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Savage (Songs from a Broken World)

Gary Numan

Savage (Songs from a Broken World)

Album number 21 from the industrial rock songwriter, a concept album about the blending of Western and Eastern cultures in a post-apocalyptic world

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  1. 8.0 |   PopMatters

    A stunningly sharp and diverse collection of songs from a living legend
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  2. 8.0 |   Gig Soup

    Gary Numan has conjured a futuristic album that fits our troubled times perfectly. It's among the best releases of his 22-album career
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  3. 8.0 |   Mojo

    Savage sounds timelss. Print edition only

  4. 7.5 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    His resurgence continues with even more pulsating electro beats and behemoth sounding melodies
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  5. 6.5 |   The Quietus

    Even if our future great-grandchildren find its content to be in as poor a taste as its artwork, this doesn't stop Savage being a undeniably fun right now
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  6. 6.0 |   The Arts Desk

    Surprises by taking what he’s been steadily doing for a decade and a half, and reinventing it, boosting it, increasing its vibrancy and electronic power
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  7. 6.0 |   Q

    Numan and collaborator Ade Fenton complement the narrative with a sand-blown, Eastern gothic mood. Print edition only

  8. 6.0 |   The Guardian

    For all the retooling, the vintage Numanoid still has a pop star’s beating heart
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  9. 6.0 |   music OMH

    Long term fans will, of course, lap it up but the more casual observer may feel that the world can be bleak enough without having Savage as its soundtrack
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  10. 6.0 |   Under The Radar

    Once again Gary Numan has proven his worth by delivering another record of dark and melancholic, yet artful, synth-rock
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  11. 6.0 |   God Is In The TV

    Even after several listens it feels rather more like an album to be appreciated and admired, rather than actually enjoyed
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  12. 4.0 |   The Irish Times

    It had potential to be a topical communiqué to the masses, but it’s mostly an exercise in musical self-indulgence
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  13. 3.5 |   Spectrum Culture

    These songs are too long and plodding to really work as pop songs. In fact, it’s hard to say what Savage does work as. It’s not good chart music, it’s not good science fiction
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