an album released by Marilyn Manson
in 1998--the album with the infamous tittied redheaded alien cover. Consisting mostly of well-produced glam rock (incuding "The Dope Show"), it served as the narrative sequel to the 1996 album Antichrist Superstar
(though a lot of people never quite figured out how that worked exactly). It is considered by many (though not all) to be the band's best album to date.
A: Did you know that the title "Mechanical Animals" is an anagram for "Is An Alchemical Man"? So the cover really says "Marilyn Manson is an alchemical man."
B: Dude, you need a girlfriend.