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This review is from: Jagged (Audio CD)
Having had to wait nearly 6 years for a new album from Mr Numan, I found Jagged to be a huge let down. There had been a good progression from 1994's Sacrifice to 2000's Pure, but here he dosen't seem to have moved on at all, instead giving us the same industrial/goth/metal stuff he's been peddling for the last 13 years. The main problem is that it just isn't that good. Aside from one standout track (Blind) the rest is just a forgettable dirge. I think Numan seems to have got stuck in a bit of a rut, and it really is time he changed his style. He's successfully changed his look/style and sound constantly over the years, but now he dosen't seem to know where to go next. Personally, I'd like to see a return to the more electronic/ futurism of his earlier years which is definaltey his greatest strength. I enjoyed his darker, heavier phase but it's starting to get tiresome and predictable. Time for a new direction Gary!