I can easily understand any ambivalence that may be there for Marilyn Manson, however, he has made some pretty damn good music in the past. His changeovers have muddied my path with his releases but, interestingly, I still seek out what he is currently doing to see if I like it. I guess that means that he has validity, at least to me.
I was really fond of his Antichrist Superstar album. I made sure I saw his stage show in support of the album. When he moved on to Mechanical Animals, I enjoyed it but not as much as I did his previous works. With adjustments along the way, well, it was not always the Marilyn Manson I became fond of, but the band remained striking.
These days, Marilyn Manson is on the periphery, much like other bands from the start of the Millennium.
On January 20, 2015, his latest album, The Pale Emperor, will be released. This new album will contain 10 tracks, with a Deluxe Edition adding in three bonus tracks.
A track from his new album can be heard below: