November 16, 2001

Test Spins: Lit

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1999 was the year Lit’s “My Own Worst Enemy,” which blew up on modern rock radio and led to the multi-platinum success of their major-label debut, A Place in the Sun. Their follow-up, Atomic, picks up exactly where Sun left off, with a grab bag of derivative, yet energetic pop-punk rock.

Although no song exemplifies the instant hooks that propelled their earlier hits up the charts, Lit add some much-needed humor to keep their songwriting from sounding overly corny. Lead singer Jimmy Popoff spins an amusing take on the clich