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Lit: LitLit (2004)
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Lit's bait for indie cred (in my really arrogant and assumed form anyway) comes in the form of their self-titled, independently released fourth album. The band most famous for whoring their "My Own Worst Enemy" single amongst modern rock airwaves in 1999 returns with a fully-loaded disc of bland po.
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Lit's bait for indie cred (in my really arrogant and assumed form anyway) comes in the form of their self-titled, independently released fourth album. The band most famous for whoring their "My Own Worst Enemy" single amongst modern rock airwaves in 1999 returns with a fully-loaded disc of bland pop/rock sure to kick start some great microwave fires at that next drunken spur of genius.

To give them some credit, I really didn't mind this band a couple years ago. I even admit to enjoying some of the tracks on Atomic (for a couple months), which were somewhat more sincere in a rough style than their frat-boi glamorizing of the past. But this is just boring.

Though their self-producing skills obviously have merit here, I'm not impressed by wanky, pop-radio guitars or the melodramatic act of filling the sound with copy-paste guitars. The token ballad represents the worst of their collective writing skills, the victor being "Lullaby" (OBVIOUS FORESHADOWING HERE), droning "IIII...am always gonna love you" and additional forms of what seem like hopeful break-up resolvement, even though the song was apparently written for Jeremy Popoff's son.

Even when their hideously repetitive nature subsides, it leads to something like their cover of The Cure's "Pictures Of You," which, with its twinkling windchimes in the beginning, or whatever the hell it is, and their "pluck the guitar chord once every 10 seconds, let the amp do the rest" process is "eh." I'm sure the CEO of Hewlett Packard heard this, kicked himself, and started regretting himself for not buying the song license for use by a different band...or something of similarly bad wit. The following Cheap Trick references in the closer "Bulletproof" aren't anything hiply-nostalgic either. Okay, you guys watch "That '70s Show." Spectacular.

One of the dudes from The Matches comes in to play a five-second guitar solo in "Needle & Thread." Yeah, I have no idea.

Lit getting bashed on a so-called punk site, there's something new! But honestly, there's really nothing on the album inspiring any words of thought. This rocks about as much as a symphony orchestra's tribute to Yanni and rolls the equivalent distance of a lead box. Lame.

Oh, and apparently the first 100,000 copies comes with a DVD. Hooray.

 


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Anonymous (October 14, 2004)

BAHAHAHa

This shit fucking SUCKS

Anonymous (October 13, 2004)

Good to see insincere dave back.

-Strewtho.

insinceredave (October 12, 2004)

It looks like they've bounced back!

insincere dave

Anonymous (October 12, 2004)

Very good album

sickboi (October 12, 2004)

That cover makes them look tough. Or lame? Yeah, definately lame.

Anonymous (October 12, 2004)

I'm not ashamed to admit that I was a huge Lit fan. This new record is pure SHIT though.

AmericanIdle (October 12, 2004)

"now you're all grown up and almost done with puberty"

all right. so?

Anonymous (October 12, 2004)

i hate when the cover of the booklet is the bands picture.

Anonymous (October 12, 2004)

A Place in the Sun rules. Soundtrack to my senior year in HS summer (along w/ Enema of the state). how cool I was back then.

Atomic was great too.

This cd is medio-core. Some good tracks though. "forever begins right now" is a really great, beatles-esqe, pop rock song. A few others are good too, but not nearly as good as their older shit.

While. 5 years since my own worst enemy.. I'm getting old

-paul

Anonymous (October 12, 2004)

HAhah, i love this.

First a californian band comes up on a major label with a novelty hitsingle and then it's all like "we're the new rock!" and then the next cd doesn't really do that good, but it's still "ok, i like this cd, but the next time we're gonna experiment!" and then they do a cd that sounds exactly like the rest but worse, and then they get dropped, or, in their own words "do not trust the record industry, we don't! that's why we're independent now" but it's really "boohoo no one wants to release our records because no one will buy our shit so we have to release it by ourselves.

Anonymous (October 11, 2004)

"Wow, i cant believe "My Own Worst Enemy" was five years ago. Score's for what i thought of that song 5 years ago."

hey there, now you're all grown up and almost done with puberty

AmericanIdle (October 11, 2004)

Wow, i cant believe "My Own Worst Enemy" was five years ago. Score's for what i thought of that song 5 years ago.

Not-To-Regret (October 10, 2004)

Better than the offspring? excuse me have you not heard Smash, Ignition, S/T, and (parts of) Ixnay on the Hombre?

Those albums alone made offspring one of the best, most influential and important punk bands of the "punk revival".

Anonymous (October 10, 2004)

There not that bad. Better than the offspring.

mateo (October 10, 2004)

wait, lit only got one star? haha, come on.
the reviewer obviously had a shitty day so he figure'd he'd take it out on a good 'ol fuckin' Lit record. that's gold.

Anonymous (October 10, 2004)

Know what I can't fathom? WHY THERES NO LEFTOVER CRACK REVIEW YET!

FortyMinutesWest (October 10, 2004)

"And to the kid that doesn't think they expect to sell 100,000 copies ... I think they're already at least halfway there by now. So, it might actually happen."

