Atlas: Year One is a fantastic progression of ambient, inspirational music. The music, although soft and ambient, does not fail to be upbeat at times and even cheery, with soft melodies and rich harmonies that are typical of Sleeping at Last's "baroque pop" style. When coupled with lines such as "Are we getting stronger? / Or is time shifting weight?", Sleeping at Last challenges the listener to think deeper and reflect in their own lives. Although listeners of more upbeat dance-style music may find Atlas: Year One truly motivation to sleep at last, which its soft melodies and 2 hour runtime are certainly helpful for, other listeners may find themselves intrigued instead by the thought-provoking lyrics that Atlas: Year One offers. Either way, Atlas: Year One offers something unique to every individual listener's experience, and is definitely worth a listen to.