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It is very rare for me to have an album like this. The whole album has a more pop-like feel to it, despite that it still retain some of the electronica theme that defined Owl City. Every track, except one, has an upbeat melody, including the radio hit single "Good Time. I recommend this album if you liked "Ocean Eyes. Verdict: Buy it. This is fantastic! Every song is at least good. Adam Young brought a whole new level to this album;by including more of an alt.

The Midsummer Station is the perfect title for the eleven tracks! Track By Track: "Dreams and Disasters" very good opening song;upbeat and catchy 7. This is a fun song!

Catchy classic Owl City here! Amazing song. This song is different than all the other tracks in a very good way! I wondered how much could be improved upon, but as a devoted Owl City fan I should have known better.

Though only a few tracks are included in this album, Adam Young transformed Good Time, Shooting Star and Gold into softer, quieter tunes.

His unique modifications to these songs makes sense as it is supposed to be an acoustic version still make the heart smile. It's hard to believe those 3 songs could get any better, but they are! Am I biased? Yes, Adam Young's Owl City is my favorite band and believe it or not, I am a 31 year old father of 3 little girls.

I have always enjoyed his work since I heard Fireflies, but dancing to his songs with my girls is icing on the cake. So, check it out for yourself and I think you will find yourself smiling and laughing a bit more. I bought this album last spring because my older son was part of a dance number set to "Shooting Star" and we wanted him to be able to practice at home.

Despite being the youngest in the group, he did a great job and it still brings a tear to my eye thinking about him dancing so joyously alongside the older and more experienced dancers. But that's beside the point. Since then, we still listen to it a lot because my five-year-old has fallen in love with the music. In the car, when he's tired or bored and the older two are doing their own thing, putting this on will almost guarantee a peaceful though not a quiet ride, with him singing along and his sister joining in.

Almost every song elicits an "Again! Of course, none of that speaks to the quality of the music. After all, a lot of people like Justin Bieber and the like. So is this any good? Well, he's no Vivaldi or Knopfler, but for the genre, he's pretty good and, actually, listenable. These days, mostly, I listen primarily to classical, especially baroque. So, on the one hand, that I like this is not all that surprising but, on the other, music needs to be pretty good regardless of the genre for me to listen to it.

This I don't mind listening to. So, to sum up, if you're into dance music or if your kids are , this is pretty good. Creativity is all about pushing boundaries and pressing onward". The album was originally planned to have a release date of August 14, , worldwide, apart from the United Kingdom where it would be released on September 17, Pranckevicius' artwork often explores the struggle between man and nature by combining man-made structures with flora and fauna, all coexisting in a forced, urban manner.

In Time, there are multiple juxtapositions at work. Beneath the surface is the vertical, wooden shantytown, neatly residing next to a vertical lake in which a very large fish swims. The shanty is illuminated, detailed and clear. By contrast, the waters are dark and murky. Above the busy shanty town is a solitary tree on a serene grassland and a solitary man in a boat on the lake.

Everything surrounding the shanty is simple and peaceful. The shanty, though great to look at, is chaotic and saturated. It is only a matter of time before the human settlement expands above the surface or invades the water. The album received mixed reviews from music critics upon its release. As of December 9, , the album received an average score of 52 based on 11 reviews at Metacritic , which assigns a normalized rating out of to reviews from mainstream critics, which indicates "mixed or average reviews".

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Good Time ft. Carly Rae Jepsen. Take It All Away. Bombshell Blonde. Top of the World. Obvious single "Good Time" finds Young duetting with Justin Bieber -approved tween pop star Carly Rae Jepsen on a huge summery production about hanging out, partying, and nothing in particular.

It's a great example of a dumb, fun pop song done right, and along with the slightly more sophisticated "Metropolis" and the rocked-out moments of "Dementia" the latter aided by blink 's Mark Hoppus , it's one of the album's few redeeming tracks.

There are still glimmers of the sonic personality that drew so many to Owl City in the first place, as on the tenderly heartbroken piano ballad "Silhouette," but much of the album is absent any personality at all, sounding like Young singing karaoke of vaguely familiar Top styled tunes in his precious doe-eyed quaver.

Even absent is the guilty satisfaction that so often comes with this kind of calculated heavily processed radio fare. With just a few exceptions, The Midsummer Station 's would-be mainstream anthems of youth, love, and longing come off generic, hollow, and barely enjoyable. AllMusic relies heavily on JavaScript. Please enable JavaScript in your browser to use the site fully.

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Embers is a track featured on the electronic producer Owl City's fourth studio album The Midsummer Station.   Lyrics There were days when each hour was a war I fought to survive There were nights full of nightmares and I dreaded closing my eyes There were skies that burst open with a .

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  1. release, the fourth studio album from singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Owl City AKA Adam Young. The album shows a shift towards a darker yet more Dance-oriented direction. "I grew up listening to Dance music and I've always wanted to make a Dance record," Young says/5().
  2. The Midsummer Station. Dreams And Disasters. I decided to forge a new path with this album by collaborating with other creative minds. I pushed myself outside my comfort zone, ventured into new musical territory and learned an endless amount from other musicians which helped me greatly improve my craft. Owl City & Carly Rae Jepsen – Good.
  3. View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the CD release of The Midsummer Station on Discogs.
  4. Sep 18,  · The whole album has a sonically manipulated feel, with heavy compression and mechanized beats dominating every square inch. Blink's Mark Hoppus helps craft the harder-rocking edge of "Dementia." However, anyone expecting the balance between emo and electronica of earlier Owl City releases will be disappointed. This is a pop album. The Released on: January 01,
  5. Label: Universal Republic Records - ,Island Records Group - • Format: CD Album, Limited Edition Signed • Country: UK • Genre: Electronic, Pop • Style: Synth-pop Owl City - The Midsummer Station (, Signed, CD) | Discogs5/5(2).
  6. May 13,  · referencing The Midsummer Station, CD, Album, B I love synth pop so I’ve picked up a few Owl City albums over the last few years. He’s been fairly consistent with his output, picking up where The Postal Service left off on “Such Great Heights”, and delivering lots of /5(63).
  7. Owl City has never shied away from big-sounding pop with emo underpinnings, and The Midsummer Station goes as big as possible. Young brings in production assistance from hitmakers Stargate for the Euro-house rave touches of "Shooting Star" and co-writes .
  8. Rather than sounding like brilliantly delivered Indie synth pop, there’s a glossy sheen to this album and Owl City takes a step toward mainstream pop. There’s a great set of songs here, including “Shooting Star”, the duet with Carly Rae Jepson “Good Time”, and my favorite “Gold”.
  9. Released: June 26, The Midsummer Station is the fourth studio album by American electronica project Owl City. It was released on August 17, , by Universal Republic Records.

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