Personnel include: Gary Numan (vocals, guitar, keyboards); Steve Harris (guitar); Ade Fenton, Andy Gray (keyboards, programming); Richard Beasley (drums).
On 2006's JAGGED, influential synth-pop artist Gary Numan is firmly entrenched in the dark side. This ominous studio outing finds the British singer/multi-instrumentalist focused on atmosphere more than catchy hooks (a la his lone hit "Cars"), seemingly picking up where David Bowie left off on 1995's OUTSIDE (minus that disc's busy narrative conceit). Numan is clearly committed to weighty industrial arrangements on this album, as best evidenced on the heavy, brooding "Halo," which washes listeners in a wave of distorted guitar lines and pounding rhythms. Perhaps more than any other Numan release, this disc will appeal to metal and Goth fans, revealing that the veteran performer remains both relevant and creatively restless nearly 30 years into his recording career.
What the critics say...
Mojo (Publisher) (p.p.90) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[I]t is supremely confident and the innovator of the late '70s never sounds like he's having to play catch-up."