Atomic

  • Record Label: RCA
  • Release Date: Oct 16, 2001
Metascore
61

Generally favorable reviews - based on 6 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Blender
    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. Q Magazine
    60
    Some arena-pleasing riffs, a couple of polished acoustic numers and everyone goes home happy. [Apr 2002, p.114]
  3. It's not something that will convert doubters, but it's done well and performed with conviction
  4. 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.
  5. Record buyers will find nothing as good on Atomic as the breakout bubblegum slacker-punk of "My Own Worst Enemy."
  6. Spin
    50
    Aneurysm drumming and Offsprung power chords mimic the tiffs of teenage L-U-V. [Nov 2001, p.129]
User Score
7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 8 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. 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 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. Full Review »
  2. 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 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. Full Review »
  3. 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 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. Full Review »