Gary Numan United Kingdom

Aliases: Gary Numan & Tubeway Army, Tubeway Army.

The best album credited to Gary Numan is The Pleasure Principle which is ranked number 1,439 in the overall greatest album chart with a total rank score of 1,233.

Gary Numan is ranked number 436 in the overall artist rankings with a total rank score of 4,312.

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Gary Numan ' Your Fascination' 12" Single NUM 9 Numan Music issued 1985
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Gary Numan ' Berserker ' 12" Single NUM 4 Numan Music issued 1984
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Gary Numan ' I CAN'T STOP ' 12" Single NUM 17 Numan Music issued 1986
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Gary Numan best albums

The following albums by Gary Numan are ranked highest in the greatest album charts:

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1979
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Total albums: 65. Page 1 of 7

This may not be a complete discography for Gary Numan.This listing only shows those albums by this artist that appear in at least one chart on this site. If an album is 'missing' that you think deserves to be here, you can include it in your own chart from the My Charts page!

Gary Numan bestography composition

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1960s 0 0%
1970s 3 0%
1980s 19 0%
1990s 17 0%
2000s 16 0%
2010s 10 0%
2020s 0 0%
Compilation? Albums %
No 46 71%
Yes 19 29%
Live? Albums %
No 60 92%
Yes 5 8%

Gary Numan best tracks

Include tracks from compilations & live albums | Exclude tracks from compilations & live albums The same track can appear on multiple albums, so excluding tracks from compilations and live albums helps to remove duplicates from this list.

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Rating: 88 (76 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album The Pleasure Principle)
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Rating: 86 (47 votes)Comments: 2
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(from the album Replicas)
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Rating: 84 (37 votes)Comments: 1
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(from the album The Pleasure Principle)
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Rating: 84 (33 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album The Pleasure Principle)
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Rating: 83 (25 votes)Comments: 1
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(from the album Replicas)
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Rating: 82 (27 votes)Comments: 1
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Rating: 81 (20 votes)Comments: 0
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Rating: 81 (30 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album The Pleasure Principle)
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Rating: 81 (30 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album The Pleasure Principle)
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Rating: 81 (31 votes)Comments: 1
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(from the album The Pleasure Principle)
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Rating: 80 (6 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Tubeway Army)
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Rating: 80 (12 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Telekon)
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Rating: 80 (30 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album The Pleasure Principle)
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Rating: 80 (19 votes)Comments: 0
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Rating: 80 (22 votes)Comments: 0
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Rating: 80 (31 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album The Pleasure Principle)
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Rating: 79 (30 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album The Pleasure Principle)
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Rating: 79 (4 votes)Comments: 0
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Rating: 79 (3 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Dance)
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Rating: 79 (12 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Replicas)
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Gary Numan ratings

Average Rating: 
77/100 (from 22 votes)
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This artist is rated in the top 12% of all artists on BestEverAlbums.com. This artist has a Bayesian average rating of 77.2/100, a mean average of 78.2/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 78.2/100. The standard deviation for this artist is 9.7.

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From 06/14/2017 15:55
Somewhat inconsistent but his best albums are masterpieces.
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From 01/22/2017 09:18
After all those years of crap records, I was so shocked when he recovered with all those ones like Pure, Jagged. Its the most remarkable artistic comeback I can think of.
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From 08/24/2015 08:50
The stuff he did with Tubeway Army and his first solo album really are great. Not question a major influence for a lot of artists today. However, he has a lot of material out and yet only two real classics I can think of, The Pleasure Principle & Replicas (with Tubeway Army). Those two are great but I think he's missed the mark so much that it takes away his status from reaching true greatness.
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From 01/17/2015 23:30
Cars is so amazing!
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From 10/10/2014 22:23
Very good stuff.
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From 04/16/2012 09:34
Great synth pioneer with intricate melodies and rhythms - groundbreaking in the late 70's and one of my favourite artists - has found his feet again with his last two or three darker albums
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From 08/02/2011 23:16
I absolutely ADORE Gary Numan. I especially love the stuff he recorded with Tubeway Army. Gary Numan is the godfather of synth and he's as much a science fiction writer as he is a musician. Songs about alienation, cloning, secret police, futuristic junkies fill his albums and they are disturbingly beautiful. Punk meeths synth...this is really cool stuff. Check it out!
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From 06/12/2011 21:24
I like Gary Numan's early stuff, but the guy is not a good singer or songwriter. He throws out decent synth riffs and enough of a beat and melody to keep the music interesting. I'm not bored listening to his stuff, but he never moves into greatness territory.
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