History Music / OwlCity

24th Sep '16 10:19:19 PM igordebraga
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* CasanovaWannabe \ DoggedNiceGuy: The narrator in "Deer in The Headlights." The poor sap is supposedly so creepy girls pepper spray him ''for just saying hello'', but still believes he has a shot with women.



%%* IAmTheBand

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%%* IAmTheBand* IAmTheBand: Owl City is just one guy.
29th Jul '16 3:27:17 PM stuffedninja
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%%* SweetDreamsFuel: Practically his entire discography.
%%** At least until you listen carefully to [[LyricalDissonance some of the lyrics...]]



* WithFriendsLikeThese: "...well, who needs enemies?"[[note]]"The Bird and the Worm"[[/note]]

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* WithFriendsLikeThese: "...well, who needs enemies?"[[note]]"The enemies?" ("The Bird and the Worm"[[/note]]Worm")
4th Apr '16 7:06:04 PM stuffedninja
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* FollowTheLeader: ''Lots'' of influence in Owl City's music can be seen when one listens to Music/ThePostalService, with the two musical acts often being compared (with Adam on the negative end). ''Ocean Eyes'' has sometimes been critically summarized as a failed attempt at making the second Postal Service album.



* TheSomethingSong: "Christmas Song".



* UpdatedRerelease: Several songs in ''Ocean Eyes'' can be found on earlier albums with slight changes.

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* UpdatedRerelease: Several songs in ''Ocean Eyes'' can be found on earlier albums with slight changes. For example, "The Saltwater Room" was originally on the ''Maybe I'm Dreaming'' EP.
20th Mar '16 3:02:20 PM stuffedninja
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His music tends to cause ''lots'' of {{WAFF}}, and is rather [[LoveItOrHateIt polarizing]]. Not so much toward Hollywood executives, though, as he's become the go-to guy for end credit songs to animated features.

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His music tends to cause ''lots'' of {{WAFF}}, and is rather [[LoveItOrHateIt polarizing]].polarizing]], considering people find his excessively sweet musical style to be either adorable or obnoxious. Not so much toward Hollywood executives, though, as he's become the go-to guy for end credit songs to animated features.
20th Mar '16 3:01:39 PM stuffedninja
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* FollowTheLeader: ''Lots'' of influence in Owl City's music can be seen when one listens to Music/ThePostalService, with the two musical acts often being compared (with Adam on the negative end). ''Ocean Eyes'' has sometimes been critically summarized as a failed attempt at making the second Postal Service album.



** Possibly one to the Literature/TheBoxcarChildren in "Umbrella Beach"

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** Possibly one to the Literature/TheBoxcarChildren in "Umbrella Beach"Beach".



** During his Livestream listening party for his new album, The Midsummer Station, he says that "Hello, Seattle" was the first song he wrote, and that he wrote it by writing down the first things that came to mind. If it rhymes, it goes.

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** During his Livestream listening party for his new album, The ''The Midsummer Station, Station'', he says that "Hello, Seattle" was the first song he wrote, and that he wrote it by writing down the first things that came to mind. If it rhymes, it goes.



7th Jan '16 10:38:25 AM talewind
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* NostalgiaFilter: The basis for "Unbelievable" from ''Mobile Orchestra'', talking about how awesome everything was as a kid.
1st Jan '16 1:17:55 PM stuffedninja
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'''Discography:'''

* ''Of June'' (2007) (Extended Play)
* ''Maybe I'm Dreaming'' (2008) (Album)
* ''Ocean Eyes'' (2009) (Album)
* ''All Things Bright and Beautiful'' (2011) (Album)
* ''Shooting Star'' (2012) (Extended Play)
* ''The Midsummer Station'' (2012) (Album)
* ''The Midsummer Station (Acoustic)'' (2013)
* ''Ultraviolet'' (2014) (Extended Play)
* ''Mobile Orchestra'' (2015) (Album)

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'''Discography:'''

!!Discography:
* ''Of June'' (2007) (Extended Play)
June EP'' (2007)
* ''Maybe I'm Dreaming'' (2008) (Album)
(2008)
* ''Ocean Eyes'' (2009) (Album)
(2009)
* ''All Things Bright and Beautiful'' (2011) (Album)
(2011)
* ''Shooting Star'' (2012) (Extended Play)
Star EP'' (2012)
* ''The Midsummer Station'' (2012) (Album)
(2012)
* ''The Midsummer Station (Acoustic)'' (2013)
(Acoustic EP)''
* ''Ultraviolet'' (2014) (Extended Play)
''Ultraviolet EP'' (2014)
* ''Mobile Orchestra'' (2015) (Album)
(2015)
29th Nov '15 3:44:33 PM Ninja857142
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* DarkerAndEdgier: "This Isn't The End" is far more dark and melancholy than the usual Owl City fare, dealing with a father who committed suicide, and the affect this had on his daughter. [[spoiler: Ultimately, however, the song does end on an optimistic note.]]

