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5.0 out of 5 stars
A timeless, truly classic Gary Numan album., 1 Sept. 2002
Telekon contains some of the best crafted songs Gary Numan has produced. The electronics are blended with acoustics to great effect and the mix is more "fleshed out" than previous albums.
Originally released without the inclusion of "We Are Glass" and "I Die:You Die", (both top 10 hits during 1980,) the album lacked a commercial edge: it was arguably too austere, too enigmatic for anyone but the fans.
That said I would highly recommend this album to anyone interested in exploring Numan's earlier work. "Aircrash Bureau", "Sleep By Windows" and the wonderful stop/start "Joy Circuit" are beautifully crafted songs. "This Wreckage" and "I'm An Agent" are classic synth rock. "Remind Me To Smile" is very commercial, yet strangely, never released as a single.
The weaker track, in my opinion is "Please Push No More", just too sugary and self indulgent for my taste, yet still considered a classic amongst the fans.
"Telekon" is best summed up as a unique album from a unique artist. This music could quite simply be no one else.