RUOK?

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RUOK?
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Studio album by Meat Beat Manifesto
Released 14 October 2002[1]
Genre Breakbeat, electronica, dub
Length 61:15
Label Run Recordings
Producer Jack Dangers
Meat Beat Manifesto chronology
Actual Sounds + Voices
(1998)Actual Sounds + Voices1998
RUOK?
(2002)
Storm the Studio R.M.X.S.
(2003)Storm the Studio R.M.X.S.2003
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 68/100[2]
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[3]
Q 3/5 stars[4]
Uncut 3.5/5 stars[5]
Almost Cool 6/10[6]
URB 4/5 stars[7]
Alternative Press 4/5 stars[8]

RUOK? is a 2002 album by the British industrial techno group Meat Beat Manifesto. Some editions included the mini Enhanced CD Free Piece Suite. Recorded at Tape Lab Studios, California. Mastered at The Exchange, London. This album was recorded with the rare EMS Synthi 100.

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

Track listing[edit]

  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[edit]

  1. ^ "Meat Beat Manifesto - RUOK?". Brainwashed. Retrieved 12 March 2015. 
  2. ^ http://www.metacritic.com/music/ruok/meat-beat-manifesto
  3. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/album/ruok-mw0000230189
  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. ^ http://www.almostcool.org/mr/812/
  7. ^ Little on RUOK possesses commercial cache, but what is that against a career-defining turn? [Nov 2002, p.96]
  8. ^ A raging slab of beats and sick samples accruing at a rate that may well cause motion sickness. [Dec 2002, p.86]