Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: this celluloid dream
Marilyn Manson debuts at #1, but it's weak.
Manson's "The Golden Age of the Grotesque" moved 118,000 copies to land at #1 this week. While it's a #1 debut and slightly (about 1000 units more) better than what his last disc did, it's still the sixth-lowest figure for a #1 album this year, and the lowest of a debut #1. However, with sales figures being so sickly, I'm sure they'll take it. It's worth noting that this is their 2nd #1 album, after "Mechanical Animals" did it in 1998.
Anyway, the first single ("mOBSCENE") I don't think is all that good, much the way "Disposable Teens" didn't impress me from 2000's "Holy Wood". However, I'm damn near positive the 2nd single will be "Use Your Fist and Not Your Mouth", which is pretty sweet, but it's anybody's guess whether the first single will have tanked the record by then, much like three years ago when the infinitely superior "Fight Song" got zero airplay after the album disappeared during the Christmas season.