Marilyn Manson Lest We Forget (The Best Of)

You only need to be around for ten years (and sometimes not even that) to be in line for a "best of” album. This time around it is over-the-top goth rockers Marilyn Manson’s turn. Like the art on the CD sleeve showing Mr. Manson himself (and band-mates) decked out in all his (usual) unusual glory, there’s nothing new or unexpected here. The indispensable goth club classics from the mid-’90s are all accounted for: "Lunchbox,” "Beautiful People,” etc. As are all of the most notorious covers: Soft Cell’s "Tainted Love,” and the Eurythmics’ "Sweet Dreams.” With the exception of the new cover of Depeche Mode’s "Personal Jesus,” there are no new cuts on this disc, so if you’ve already got the whole Manson back catalogue haunting your CD shelf, there is probably little reason to come sniffing around this latest release. However, if you’ve been holding onto your hard-earned bones waiting for that one essential Marilyn Manson collection (without the filler), you may want to proceed directly to the nearest record store and turn those bones over immediately. Personally, it feels like Interscope were cheap with this one because the fans deserve something more. (Interscope)