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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Performance CreditsLit 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 CreditsGlen Ballard Producer
David Campbell String Arrangements
Don Gilmore Producer,Engineer
Lit Arranger,Producer,Art Direction
Niels Bye Nielsen Orchestration
John Ewing Engineer
Brett Art Direction
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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!
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!
I love this Cd. I rarely listen to a cd all the way through but this one rocked all the way through.
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.
it was phat
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.