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Ocean Eyes (Deluxe Version)

Ocean Eyes (Deluxe Version)

26 Jan 2010
4.5 out of 5 stars 80 customer reviews

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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 26 Jan. 2010
  • Release Date: 10 Jun. 2014
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: Universal-Island Records Ltd.
  • Copyright: ℗© 2009 Universal Republic Records, a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.
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  • Total Length: 1:07:41
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  • ASIN: B00KWHT6EC
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 80 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 30,838 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)
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I got the import version of this from marketplace Ocean Eyes as it came out in the states last year, annoying that it takes so long to get it sorted with a uk distributor, anyway was about the same price with postage from states.

From start to finish its the nice blippy bloppy synth sounds that if you like Postal Service Give Up or Imogen HeapEllipseSpeak For Yourself then you will probably like this. It's very good, my only concern is that it is maybe a bit too pop for me, but I can be a bit of a music snob so 99% of people ignore me and if you think you are that other 1% have a listen. My highlight is Fireflies which is what I heard first, but it is all very nice. Nice lyrics too. Suggest checking out a famous vid streaming site for the singles to listen to that other famous audio streaming site. :D Very good album indeed!! I couldn't wait until next year and I like my music legal and so should you!
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Fireflies is the best feelgood song to hit the charts in a long time, and if you love that song as much as I do you'll probably love the album too, as it's full of quirky lyrics and carefree sugar-sweet melodies.

Adam Young obviously likes oceans and beaches, a little too much perhaps - as he seems to reference them in almost every song, and not just on this album either - so the album title is not just intriguing, it is highly appropriate.

Whilst it's a generalisation to say that all the songs sound the same, the people who point that out are not entirely wrong. The Owl City sound could almost be patented, as it fits within a very specific vocal range and similar sounding synth melodies, whilst occasionally the tempo changes. On paper that sounds bad, but there is a genius in Adam Young's song writing that makes all that simply not matter.

Assisting in almost a symbiotic relationship on track "The Saltwater Room", Breanne Düren's similarly sweet and wistful vocals complement Adam Young's perfectly. This is an album in which naïve yet intricate love songs sit alongside bouncy beach party anthems, escapist wanderings and a hilarious song about going to the dentist.

I don't think the "serious" music journalists will love it all that much, but a big helping of this album is more than enough to cheer me up after a tough day at the office.
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By MyKeyReviews TOP 100 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 1 Feb. 2010
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My friend bought this album directly from America and let me listen to it, and I must say I thoroughly enjoyed it.

The music is mixed between Electronica, Sythpop and Alternative genres. The music is most different from other kind of music, but has such a nice tune to all the songs... Kinda makes you happy when listening to it.

This album also features the track "Fireflies" which Hit the US & Canadian Hot 100 #1, but my favourite tracks are Saltwater Room, Meteor Shower & On The Wing.

I've pre-ordered mine, and I recommend it to you also.
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Yeah ok, the lyrics are sappy, so what? They go with the music which projects Adam Young's feelings that he's always wanted to convey through music. He just goes into his head and produces this optimistic sound that no other artist has ventured into in quite the same way. "Fireflies" gave him commercial success but it's not a one song album that's for sure.

There's great piano, synth and guitar work to admire here along with nicely placed electronic effects. I won't go into to detail about the songs because I think that's a journey you've got to take yourself in your own way but I'll mark out my favourites and the ones I don't think are quite as good, but I'm just one fan out of many of course.

The bonus disc makes the difference here as I believe it has one of the best Owl City songs ever made; the "Hello Seattle" remix. Once you take the chords of that song, take out all of the weird auto tuned lyrics just leaving "Hello Seattle" and make it bouncy it's an amazing transformation. I'm not trying to put Adam's lyric writing down here because it can be very good, but on certain songs I find myself listening to the music above the lyrics. "Hot Air Balloon" is another nice tune and "Sunburn" makes it a nice top 3 of the bonus songs. Apart from that the other four songs aren't much to get excited about on the bonus disc.

As a physical album it's very nice - folds out with nice artwork like a "Deluxe Edition" should.

Overall? Well as Adam Young said about "All Things Bright and Beautiful", the follow-up to "Ocean Eyes", "It feels a lot more finished than the last one was".
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This album is such a rare treat. It has been years since I came across an album with mostly great tracks. I cannot point a finger to what makes this a great album. Some tracks feel like someone forgot to turn on the equalizer. However, they grew on me. Definitely the kind of music that you will enjoy on a chilly but crisp morning driving across sweeping plains. Uplifting and unassuming. Notable tracks are 'The Saltwater Room' (like the above reviewer, it's Scritti Politti revisited), 'On The Wing', the magical 'Fireflies' and 'Vanilla Twilight' (wistful). Highly recommended for fans of synthpop and for those who needed to draw the curtains and let the sun shine through.
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