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  • Summary: Toronto's Kheaven Brereton returns with his third studio album of indie hip-hop mixed with a variety of other genres.
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  1. Positive: 13 out of 17
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  1. Atlantis is a shining example of pop music in the 21st century should be.
  2. An inspired, genre-breaking album from beginning to end. [#16, p.92]
  3. The music on this album glows and shines, and while it certainly isn’t consumed by grime and dirt, it has a degree of edge to it.
  4. He stuffs "Atlantis" to the core with ambition, wicked grooves and more hooks than you might expect. [24 Feb 2007]
  5. This ambitious use of resources and influences could very easily end up creating an album that sounded severely disjointed, even incoherent, but k-os is able to make something that, despite the diversity between tracks, works very much as a whole.
  6. It’s still too lightweight to win any hip-hop race, but at least you’ll want to add K-OS’s name to your mental checklist as you peruse those small-rock-club listings.
  7. 40
    While his lyricism is as sharp and searching as ever, inventive musical moments are scarce. [Feb 2007, p.125]

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  1. JoeT
    Mar 6, 2007
    great, new, original hip hop. Yes thats not an oxymoron, k-os really is a fresh change from all the bling/gangsta rap. Although maybe a lttle more pop sounding than his other records, the more rock influence in this album just shows hes evolving. Expand
  2. MarcG
    Feb 26, 2007
    I am a fan of the Decemberists and this guy is like the rap version of them for me. But the music is not only rap but also an eclectic mix of various genres. Expand
  3. Kash
    Mar 5, 2007
    K-Os has created what can only be regarded as the album of the year. Nothing I've listened to, and boy do I listen to a whole lot of music, even come close. K-Os is the ultimate one man band, he sings with the best of them, is a credible emcee and produces beats that range from your Kanye's to your favourite tight jean wearing brit pop, indie rockers...only one word gives this album justice......genius Expand
  4. Giterdone
    Feb 22, 2007
    great album....all over the genre map and all of it top shelf....very talented dude...infectious
  5. JackJ
    Apr 15, 2007
    Really good stuff. I noticed a few reviews complaining about his message and some supposed contradictions or something: honestly, who cares if his music isn't exactly what he says it is? Just listen to it, it's quite good. Expand
  6. PeterH
    Mar 20, 2007
    great album! picked it up on the weekend and i don't usually like rap or this sort of music, but when it comes to k-os; it's real and original and well worth the time to listen to Expand
  7. Dan
    Feb 21, 2007
    An Entertaining listen with some great hooks. May not be as good as Joyful Rebellion but I love the genre mashing and K-OS is trully a master at it

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