Atmosphere is back with another album, I’ll admit I was a little skeptical on this one; they’ve been hit or miss lately. Luckily this turns out to be Atmosphere’s best album since ‘You Can’t Imagine How Much Fun We’re Having’. The album has its ups and downs, it’s not full of hits but all around it’s pretty solid. Most of the beats are really good and all of the song writing is top notch. There’s only one song I don’t really like on here but there are a few mega hits, especially the song ‘Became’ which is now my third favorite Atmosphere song of all time. If you’re a fan of the group you’ve got to check this out, if you haven’t gotten into them yet and like hip-hop this is a pretty good starting point since its a little spread on the styles and really shows what they can do.
‘My Key’ I’m not too fond of this song, its got way too long of an intro (it’s like half of the song), after that it’s alright but doesn’t make up for the long wait.
‘The Last To Say’ This song is kind of depressing, but that’s how Atmosphere goes sometimes. It’s a quality song.
‘Became’ This is now one of my favorite Atmosphere songs, it’s fucking chill, it’s great, it’s so goddamn good. Reminds me a lot of ‘Sunshine’ as far as the flow of the song. The difference this isn’t a happy uplifting song like that one, this is much darker.
‘Just For Show’ A little more of the ‘old’ hip-hop style mixed with a new-ish one. Reminds me a little of the Mac Lethal stuff, another top quality song.
‘She’s Enough’ More of a harder angry edge on this song, really into this one too.
‘Bad Bad Daddy’ Not really into this song, the lyrics aren’t the problem, I’m into that, but I just don’t like the beat on it.
‘Millennium Dodo’ This one is a good song but nothing super special, a solid middle of the album song.
‘Who I’ll Never Be’ Songs like this I associate with Atmosphere a lot, the chill easy going hip-hop songs, this shit is perfect.
‘I Don’t Need Brighter Days’ This song I’m pretty on the fence on, it doesn’t jump out at me as great but it’s pretty good. A slow song with a lot of bass and guitar in the beat.
‘Ain’t Nobody’ This song rules on beat alone, reminds me a little of a western, the rest of the song doesn’t let down either.
‘Your Name Here’ This is another one of those good Atmosphere songs but not great, I don’t want to say it’s filler but it doesn’t really grab me.
‘If You Can Save Me Now’ We swing back into greatness with this song, another one of the classic dark depressing with a silver lining happiness to it songs from Atmosphere.
‘Something So’ A super slow song, like a hip-hop ballad, I dig it though.
‘My Notes’ The album closes out on a slow note, piano driven song, a good one too. Nice way to close out the album but it leaves me feeling a little down.
01 My Key
02 The Last to Say
04 Just For Show
05 She’s Enough
06 Bad Bad Daddy
07 Millenium Dodo
08 Who I’ll Never Be
09 I Don’t Need Brighter Days
10 Ain’t Nobody
11. Your Name Here
12. If You Can Save Me Now
13. Something So
14. My Notes
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