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BlueHeroBH
post Sep 9 2009, 10:17 PM
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I've been listening to this band a lot lately. Owl City is mainly... well it's hard to say. It's synthetic techno with a guy singing softly over it. The songs can range from dance to ambient, to alternative. You just have to hear it. I really love this band, the sound is something else, and the lyrics are often awesome.

Playlist: http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=08..._query=owl+city

This is one of my personal favorites:


And another:
 
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post Sep 10 2009, 02:27 PM
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I liked him at first but eventually got sick of his material. They started sounding too similar. If I hear Hello Seattle though, I just let it go on. I quite like that particular track, probably because it was the first one I heard from him.
 
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post Sep 11 2009, 06:56 PM
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I can see what you mean by too similar.

Yeah his songs always get me uplifted whenever I'm sad. :3 Saltwater Room is my favorite too.
 
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post Sep 11 2009, 10:08 PM
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im a recent fan of Owl City. After hearing his song on itunes, i went ahead and find all his album to purchase. His music is different, and the words are great. I love "dental care."
 
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post Sep 11 2009, 10:41 PM
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i agree with mike. owl city is getting pretty famous now. underground music ftw :]
 
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post Sep 12 2009, 10:08 PM
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too bad he didn't do a tour in florida. I would totally go.
 
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post Sep 13 2009, 09:13 PM
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free show oct 1 with the roman numerals and some other bands. i guess i'll go and check him out. only heard fireflies.
 
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post Sep 13 2009, 09:58 PM
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I don't understand the hype over them.
 
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post Sep 16 2009, 09:52 PM
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i just heard his song on my "regular" radio station (93.3 FLZ) of tampa, florida. I was so excited, because that station just plays rock/hip-hop/pop.
 
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post Oct 3 2009, 05:55 PM
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Cool.

His song "Fireflies" is #3 on iTunes top selling songs. :)
 
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post Oct 7 2009, 11:43 PM
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Right now, big fan. Favorites are:

- Hello Seattle (Remix) .. not so much the original. :/
- Fireflies
- Umbrella Beach
- Tidal Wave
- Vanilla Twilight
- Tip of the Iceberg
 
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post Oct 8 2009, 05:40 PM
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Those are in my top songs too, along with the Christmas Song and Fuzzy Blue Lights.

Saltwater room still is on top for me though I keep listening to it. :3

Did anybody see his "Fireflies" music video??

 
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post Nov 4 2009, 09:01 PM
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Fireflies is overplayed now. A LOT.
I'm glad to see it on iTunes as #1 though.
 
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post Nov 5 2009, 06:47 PM
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I really like Owl City. The music is nice and very poetic. It has nice meaning and phrasing, although it tends to become a bit repetitive.
 
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post Nov 5 2009, 07:39 PM
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Hate it. Lyrics are vomit-inducing; (bad) Postal Service hacks; voice even sounds like Ben Gibbard.
 
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post Nov 5 2009, 08:19 PM
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QUOTE(BlueHeroBH @ Oct 8 2009, 02:40 PM) *
Did anybody see his "Fireflies" music video??

DwVeC7VeJYE

I watched the first 15 seconds of it earlier today, and couldn't continue with it.
 
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post Nov 5 2009, 10:05 PM
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Oh the reason I couldn't finish the video had nothing to do with the visuals at all.. I couldn't really stand the guy's voice/sound of the song. pinch.gif
 
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post Nov 6 2009, 05:06 AM
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The way he enunciates certain letters gets so annoying, especially with his newer material. Hello Seattle > anything else he's released.
 
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post Nov 6 2009, 08:37 PM
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QUOTE
ocean eyes begins with "Please take a good hard look at your textbook 'cuz I'm history," a dire miscarriage of wordplay that gives listeners fair warning to abandon the album immediately. Later in this same song, called "Cave In," Adam Young (Owl City's 23-year-old sole member) sings "every mushroom cloud has a silver lining," which his fans describe as "deep" and "chilling" instead of the more accurate "f*cking retarded." He's apparently suggesting his infantile optimism would survive even nuclear war, and that he'd be clapping his hands and singing "da da da" while skipping over radiation-scorched corpses. Actually, I guess that is pretty "chilling."

laugh.gif laugh.gif from here.


I don't like this guy's music (I've only heard the current stuff). His lyrics are terrible, but I guess it's what 13 year old girls like... so if he's cashing in on crappy electro music with lyrics that don't even line up more power to him.
 
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post Nov 6 2009, 08:43 PM
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^ HAHAHA. And totally agreed.
 
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post Nov 6 2009, 10:55 PM
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I feel like he's having a conversation with a seven-year-old girl with whom he's trying to sleep with, then decided to use a vocoder. And then somehow this qualifies people as techno-aficionados.
 
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post Nov 7 2009, 07:48 AM
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^Win.
 
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post Nov 29 2009, 02:54 PM
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i'm addicted to their song Hello Seattle...i cant stop listening to it over and over. biggrin.gif
 
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post Dec 4 2009, 08:10 PM
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I like them. Everyone is on Owl city's dick nowadays. I've grown tired.
 
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post Dec 22 2009, 12:04 PM
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still hear fireflies too much


anyone notice that it sounds just like relient k? if someone had made me listen to it and then guess who sang it, i would say relient k. it sounds exactly the same, even down to the way the dude sings it and pronounces his words.
 

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