RUOK?

RUOK?
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Studio album by
Released14 October 2002[1]
GenreBreakbeat, electronica, dub
Length61:15
LabelRun Recordings
ProducerJack Dangers
Meat Beat Manifesto chronology
Actual Sounds + Voices
(1998)
RUOK?
(2002)
Storm the Studio R.M.X.S.
(2003)
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic68/100[2]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[3]
Q3/5 stars[4]
Uncut3.5/5 stars[5]
URB4/5 stars[6]
Alternative Press4/5 stars[7]

RUOK? is a 2002 album by the British industrial techno group Meat Beat Manifesto. Some ions included the mini Enhanced CD Free Piece Suite. The album was recorded at Tape Lab Studios in California and was mastered at The Exchange in London. It features the rare EMS Synthi 100 synthesizer.

"Horn of Jericho" was re-released as "Matron" on Battersea Shield (EP).

Track listing[]

  1. "Yüri" - 5:38
  2. "Spinning Round" - 5:26
  3. "Horn of Jericho" - 7:10
  4. "What Does It All Mean?" - 5:20
  5. "No Words Necessary" - 4:41
  6. "Intermission" - 1:07
  7. "Supersoul" - 5:35
  8. "Handkerchief Head" - 6:35
  9. "No Echo in Space" - 6:26
  10. "Dynamite Fresh" - 5:41
  11. "Retrograde" - 4:57
  12. "Happiness Supreme" - 2:39

LP version (QS140) has only eight tracks with different order: 1; 2; 4; 8; 3; 7; 11; 9

References[]

  1. ^ "Meat Beat Manifesto - RUOK?". Brainwashed. Retrieved 12 March 2015.
  2. ^ "RUOK? by Meat Beat Manifesto" – via www.metacritic.com.
  3. ^ "RUOK? - Meat Beat Manifesto | Songs, Reviews, Crs | AllMusic" – via www.allmusic.com.
  4. ^ Q (01/03, p.120) - 3 stars out of 5 - "...Jack Dangers continues to trade in vaguely dystopian concoctions of meaty breakbeats, dub basslines and witty vocal samples..."
  5. ^ A hugely inventive collection. [Jan 2003, p.119]
  6. ^ Little on RUOK possesses commercial cache, but what is that against a career-defining turn? [Nov 2002, p.96]
  7. ^ A raging slab of beats and sick samples accruing at a rate that may well cause motion sickness. [Dec 2002, p.86]