History YMMV / OwlCity

15th Aug '17 8:30:44 AM AuraWielder
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* HarsherInHindsight: ''This Isn't The End'', already one of Owl City's darkest songs to date dealing with the suicide of a father leaving behind his daughter, now hits DEVASTATINGLY hard with news of celebrities such as [[Creator/RobinWilliams Robin Williams]] and [[Music/LinkinPark Chester Bennington]] committing suicide and ALSO leaving behind friends and family... including their daughters.
21st Jul '17 5:39:48 AM TroperNo9001
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* 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=].

to:

* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: "Deer In The Headligts" Headlights" 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=].
18th Jul '17 9:11:06 PM CartoonQueen99
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** "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!"

to:

** "To the Sky": "After all those wings will take you up so high, so leave kiss the forest floor behind goodbye as you race the wind and take to the sky!"
14th Jul '17 6:17:41 AM Spinosegnosaurus77
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* MemeticMutation: "Fireflies" recently reached memetic status on YouTube with many videos remixing it with other songs or putting loud distorted clips of it in random scenes.
** "You would not believe your eyes..."

to:

* MemeticMutation: "Fireflies" recently reached memetic status on YouTube [=YouTube=] with many videos remixing it with other songs or putting loud distorted clips of it in random scenes.
**
scenes. "You would not believe your eyes..."
13th Jul '17 10:33:30 PM BeastC
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

** "You would not believe your eyes..."
8th Jul '17 5:07:13 PM magictoaster
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* MemeticMutation: "Fireflies" recently reached memetic status on YouTube with many videos remixing it with other songs or putting loud distorted clips of it in random scenes.
3rd Dec '16 3:23:40 PM NWolfman
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* 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.

to:

* HeartWarmingInHindsight: 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.



* ItsTheSameNowItSucks: Referenced by Adam himself on his blog when explaining the style change in the ''Shooting Star EP'' on his blog. Of course, ironically, said style change got [[TheyChangedItNowItSucks the opposite reaction]]:
--> '''Adam''': It's a bummer for an artist of any kind to hear, 'Yeah it's great but it's a lot like your previous work.'

to:

* ItsTheSameNowItSucks: Referenced by Adam himself on his blog when explaining ItsTheSameNowItSucks [=/=] TheyChangedItNowItSucks: Ironically, Adam's attempt to avoid the style change former resulted in the ''Shooting Star EP'' on his blog. Of course, ironically, said style change got [[TheyChangedItNowItSucks latter, starting by collaborating with professional songwriters for ''The Midsummer Station''. Many fans called a watered-down version of the opposite reaction]]:
--> '''Adam''': It's a bummer for an artist of any kind to hear, 'Yeah it's great but it's a lot like your previous work.'
SignatureStyle defined by ''Ocean Eyes''. See "ToughActToFollow".



* TheyChangedItNowItSucks: Many people complaining that the new style of the ''Shooting Star EP'' and ''The Midsummer Station'' is too 'generic' and that it's just not Adam's style. Never mind the fact that Adam is known for experimenting with new styles...
** 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.
* TheyCopiedItSoItSucks: A lot of the complaints his Hatedom gives against him is that his songs sound very similar to another electronic music act, The Postal Service. Some have argued that the direction he's taken since the ''Shooting Star EP''/''The Midsummer Station'' is in direct response to this.

to:

* TheyChangedItNowItSucks: Many people complaining that the new style of the ''Shooting Star EP'' and ''The Midsummer Station'' is too 'generic' and that it's just not Adam's style. Never mind the fact that Adam is known for experimenting with new styles...
** 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.
* TheyCopiedItSoItSucks: A lot One of the complaints his Hatedom gives against him is that his songs sound very similar first criticisms he got slammed with was a comparison to another electronic music act, Music/ThePostalService's musical style. Young even tried to put a positive spin on this by saying that, because The Postal Service. Some Service had only ever released on album, his music can be seen as the continuation of the act's sound which fans otherwise would never have argued that the direction he's taken since the ''Shooting Star EP''/''The Midsummer Station'' is in gotten, though it's clear some of his stylistic changes starting with his forth album was a direct response to this.
3rd Dec '16 3:12:13 PM NWolfman
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* TrueArtIsAngsty: The main thing that his critics say.
* TrueArtIsIncomprehensible: Quite honestly, any song that isn't about [[SillyLoveSongs love]] or [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic spirituality]] is this.

to:

* TrueArtIsAngsty: The main thing that his critics say.
If he isn't being criticized for being too cute, it'll be for this.
* TrueArtIsIncomprehensible: Quite honestly, The meaning behind any song that isn't about [[SillyLoveSongs love]] or [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic spirituality]] is this.really anyone's guess.



* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic: Quite a few of them, though "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UMuOcyZjB2A Meteor Shower]]" is a prominent example.
* WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs: Although according to Wikipedia, he might have been affected by sleep deprivation for his initial recordings.

to:

* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic: Quite a few Many of them, though the project's songs allude to or blatantly reference Adam Young's devout Christianity. "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UMuOcyZjB2A Meteor Shower]]" is a prominent example.
* WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs: Although according to Wikipedia, he might have been affected by Close, it was made on sleep deprivation for his initial recordings.deprivation.
3rd Dec '16 3:08:54 PM NWolfman
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* TastesLikeDiabetes: According to some critics.
** Strawberry Avalanche is about... well, an avalanche of strawberries. It has ''candy-coated clouds''.

to:

* TastesLikeDiabetes: According His shameless sentiment is an easy target for critics. "Strawberry Avalanche" seems to some critics.
** Strawberry Avalanche is about... well,
mean this literally, being about [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin an avalanche of strawberries. It has strawberries]] falling from ''candy-coated clouds''.
1st Dec '16 9:12:09 AM Crossover-Enthusiast
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** "Kamikaze" can easily get stuck in the head.

to:

** "Kamikaze" can easily get stuck in the head. ''Oh kami-calm DOWN!''
This list shows the last 10 events of 80. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=YMMV.OwlCity