Lucy Ford: The Atmosphere EP's

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Lucy Ford: The Atmosphere EP's
Compilation album by
ReleasedFebruary 1, 2001 (2001-02-01)[1]
GenreAlternative hip hop, conscious hip hop
LabelRhymesayers Entertainment, Fat Beats
ProducerAnt, Jel, Moodswing9, El-P
Atmosphere chronology
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Lucy Ford: The Atmosphere EP's is a compilation album by the Minneapolis hip hop group Atmosphere. It was released on Rhymesayers Entertainment in 2001. The album collects the previously released EP's, Ford One, Ford Two, and The Lucy EP.


Some of the sessions were produced at the home studio of Jason Heinrichs, also known as Anomaly. In an obituary for Heinrichs in 2002, Slug described the recordings: "It was the first time we’d seen anyone use a computer and grid to record and sequence music. He supplied the sound effect of the squealing pig on one of our songs ("Nothing But Sunshine") and we laughed for a long time."[2]


Professional ratings
Review scores
The Rolling Stone Album Guide[6]
The Village VoiceA−[8]

Stanton Swihart of AllMusic gave the album 4 stars out of 5, commenting that "its stronger moments are among the most forward-thinking hip-hop ever made."[3] Nathan Rabin of The A.V. Club wrote, "The beer-soaked ennui of the hip-hop depressive hasn't been captured this evocatively since before Basehead found Jesus".[9]

In 2015, it was ranked at number 14 on Fact's "100 Best Indie Hip-Hop Records of All Time" list.[10]

Track listing[edit]

1."Between the Lines"Ant5:19
2."Like Today"Ant4:02
3."Tears for the Sheep"Ant2:51
4."Guns and Cigarettes"Ant4:21
5."Don't Ever Fucking Question That"Ant4:17
6."It Goes"Ant4:27
7."If I Was Santa Claus"Ant3:50
8."Aspiring Sociopath"Ant5:24
9."Free or Dead"Jel4:46
10."Party for the Fight to Write"Ant3:53
11."Mama Had a Baby and His Head Popped Off"Ant4:24
12."They're All Gonna Laugh @ You"Jel2:04
13."Lost and Found"Jel4:39
14."The Woman with the Tattooed Hands"Ant3:30
15."Nothing but Sunshine"Moodswing95:10
16."Homecoming" (hidden track; featuring El-P)El-P4:38


  1. ^ "Atmosphere - Lucy Ford". Rhymesayers Entertainment. Retrieved April 18, 2016.
  2. ^ Elabaddy, Ali (2022-02-11). "RIP, foundational Twin Cities hip-hop producer Anomaly". KCMP. St. Paul, Minnesota. Retrieved 2023-05-26.
  3. ^ a b Swihart, Stanton. "Lucy Ford: The Atmosphere EPs – Atmosphere". AllMusic. Retrieved April 18, 2016.
  4. ^ Adickes, Kevin (October 29, 2001). "Atmosphere: Lucy Ford: The Atmosphere EPs". Pitchfork. Retrieved April 18, 2016.
  5. ^ "Atmosphere :: Lucy Ford – RapReviews".
  6. ^ Matos, Michaelangelo (2004). "Atmosphere". In Brackett, Nathan; Hoard, Christian (eds.). The New Rolling Stone Album Guide (4th ed.). Simon & Schuster. pp. 27–28. ISBN 0-7432-0169-8.
  7. ^ Rubin, Mike (July 2001). "Arty for Your Right to Fight". Spin. 17 (7): 132. Retrieved February 2, 2019.
  8. ^ Christgau, Robert (May 1, 2001). "Consumer Guide: Haikus and Atmospheres". The Village Voice. Retrieved February 2, 2019.
  9. ^ Rabin, Nathan (March 29, 2002). "Atmosphere: Lucy Ford". The A.V. Club. Retrieved April 18, 2016.
  10. ^ "The 100 best indie hip-hop records of all time: 14. Atmosphere - Lucy Ford EPs". Fact. February 25, 2015. Retrieved April 18, 2016.

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