• Record Label: Spitfire
  • Release Date: Nov 7, 2000
Metascore
67

Generally favorable reviews - based on 4 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. One has to give credit to an '80s new wave musician who can adapt and create contemporary-sounding music.... The album can comfortably sit alongside Marilyn Manson and Nine Inch Nails on store shelves. Pure doesn't drive like the industrialized adrenaline rush that is, say, Orgy, but the tracks' lingering and creepy pace leaves behind a different kind of impact -- it's more haunting than relentless
  2. Pure is Gary Numan's richest, most powerful and most aggressive work in years.
  3. A heavyweight, goth-rock death trip, awash with mangled guitars and horror-film atmospherics. [Nov. 2000, p.113]
  4. 60
    Numan is now crafting music that sounds identical to his disciples. [Nov 2000, p.118]
User Score
9.0

Universal acclaim- based on 54 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 43 out of 45
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 45
  3. Negative: 2 out of 45
  1. IngoW.
    Dec 6, 2001
    10
    woooooooooowwwwwww!!!!!
  2. Max
    Dec 4, 2009
    10
    Pure is an outstanding electronic fest... As always melodic - but at the same time pent up and explosive power underlies the feel... Gary is Pure is an outstanding electronic fest... As always melodic - but at the same time pent up and explosive power underlies the feel... Gary is obviously enjoying (?) himself making this music and pouring out his soul with his lyrics... I agree wholeheartedly with the other reviews - get this CD! Just saw Gazza in concert (Nov 09) and he was fantastic! Full Review »
  3. JohnB
    Jan 17, 2008
    10
    Quite simply one of the best albums ever , not just one of Gary Numan`s best. If this doesn't get inside you and do all sorts of things Quite simply one of the best albums ever , not just one of Gary Numan`s best. If this doesn't get inside you and do all sorts of things to your emotions then there is no hope for you ! But it does and it it will, you must listen to it to experience so much. I have been not just a Gary Numan fan since the seventies but also i am proud of a large and varied music collection built up over that time. This is right up there with the very best. Full Review »