Splinter (Songs from a Broken Mind)

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Splinter (Songs from a Broken Mind)
Splinter SFABM Cover.jpg
Studio album by Gary Numan
Released 9 October 2013 (2013-10-09)
Recorded Wealden, East Sussex; Long Eaton, Derbyshire; Los Angeles, California
Genre Industrial rock, gothic rock, dark wave
Length 52:06
Label Mortal, Cooking Vinyl
Producer Ade Fenton
Gary Numan chronology
Dead Son Rising
(2011)Dead Son Rising2011
Splinter (Songs from a Broken Mind)
(2013)
Savage (Songs from a Broken World)
(2017)Savage (Songs from a Broken World)2017
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic79/100[1]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[2]
Consequence of Sound4/5 stars[3]
The Guardian3/5 stars[4]
Mojo4/5 stars[5]
musicOMH3.5/5 stars[6]
NME6/10[7]
Q4/5 stars[8]
Record Collector5/5 stars[9]
Rolling Stone3.5/5 stars[10]
Uncut7/10[11]

Splinter (Songs from a Broken Mind) is the seventeenth solo studio album by English musician Gary Numan, released on 9 October 2013 by Mortal Records and Cooking Vinyl. The album debuted at number twenty on the UK Albums Chart on sales of 6,187 copies, becoming Numan's highest-charting album since 1983's Warriors.[12]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Gary Numan.

No.TitleLength
1."I Am Dust"4:08
2."Here in the Black"4:56
3."Everything Comes Down to This"4:39
4."The Calling"4:33
5."Splinter"5:26
6."Lost"4:42
7."Love Hurt Bleed"4:52
8."A Shadow Falls on Me"3:07
9."Where I Can Never Be"3:46
10."We're the Unforgiven"5:22
11."Who Are You"3:45
12."My Last Day"5:30

Personnel[edit]

Credits adapted from the liner notes.[15]

  • Gary Numan – vocals, keyboards
  • Nathan Boddy – mixing
  • Matt Colton – mastering
  • Ade Fenton – keyboards, mixing, production, programming
  • Robin Finck – guitar (1, 6, 9, 10)
  • Doc – keyboards (1, 6, 9, 10)
  • Steve Malins – art direction
  • Steve Harris – guitar (1, 7, 8, 10)
  • LaRoache Brothers – photography
  • Tim Muddiman – guitar (2, 3, 7, 8, 11, 12); bass (2, 3, 7, 8)

Charts[edit]

Chart (2013) Peak
position
Japanese Albums Chart[16] 197
Scottish Albums Chart[17] 24
UK Albums Chart[18] 20
UK Indie Albums Chart[19] 4

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label
Japan[13] 9 October 2013 Cooking Vinyl, Beat Records
Germany[20] 11 October 2013 Cooking Vinyl
United Kingdom[21] 14 October 2013 Mortal Records, Cooking Vinyl
United States[22] 15 October 2013 Machine Music USA, Inc.
Australia[23] 25 October 2013 Cooking Vinyl

References[edit]

  1. ^ Splinter (Songs from a Broken Mind) at Metacritic Retrieved 2013-10-15.
  2. ^ AllMusic review
  3. ^ Comaratta, Len (Oct 21, 2013). "Album Review: Gary Numan - Splinter (Songs From A Broken Mind)". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved Oct 21, 2013. 
  4. ^ The Guardian review Maddy Costa, 2013-10-10
  5. ^ Mojo review Andy Cowan, November 2013, p.86
  6. ^ MusicOMH.com review
  7. ^ "Gary Numan - 'Splinter: Songs From A Broken Mind' - NME". NME. 
  8. ^ Q November 2013, p.113
  9. ^ Record Collector review Ian Shirley, November 2013
  10. ^ Hermes, Will (4 November 2013). "Gary Numan 'Splinter Songs From a Broken Mind' Review". Rolling Stone. Wenner Media. Retrieved 5 November 2013. 
  11. ^ Uncut November 2013, p.75
  12. ^ Jones, Alan (21 October 2013). "Official Charts Analysis: John Newman sells 29k to hit No.1". Music Week. Intent Media. Retrieved 5 November 2013. 
  13. ^ a b "Gary Numan – Splinter (Songs From A Broken Mind)". Beatink. Retrieved 5 November 2013. 
  14. ^ "Splinter (Songs From A Broken Mind) [Deluxe Edition, Double CD, Extra tracks]". Amazon.co.uk. Retrieved 5 November 2013. 
  15. ^ Splinter (Songs from a Broken Mind) (CD liner notes). Gary Numan. Mortal Records. 2013. MORTALCD15. 
  16. ^ "スプリンター(ソングス・フロム・ア・ブロークン・マインド) | ゲイリー・ニューマン". ORICON NEWS (in Japanese). Retrieved 2018-04-13. 
  17. ^ "2013 Top 40 Scottish Albums Archive". Official Charts Company. 26 October 2013. Retrieved 5 November 2013. 
  18. ^ "2013 Top 40 Official UK Albums Archive". Official Charts Company. 26 October 2013. Retrieved 5 November 2013. 
  19. ^ "2013 Top 40 Independent Albums Archive". Official Charts Company. 26 October 2013. Retrieved 5 November 2013. 
  20. ^ "Splinter (Songs from a Broken Mind)" (in German). Amazon.de. Retrieved 5 November 2013. 
  21. ^ "Splinter (Songs From A Broken Mind)". Amazon.co.uk. Retrieved 5 November 2013. 
  22. ^ "Splinter (Songs From A Broken Mind)". Amazon.com. Retrieved 5 November 2013. 
  23. ^ "Splinter (Songs Form A Broken Mind) – Numan, Gary". JB Hi-Fi. Retrieved 5 November 2013.