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Heaven Upside Down

Marilyn Manson

Heaven Upside Down

Tenth album from the American industrial act, inspired by the death of lead singer Marilyn Manson/Brian Warner's father

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Loma Vista Recordings
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  1. 9.0 |   All Music

    If Pale Emperor was a welcome return to form that signaled a new day for the band, its successor is just as satisfying, if not better
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  2. 8.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    Now aged almost 50, musically he seems to be entering a second golden era. Proof there’s life in the Goth Father yet
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  3. 8.0 |   Clash

    There’s more than enough life in his work to shock, provoke thought, and inspire for another two decades
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  4. 7.5 |   Consequence Of Sound

    The album was going to be called “SAY 10”, which is one of its more nuanced tracks, a hypnotic, slow-building throbber that sees Manson conjuring his signature wicked whisper and almost rapping to the beat before exploding
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  5. 7.0 |   The Music

    A very worthy addition to the illustrious Manson catalogue, and should please his legions of fans no end
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  6. 6.0 |   The Arts Desk

    May be hammy but it delivers requisite kicks
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  7. 6.0 |   NME

    Most songs are entertaining rather than groundbreaking
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  8. 6.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    In Tyler Bates he has found a collaborator who knows how to get the best from his twisted mind
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  9. 6.0 |   Q

    Neither subtle nor very shocking. Print edition only

  10. 6.0 |   Evening Standard

    The horror rocker’s 10th album may offer some useful catharsis for those who feel like screaming
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  11. 6.0 |   Rolling Stone

    That old black magic often sounds forced, but he makes up for it with a few more melancholy tracks
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  12. 5.9 |   Pitchfork

    Whatever value his music still holds derives from what you remember of him, and how sweet the memory of your thrill or disgust now rings
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  13. 5.5 |   Spectrum Culture

    Simply just another addition to Manson’s catalog
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  14. 5.0 |   PopMatters

    The lyrics are not the harsh, pointed barbs that he supposes they are. Simply sounding like the tame, blunted fury of a man rehashing the same old tired themes
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  15. 5.0 |   Crack

    Feels like regression
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  16. 4.0 |   The FT

    Heaven Upside Down also follows the deadliest mass shooting in recent US history, an atrocity that looms balefully over lyrics fetishising guns and violence
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