Atomic - Lit
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  • Summary: Orange County, CA alternative rockers Lit scored MTV airplay with 1999's major-label debut 'A Place in the Sun.'
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  1. 80
    The arrangements are so flush with guitar hooks and buoyant harmonies that these tunes are entertaining even when they're not catchy. [Oct/Nov 2001, p.108]
  2. 60
    On Atomic, the band unveils a sharper pop-rock sound, one that's so infectiously catchy that you'll feel like an inoculation is in order.
  3. Some arena-pleasing riffs, a couple of polished acoustic numers and everyone goes home happy. [Apr 2002, p.114]
  4. It's not something that will convert doubters, but it's done well and performed with conviction
  5. 50
    Aneurysm drumming and Offsprung power chords mimic the tiffs of teenage L-U-V. [Nov 2001, p.129]
  6. Record buyers will find nothing as good on Atomic as the breakout bubblegum slacker-punk of "My Own Worst Enemy."
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  1. AlanS
    Mar 22, 2006
    10
    This is one of those CDs where after the first listen you are a little disappointed. It's not that the songs are bad, far from it. For me it just took a couple of times for the songs to sink in. I love all their other work and I didn't fall for this one so quickly. After listening to it a few more time...forget about it. It's great. As good as anything they've done before. It just took a couple of listens. Some of my favoirite CDs are ones that I initially was lukewarm about. Lit is one my favorite bands. Expand
  2. AmandaT
    Nov 29, 2001
    10
    Music the way it should be...light-hearted, fun, witty, self-deprecating without being negative...these are guys who can laugh at them selves, then get over it & keep on havin' fun. Rife with wailing guitar & impressive songcraft, "Atomic" is a must-have. Expand
  3. daven
    Sep 22, 2006
    7
    Definitely a stronger album than "A Place in the Sun". While a couple songs on this CD I could have done without, Lit does the pop/punk thing well and a lot better than their musical peers with the exception of maybe a couple of bands. Expand

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