & Repent

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AllMusic Review by Greg Prato

Perhaps to prepare fans for their next release (being produced by Smashing Pumpkins leader Billy Corgan, rumored to be experimental and different), Marilyn Manson have decided to release a five-track EP of dance remixes and live songs. Although diehard fans starved for more Manson product will eat it up, it's hardly a necessary release. The group does show that they have what it takes to come up with sometimes interesting dance makeovers of popular songs (such as "The Horrible People," a reworking of their hit "The Beautiful People"), but the originals are better and definitive. You'll also find a pair of live tracks, "Dried Up, Tied and Dead to the World" and "Antichrist Superstar," which catch the band in all of their shock-rock glory. And closing the mini-album is a mellow acoustic piece (consisting of just guitar and voice, with a few sound effects here and there) entitled "Man That You Fear," which is a departure from their usual sound. If you're an M.M. completist, you'll want a copy, but casual fans should stick with their full-length albums.

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