Ugh Owl City.

ElegyElegy Road Warrior
edited September 2011 in History of Rock
Owl City is to Death Cab for Cutie as Creed is to Pearl Jam.

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  • CommonCriminalCommonCriminal The Stork Whisperer
    edited September 2009
    Elegy;3060594 said:
    Owl City is to Death Cab for Cutie as Creed is to Pearl Jam.
    I've only heard bad things about them, so I've abstained from listening to them. I guess that was a good life choice.
  • ElegyElegy Road Warrior
    edited September 2009
    yeah, they're not totally...bad, I suppose, it sounds alright, but it's just really emotional unemotional lyrics, if that makes sense. And the lead singer sounds WAY to much like Ben Gibbard.
  • afterstasisafterstasis Washed Up
    edited September 2009
    i despise death cab, so this may be the first band i've heard whose name refers to my favorite bird that i dislike.
  • timmay9timmay9 Washed Up
    edited September 2009
    afterstasis;3060725 said:
    i despise death cab, so this may be the first band i've heard whose name refers to my favorite bird that i dislike.
    Good thing Mike doesn't have any internet! :p
  • JukeBoxHeroJukeBoxHero Headliner
    edited September 2009
    Their not as bad as they could be(from the one song I've heard in our Playlist Fridays in English) but they definitely lack a decent singer.
  • Lameboy19Lameboy19 Headliner
    edited September 2009
    Elegy;3060594 said:
    Owl City is to Death Cab for Cutie as Creed is to Pearl Jam.
    My ex praised them to the sky

    and I took a listen too it and I thought it was pretty ***
  • ElegyElegy Road Warrior
    edited September 2009
    JukeBoxHero;3060741 said:
    Their not as bad as they could be(from the one song I've heard in our Playlist Fridays in English) but they definitely lack a decent singer.
    I kind of dig the instrumentation, but then I heard the voice...briefly thought it was Death Cab, but then somehow realized it wasn't as good as Death Cab, haha.
  • JukeBoxHeroJukeBoxHero Headliner
    edited September 2009
    That was my exact reaction to it(besides the Death Cab part because I still need to check them out).I haven't heard it in awhile but I think I recall the vocalist being autotuned quite a bit throughout the song(which typically annoys me), that might be another song I heard in class though.
  • a_bull_on_paradea_bull_on_parade Road Warrior
    edited September 2009
    I don't mind them, but the comparison made to start the thread is correct
  • CubecubedCubecubed Washed Up
    edited September 2009
    I have not one nice thing to say about Owl City.
  • MrFruitLordMrFruitLord Headliner
    edited September 2009
    I hate both of them.
  • tridentgum0tridentgum0 Uninteresting Poster
    edited September 2009
    timmay9;3060730 said:
    Good thing Mike doesn't have any internet! :p
    But I do. :mad:
  • Lithuanian_BoyLithuanian_Boy Rising Star
    edited September 2009
    CommonCriminal;3060681 said:
    I've only heard bad things about them, so I've abstained from listening to them. I guess that was a good life choice.
    I envy you.
  • californicationcalifornication Opening Act
    edited September 2009
    I can't understand why the song (it's called Fireflies, right?) is popular. The lyrics are pretty nauseating.

    Isn't Owl City just one guy though?
  • dreamtheater4life58dreamtheater4life58 Opening Act
    edited September 2009
    oh good lord. I can not put into words how much I despise this band and Death Cab... there's no uniqueness, no originality, and I can't stand either of their singers. The lyrics are corny typical mainstream garbage as well.... just my 2 cents
  • overcookedbaconovercookedbacon Road Warrior
    edited September 2009
    Just listened to "Fireflies."

    Wish I hadn't.
  • edited September 2009
    Like half my dorm is seeing them in concert. Its sad.
  • BuRn7 CaK3BuRn7 CaK3 Banned
    edited September 2009
    Them? Lacking a better singer?

    WOW.

