Fug ‎– Ready For Us

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Ready For Us 7:06
R.F.O. 4:36
Thin Air 3:52
Blue Movie 6:32
Overflow 3:31
Cheval Noir 5:08
Chunk 4:00
Fairweather Friend 3:06
The Prophet 5:51
El Diablo 4:37
Shrewd Movements 3:38

Versions (5)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
NUX161CD Fug Ready For Us(CD, Album) Nuphonic NUX161CD UK 2001 Sell This Version
NUX 161 FUG Ready For Us(2xLP, Album) Nuphonic NUX 161 UK, Europe & US 2001 Sell This Version
NUX 161LP FUG Ready For Us(2xLP, Album, W/Lbl) Nuphonic NUX 161LP UK 2001 Sell This Version
NUX161CD Fug Ready For Us(CD, Album) Nuphonic NUX161CD Germany 2001 Sell This Version
NUX161CD Fug Ready For Us(CD, Album, Promo) Nuphonic NUX161CD UK 2001 Sell This Version

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FunkyBeak

FunkyBeak

January 22, 2020
referencing Ready For Us, 2xLP, Album, NUX 161
I'm surprised this isn't in higher demand on vinyl, it's truly a wonderful album for the discerning listener and the pressing sounds just tops. I first got it on CD and one of the first things I thought of when listening is how it's the type of music that needs to be listened to on vinyl, so I picked up a cheap copy. This was way before I was even *buying* vinyl LP's, or even had a way to listen to it...I just had some weird feeling inside telling me that I was meant to own this on vinyl...
scoundrel

scoundrel

March 8, 2007
edited over 12 years ago
referencing Ready For Us, CD, Album, NUX161CD

Fug's debut READY FOR US (on the sorely missed Nuphonic label) is an hour or string-drenched melodies. They take downtempo into a blissful direction. When Jess Williams provides her soaring vocals, the songs rocket straight into the atmosphere: "Overflow" actually does seem to overflow with emotion, while "Ready To Go" floats on the clouds. Elsewhere, Fug takes a jazz approach, from the mellow "The Prophet" to "Shrewd Movements," which picks up a torch and runs with it. They dabble in noir-funk, as well, as "El Diablo" and "Chunk" attest. But on their strongest tracks, they approach a near-classical sensibility: "R.F.O." revels in its baroque strings, backed with a strong rhythmic sense, while "Blue Movie" is a pizzicato heaven, and I'll be damned if it isn't the most memorable track on the album. This album is like ice cream for your ears.