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JAGGED RULES! BUY AND ENJOY....
Posted by Play.com Reviewer, 02/04/2008 21:43:22
If you have ever had an interest in gary numan and want to know where he is at now....this is it!
this album is far heavier than the 70's and 80's electronica that is his well known trademark...he has teamed up with ade fenton in a co production role and the result is excellent.
the quality of the recording is second to none with a lot of clicks and mechanical whirrs which are even more apparent when listening on headphones.
the style is very industrial and with big guitar riffs and soaring large choruses as well as big synth sounds this album works very well.
Like a lot of numans back catalogue it deserves a few listens before you can make a judgement.
having seen the whole of this album performed live in 06 upon its release it makes a whole lot of sense particularly if you enjoy nine inch nails marilyn manson and the like.building on the solid foundations of numan's 2001 Pure album gary numan has once more evolved his style and big respect to him for that
if you fancy giving your ears a treat and want to hear something a little leftfield from the synth god this is the puppy
stand out tracks
in a dark place halo and blind
LONG LIVE NUMAN!!
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Gary Numans Jagged is very hit and miss.
Posted by Play.com Reviewer, 06/03/2008 16:45:18
Gary Numan Jagged is very hit and miss.
It was always going to be hard for Gary Numan to follow up from his previous album Pure.
And this album bears the scars of Numan trying to do just that in a very hit and miss album. This album has a few great tracks on it that are real highs but also the dire lows and the lyrical content is a bit lazy. Gary Numan took 5 years to make this album and it really was not worth the wait.
Tracks on the album can be broken down like this and it is not all bad fortunately.
Pressure. Starts off the album and basically a bellyache of a track about expectations of fans. The track itself starts with a moaning Numan and ends with a moaning Numan and takes the listener nowhere at all. The music is good but the lyrics are pretty basic and lazy.
Fold. Is the second track and follows on along the same theme that Gary Numan is upset yet again. The music again is good but you will still be on the journey of woe is me.
Halo. Is the third track and the first track that actually gets you listening. It is still a direct moan at his detractors and again nagging and nagging on and on about God and his detractors it works on this track but only just.
Slave. The fourth track may just knock you off your feet from the previous tracks and the music again is excellent and the lyrics have taken a turn for the better.
In A Dark Place. The fifth track is Numan back on form with perfect lyrics set to a perfect vibe it screams at you to like it.
Haunted. The sixth track that works very well even if he is still banging on about God.
Blind. The seventh track that is so boring it is almost impossible not to skip it.
Before You Hate It. Is the eighth track. Numans moaning again and I already hate it.
Melt. The ninth track and God is getting told off again.
Scanner. The tenth track Numan is almost selling his soul to pitch a song that is very boring to listen too.
Jagged. The last track and oh dear he still wants to be forgiven by God.
This is one very lazy Gary Numan album that falls short of taking the listener anywhere and is only worth buying for a few tracks. Buy it if you can get it cheap or just buy the far superior Pure.
Note: This Review was made by Play.com customer: gary1964 on Rakuten’s Play.com on the date shown.
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