Atmosphere (2) ‎– When Life Gives You Lemons, You Paint That Shit Gold

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Like The Rest Of Us 3:20
Puppets 3:41
The Skinny 3:35
Dreamer 4:01
Shoulda Known 3:06
You 3:11
Painting 3:00
Your Glasshouse 3:58
Yesterday 3:23
Guarantees 4:32
Me 3:40
Wild Wild Horses 4:11
Can't Break 3:32
The Waitress 2:58
In Her Music Box 4:20

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12inchrules

12inchrules

May 16, 2020
referencing When Life Gives You Lemons, You Paint That Shit Gold, CD, Album, Dig, RSE0096
To me this is a hip hop master piece. This album is rated high in my personal rap top 10.
wakai

wakai

April 30, 2020
referencing When Life Gives You Lemons, You Paint That Shit Gold, 2xLP, RE, Gol, RSE0096-1
As much as I love the original press for it's simplicity, I'm considering buying this one too just for the extra material and the book.
wakai

wakai

April 30, 2020
referencing When Life Gives You Lemons, You Paint That Shit Gold, 2xLP, Album, Ltd, Yel, RS0096

My favourite album by Atmosphere. Love the simplicity of the cover and lemon-coloured records!
vogtlein

vogtlein

April 5, 2019
referencing When Life Gives You Lemons, You Paint That Shit Gold, 2xLP, Dlx, Ltd, Num, RE, Gol, RSE0095-1

They did a terrific job on this anniversary edition. Looks and sounds great and the children's book is actually pretty good. However, while the black fabric has a great look and feel, you probably need to touch it with gloves if you want to avoid fingerprint residue. :)
DJCVR

DJCVR

February 9, 2019
edited about 1 year ago
referencing When Life Gives You Lemons, You Paint That Shit Gold, 2xLP, RE, Gol, RSE0096-1
Reality raps from Minnesota never sounded better. I was glad to hear this, the perfect backdrop for while I was starting my day cleaning up my apartment. Slug spits story after story ranging from his personal relationships to relatables with tales of people who from the outside looking in have thrown their lives away but, that’s just not the case, considering the first track - which levels the playing field for the joys and pitfalls in the humanity production known as life that is masterfully described through Slug’s storytelling . whether it’s a tale of a homeless man rarely noticed except by a waitress he sees everyday, or the tale of women waking up to lives they are familiar with yet would rather claim stranger to, down to griots of little girls distracting themselves through whatever daddy plays on the speaker while he is up to no good trying to keep their relationship going in the opposite direction of regret which Slug ends up reminiscing over on this record, “When Life Gives You Lemons ...” is a koladioscope of life over Ant’s electro-tinged hip-hop inspired beats, perfectly blended for the 2008-era it was created in made to be enjoyed and studied as a touchstone for eons ahead of it’s original release date
Mr.Soto

Mr.Soto

January 21, 2019
referencing When Life Gives You Lemons, You Paint That Shit Gold, 2xLP, Dlx, Ltd, Num, RE, Gol, RSE0095-1
my copy looks exactly the same as this one but the cat number is RSE0095-1. anyone else have that issue?
Bildpunkt

Bildpunkt

June 7, 2008
referencing When Life Gives You Lemons, You Paint That Shit Gold, CD, Album, Dig, RSE0096

This album is great, the style is a little more like "Seven's Travels" than "You Can't Imagine How Much Fun We're Having" in the style. By that meaning it doesn't have those hard beats that he's been using recently. It's really soft and filled with many great tracks that gives me a "feel good feeling" even though the songs might not have that happy lyrics.

This is a must have if you ask me, and the cover is really stylish.

skotedwards

skotedwards

May 8, 2008
referencing When Life Gives You Lemons, You Paint That Shit Gold, CD, Album + DVD + Dlx, Ltd, RSE-0095

Dope, Dope, Dope! Ant & Slug are back (after about A MONTH) and they haven't spared a thing when it comes to production, lyrics, packaging & bonus shit, the hard cover book/digipack is stylish & the embossed Rhymesayers Entertainment logo on the back is all class (it ain't called Deluxe Edition for nuthin'). After the release of 'Strictly Leakage' & 'SCBD 9-12' all in the past six months you'd be forgiven for thinking that an album released so soon would be a let down & lack in any substance & depth but nothing could be further from the truth, in actual fact it's the 5 releases just mentioned that contain some of the tracks cut from this LP. When it comes to production Ant has opted for a more synthesized sound than usual and it compliments Slug's storytelling beautifully, what can I say, these 2 are one of the most prolific teams in Hip Hop over the last decade. The limited edition DVD 'SCBD 13' is a great chance to see Atmosphere live with a full band for any of you that happened to miss the 'Atmospheretravel's World Tour' a few years back which had a similar line up, I've tried in vein to describe the gig to friends & they can now see for themselves what I was on about. Slug's clarity in his vocal delivery is amongst the very best MCs not only in the studio but as these two performances mixed together @ First Avenue prove he rocks the shit live and commands your full attention. The children's story book is quite interesting & runs along the lines of the albums content but I think it's a little heavy for your average 4 year old tucked up waiting for a light-hearted bedtime story. To be honest I hate compact discs and the last one I bought was sometime back in the 90's (give me vinyl any day), the only gripe I do have with the album is that I had to purchase it on CD to get the book & DVD, you'd think that bonus material would be limited to the vinyl release for the true heads of Hip Hop Culture, but I wasn't disappointed. 5 stars.