Release Date: Oct. 15
Label: Machine Music
Now that electronic elements are present in every corner of popular music, electro pioneers like Daft Punk are reclaiming their ground. Another return, if less fanatically publicized, is that of industrial godfather Gary Numan, who will self-release his first album since 2006's "Jagged," and hit the road with Nine Inch Nails at the request of superfan Trent Reznor. Numan says that during the absence, he had two children and suffered a major depressive episode. "The last thing I wanted to do for a few years was make another album. I got over all that, moved the family to America in 2012, loved life again," he says. "All that bad stuff became food for creativity."