Atmosphere - The Family Sign CD
|FREE WITH PURCHASE|
|Family Sign poster (two-sided)|
|Atmosphere returns with their 7th official studio album and the newest addition to their unparalleled body of work. The Family Sign comes from a place well refined and firmly planted, from a universal perspective. It's about being okay with losing friends and strengthening your bonds with others, celebrating the person who's been the most positive in your life, your kids, your homies, leaving the people you need to behind, and bringing the ones you love with you. It's about your family, your time and the time you have with them. It's about living and dying. It's the truth about family, that it comes from loyalty as much as biology. It's about breaking down your perceptions of family and really appreciating the people who've made you who you are and continue doing so. The Family Sign is Atmosphere's most personal and intimate album yet; it involves and engages the listener like never before. Slug's signature voice weaves in and out of Ant's ASR-born production, Nate Collis' bluesy guitar riffs and the sound of Erick Anderson's unmistakable keys giving The Family Sign a fresh, unique edge without sacrificing Atmosphere's signature sound. Custom printed heavyweight digi-pak that doubles as a picture frame with stand. Includes 5 silver foil stamped pictures backed with lyrics that can be changed in the frame.|
|2.||The Last To Say|
|4.||Just For Show|
|6.||Bad Bad Daddy|
|8.||Who I'll Never Be|
|9.||I Don't Need Brighter Days|
|11.||Your Name Here|
|12.||If You Can Save Me Now|
Awesome, as usual
, January 15, 2012
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While it's true that newer Atmosphere has a distinct sound in comparison to older Atmosphere, I have yet to hear an album by these dudes that isn't awesome. On Family Sign, Slug brings the flawless lyricism you've come to expect, his verses come across both deeply personal and highly relatable. Ant's production is easily on par with anything he's put out to date, and a step above nearly anything else you'll find out there today, even in the alternative hip hop community. The only other producer out there I'd put on par with Ant is Sabzi from Blue Scholars & Common Market.
The two tracks that stood out the most to me were Became and Your Name Here. However, I'm sure that as with all Atmosphere albums, repeat listenings will reveal new favorites.
Definitely pick this one up!