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Album Review: Gary Numan - 'Dead Son Rising'

A collection of revamped offcuts

  • Release Date 18 Oct, 2011
  • Producer Gary Numan, Ade Fenton
  • Record Label Mortal
  • Fact Numan married a member of his fan club.
6 / 10
Slowly but surely over the years, the perception of Gary Numan has shifted from faded pop relic to godfather of all electronic music – that Battles guest spot on ‘My Machines’ this year being something of a peak. The stage is now set for him to deliver a latter-day masterpiece that will spread his appeal beyond his hyper-devoted fanbase and into a new generation, but this – a collection of offcuts revamped in the industrial style that has characterised his recent work – isn’t it. The likes of ‘Big Noise Transmission’ and ‘The Fall’ are serviceable, but it’s the new album, due next year – ‘Splinter’ – that will more likely complete his resurrection.

Hamish MacBain
Gary Numan at Sonisphere 2010 Gary Numan at Sonisphere 2010
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