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CD Review
Lit - A Place in the Sun 
by Keavin Wiggins


 


Artist: Lit
Album: A Place in the Sun
Record Label: RCA Records

Track Listing
Four
My Own Worst Enemy
Down
Miserable
No Big Thing
Zip-Lock
Lovely Day
Perfect One
Quicksand
Happy
The Best is Yet To Come Undone
A Place in the Sun

Lit is no longer Orange County California's best kept secret. Now the audio assault is the bang heard round the world with the release of their major label debut - A Place in the Sun on RCA Records.

A place in the Sun gives us a more radio friendly Lit than their debut. This does not mean they have sold out for major label bucks..  no parents will still hate it and the guitars are  bound to send granny into cardiac arrest. With A Place in the Sun we get to hear a more polished and produced Lit. 

The raw power of their debut Tripping the Light Fantastic is still evident on the new disc. However, lead vocalist A. Jay Popoff showed much more vocal range with tracks like Miserable, and Zip-Lock. 

For those craving the overpowering guitar riffs Lit is renowned for will not be disappointed. The patented Lit power cords are here, as well as the dynamic transitions which sets them apart from other bands. 

The strength of Lit is not just the screaming  vocals of A. Jay Popoff or the heavy guitars of his brother Jeremy. Nor is it the hard hitting drums of Allen Shellenberger or the powerful bass lines of Kevin Baldes. It is the entire package. Lit has a compelling sound that is distinct and not easily forgotten, on top of that these guys know how to write great songs.  

A Place in the Sun has a much broader appeal while retaining the element that make Lit, well Lit. Songs like My own Worst Enemy, Down, and Quicksand are sure to keep the old fans happy, while Miserable, Happy, and the Best is Yet to Come Undone should appeal to fans who might not have been attracted to the heavier Tripping the Light Fantastic. 

For those who never heard the bands debut, one of the favorites made onto this album, No Big Thing. If you like that track do yourself a favor and check out the entire album.

Overall I would have to say that this album is the best new album I have heard this year. Sure, I was already a fan of this band before hearing A Place in the Sun. As an established fan I was not disappointed with their transition to the majors. 

The only thing better that a Lit album is a Lit concert, and well that is the other part of the secret Orange County fans are letting the rest of the world in on. With plans to tour with eve6 and heavy airplay of the first single My Own Worst Nightmare, Lit should surely make a major splash on the Music scene.  

Visit the Rock n World Artist Feature for Lit.

Listen to tracks for their debut album Tripping the Light Fantastic
 


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