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Owl City - sounds alot like the postal service

post #1 of 51
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YouTube - Owl City - Fireflies

anybody heard of them? dont mind the song actually,
post #2 of 51
Yeah, I gave them a listen a while ago, and IMO I think he's trying a little bit to hard to sound like them. And he only achieves half of the musicality of Jimmy Tamborello and none of the wit of Ben Gibbard.

Of course IMO, relatively forgettable.
post #3 of 51
Yeah, a lot of my friends love Owl City and quote the lyrics a lot, which I found to be rather generic compared to all the other artists already out there (Postal Service definitely).

A few days ago amazon.com and its MP3 service had an Owl City song from its latest album for free, so I decided to give it a go. I actually had more fun learning how amazon.com's MP3 program worked, instead of the song itself.
post #4 of 51
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its definatly more mainstream, and the lyrics not as good as postal service i was just suprised to see it on my promo only mainstream radio for september. stood out a bit compared to jessy mccartney ft tpain...as most of you could imagine
post #5 of 51
the vox are SO similar. Upbeat song but comes across as a rip-off of other synthpop bands. Too bad.
post #6 of 51
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Originally Posted by joincoolkidclub View Post
the vox are SO similar. Upbeat song but comes across as a rip-off of other synthpop bands. Too bad.
Agreed. I understand being influenced by certain artists, what happened to originality?
post #7 of 51
While i do think Postal Service is on a different level, I still give Owl City a chance.
I doubt there will be another album like that for a long time.

Sad though everytime i do get to listening , PS will be overshadowing them a bit.
post #8 of 51
13 yo mall girls will eat this up.
post #9 of 51
1 track in on their Maybe I'm Dreaming album (2008) so far so good.

Will report back later on.
post #10 of 51
Needs more autotune.
post #11 of 51
Just doesnt hold up to Postal Service imo.

Worth a listen and it might be for you, but for me its just ok and quite forgettable.
post #12 of 51
The CD is alright. I got it on sale at Best Buy. The music's catchy, but the lyrics aren't great.

A mix between Postal Service and Reliant K, I'd say.
post #13 of 51
Just started hearing this on UK radio now. Almost everytime it is played they always add "This band are HUGE in the States".
post #14 of 51
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Originally Posted by duotone View Post
Just started hearing this on UK radio now. Almost everytime it is played they always add "This band are HUGE in the States".
Prefixed by "For reasons we don't quite understand..." ?
post #15 of 51
You're better off listening to his other better side projects such as Port Blue and to a lesser extent, Swimming with Dolphins.
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