History YMMV / OwlCity

1st Aug '16 10:58:58 AM NWolfman
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* HeartWarmingInHindsight: The lyric "What's up with this Music/{{Prince}} song inside my head" from "Good Time" got laughed at by listeners who thought it was [[PrettyFlyForAWhiteGuy a lame attempt at sounding cool]]. As it turns out, Adam Young had always felt a kinship with the fellow Minnesotan and [[http://www.cnn.com/2016/04/22/opinions/prince-minnesota-native-young/ had an opinion piece published by CNN]] shortly after the Purple One died detailing how much respect he had always had for him.
1st Aug '16 10:29:29 AM NWolfman
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* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: "Deer In The Headligts" was hyped as a ''Film/BackToTheFuture'' tribute, but doesn't have much more than Adam skateboarding and driving the [=DeLorian=]. Not to mention with his looks, he could easily pass for George [=McFly=].
19th Apr '16 3:47:12 AM Spinosegnosaurus77
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** "When Can I See You Again?" from ''WreckItRalph'' definitely deserves mention.

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** "When Can I See You Again?" from ''WreckItRalph'' ''Disney/WreckItRalph'' definitely deserves mention.



* LoveItOrHateIt: His excessively sweet and {{WAFF}}-inducing lyrics and pop style are either [[SugarWiki/SweetDreamsFuel really beautiful and cute]] or [[TastesLikeDiabetes nauseating to listen to]].
18th Apr '16 8:45:22 PM PilotSolaris
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* LoveItOrHateIt: His excessively sweet and {{WAFF}}-inducing lyrics and pop style are either [[SugarWiki/SweetDreamsFuel really beautiful and cute]] or [[TastesLikesDiabetes nauseating to listen to]].

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* LoveItOrHateIt: His excessively sweet and {{WAFF}}-inducing lyrics and pop style are either [[SugarWiki/SweetDreamsFuel really beautiful and cute]] or [[TastesLikesDiabetes [[TastesLikeDiabetes nauseating to listen to]].
20th Mar '16 2:56:40 PM stuffedninja
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** The Shooting Star EP, as well as ''The Midsummer Station''. One half of the base feels TheyChangedItNowItSucks and criticizes Adam for adopting a more 'generic' style, while the other half defends Adam by pointing out that he's just experimenting and developing his style.
** His decision to not provide his music for ''Series/{{Glee}}'' was seen by some as a sign that he's homophobic (as he's a devout Christian). Of course, many other musicians have rejected their music being used on Glee for various reasons besides the show's focus on gay characters and Adam has never stated that his faith or attitudes toward any group had ''anything'' to do with refusing Glee permission to use his songs. The fact he likes both Doctor Who and Homestuck also leans towards debunking that theory. Of course, you have some fans who are happy Glee won't get their hands on his music due to a disliking of the show.

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** The Shooting Star ''Shooting Star'' EP, as well as ''The Midsummer Station''. One half of the base feels TheyChangedItNowItSucks and criticizes Adam for adopting a more 'generic' style, while the other half defends Adam by pointing out that he's just experimenting and developing his style.
** His decision to not provide his music for ''Series/{{Glee}}'' was seen by some as a sign that he's homophobic (as he's a devout Christian). Of course, many other musicians have rejected their music being used on Glee for various reasons besides the show's focus on gay characters and Adam has never stated that his faith or attitudes toward any group had ''anything'' to do with refusing Glee permission to use his songs. The fact he likes both Doctor Who and Homestuck also leans towards debunking that theory. Of course, you have some fans who are happy Glee won't get their hands on his music due to a disliking of the show.
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* InternetBackdraft: His decision to not provide his music for ''Series/{{Glee}}'' was seen by some as a sign that he's homophobic (as he's a devout Christian). Of course, many other musicians have rejected their music being used on Glee for various reasons besides the show's focus on gay characters and Adam has never stated that his faith or attitudes toward any group had ''anything'' to do with refusing Glee permission to use his songs. The fact he likes both ''Series/DoctorWho'' and ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'' also leans towards debunking that theory. Of course, you have some fans who are happy ''Glee'' won't get their hands on his music due to a disliking of the show.


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* LoveItOrHateIt: His excessively sweet and {{WAFF}}-inducing lyrics and pop style are either [[SugarWiki/SweetDreamsFuel really beautiful and cute]] or [[TastesLikesDiabetes nauseating to listen to]].
24th Jan '16 4:40:57 PM PilotSolaris
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** I'D LIKE TO MAKE MYSELF BELIEVEEEEEEE~
** I'll be out of my mind, and you'll be out of ideas pretty soon...
** If the green left the grass on the other side, I would make like a tree and leavvveee...
** "[[Disney/WreckItRalph It's been fun but now I've got to go, life is way too short to take it slow...]]"

