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Ocean Eyes

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Ocean Eyes

Electro-pop on the third album from Minnesota-based singer/songwriter Adam Young

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  1. 8.0 |   Q

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  2. 6.0 |   The Times

    ...these songs have a naive melodiousness that could uplift even the most cynical of souls
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  3. 6.0 |   Evening Standard

    His twinkly electronica and high, innocent voice can be charming, but lines such as: “I'd get a thousand hugs from ten thousand lightning bugs” often make him too twee to tolerate
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  4. 6.0 |   The Digital Fix

    Ocean Eyes is a collection of well structured but not over-thought out pop songs that will add a ray of sunshine to the bleakest day
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  5. 6.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    ...this is music aimed squarely for the naïve-at-heart, and the industrial knife-sharpeners are best waved elsewhere than at the entirely likeable Young
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  6. 5.0 |   The Observer

    Young is a capable tunesmith, but any semblance of personality is submerged beneath the record's airbrushed sheen
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  7. 5.0 |   Spin

    Pristine pop electronica: synths and strings meld seamlessly into dreamy, summery atmospherics
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  8. 4.0 |   Rolling Stone an amorous e-mail you'll regret in the morning.
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  9. 4.0 |   Independent on Sunday

    Ocean Eyes, and the entire shtick he peddles under his Owl City alias, could be seen as one of the most outrageous rip-off jobs in pop history
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  10. 4.0 |   The Independent

    ...some of the drippiest lyrics ever committed to disk
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  11. 4.0 |   The Guardian

    ...what sounds charming on the first few listens loses its attraction, and soon one feels one is drinking Um Bongo instead of fruit juice
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  12. 4.0 |   Uncut

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  13. 4.0 |   Mojo

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  14. 3.0 |   State

    One of the worst [albums] that we’ve ever had the misfortune to listen to
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  15. 3.0 |   NME

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  16. 3.0 |   Clash

    It’s all very pretty sounding on paper, but in reality lazily produced and poorly written
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