back in stock. gary numan's most commercially successful album is, perhaps unsurprisingly, his least representative. powered by the hit single 'cars', 'the pleasure principle' is a striking turnaround from the guitar-powered, joy division-like post-punk of his old band tubeway army. aside from paul gardiner's bass and some percussion, every instrument is electronic. to denote their futuristic simplicity the album's 10 songs are given one-word titles; they're all built on the same layers of analogue synthesizers and futuristic, dystopian lyrics.