Josh’s Musings – God Loves Ugly

Atmosphere – God Loves Ugly: 3 stars

Precon: Got this right around when it dropped. I like Atmosphere, have a few albums, but never took that extra step with them.

Favorite Track: Ugh, not much variance. The individual song ratings probably range from 2.5-3.5. I guess I’ll go with the first track “Onemosphere.” Here’s my real favorite Atmosphere song:

Least Favorite: No pick. I usually try to pick a least favorite even if I don’t explicitly dislike anything, but I can’t seem to do it here. I would gladly accept a few stinkbombs for just one or two amazing tracks but it’s more or less a flatline with this album.

It’s as mired in undergroundiness as I remember. Decent, maybe a little depressing at times (or a lot), interesting lyrics, but no real pizzazz. The beats and Slug’s delivery just get boring after a while. I haven’t listened to any Atmosphere in a while and, sadly, did not miss them. I was hoping I would listen to this and be like aw yeah why haven’t I popped this in in the past 5 years but no. It’s just ok. I know the Lucy Ford compilation album before this was better and I think the one after, Seven’s Travels, might have been better too. I stopped buying their albums after that, but reading the wiki article, I see they’ve changed up their syle a bit so maybe I’ll Grooveshark their last one and see how it is.

Josh (49 Posts)

He may look like just an ordinary pizza flingin’ oven jockey, but no—this dude can lay the smack down with the bets of em’. He’s Josh, the "Brick Oven", and he’s the owner and head cook at Josh’s Joint. Who does he lay the smack down on exactly? His customers, that’s who. Order something the wrong way—catch a body blow. Ask for extra garlic in a rude manner—smack to your grill space. Walk into his joint like you own the place—your head goes through the soda fountain machine right quick. This motherfu*ker doesn’t mess around. He once gave a dude an atomic wedgie and stuffed his face in a toilet just for calling him “chief”. Come in his restaurant talkin’ bout, “can I get some garlic knots”, while he’s watching Judge Judy, and you just might get your ass handed to you with a side of Josh’s famous pizza sauce. If by some miracle you are able to duck his punches or fight off his attacks, you then might be invited to his afterhours fight club, which he holds in the back alley behind the restaurant.

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