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From the Album Ocean Eyes
July 28, 2009

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  • Label: Universal Records
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  • Duration: 3:48 minutes
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  • ASIN: B002I53BL0
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (52 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #532 Paid in MP3 Songs (See Top 100 Paid in MP3 Songs)

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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Refreshing new talent August 13, 2009
By CCross
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I was lucky enough to get this song when it was still free. If I hadn't, I would've gladly paid for the privilege of owning it(the same can't be said for most of the free offerings). Adam Young's youthful, earnest vocals sound a lot like the lead singer of Death Cab for Cutie, which is a good thing if you like DCC. The slick production and catchy tune guarantee that you will be humming "Fireflies" to yourself for the rest of the day after you hear it. The fresh, original lyrics make it stand out from the plethora of whinging love songs you hear on public radio. I could relate to it, because, like Young, I'm an insomniac. He shows that you don't have to be disappointed in love to have trouble sleeping. And you can use those sleepless nights for inspiration, as Young does. I may decide to listen to his other music and see if it measures up to this sample.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Infectious, Shoulder-Bopping Beat! July 28, 2009
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Comparisons to THE POSTAL SERVICE are completely warranted. Not only is Owl City similar in style, but Adam Young even sounds a bit like Ben Gibbard (also of Death Cab for Cutie). This particular song has a wonderfully infectious beat and perfectly captures the Electropop vibe of The Postal Service.

I also sense Indie Pop/Alternative influences from the likes of Belle & Sebastian, The Shins, and Aberfeldy's "Summer's Gone". Such an entertaining, shoulder-bopping tune.

After listening twice, I sampled other Owl City tracks (this is indicative of the entire album) and ultimately downloaded this entire album.

If you enjoy Electro-Pop (eg, The Postal Service, Dntel, Temposhark), Alternative Indie Pop (like those listed above), or even the Downtempo electronic stylings of Zero 7, then you will likely enjoy this one-man 'musical project'.

One of Amazon's best freebies in awhile.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Fireflied October 1, 2009
There are sometimes those songs that actually can be surprising from the mind when you least expect it. That is the case with newcomers Owl City, and their debut single, Fireflies. When I first heard the single, I was actually very surprised with how dynamicly appealing and eclectic the song was. I thought it was really very appealing with Electronica music, and how it honestly appeals well for young and old listeners alike. It really was a surprise that I really enjoyed that does showcase that definitely was a strong escape away from all the joke artists like Rihanna and Kelly Clarkson. I hope that Owl City can stay around for quite awhile, and bring in some more fireflies to the world.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Sounds Like The Postal Service June 11, 2010
By S. Epps
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Don't get me wrong, I like Owl City, but if you're a fan of The Postal Service then you'll find this music to be oddly familiar. To me its pretty darn close, but I love The Postal Service and this band has grown on me. So if you like one, check out the other!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fiery fireflies December 7, 2009
Owl City's "Fireflies" is a surprisingly good indie rock hit. It's made it onto America's Top 40... and it actually sounds good. Owl City is like early Coldplay,before it sold out and became U2 wannabe wannabes. "Fireflies" is contemplative,bittersweet,yet peppy. It really does light up the charts!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars extremely catchy July 28, 2009
Wow. This is a catchy song. Reminds me of a modern Erasure. Nice production, no synths, nice songwriting. Am definitely going to check out more from these guys.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely Amazing! July 28, 2009
Owl City's (Adam Young) music is so catchy and's hard NOT to love it! I highly recommend adding the entire Ocean Eyes album as well as Owl City's previous albums to your music collection!
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars It okay but not "one man synth-pop" as I would define it February 21, 2010
Owl City gets a lot of press as a "one man synth pop" wiz kid. Which is okay but I don't feel this song or this act does justice nor pays homage to the true inovators of the art of solo synth pop. You'd be better served with early Howard Jones or the less known but essential Solitaire Best Of: 83-86, if you want a dose of solo synth.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars review
love this catchy little tune. it uses a right mix of electronics and pop with a good balance. will look for more tunes from this artist. thanks
Published 2 months ago by Antonio Leal
4.0 out of 5 stars Recovery from
I had this as a Free Song from iTunes, but about 3 years having my music on an external drive, it died. This was before iTunes had a Purchased section. Read more
Published 3 months ago by David N. Krafchick
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the better Owl City CD's
Always album with plenty of some of the best of Owl City. My personal favorite song is of course "Hello Seattle".
Published 5 months ago by Jason Jacobs
4.0 out of 5 stars Fun
Music is subjective so it's hard to justify a ranking. I like the sound of this song, though I don't know how to describe it but I think there some synthesized elements.
Published 6 months ago by DrStewie
5.0 out of 5 stars Love the band
I love the band. I mostly got this for the fireflies song but my kids to like having all the songs to listen to. They love this group...
Published 7 months ago by Hallie Peacock
5.0 out of 5 stars love it
My daughter loves it. She loves the band and the album is her favorite. Arrived quick and with no damage
Published 8 months ago by Dorla Ostlund
4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting and fun to listen to
This song has interesting music and the lyrics are fun. It's a very catchy tune! You may catch yourself listening to it over and over!
Published 9 months ago by Jennifer L. Prinz
4.0 out of 5 stars Kids favorite
Downloaded for the kids as it is one of their favorites. I have found myself listening to it quite frequently myself.
Published 10 months ago by Carl Kopp
5.0 out of 5 stars Love this Single
He is so original and down to earth. I love the catchy toe tapping single. You start singing or humming to the lyrics. Read more
Published 11 months ago by W.C.
5.0 out of 5 stars great music
I learned about this group from hearing their music on television. I enjoy listening to all kinds of music but really love this song and group a lot.
Published 12 months ago by keo
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