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This Is a Stick Up... Don't Make it a Murder
Hit the Lights
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Reviewed: 12/1/2006 by Ryan


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Hit the Lights’ first full length release is a shining album of pop-punk glory. Fans of the late 90’s early 2000’s genre will be keen on this album. (Fall Out Boy and the all of the other Fueled by Ramen set doesn’t fall into the category. There are too many other genres and styles thrown into that stuff- we’ll call that “drama-punk.”) Lead singer Colin Ross has the perfect voice for punk-pop. It’s high pitched and a little nasally and one can liken his style to that of the Starting Line’s Ken Vasoli. As for the music itself, more than any other band of pop punk fame you can compare Hit the Lights to Midtown. They also have various other obvious influences like New Found Glory (the use of some group acapella elements.) “This is a Stick Up… Don’t Make it a Murder" is a good debut for Hit the Lights. There are some weak moments where songs are repetitive, (which is somewhat common for the genre) but overall this is a band with some pop-punk potential. Songs like “Body Bag”, “Speakers Blown”, and “Until We Get Caught” are great examples of the band’s ability. Hit the Lights is right up there with the other top newcomers of pop-punk. If and when the genre makes a true comeback expect Hit the Lights’ to be right there with Cartel, Quietdrive, and Over It! Key Tracks- 4- “Body Bag” 10- “Speakers Blown” 11- “Until We Get Caught” 12- “Make a Run for It”

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