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Place in the Sun
     

A Place in the Sun

by Lit
 

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Just four seconds into "My Own Worst Enemy," the second song on Lit's debut album, A PLACE IN THE SUN, and it's clear why the band is being heralded as the saviors of alternative rock. All it took was a two-note staccato lick punctuated by two perfectly placed power chords, and radio request lines across the nation were lighting up. Blending hooks as sugary as

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Just four seconds into "My Own Worst Enemy," the second song on Lit's debut album, A PLACE IN THE SUN, and it's clear why the band is being heralded as the saviors of alternative rock. All it took was a two-note staccato lick punctuated by two perfectly placed power chords, and radio request lines across the nation were lighting up. Blending hooks as sugary as Weezer with burly, dissonant guitar lines, Lit strike an intoxicating balance between caramel apples and rancid meat. And while nothing else on the album is as instantly memorable as "My Own Worst Enemy," Lit are no one-hit-wonder. "Four" sounds like the Knack crossed with Nirvana; "No Big Thing" is a storming rocker in the vein of Queen's "Stone Cold Crazy;" and "Miserable" is wonderfully melancholic, with the ironic lyric "You make me come/ You make me complete/ You make me completely miserable." Third Eye Blind and Oleander may or may not be one-shot deals, but Lit's flame will likely burn for years to come.

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Leslie Mathew
Their first major-label release (for RCA) sees California rockers Lit mellow the grunge-lite-punk-metal assault of their first two albums in favor of airbrushed, radio-friendly power pop. The result is an album that is sonically more focused, with its buzzing guitars and singsong vocals. Lyrically, the Popoff brothers have a way with words, and they lyrics are full of ironic angst and clever self-deprecation. The playing is tight and crisp. A couple of songs really stand out: "Miserable" brings vocalist Jay Popoff's Elvis Costello impression to the fore and "Quicksand" sparkles.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/23/1999
Label:
Sbme Special Mkts.
UPC:
0886977035029
catalogNumber:
770350
Rank:
16572

Tracks

  1. Four
  2. My Own Worst Enemy
  3. Down
  4. Miserable
  5. No Big Thing
  6. Zip-Lock
  7. Lovely Day
  8. Perfect One
  9. Quicksand
  10. Happy
  11. The Best Is Yet to Come Undone
  12. A Place in the Sun

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Lit   Primary Artist

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