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Customer Reviews

Gary Numan is back

I don't have a huge amount of Gary's stuff. Obviously The Pleasure Principle was a ground breaking album in electronica. He played with a variety of sounds but Splinter seems like the optimal collection of them. His interactions with Trent Reznor have clearly rubbed off on him. Lots of blends of NIN industrial sounds and themes with Gary's dark lyrics and his iconic voice has rarely sounded better. I was wondering if he could recapture some of his 80s magic, and in many aspects I think he even surpassed them. We Are Dust is worth listening to if nothing else.


NIN rubbed off on Gary? maybe it's the other way around. after all Gary was on the scene a little before Trent. any way you look at it, great job on this album. Peter Gabriel take note!

Dang! I Love This stuff!

Robo-Goth, EMO-Dark, Metallic-Torch, Cutting-Retro,
I don't know what to call his 'style,' other than Other-Worldly Pop-Synth.
This as dance music is too slow, this as relaxation is too fast. It lacks energy, yet is too frenetic for yoga/meditation...but, like his hit "Cars," it is just the 'catchiest stuff ya ever heard!'
Most of this album is the speed of his slower, first hit, "Down in the Park."


Born: March 8, 1958 in Hammersmith, London, England

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

One of the founding fathers of synth pop, Gary Numan's influence extends far beyond his lone American hit, "Cars," which still stands as one of the defining new wave singles. That seminal track helped usher in the synth pop era on both sides of the Atlantic, especially his native U.K., where he was a genuine pop star and consistent hitmaker during the early '80s. Even after new wave had petered out, Numan's impact continued to make itself felt; his dark, paranoid vision, theatrically icy alien persona,...
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