But what are you going to do with all of those CDs?

soulbleed (October 10, 2004)

This CD is hardly as bad as the reviewer makes it out to be. And to the kid that doesn't think they expect to sell 100,000 copies ... I think they're already at least halfway there by now. So, it might actually happen.

Anonymous (October 9, 2004)

Surely they didn't print out more than 100,000 of these monstrosities. Marketing ploy.

Anonymous (October 9, 2004)

"orange county bands either tend to be really good (social d, the vandals, no doubt (that'll piss some of you off), the adolescents, thrice) or really terrible (FATA, sugar ray, the offspring, lit)"

youre saying thrice is better than the offspring?

swingline (October 9, 2004)

"'orange county bands either tend to be really good (social d, the vandals, no doubt (that'll piss some of you off), the adolescents, thrice) or really terrible (FATA, sugar ray, the offspring, lit)'

nice try jack ass, but fata are from long island. know ur facts before u talk shit"

why do you care? fata is terrible.

and lit's new single is so bad for anystandards.

Eddie (October 9, 2004)

these guys are still around?

Anonymous (October 9, 2004)

a low rating doesnt make rating this cd right.

adam (October 9, 2004)

Answering the peanut gallery:

"For fucksake, this shit gets posted and my Jello & The Melvins cd review doesn't? In case you didn't know guys....it went onsale through AT on September 17th, so it's legal for you to post a review....even though it's not yet out in stores.....just making sure you've realized that. I thought i did a pretty decent job."

We really like your Jello / Melvins review, but we'll be posting it on the street date of the record. Rest assured it'll be one of the top reviews that week.

Re: The Explosion

Actually no, nobody's send in a review yet. We're planning to run one Monday.

-adam

Anonymous (October 9, 2004)

"orange county bands either tend to be really good (social d, the vandals, no doubt (that'll piss some of you off), the adolescents, thrice) or really terrible (FATA, sugar ray, the offspring, lit)"

nice try jack ass, but fata are from long island. know ur facts before u talk shit

cdogg (October 9, 2004)

Surely someone has reviewed the new Explosion cd by now! Where the fuck is it!?!?! How many Tuesdays and Fridays do I have to wait to check the review section only to be disappointed by shit like this cd reviewed?? At least you finally put up Social D.

Anonymous (October 9, 2004)

do you think the singer does the air guitar thing in the studio?

stevejonestherealbones (October 9, 2004)

these guys played with the aquabats some months ago. i was entertained. dude kept pretending his mike stand was a guitar

- stevejones8770@yahoo.com

musical-monkey (October 9, 2004)

"Oh, and apparently the first 100,000 copies comes with a DVD. Hooray."

like they expect this album to sell 100,000 copies?

slippy (October 8, 2004)

Haha.

Anonymous (October 8, 2004)

I can't believe you're reviewing this shit, but have neglected the review of the GC show I sent you.

-BSD

Allular (October 8, 2004)

This shit is reviewed but not the new mewithoutYou? Blah.

Anonymous (October 8, 2004)

score is for the fratnews.org comment. ZING!

the new radicals own this.

Anonymous (October 8, 2004)

to the guy complaining about his melvins/jello review, you should post it here because i wanna know how it is. i'm gonna wait for it to be in my local indie record store, because i think $14 is a lot to pay for a mail order (from AT) album.

Anonymous (October 8, 2004)

welcome to fratnews.org

Anonymous (October 8, 2004)

For fucksake, this shit gets posted and my Jello & The Melvins cd review doesn't? In case you didn't know guys....it went onsale through AT on September 17th, so it's legal for you to post a review....even though it's not yet out in stores.....just making sure you've realized that. I thought i did a pretty decent job.

Anonymous (October 8, 2004)

This score is for A Place in the Sun. That CD fucking rules

gladimnotemo (October 8, 2004)

Why is this even reviewed?

Anonymous (October 8, 2004)

This cd wasn't as bad as some people here are putting it out to be.

And at the very least, it was an improvement over "atomic" which was fucking garbage.

Even "GO" from h2o was better than that album.

TheMarc (October 8, 2004)

**Covered song, rather.

TheMarc (October 8, 2004)

"My Own Worst Enemy" might be the most covered songs by sucky local bands.

maverick (October 8, 2004)

Atomic was an okay record that had its moments; A Place In The Sun was pretty flawless, from a pop-rock standpoint. This album was terrible, though.

-Scott

stevejonestherealbones (October 8, 2004)

wow. you didnt even fucking review the cd you douche bucket.

you mention the cure cover, and a five second solo. you dont even state whether or not the solo was good. how is this a cd review in an way?

- jones the bones

dazed (October 8, 2004)

You accidentally gave it one star, rather than one point.

Anonymous (October 8, 2004)

orange county bands either tend to be really good (social d, the vandals, no doubt (that'll piss some of you off), the adolescents, thrice) or really terrible (FATA, sugar ray, the offspring, lit)

Anonymous (October 8, 2004)

Social D?

The Explosion?
(eh, who am I kidding, the album is wack)

mykindofmurder (October 8, 2004)

fuck.this.band.

Anonymous (October 8, 2004)

Let the flaming begin!!

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