Eat Me, Drink Me which has been fashioned by himself as well as guitarist and bassist Tim Sköld. Manson has stated that he had difficulty cutting down some of the tracks but I don't think thats the obvious problem with this album. The quality of the album cover is my main concern.
Amongst the broken down trains and burning builidngs in this musical landscape songs like You And Me And The Devil Makes Three appear. This is kind of song where Manson thrives as its held together by a spikey drum beat and a good bridge to the chorus that make it the best track on here. Just A Car Crash Away is another high point of the album. It moves along with Manson's breathly vocal and Sköld's neat guitar rhythm seeminly achieving a rare moment of clarity. Mutilation Is The Most Sincere Form Of Flattery is another of my favourites which is as much a slice of bright bubblegum pop as the title allows. It's also another track for Sköld's guitar work. This is as much Sköld's album as it is Manson's its a gritty and abrasive and there are tracks here that are some of Manson's finest work. This is underlined with the last track on the album Eat Me, Drink Me which is a very similar track to the opening If I Was Your Vampire. It doesn't take you anywhere but really draws you in with some sparkling guitar work against a primal drum beat. It's an album thats produces moments of brilliance but doesn't produce them consistantly enough.