Ocean Eyes

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All Music Guide - Andrew Leahey
After garnering over a million plays on MySpace, Owl City turned its internet popularity into mainstream success with this breakthrough album. Released in 2009, Ocean Eyes mixed emo, electronica, and indie pop into the same effervescent package, with Adam Young pulling triple-duty as producer, songwriter, and the band's sole member. "Fireflies" topped the charts that same year, which helped push the album to platinum status.
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Andrew Leahey
After garnering over a million plays on MySpace, Owl City turned its internet popularity into mainstream success with this breakthrough album. Released in 2009, Ocean Eyes mixed emo, electronica, and indie pop into the same effervescent package, with Adam Young pulling triple-duty as producer, songwriter, and the band's sole member. "Fireflies" topped the charts that same year, which helped push the album to platinum status.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/28/2009
  • Label: Republic
  • UPC: 602527108223
  • Catalog Number: 001314102
  • Sales rank: 18,348

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Cave In (4:02)
  2. 2 The Bird and the Worm (3:27)
  3. 3 Hello Seattle (2:47)
  4. 4 Umbrella Beach (3:50)
  5. 5 The Saltwater Room (4:02)
  6. 6 Dental Care (3:11)
  7. 7 Meteor Shower (2:13)
  8. 8 On the Wing (5:01)
  9. 9 Fireflies (3:48)
  10. 10 The Tip of the Iceberg (3:22)
  11. 11 Vanilla Twilight (3:51)
  12. 12 Tidal Wave (3:10)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Owl City Primary Artist
Melissa Morgan Vocals
Phil Peterson Cello
Matthew Thiessen Vocals
Jolie Lindholm Vocals
Technical Credits
Ted Jensen Mastering
Adam Young Composer
Matthew Thiessen Composer, Producer
Christopher Kornmann Art Direction
Steve Bursky Executive Producer, Management
Imran Khan Artwork
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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4.5
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Um...

    ................how can anyone take this seriously? Owl City is just a really, really tame, lame ripoff of The Postal Service. They sound exactly the same, except The Postal Service's lyrics were deep and clever, where Owl City's lyrics are basic, childlike, and uninteresting. I wouldn't normally complain like this about a CD I'm never going to buy, but it's playing in the store where I work, so I have to hear the entire CD multiple times a day. I hated it when I heard the lyrics: "I keep my door open just a crack / Cause I feel like such an insomniac." This doesn't make any sense. It sounds like an attempt to sound...I don't know...real? It fails. It's so full of sugar it's sickening. And so similiar (read: A clone of) The Postal Service's "Give Up" which came out 6 years ago, that anyone who's heard The Postal Service will be utterly bored. And the worst thing is: Owl City is impossible to ignore. I don't know why, but I just cannot seem to zone out while the CD is playing. Which is another point against it from me. I loathe this music. If you've never heard The Postal Service, give them a try. Ignore Owl City. It's just noise with no message.

    2 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Old Tracks and New Tracks in Wonderful Harmony!

    I've been a listener of Owl City for a year and a half now.
    I've enjoyed everything Adam has done
    This album has the old songs I love, and refreshing new ones!
    If you need cheering up, or if you just want to have an even happier day, take a listen to this album.
    You'll find yourself wanting to dance to the awesome instrumental bridges.
    And, you might have a hard time getting the lyrics out of your head!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Don't invest too much thought in the music; just enjoy it!

    To respond to the negative review - yes, Adam Young's music (and even his voice) sounds a LOT like the Postal Service but since TPS hasn't come out with anything in the last 6 years and to my knowledge won't come out with anything any time soon, why not just enjoy the similarities? I love this type of music in general...it's perfect for dancing/singing in your car or with some friends. This is not necessarily music to wrench your heart and work your brain...it's pure fun. Lyrics, in my mind, do not always have to be complex abstract poetry as long as you can identify with them in any way, and I can certainly identify with some of the sentiments expressed in his songs (having feelings for someone, trepidation about life in general - who hasn't experienced these?!). Personally, when I found out about Owl City I was ecstatic because it was a pop/electronica fix that I needed for the depressing, cold winter ahead. It's upbeat and great and as long as you don't delve into it for a deeper, cerebral message, you can just dance and enjoy :)

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Awesome CD!

    THis is an obsolutly amazing cd. I LOVE the lyrics, their imaginative, fuuny, and 98% original. This cd is perfect for you if you love a fun upbeat tempo, dreamy imaginative lyrics,and an overall fantastic singer. My favorite songs are Fireflys, Hello Seattle, and Vanilla Twilight. I give this albumn and well as the artist a 6 out of 5 stars (even though I know that's not possible :).

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 7, 2013

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    so many awesome songs! the songs are so weird adn strange. some

    so many awesome songs! the songs are so weird adn strange. some you don't even understand, but the magic's in the mystery. there is a lot of details. tidal wave is really awesoem and dancey. the bird and the worm is so happy and cute and i love it all around. The tip of the iceburg has really cool synthesizery stufff adn a trick with volume that i adore. cave in= close your eyes and float away. all around great album. There's such a mix in emotions and speeds and ideas and such. i love it. Great album for those who like cute songs and fun/funny songs adn weird yhet cool songs.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 9, 2012

    I love owl city!! great album!!

    I love owl city!! great album!!

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  • Posted June 20, 2011

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    Very good

    Love love the song fireflies and so gave the album a listen and some of the songs are pretty good. Give this a listen and the other albums by Owl City. Definitely going to listen more from Owl City.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Love

    I think I might be a little bit biased, I love Owl City. This is such a good purchase, definitely worthwhile.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Bought it for Fireflies

    Found so many treasures on this CD though. Good music. Looking forward to seeing how this artist progresses!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    Owl City CD/ Ocean Eyes

    Excellent soundtrack; made me want to dance.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Music lovers

    My twin teenage daughters love Owl City's music. It was discovered quite by accident, but they like every song on the CD.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    is good!! :)

    Most enjoyable listen!! :)PeacE*

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Love this CD!

    Great gift for anyone who likes pop, electronica, dance, and/or techno music. Very original.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Cheap Plastic Knockoff

    I loved the Postal Service. Give Up had strong lyrics, well-crafted melodies, and a good coheasiveness.

    Owl City, on the other hand, takes everything that was good about the Postal Service and tries to clone it, shamelessly. And comes close enough that you can hear the good idea here, but it falls flat on its face with the execution. The singer's voice has been run though the auto-tune so ham-fistedly that it sounds like a robot singing, and the lyrics aren't even worth discussing. The beats are uninspired, and the entire package grates on the nerves. Fortunately, I can change the channel when Fireflies comes on the radio; I can't do so when the CD comes on at work. My sanity wishes I could.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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