I’ve been a fan of Atmosphere since “Trying To Find A Balance,” hit the airwaves a few years ago. I am not much of a fan of the entire genre of underground hip-hop, like Sage Francis, but Atmosphere is great. The lyrics of their songs are thought-provoking and he enunciates so well on the microphone. “You Can’t Imagine How Much Fun We’re Having” album has many single-worthy tracks on it, but only a couple were able to hit the airwaves. Their new album, “When Life Gives You Lemons, You Paint That Shit Gold,” is in the same boat, although the beats on the new album aren’t as solid as the previous one. That observation is moot, only because Atmosphere’s lyrics are so potent. You get lost in them and the beat doesn’t matter as much.
I think Atmosphere’s new album is more for true fans, but it is worth picking up.
Here is the video for their single “Shoulda Known.”