God Loves Ugly

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God Loves Ugly
Atmosphere God Loves Ugly.jpg
Studio album by Atmosphere
Released June 11, 2002 (2002-06-11)
Genre Hip hop
Length 68:54
Label Rhymesayers Entertainment
Producer Ant
Atmosphere chronology
Lucy Ford: The Atmosphere EP's
(2001)
God Loves Ugly
(2002)
Seven's Travels
(2003)
Singles from God Loves Ugly
  1. "Modern Man's Hustle"
    Released: 2002
  2. "GodLovesUgly"
    Released: 2002
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 76/100[3]
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[1]
The A.V. Club favorable[2]
Exclaim! favorable[4]
Kludge 8/10[5]
Pitchfork Media 5.7/10[6]
PopMatters favorable[7]
RapReviews 8/10[8]
Robert Christgau A-[9]

God Loves Ugly is the second studio album by American hip hop group Atmosphere. It was released on Rhymesayers Entertainment on June 11, 2002.[10]

Release[edit]

The album, via distribution with Fat Beats, went on to sell more than 130,000 copies in the United States.[11] The single from the album, titled "Modern Man's Hustle", reached #18 on the Billboard Hot Rap Tracks chart.[11]

On January 20, 2009, God Loves Ugly was re-released with a bonus DVD, featuring cameos from Eyedea, Aesop Rock and Crescent Moon, among others.[12] Originally released as Sad Clown Bad Dub 4, the DVD features two hours of live performance footage, special guest appearances, and music videos for "GodLovesUgly", "Summer Song", and "Say Shh".[12]

Reception and legacy[edit]

At Metacritic, which assigns a weighted average score out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, God Loves Ugly received an average score of 76% based on 9 reviews, indicating "generally favorable reviews".[3]

In 2011, "Modern Man's Hustle" ranked at number 6 on Complex's "25 Best Rhymesayers Songs" list.[13]

In 2015, God Loves Ugly was listed by HipHopDX as one of the "30 Best Underground Hip Hop Albums Since 2000".[14]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Onemosphere" 2:19
2. "The Bass and the Movement" 4:04
3. "Give Me" 4:02
4. "Fuck You Lucy" 5:33
5. "Hair" 3:23
6. "GodLovesUgly" 3:52
7. "A Song About a Friend" 4:28
8. "Flesh" (featuring I Self Devine) 4:09
9. "Saves the Day" 3:44
10. "Lovelife" 3:35
11. "Breathing" 3:02
12. "Vampires" 4:19
13. "A Girl Named Hope" 2:09
14. "GodLovesUgly Reprise" 1:49
15. "Modern Man's Hustle" 3:47
16. "One of a Kind" 3:30
17. "Blamegame" 4:50
18. "Shrapnel" 6:53

Personnel[edit]

  • Ant – Production
  • Slug – Vocals
  • Mankwe Ndosi – vocal accompaniment on "GodLovesUgly" and "Shrapnel"
  • George Faber – harmonica help on "Give Me"
  • Sara Lindsay – vocal accompaniment on "Fuck You Lucy"
  • Sara Schrantz – vocal accompaniment on "Fuck You Lucy"[15]

Charts[edit]

Chart Peak
position
Billboard 200[16] 139
Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums[17] 43

References[edit]

  1. ^ Love, Bret. "Atmosphere - God Loves Ugly". AllMusic. Retrieved July 24, 2016. 
  2. ^ Rabin, Nathan (August 5, 2002). "Atmosphere: God Loves Ugly". The A.V. Club. Retrieved July 24, 2016. 
  3. ^ a b "God Loves Ugly by Atmosphere". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved July 24, 2016. 
  4. ^ Quinlan, Thomas (November 30, 2002). "Atmosphere - God Loves Ugly". Exclaim!. Retrieved July 24, 2016. 
  5. ^ Perez, Arturo. "Atmosphere - God Loves Ugly". Kludge. Archived from the original on August 25, 2004. Retrieved July 24, 2016. 
  6. ^ Chennault, Sam (July 4, 2002). "Atmosphere: God Loves Ugly". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved July 24, 2016. 
  7. ^ Heaton, Dave (September 3, 2002). "Atmosphere: God Loves Ugly". PopMatters. Retrieved July 24, 2016. 
  8. ^ Knoxx, A. (November 19, 2002). "Atmosphere :: God Loves Ugly :: Rhymesayers Entertainment". RapReviews.com. Retrieved July 24, 2016. 
  9. ^ Christgau, Robert. "Atmosphere". Robert Christgau. Retrieved July 24, 2016. 
  10. ^ "Atmosphere - God Loves Ugly (Original Release)". Rhymesayers Entertainment. Retrieved July 24, 2016. 
  11. ^ a b Eustice, Kyle (June 11, 2016). "Today in Hip Hop History: Atmosphere Releases Sophomore Album, 'God Loves Ugly'". The Source. Retrieved July 24, 2016. 
  12. ^ a b "Atmosphere - God Loves Ugly". Rhymesayers Entertainment. Retrieved July 24, 2016. 
  13. ^ Kangas, Chaz (May 3, 2011). "Slug Talks Complex's 25 Best Rhymesayers Songs - #6. Atmosphere "Modern Man's Hustle" (2002)". Complex. Retrieved July 24, 2016. 
  14. ^ "The 30 Best Underground Hip Hop Albums Since 2000". HipHopDX. August 26, 2015. Retrieved July 24, 2016. 
  15. ^ God Loves Ugly (2002) liner notes.
  16. ^ "Atmosphere - Chart history - Billboard 200". Billboard. Retrieved July 24, 2016. 
  17. ^ "Atmosphere - Chart history - Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums". Billboard. Retrieved July 24, 2016. 

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