With the exception of a couple of blogs, I didn’t see too much about the recent release of Atmosphere’s You Can’t Imagine How Much Fun We’re Having.
I just jumped into it yesterday, and I’m starting to feel it. I may have to take back my statement that Blackalicious’ The Craft is the lone standout hip-hop album of the year. I always feel like I have to be in a certain mood to listen to Slug, but I think the guy is a talent sorely needed in the genre. (Despite what Pitchfork says; by the way, I’m giving Pitchfork a 0.4 for that really lame play-on words to open the review.)
Be sure to check the track That Night, which recounts the story of a 16-year-old girl who was raped and killed at an Atmosphere show in Albuquerque. Read a news story about the incident here.
Atmosphere | Get Fly
Atmosphere | That Night
4 thoughts on “Atmosphere”
you should check out
http://www.cokemachineglow.com. aaron newell wrote a fantastic review of the album.
I gotta say that Cyne “Evolution Fight” is my favorite hip hop disc this year, in a very weak year indeed. Atmosphere is word, though.
yeah, this is great stuff. damn. i particularly like the gospel in Get Fly. Thanks!
p.s. thanks also for reminding me how much fun Kris Kross was (tha playground y’all) … Maybe i’ll have to go dig out Poison by Bell Biv Devoe!