Monday, June 21, 2010

Review: Owl City - Ocean Eyes

It's Monday again, so who's ready to read about some media? Just me...oh, you're listening? Well then enjoy.
I first heard of Owl City last summer. Not really knowing much about them, and since I hadn't actually heard any of the music, so I passed it/him/the band up. Firstly allow me to clear up what had previously confused even someone as lightning fast as me: Adam Young is a guy who makes music, a solo act, who goes by the stage name of Owl City. So this isn't actually a band in the traditional sense, just one guy who had trouble sleeping and ended up with an album.
The music may not be for everyone, but if you happen to have a liking for techno or dance music, then Ocean Eyes may be worth checking out. The fun beats aside, what I really love about Young's music would have to be his lyrics. They are clever, quirky and manage to work with the harmonies without feeling cliche. Another major plus in my book is that his music is fresh and original; it entertains with having to rely on references of P. Diddy, or slighty more sordid topics. All in all, it's a refreshing burst of originality and is sure to add some spark to your summer. Plus, he's representing for the Arabs with the Dubai Tower in his album cover...WIN!

My Picks off the album
  • Vanilla Twilight 
  • Fireflies
  • The Bird and The Worm
  • If My Heart Was A House
Off to indulge in a cup of atmosphere,


PS - Comment and let me know what you thought of the music. Hit or miss? 


B said...

Fireflies is an awesome song!

Obsessco said...

Fireflies makes me feel sick for some reason :p

ThinkingCap said...

B- Yeah, Fireflies is in a close tie with Vanilla Twilight for my all-time fave.
Obsessco - The weather these, everything makes me feel nauseous. :P


bsanctuary said...

Not a fan of vanilla twilight as much as fireflies

Anonymous said...

it's a miss fo sho'

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