| September 6, 1994|
6 September 1994
| Rock music, Alternative rock|
Black Sheets of Rain, The Last Dog and Pony Show, Poison Years, Candy Apple Grey, Warehouse: Songs and Stories
File Under: Easy Listening (also known as F.U.E.L.) is the second (not counting the EP Beaster) and final album by Sugar. The song "Company Book" was written by bassist David Barbe; everything else was written by primary songwriter Bob Mould.
All tracks written by Bob Mould; except where indicated.Bob Mould - guitars, vocals
David Barbe - bass, vocals
Malcolm Travis - drums
"F.U.E.L. finds former Hüsker Dü man Bob Mould exorcising more demons over a structured barrage of pop noises," observed Steve Lamacq in Q. "The sounds and textures come from the dark, brooding Beaster while the melodies are lifted from the poppier Copper Blue."
"File Under Easy Listening is the kind of title that a third-rate death metal band would come with…" complained Clark Collis in Select. "Also, there's the production. Where tracks like 'Changes' or 'Hoover Dam' off Copper Blue leapt out of the speakers with all the unrestrained force and tang of a nuclear-powered kipper, most of F.U.E.L. would probably ask your auntie's permission before even turning up… And then, slowly but surely, it all begins to make sense."Album
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