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* DarkerAndEdgier: "This Isn't The End" is far darker and more dark and melancholy than the usual Owl City fare, dealing with a father who committed suicide, and the affect this had on his daughter. [[spoiler: Ultimately, however, the song does end on an optimistic note.]]
25th Nov '15 11:13:00 AM Larkmarn
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* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Just listen to those lyrics.
** ''All Things Bright and Beautiful'' has given us a song ''based on this''. "The Real World" pretty much runs with this concept in quite a nice way:

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* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Just listen to those lyrics.
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''All Things Bright and Beautiful'' has given us a song ''based on this''. "The Real World" pretty much runs with this concept in quite a nice way:



** His Twitter account.



* CursedWithAwesome: Imagine: he never would have got this famous if he didn't have insomnia.



* HiddenDepths: He makes electronic music but counts Refused, Ampere, and Norma Jean as some of his favorite bands. Think he can only do squeaky clean {{WAFF}}-y stuff? [[http://moderngardening.tumblr.com/post/28183947722/produced-on-my-flight-from-tokyo-to-seoul-josh Think again]].



* LyricalDissonance: He has this odd habit of inserting the creepiest lyrics into otherwise innocent, peppy synth-pop. See [[NightmareFuel/OwlCity the nightmare fuel subpage]] for more.
** Adam might have [[http://www.ayoungblog.com/post/72830307834/spoiler-owl-city-is-95-sad-lyrics-over-uplifting said it best]] himself.

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* LyricalDissonance: He has this odd habit of inserting the creepiest lyrics into otherwise innocent, peppy synth-pop. See [[NightmareFuel/OwlCity the nightmare fuel subpage]] for more.
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more. Adam might have [[http://www.ayoungblog.com/post/72830307834/spoiler-owl-city-is-95-sad-lyrics-over-uplifting said it best]] himself.



** Yes, both of the above seem to about the same place.



* ProductPlacement: The video for ''Good Time'' (featuring Music/CarlyRaeJepsen) features a Fiat FIAT 500 prominently... now a FunnyAneurysmMoment based on rumors that the FIAT 500 may be rebranded as a Dodge vehicle.

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* ProductPlacement: The video for ''Good Time'' (featuring Music/CarlyRaeJepsen) features a Fiat FIAT 500 prominently... now a FunnyAneurysmMoment based on rumors that the FIAT 500 may be rebranded as a Dodge vehicle.prominently.



* SillyLoveSongs: "The Bird and the Worm," "Tip of the Iceberg," "On the Wing," "The Saltwater Room," "If My Heart Was a House..." The list goes on.
** It should be noted, however, that he almost never used the word "love" in the lyrics of any of these songs, [[FridgeBrilliance which accounts for some of his more heartfelt lyrics that actually express love in *gasp* a creative way!]]

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* SillyLoveSongs: SillyLoveSongs:
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"The Bird and the Worm," "Tip of the Iceberg," "On the Wing," "The Saltwater Room," "If My Heart Was a House..." The list goes on.
** It should be noted, however, that he almost never used the word "love" in the lyrics of any of these songs, [[FridgeBrilliance which accounts for some of his more heartfelt lyrics that actually express love in *gasp* a creative way!]]
on.



* SweetDreamsFuel: Practically his entire discography.
** At least until you listen carefully to [[LyricalDissonance some of the lyrics...]]

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* %%* SweetDreamsFuel: Practically his entire discography.
** %%** At least until you listen carefully to [[LyricalDissonance some of the lyrics...]]



* WorldOfPun:
** "Dental Care." Just... "Dental Care."
** Same thing with "Rugs from Me to You," even in the ''title''.

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* %%* WorldOfPun:
** %%** "Dental Care." Just... "Dental Care."
** %%** Same thing with "Rugs from Me to You," even in the ''title''.
20th Nov '15 8:04:41 PM Ninja857142
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*DarkerAndEdgier: "This Isn't The End" is far more dark and melancholy than the usual Owl City fare, dealing with a father who committed suicide, and the affect this had on his daughter. [[spoiler: Ultimately, however, the song does end on an optimistic note.]]
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