liller_per

Gary Numan as reviewed by liller_per

May 13, 2016
Like Paul Mccartney, if someone told me that the REAL Gary Numan died in the mid-eighties I would instant believe it! .. Maybee it was because of Tubeway´s Army´s bass player Paul Gardiner (Who Sadly died in 1984). Someone told me that he was the real genius behind these GREAT songs. As you can see, not many good songs/tracks came from Numan after the departure of Gardiner. Last album he did with Numan was Assassin, I . .Which was the last GOOD album by Numan..
Arminius777

Gary Numan Arminius777

March 9, 2019
I agree with everyone except Liller_Per, who is clearly talking drivel given the quality of albums such as "Pure" and "Splinter".
LetheanDream

Gary Numan LetheanDream

March 6, 2019
Gary Numan was one of a unicorn level rare sort to come back after a low slump and actually be better... Especially given the duration of the period for which any one could not be blamed for giving him up for being done and spent. But albums that announced he had returned and had re-found his voice, rediscovered his genius, like Exile and Pure are exquisite...and while they may not be as recognized by the pop mainstream to the same cultural extent as his early career in new wave with catchy hits... Their depth and quality, while working in a contemporary genre of dark wave, clearly distinguish that not only are they good, they were new and relevant to this time, not just retro reminiscings for old farts that never evolved past the music they heard while trying to lose their virginity on prom night in a highschool identical to the one in Breakfast Club. So while one who was following along contemporaneously may have stopped listening to Gary Numan after I, Assassin... They need to update their stance by actually listening to his stuff from those albums on in particular. (I myself am still in the process of trying to sort through what's good or not in the middle era, prior to Exile...but i can vouch for that album on). Unless one only listens to american idol, radio top pop 40, and upbeat schmaltz that reminds them of the campy 80s... in which case, yeah, you probably wouldn't like his new stuff. As for anyone with the capacity to listen to music with actual emotion, Numan is better than he ever was in the 80s...and that is saying a lot.
Huntdarren

Gary Numan Huntdarren

November 4, 2018
Numandroid
I, Assassin is far from his last good album. 8 tracks, 3 of which were singles and the awful 1930's Rust gives you 4 'new' tracks, of which 2 are bolox. The B sides associated with the singles from this album are better than most of what was actually included on it. Since then The Fury, Metal Rhythm, Sacrifice, Exile, Pure, Jagged, Dead Son Rising and Splinter have blown I, Assassin out of the water.

Yeah!!! You tell ‘em mate!!! Oedipus keeps getting stuck on here, which is cool with me but only IF they have a clue WHAT they are on about!!! ;-)
keanuclone2000

Gary Numan keanuclone2000

December 12, 2016
Pino paladino played bass on I Assasin and Mick Carn on Dance..
Numandroid

Gary Numan Numandroid

May 27, 2016
I, Assassin is far from his last good album. 8 tracks, 3 of which were singles and the awful 1930's Rust gives you 4 'new' tracks, of which 2 are bolox. The B sides associated with the singles from this album are better than most of what was actually included on it. Since then The Fury, Metal Rhythm, Sacrifice, Exile, Pure, Jagged, Dead Son Rising and Splinter have blown I, Assassin out of the water.
Numanoid

Gary Numan Numanoid

July 20, 2013
edited over 5 years ago
So many albums, but Numan has basically only put out 5 new studio albums in the last 20 years: Sacrifice (1994), Exile (1997), Pure (2000), Jagged (2006), and Dead Son Rising (2012).
Numanoid

Gary Numan Numanoid

June 2, 2018
Maybe my post was badly worded, I didn't mean to put him down, unlike the mid/late 80's I think taking more time between albums over the last 20-25 years has given those albums a better quality control.
xj23

Gary Numan xj23

October 10, 2017
And Sacrifice is the best one. The last new album I bought was Jagged and listened to that once. His wife pushed him that new direction and I don't care for it. Shame cause I've been a listener for nearly 40 years.
nthome

Gary Numan nthome

October 12, 2013
that's not that bad at all. sure the gap between the alst couple was pretty large (dead son was 2011 tho) but he just released Splinter. so make that 6 new studio albums in the last 19 years :)
Weasle

Gary Numan Weasle

August 23, 2013
plus Sacrifice Extended (1994), plus Dead Moon Falling (2013), plus collaborations with other artists, plus heavily involved in Artificial Perfec (2007), whilst working on a DJ career and touring and relocating home and having a family.
You must admit it's not a bad list really even though yopu seem to be playing his output down.
southend11

Gary Numan southend11

May 18, 2011
As of May 2011 currently missing from the Video's list are the Touring Principle 79 on DVD and The Touring Principle 2010, and the Decoder (limited edition) dvd from Australia March 2009