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The Fury
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1 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on 21 February 2011
After the pretty decent "Berserker", "The Fury" sees Numan's musical output hit a new low with one of his poorest efforts to date. Fans must have been "Furious" with this record which sees Gazza drowning himself out with an endless cacophany of female backing singers and dreary sax music while almost every track sounds the same and is stretched out way beyond their justified lengths. The majority of the album just passes you by as a wall of drudgy sound with only "God Only Knows" having any discernable melody, and finishing with the gloomy "I Still Remember" where he teases his fans by hinting that "this could be my last song" (thank god, they were probably thinking). Even the bonus tracks are nothing to really shout about on this one. "The Fury" is one of Numan's worst albums, with tracks like "this Disease, "Your Fascination", "Creatures" and "Call Out The Dogs" being some of the best examples of how awful his music got in the 80's. And as for the cover...Bryan Ferry might just get away with a white tux and red dickie bow but not our Gazza Sadly this album was still not as bad as things got for poor Gary. Just check out the dire "Machine & Soul" for an all time turkey....
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2 of 10 people found the following review helpful
on 15 April 2008
Even for fans of the day, this was noticeably a last-gasp of a dying pop act- the production is abysmally poor- this sounds as if it were made at 6th form and the packaging is woefully amateurish. There is no 'music' here, but the same old drum beats and synth chords that Numan ploughed out since 1980 with different lyrics. His voice at this point could not be disguised no matter how many female backing singers were used. With no money to employ session musicians of skill, Numan was finally exposed here with probably one of the worst albums of the 1980s.
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1 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on 12 October 2001
I was highly disappointed in this album, in fact at the time of release it was his worst effort - second only to Dance. Whilst I,Assassin is bass-driven and funky, Telkon & Berserker interesting and experimental; this album is boring and unimaginitive. The general feel is that the songs are largely technology driven - numan set himself apart from other contempory bands by making the machines (keyboards, synths) slaves to human rather than the other way around (like the mechanised human league for example). Sadly this approach is discarded in this album.
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