The country direction is HORRIBLE... a couple songs can be found on some sort of sampler on YouTube & I just have no idea what they're thinking. Why a bunch of dudes from Orange County think they can suddenly become a country band. I tweeted how they should just call themselves CLIT (Country + Lit) because it's WEAK... they're trying to achieve a hit song but they're not even staying remotely true to their roots
I think "A Place in the Sun" is your standard 5 good songs with more than half fillers album from back in the day & "Atomic" surprisingly has like 8 out of 13 that I would call quality. Couple off the S/T Lit album & I'd say a band with 15 fun or admirable songs... most recent record was atrocious. 1 more like that & I won't be taking them seriously or looking to the future. Losing Allen...the beats on View from the Bottom are so corny & unoriginal. That record is so disappointing, in my opinion
Lit was highly above average, in my opinion... sometimes I feel like Jeremy pretends like his song-writing is like... you know he's Beethoven or something. It's fun... kind of party atmosphere music, ya know. Sometimes in interviews & things I just find the band take themselves quite seriously. They should be sillier like Jimi from Jimmie's Chicken Shack. That band's quadruple as good as Lit & Jimi jokes around. These guys feel a little bit smug.
Listen to "Looks Like They Were Right" from 2004's "self-titled" Lit album...not just one but 2 riffs & parts sound just like "No One Knows" by Queens of the Stone Age (a song/record that was released the previous year...)its a pretty blatant rip-off
I still think this album is not so great as what I was expecting as 'a Lit album' and I honestly didn't like how the band is sounding on it. Just MY personal opinion. I REALLY wish them ALL the success in the world and I still LOVE ALL of the other things they did before - because to ME they are waaaaaaay better than what they did now - just sayin'...
Ok, we all have our own taste in music. Btw, I hope this album, with its poppy sound, will put the band under the spotlight, so we don't have to wait another 8 years for the next release (and hoping it'll please everyone of us).
Not as good as they used to be. Sad, but true. Sorry.
Fire whoever produced this album and don't follow 'trends'. Don't worry about getting a new teenage audience, by sounding like most of today's damn teen 'so called rock bands'. Just make some good and old rock and if the songs are good, your true fans will ALWAYS be there.
It's ok to 'explore new sounds', 'evolve technically' and it's natural to sound differently than 10 years ago, but... this new albun is NOT sounding like Lit. It's sounding 'generic', like any regular (and annoying) teen ' rock' band...
I'm gonna keep listening to the old stuff every day (as I've always did anyway) until they release a NEW and GOOD album - this one REALLY sucked.
Simple Plan yeah but Mcfly is going too far. they just wont capture the greatness of 'A Place In The Sun' and 'Atomic' ever again. like most bands that are still going never do better than their first few albums.
Yay the new songs made it into the top played songs of last week. I don't think the 2004 album ever did that, those songs always stayed way below if I recall it correctly. So in that respect, the album's already a success ;)
Well most people seem to really like the new album :) I wouldn't call any song filler, except MAYBE The Wall. I think all the other songs have hit-potential and are just plain awesome. Agree to disagree though ;)