Atomic

Atomic

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by Lit
     
 

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Let me be the first to say that Lit is not that bad. They're a good punk-pop band, lacking the emotional pull of Weezer, but also lacking the frat-boy hijinks of Blink 182, so it all kind of balances out in the end. Like most punk-pop bands, they survive on a blend of energy, attitude, and craft,…  See more details below

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Let me be the first to say that Lit is not that bad. They're a good punk-pop band, lacking the emotional pull of Weezer, but also lacking the frat-boy hijinks of Blink 182, so it all kind of balances out in the end. Like most punk-pop bands, they survive on a blend of energy, attitude, and craft, not innovation, which isn't a bad thing if all you're looking for is a good little rock & roll record, like their third album, Atomic. Yes, it's not as pure as a Weezer record (which seems to be the template for most of this album) nor is it as wildly imaginative as a Supergrass album or as solid as a Green Day platter, but the band rocks pretty hard throughout the album and they have pretty catchy hooks. It's not something that will convert doubters, even with lyrics as clever as "I'm so addicted to you/And you're such a dick to me" (Beavis and Butt-Head couldn't have topped that), but it's done well and performed with conviction. Essentially, Lit is a journeyman punk-pop band, lacking any real distinctions, but they do their job well, without much muss or fuss, and without innovating. That's not a problem, really, since if you want just a good, solid modern punk-pop platter, Atomic fits the bill.

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Editorial Reviews

Blender - J.D. Considine
The arrangements are so flush with guitar hooks and buoyant harmonies that these tunes are entertaining even when they’re not catchy.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/03/2004
Label:
Bmg Special Product
UPC:
0755174869228
catalogNumber:
148692

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Lit   Primary Artist
David Campbell   Strings
Larry Corbett   Strings
Joel Derouin   Strings
Don Gilmore   Background Vocals
Steven Tyler   Background Vocals
Kevin Baldes   Bass
Gabrial McNair   Synthesizer
A. Jay Popoff   Vocals
Jeremy Popoff   Guitar,Vocals
Danny Walker   Guitar
Allen Shellenberger   Drums
Rachel Purkin   Strings
M.B. Gordy   Strings

Technical Credits

Glen Ballard   Producer
David Campbell   String Arrangements
Don Gilmore   Producer,Engineer
George Marino   Mastering
Lit   Arranger,Producer,Art Direction
Niels Bye Nielsen   Orchestration
John Ewing   Engineer
Brett   Art Direction

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Atomic 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you liked A Place In The Sun, then you should definately purchase the lastest album by Lit titled, ''Atomic.'' Every song has a poppy, but somewhat metal sound to it. The acoustic song is amazing, and once again, Jeremy has some amazing guitar riffs. For anyone who enjoyed the last Lit album, this is an album I would highly recommend. Each member has something very special that seems to come together in the end, to create something that you won't want to take out of your CD player for months!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This cd plain rocks. It is pop and rock mixed with a little punk and it should get more airplay and it would be a hit. Everyone I have made listen has loved it even my wife!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love this Cd. I rarely listen to a cd all the way through but this one rocked all the way through.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Lit¿s newest effort, titled ¿Atomic,¿ will surely be enjoyed by Lit fans. The songs on this disc still have that rock/pop sound that comes naturally to the guys. There¿s even a touch of strings and orchestration on two songs for the extra emotional touch. Relationships serve as the dominant topic. Comical, angered, or heartfelt, Lit keeps me listening.
Guest More than 1 year ago
it was phat
Guest More than 1 year ago
This album eclipses both the pop and rock music genres in its list of titles. You can hear some raunchy guitar riffs on ''Drop D'' or settle in to some more pop-edged tunes like ''Next Time Around'' and ''She Comes''(Which really does have the Marvelous 3 type of sound due to the colarboration of Lit with Butch Walker from M3). With steady airplay and proper promotion and touring, this album has the potential to be really big.