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|Gary Numan||Primary Artist, Keyboards, Vocals|
|Ade Fenton||Piano, Keyboards|
|Tim Muddiman||Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Guitar|
|Gary Numan||Composer, Lyricist|
|Ade Fenton||Composer, Programming, Producer|
Posted December 14, 2011
Unless you're a diehard Numan fan, this album is a big disappointment. As a diehard fan I too am disappointed. I listened to it twice and found it to be a mishmash of unfinished songs that never get off the ground. They start off OK(sometimes too slow) but seem to be over too soon before developing into full-bodied works.I can't recall any song that sticks in my memory. OK maybe one or two and I'd have to replay the album to find out which ones. 'DSR' left me bored & unrewarded and that bothers me. All these rave reviews from customers on other sites and in magazines baffle me. What am I missing here? I'm not a novice to Numan's work as I own every album of his, including rarities, compilations, concert DVDs, and his autobiography. If 'DSR' is supposed to be a link from 'Jagged' to the upcoming 'Splinter' as some suggest, Numan should have concentrated on finishing the latter instead of releasing filler to appease his eager fans waiting years for each new album. Anyone who is unfamiliar with his music and listened to 'DSR' would probably find it meandering and turn it off before the end. I hate to say it but I was tempted but in fairness I gave it two plays. I replayed 'Jagged' after hearing 'DSR' and noticed some similarities but not enough to recommend anyone buying 'DSR' which sounded like my least favorite parts of 'Jagged' or rejected demos. Sorry, my fellow Numan fans.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.