A Place in the Sun (Lit album)

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A Place in the Sun
Studio album by Lit
Released February 23, 1999
Recorded 1998 at NRG Studios, North Hollywood, California
Length 43:26
Label RCA
  • Lit
  • Don Gilmore
Lit chronology
Tripping the Light Fantastic
A Place in the Sun
Singles from A Place in the Sun
  1. "My Own Worst Enemy"
    Released: March 2, 1999
  2. "Zip-Lock"
    Released: September 28, 1999
  3. "Miserable"
    Released: April 17, 2000

A Place in the Sun is the second studio album by the American rock band Lit. Produced by Don Gilmore, the album was released on February 23, 1999 through RCA Records. It is their first release through a major label. The album peaked at #31 on the US Billboard 200 and spawned the successful singles "My Own Worst Enemy", which reached #1 on Billboard's Modern Rock Tracks chart for eleven weeks, "Zip-Lock" and "Miserable". The song "No Big Thing", which originally appeared on their previous album Tripping the Light Fantastic, was re-recorded for this album. A Place in the Sun has been certified platinum by in sales by the RIAA, in the United States.

On December 9, 2013, the band announced via its Facebook page that it would perform a special 15th anniversary show for A Place in the Sun, where the band would be playing the entire album from front to back on February 28, 2014, at the House of Blues in Anaheim, California.[1]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 2/5 stars[2]
CMJ favorable March 29, 1999 (p. 25)
Robert Christgau C[3]
NME (4/10)[4]
Q 3/5 stars August 1999 (p. 107)

A Place in the Sun received mixed reviews. AllMusic's Leslie Matthew described it as "an album that is sonically more focused, but it also unfortunately makes the band sound like replicas of a dozen of their post-grunge contemporaries: neither Better Than Ezra or Less Than Jake."[2] At NME, the songs "My Own Worst Enemy" and "No Big Thing" are described as having "a hook as sharp and persistent as a leech." They go on to state "Gonzoid trash fun maybe, but how we got from The Dead Kennedys to here remains a mystery."[4]


Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Four"   A. Jay Popoff, Jeremy Popoff 3:21
2. "My Own Worst Enemy"   A. Popoff, J. Popoff 2:49
3. "Down"   A. Popoff, J. Popoff 3:43
4. "Miserable"   A. Popoff, J. Popoff 4:16
5. "No Big Thing"   J. Popoff 2:32
6. "Zip-Lock"   A. Popoff, J. Popoff 3:32
7. "Lovely Day"   A. Popoff, J. Popoff 4:06
8. "Perfect One"   A. Popoff, J. Popoff 4:09
9. "Quicksand"   A. Popoff, J. Popoff 3:18
10. "Happy"   A. Popoff, J. Popoff 2:50
11. "The Best Is Yet to Come Undone"   Danny Peck, A. Popoff, J. Popoff 4:30
12. "A Place in the Sun"   A. Popoff, J. Popoff 4:20
Total length:
  • There is a hidden track that can be accessed by rewinding from the index of the first track about two minutes.

Tracks released as Non-LP B-sides

  1. "Money"
  2. "Snowblind"
  3. "Down (Acoustic Version)"