The album manages to be a masterful blend of classic sounds, yet has a freshness that could compete with Gnarls Barkley and OutKast. K-OS hops from traditional hip-hop flavor on opening track “Electrik Heat – the Seekwill” to a ballady, slow jam with “The Rain.”
While the leap works, the diversity makes the album lack cohesiveness. Aiming for indie cred, K-OS gets help on “Valhalla” from Broken Social Scene's Sam Roberts and Kevin Drew.
At times “Atlantis” comes across too contrived with the strain to be on the edge. However, the album is a crisp mix of hip-hop with a message of spirituality, celebration and emotion.