    Owl City is just one guy.
  • xTerpxTerp Opening Act
    edited September 2009
    I've heard about them before but never checked them out. After listening, I can say that this is really bad.
  • Alright_ComputerAlright_Computer Butt Neck
    edited September 2009
    I had low expectations for anything that's so devoid of originality that they use default Paintshop brushes and a boring default font. Yes, I know that this is "judging a book by its cover", but after listening to the music, it was as bad as I expected.
  • thedude009thedude009 Unsigned
    edited October 2009
    This guy is unbelievable! I don't even have words to describe my disgust for this mongrole...what a disgrace to deathcab.
  • killer_roachkiller_roach Washed Up
    edited October 2009
    Owl City is okay, but just that. Nothing more.

    Certainly nothing to get this worked up about.
  • Cpt. OverkillCpt. Overkill (Briefly) Touched by a Banhammer
    edited October 2009
    I saw my friend listening to them. At first I thought "Hey! Lets check them out!" Then I realized he's the same kid who loves Bring Me The Horizon and The Devil Wears Prada. >_>
  • CubecubedCubecubed Washed Up
    edited October 2009
    Fireflies literally has some of the worst lyrics i have ever heard in my life.

    You would not believe your eyes
    If ten million fireflies
    Lit up the world as I fell asleep

    'Cause they'd fill the open air
    And leave teardrops everywhere
    You'd think me rude
    But I would just stand and stare

    I'd like to make myself believe
    That planet Earth turns slowly
    It's hard to say that I'd rather stay
    Awake when I'm asleep
    'Cause everything is never as it seems

    'Cause I'd get a thousand hugs
    From ten thousand lightning bugs
    As they tried to teach me how to dance

    A foxtrot above my head
    A sock hop beneath my bed
    A disco ball is just hanging by a thread

    I'd like to make myself believe
    That planet Earth turns slowly
    It's hard to say that I'd rather stay
    Awake when I'm asleep
    'Cause everything is never as it seems
    When I fall asleep

    Leave my door open just a crack
    (Please take me away from here)
    'Cause I feel like such an insomniac
    (Please take me away from here)
    Why do I tire of counting sheep
    (Please take me away from here)
    When I'm far too tired to fall asleep

    To ten million fireflies
    I'm weird 'cause I hate goodbyes
    I got misty eyes as they said farewell

    But I'll know where several are
    If my dreams get real bizarre
    'Cause I saved a few and I keep them in a jar

    I'd like to make myself believe
    That planet Earth turns slowly
    It's hard to say that I'd rather stay
    Awake when I'm asleep
    'Cause everything is never as it seems
    When I fall asleep

    I'd like to make myself believe
    That planet Earth turns slowly
    It's hard to say that I'd rather stay
    Awake when I'm asleep
    'Cause everything is never as it seems
    When I fall asleep

    I'd like to make myself believe
    That planet earth turns slowly
    It's hard to say that I'd rather stay
    Awake when I'm asleep
    Because my dreams are bursting at the seams

    ughhhhhh.....
  • dreamtheater4life58dreamtheater4life58 Opening Act
    edited October 2009
    holy ****ing ****. that was HORRIBLE. the fangirl comments on youtube are annoying as hell too "he's so talented" "he's so original" /facepalm
  • californicationcalifornication Opening Act
    edited October 2009
    It's number one on iTunes. o_O
  • killer_roachkiller_roach Washed Up
    edited October 2009
    californication;3181228 said:
    It's number one on iTunes. o_O
    *cues up, on command, his favorite Mencken quote*

    "Nobody ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the American public."
  • allanon645allanon645 Unsigned
    edited October 2009
    I really can't handle how popular this guy has gotten. I think i'm the only one in my town who doesn't love him... it's quite frightening.
  • PumpActionCowPumpActionCow Opening Act
    edited October 2009
    I can't handle how popular stupid crap like nevershoutnever! has gotten.
    :mad:
  • edited October 2009
    So a bunch of people on my dorm went to see him, and they said he played only 9 songs, and he was the headliner. thats so sad. i havent been to a concert that short in quite awhile
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