I hate to break the run of five star reviews, but Gary Numan is too accomplished and talented an artist to need to be patronised with overblown praise from me. This is a very solid four star album, and a step up from Jagged, but I prefer Pure and Dead Sun Rising.
When Numan was first penning this album he talked about making it relentless, dark, heavy and anthemic. Perhaps it's a good thing he decided to add more variety, and there are certainly more shades of darkness here. But perhaps that's part of the reason I dropped a star.
I've noted Mr Numan tends to have one slow, melancholy song per album, often as a closer, to provide contrast with the pounding of previous… Read more