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The Midsummer Station

Owl City

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This album is Mastered for iTunes. Adam Young continues his pop ascent, while maintaining his emotional sentimentality, on his fourth album. This time he's got company. Carly Rae Jespen joins for a duet on the sparkling single "Good Time." High-powered production team Stargate is recruited on the modern pop confection "Shooting Star" while Blink-182's Mark Hoppus helps craft the harder-rocking edge of "Dementia." This may mark the first time Young has worked with outside help, but the uplifting, oft-romantic nature of his songwriting remains the main attraction here.

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I adore Owl City, but miss the old magic Adam used to bring

Adam Young is such a talented, intelligent artist. I just hope he doesn't leave his past work behind in exchange for more mainstream sounds. Being unique is what makes you successful, not following what some of the crowd today wants to hear. Don't lose all your old fans for a couple new ones.
I'll always have an eye on Owl City, I hope it doesn't disappoint.

Why the hate?

I personally don't understand why everybody is hating on this album. I think it's great that Adam is exploring new territory and that he's co-writing. I've been an Owl City fan for years, and I am enjoying this album just as much as the others. The songs are different, but that's okay. I really enjoy them. Bombshell Blonde, Silhouette, and Embers are probably the best.

Once great turned pop.

To be brutally honest, this new album is terrible. I loved his dreamy, ethereal electronica that was characteristic of songs like "The Technicolor Phase" or "Sky Diving." His lyrics were deep in a way that was also relatable. His lyrics would bring you up when you were down and listening to him was like falling asleep and entering a sweet dream.

Not this one.

I couldn't hear any of his beautiful lyrics anymore. I just think this album lacks what made Owl City Owl City. Didn't like it.

Biography

Born: Owatonna, MN

Genre: Electronic

Years Active: '00s, '10s

Owl City is the musical brainchild of Adam Young, who launched the project in 2007 while living at his parents' home in Owatonna, Minnesota. Troubled by insomnia, Young began spending his evenings in the household basement, where a computer and several instruments provided a diversion from his sleeping patterns. He eventually combined those diversions into a blend of electronica and emo-pop, using little more than his computer and various keyboards to record the material. Songs were uploaded to MySpace...
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