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    Gary Numan - Splinter

    Gary Numan - Splinter


    For more than 3 decades, Gary Numan has been one of the undisputed Kings of Synth. Having dabbled in heavier guitar-laden sounds for his last few albums, Splinter is a sensational and catchy blend of the two. It seems his past has now met up with his present - and I am loving it.


    The stand-out aspect has to be the build ups between verse and chorus. The echoing and haunting synth build to a riff-tastic chorus in ‘I Am Dust’, quite literally sending shivers down your spine. Even if you think that Numan’s darker sounds are not your thing, then try to give personal favourite ‘Love Hate Bleed’ a listen. It combines power chords with a 4-beat pop rhythm, and you’ll find yourself dancing and swaying along rather unexpectedly! Lyrics such as “the world is grim” might seem pessimistic, but this album is actually full of upbeat tracks that will leave you positively beaming.

    If you, like me, have been yearning for the days of ‘Are Friends Electric?’ then look no further Numanoids - Splinter is one of Numan’s best albums in years. A perfect balance of sing along mixed with moody and retrospective, this is one album you’ll want to listen to over and over.

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      Sarah's posts By Sarah O' Hara
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