Lit, the band who gave the world the number one hit My Own Worst Enemy
and that song with Pamela Anderson in the video have recently released
a brand new effort, Atomic.
It's been about two years sine Lit released "A Place in the Sun",
the album which Enemy and, ummm, Miserable (sorry I would watch the
video with the sound off) and you would think they progressed in that
time as musicians and artists.
Well, this is not exactly the case. Lit's version of poppy pseudo
punk has been done before and been done better. This album offers
nothing new to the scope of music and gave off a been-there, done-that
The singles, most noteably The Last Time Again, Lipstick and Bruises,
and Over My Head, will probably enjoy a measure of success within
the Top 40 but will most likely be forgotten within six months.
The rest of the album consists of metal influenced pop ditties with
some power ballads tossed into the mix.
As previously mentioned, there is nothing new here, but it isn't entirely
wrong either. Any slots these guys manage to take on the charts are
slots boy bands and teenage divas can't have. And really, this is
a good thing.
If you are just into the singles, Last Time and another are on the
soundtrack for American Pie 2, so you might want to make the economic
choice and pick it up.
If you're not a fan of Lit, don't expect to find any diamonds in the
rough with this album.
Lit aren't innovators but at least they have balls. Some. I wouldn't
buy this CD, (again anyway) but I would be able to tolerate it if
it got thrown on at a party. The Backstreet Boys on the other hand;
I would have to kill the person responsible after I force fed them
the CD, then obliterate the stereo, then burn the house to the ground
as I danced around it in celebration then....where was I?
If you're a Lit fan, you might want to drop the $25 to buy the CD,
but then again, if you are a Lit fan you probably don't really care
about reviews. It's all about the music...and the teletubbies.