- Summary: The theme of pain and hope continues on the sixth full-length studio release from the Minnesota indie rap duo of MC Slug and producer DJ Ant.
- Record Label: Rhymesayers Entertainment
- Genre(s): Rap, Pop/Rock, Alternative Rap, Underground Rap
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Positive: 4 out of 4
Mixed: 0 out of 4
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May 19, 2014Very strong Atmosphere album. Not the same feel as God Loves Ugly or When Life Gives You Lemons, but it is a highly enjoyable album. BestVery strong Atmosphere album. Not the same feel as God Loves Ugly or When Life Gives You Lemons, but it is a highly enjoyable album. Best tracks in my opinion are Camera Thief, Arthur's Song & January On Lake Street.… Expand
May 6, 2014Fans of Atmosphere will have divided reactions upon listening to Southsiders, and it all depends on your expectations. Are you expecting aFans of Atmosphere will have divided reactions upon listening to Southsiders, and it all depends on your expectations. Are you expecting a throwback to the flow and energy Atmosphere possessed during the Seven's Travels/God Loves Ugly era? If so, I'm sorry to say this album isn't for you. With that said, let me tell you who this album IS for: Everyone.
Whether you're a longtime fan or a newcomer to the group, Southsiders is a well-blended mix of solid lyrical delivery by Slug and exceptionally well produced beats by Ant.
Slug's storytelling takes us down some familiar paths, but with new perspectives. There is an overall feeling of maturity and competency that embraces the listener in a warm way. The lyrics are approachable, and should resonate on some level with fans of all genres.
Now, the music behind Slug's rhymes is where the album really shines. Ant is no doubt a master of his craft, and that's become obvious on Southsiders. Known for his diverse catalog of influences, Ant has produced some truly fantastic music to supplement Slug's rhymes. It's original, it's polished, and it provides a sense of class that's exclusive to Ant. The coordination between MC and DJ has never been tighter.
In conclusion, Southsiders is an impressive effort that stays true the band's roots.… Expand
Jun 23, 2014this is a very good album, despite being a bit inconsistent over the past few years. this is definitely not a classic like previous efforts,this is a very good album, despite being a bit inconsistent over the past few years. this is definitely not a classic like previous efforts, but still better than a lot of releases this year. as being a fan of Slug since Overcast!, it's good to see him still around and making good music.… Expand
Jan 8, 2015A really great album with a lot of catchy songs, this is actually the first time I actually sat down and listen to Atmosphere album from startA really great album with a lot of catchy songs, this is actually the first time I actually sat down and listen to Atmosphere album from start to finish and I do not regret. If you're a Atmosphere fan I recommend this album.… Expand
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