Atmosphere - "Yesterday"

I think that I'm one of the few people who didn't like Atmosphere's 2008 album, When Life Gives You Lemons, You Paint That Shit Gold.  I liked most of the songs on the album and loved "Yesterday," "In Her Music Box," and "Guarantees," but I felt that the album lacked a lot of the introspection and humor that elevated Seven's Travels and You Can't Imagine How Much Fun We're Having to classic status.  Instead of the fun-loving, honest, self-depricating songs like "Shoes" and "Reflections," it seemed as though the Minneapolis duo tried to replicate the "Little Man" and "Always Coming Back Home to You" formula on each and every track on Lemons.

Don't get me wrong, I love those tracks, but couldn't stand listening to them for fifteen-consecutive tracks.  Still, they Slug and Ant do connect on a few songs, particularly this piano-accompanied gem.  I won't say more about "Yesterday" so as not to ruin it for those who haven't heard it yet, but I will say that it is a truly beautiful song that requires multiple listens to fully appreciate.

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