Marilyn Manson’s 8th studio album, Born Villain, boasts over an hour of new music. The veteran shock-rocker has returned after three years with an eclectic mix of heavy, progressive, and in-your-face lyrical poetry. Born Villain is long (14 tracks) which includes a good cover of You’re So Vain originally recorded by Carly Simon in 1972. The variety of style used this time around explores Manson’s musical capacity to still create something new and different. Lyrically, Born Villain is Marilyn Manson continuing to push buttons and cross boundaries. Musically, the album is much more diverse than what I am used to. That might be a good or bad thing depending on where you stand concerning all things Marilyn Manson. When it comes to Manson, there are two well-defined sides of the love/hate fence. For me, I walk the fine line in the middle.