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** "Fireflies": I'D LIKE TO MAKE MYSELF BELIEVEEEEEEE~
** "Hot Air Balloon": I'll be out of my mind, and you'll be out of ideas pretty soon...
** "Honey and the Bee": If the green left the grass on the other side, I would make like a tree and leavvveee...
** "When can I see you Again?": "[[Disney/WreckItRalph It's been fun but now I've got to go, life is way too short to take it slow...]]"



** "Fo-o-ollow the li-i-ight through the dreams and disasters...!"

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** "Dreams and Disasters": "Fo-o-ollow the li-i-ight through the dreams and disasters...!"



** "After all those wings will take you up so high, so leave the forest floor behind as you race the wind and take to the sky!"
** "But life demands a final chapter, a story that we all must leave behind; it's do or die, and this is mine: the anthem of a bird with a broken wing!"
** "Up All Night" - "''I just can't get you out my mind, And now I'm gonna be up all night!''"
** "Thunderstuck" - "''I'VE, NEVER FELT SO WIDE AWAKE! I'M WONDERSTRUCK! I LOVE HOW YOU TAKE MY BREATH AWAY! I'M THUNDERSTRUCK!''"

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** "To the Sky": "After all those wings will take you up so high, so leave the forest floor behind as you race the wind and take to the sky!"
** "Bird with a Broken Wing": "But life demands a final chapter, a story that we all must leave behind; it's do or die, and this is mine: the anthem of a bird with a broken wing!"
** "Up All Night" - Night": "''I just can't get you out my mind, And now I'm gonna be up all night!''"
** "Thunderstuck" - "Thunderstuck": "''I'VE, NEVER FELT SO WIDE AWAKE! I'M WONDERSTRUCK! I LOVE HOW YOU TAKE MY BREATH AWAY! I'M THUNDERSTRUCK!''"
28th Nov '15 2:43:05 PM HomuraMadokaChan
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* AwesomeMusic: "Fireflies", "Alligator Sky", "Deer in the Headlights", "To the Sky", and, if you're not part of the people giving flak about his post-''Shooting Star'' material, "Good Time".

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* AwesomeMusic: "Fireflies", "Alligator Sky", "Deer in the Headlights", "Galaxies", "To the Sky", and, if you're not part of the people giving flak about his post-''Shooting Star'' material, "Good Time".



** The Shooting Star EP. One half of the base feels TheyChangedItNowItSucks and criticizes Adam for adopting a more 'generic' style, while the other half defends Adam by pointing out that he's just experimenting and developing his style.

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** The Shooting Star EP.EP, as well as ''The Midsummer Station''. One half of the base feels TheyChangedItNowItSucks and criticizes Adam for adopting a more 'generic' style, while the other half defends Adam by pointing out that he's just experimenting and developing his style.



** "Thunderstuck" - "''I'VE, NEVER FELT SO WIDE AWAKE! I'M WONDERSTRUCK! I LOVE HOW YOU TAKE MY BREATH AWAY! I'M THUNDERSTRUCK!''"



** When Adam Young meshed together both his new style and his older style on 2014's ''Ultraviolet EP'', many fans were very pleased...although with ''Mobile Orchestra'' he might've blown it again. See BaseBreaker.

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** When Adam Young meshed together both his new style and his older style on 2014's ''Ultraviolet EP'', many fans were very pleased...although with ''Mobile Orchestra'' he might've blown it again. See BaseBreaker.



* TheWoobie: From the opening lyrics of "Honey and the Bee", the bee Adam's using as perspective. Lonely, watching other insects splatter on car windscreens. He even says it 'but boy I need a hug'. And this troper would give the poor guy one...
** Arguably this is what makes "Honey and the Bee" so touching. The fact that Adam sets up a poor lonely Woobie type, and then gives him a loving companion.

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* TheWoobie: From the opening lyrics of "Honey and the Bee", the bee Adam's using as perspective. Lonely, watching other insects splatter on car windscreens. He even says it 'but boy I need a hug'. And this troper would give the poor guy one...
** Arguably
hug'... but, arguably this is what makes "Honey and the Bee" so touching. The fact that Adam sets up a poor lonely Woobie type, and then gives him a loving companion.companion.
* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic: Quite a few of them, though "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UMuOcyZjB2A Meteor Shower]]" is a prominent example.



** WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic: Quite a few of them, though "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UMuOcyZjB2A Meteor Shower]]" is a prominent example.
25th Nov '15 10:50:11 AM HomuraMadokaChan
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** "Up All Night" - "''I just can't get you out my mind, And now I'm gonna be up all night!''"
31st Oct '15 7:10:19 AM PilotSolaris
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** "But life demands a final chapter, a story that we all must leave behind; it's do or die, and this is mine: the anthem of a bird with a broken wing!"
1st Sep '15 11:10:48 PM CJCroen1393
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** "After all those wings will take you up so high, so leave the forest floor behind as you race the wind and take to the sky!"
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