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All Music Guide - Andrew Leahey
Filled with bubbling electronics and light, G-rated club anthems, Ocean Eyes sets its sights on the MySpace generation, targeting the younger siblings of those who bought the Postal Service's Give Up six years earlier. This is computerized pop music, replete with programmed drum loops, digital symphonies, and all the amenities of modern recording software. Only Adam Young's vocals carry a hint of human presence, and his fanciful lyrics -- which turn even the most mundane content see "Dental Care," a good ol' fashioned ode to oral hygiene into whimsy -- serve to strengthen the album's escapist appeal. Such syrupy sweetness builds to a feverish pitch throughout the album's ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Andrew Leahey
Filled with bubbling electronics and light, G-rated club anthems, Ocean Eyes sets its sights on the MySpace generation, targeting the younger siblings of those who bought the Postal Service's Give Up six years earlier. This is computerized pop music, replete with programmed drum loops, digital symphonies, and all the amenities of modern recording software. Only Adam Young's vocals carry a hint of human presence, and his fanciful lyrics -- which turn even the most mundane content see "Dental Care," a good ol' fashioned ode to oral hygiene into whimsy -- serve to strengthen the album's escapist appeal. Such syrupy sweetness builds to a feverish pitch throughout the album's 12 tracks, peaking during the viral sensation "Hello Seattle" and the number one single "Fireflies." Those who don't have a sweet tooth should stay away, but Ocean Eyes will serve as a tasty dessert for those who can stomach it. [The album was reissued one year later as a double-disc record, with seven bonus cuts added to the existing track list.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/26/2010
  • Label: Republic
  • UPC: 602527310688
  • Catalog Number: 001393372
  • Sales rank: 35,446

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Cave In (4:02)
  2. 2 The Bird and the Worm (3:28)
  3. 3 Hello Seattle (2:47)
  4. 4 Umbrella Beach (3:51)
  5. 5 The Saltwater Room (4:03)
  6. 6 Dental Care (3:11)
  7. 7 Meteor Shower (2:14)
  8. 8 On the Wing (5:01)
  9. 9 Fireflies (3:48)
  10. 10 The Tip of the Iceberg (3:23)
  11. 11 Vanilla Twilight (3:52)
  12. 12 Tidal Wave (3:10)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Hot Air Balloon (3:33)
  2. 2 Butterfly Wings (2:54)
  3. 3 Rugs from Me To You (1:28)
  4. 4 Sunburn (3:48)
  5. 5 Hello Seattle (5:54)
  6. 6 If My Heart Was a House (4:06)
  7. 7 Strawberry Avalanche (3:16)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Owl City Primary Artist
Phil Peterson Cello
Matthew Thiessen Vocals
Adam Young Group Member
Breanne Düren Vocals
Jolie Lindholm Vocals
Austin Tofte Vocals
Melisa Morgan Vocals
Technical Credits
Ted Jensen Mastering
Matthew Thiessen Composer, Additional Production
Christopher Kornmann Art Direction
Steve Bursky Executive Producer, Management
Owl City Composer
Imran Khan Artwork
Adam Young Composer, Producer, Engineer, Cello Arrangement
Brian Winton Management
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  • Posted June 7, 2013

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    main difference is disc 2. Sunburn is so CUTE and awesome. it ma

    main difference is disc 2. Sunburn is so CUTE and awesome. it makes you feel like you are at the beach. the first time i listened to it, i thought it was kind of funny. hot air balloon, strawberry avalanche, rugs from me to you are upbeat songs that you can tap your toes to. It's hard to resist dancing. However, if my heart was a house is so soulful adn sweet that you can hear the emotion adam puts into it.

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  • Posted January 13, 2013

    I love owl city! a must get!!

    I love owl city! a must get!!

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Upbeat sounds to put you in a good mood.

    Although you can't always understand the meaning of the lyrics, you don't really mind, and I think that is the point in some ways. The songs are really upbeat and leave you in a really good mood while you're listening. I would definitely recomend the deluxe edition with the bonus tracks as some of my favorite songs are included with second disk. It makes it more like a best of album. I also like the eco friendly paper case it comes in.

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