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File Under: Easy Listening
Sugar
File Under: Easy Listening
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
 
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File Under: Easy Listening

      
   

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All Artists: Sugar
Title: File Under: Easy Listening
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 48
Label: Rykodisc
Original Release Date: 1/1/1994
Re-Release Date: 9/6/1994
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Style: Easy Listening
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 014431030024

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File Under: Easy Listening

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Vapor Trail
John Orfield | Cincinnati | 11/10/2003
(3 out of 5 stars)

"Sugar shot like a meteor across the musical sky. It burned bright and fast and not many saw it, but the few who did are destined to spend the rest of their days sharing their experience with anyone who will bother to listen. Such was the brief career of Sugar.After the dynamic COPPER BLUE and the ferocious BEASTER, FILE UNDER: EASY LISTENING was a bit of a letdown. Nevertheless, it still has more than its fair share of classic Sugar songs including the poppy "Your Favorite Thing" (which borrows slightly from My Bloody Valentine's "Blown A Wish"), the singalong "Believe What You're Saying," the dramatic "Explode and Make Up," and the clever toetapper "Gee Angel." David Barbe steps up front (for better or worse) with "Company Book," which, if nothing else, did prove once and for all that Sugar was more than "Bob Mould and The Two Other Guys." Ultimately, though, Sugar will be best remembered for COPPER BLUE and BEASTER and rightfully so. While FU:EL has plenty of pop, it has very little of the conviction and intensity that made those two albums so memorable. In the meteoric career of Sugar, FU:EL was little more than a vapor trail."
I'd like this more, but there's some songs in the way
J. F Treml | philly | 11/06/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)

"I listen to this album because I like my bloody valentine so much -and loveless is a little strong and easy to overdose on. There are some songs on this album that i can't live without and then there's the songs that I wish I had never heard.
Gee angel is cute and I want to like it, but the lyrics kill it. And then there's 'explode and make up' and 'can't believe what you're saying' that kill me. They're fantastic. These are exactly the kind of powerful, heart wrenching songs that make Bob Mould great."
A great pop underground album which falls short of classic -
C. Cross | 01/12/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Sugar is basically made up of ex-Husker Du guitar and vocalist Bob Mould. Sugar's "File Under: Easy Listening" is a pretty intense record musically - it's essentially just noisy hard rockin' guitars that more or less overshadow the vocals. You can still hear the singer, but you definitely will have no idea what he's saying a good amount of the time. Even though the album is essentially just a bunch of noise, you can still pick out a great sense of melody, rhythm and beat here. I don't have any idea who else to compare Sugar too, so that's a good thing I suppose. I honestly have no idea what else to say here except that most of the songs sound pretty similar to one another. The standout tracks are easily "Gee Angel" and "Your Favorite Thing" as they have "hit" written all over them, though every song here is very good. It's not a classic, but it comes close (I would argue that it's not because all the songs sound relatively similar, and the singer's voice isn't perfect). All in all, however, this is still highly recommended!

Highlights include:
the entire album!"