Atmosphere - When Life Gives You Lemons, You Paint That Shit Gold (3 stars)

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Atmosphere - When Life Gives You Lemons, You Paint That Shit Gold

(Rhymesayers)

HIP HOP

The sixth studio album arrives from Slug and Ant, long time contributors of non-formula hip hop weirdness, but it ain’t going to please everyone with its more polished slant. There’s the live sounding funkster groove ‘Dreamer’, the pop hop cut ‘You’ and ‘Guarantees’, a moody guitar ballad that sounds a tad Chili Peppers.

But fear not, there’s some killers that will satisfy the purists too, with the single ‘Shoulda Known’ with its stretched out bass with a dark vocal tinged with regret, plus ‘The Skinny’, a more familiar, dark and moody beat. It’s not Atmosphere in super dark mode, but maybe that’s the way they planned it?

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