Poll: Does Owl City suck big time?
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View poll results: Does Owl City suck big time?
Yes-big time
66 52%
No
61 48%
Voters: 127.
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#1
So lately I've been hearing alot about Owl City and I decided to check them out. Turns out they suck. It's just some guy singing through a voice synthesizer and a macbook. So the question is...Who thinks Owl City sucks big time?

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#8
It's like a computer made music and wasn't technologically advanced enough to include bass. I prefer human music, myself. But I guess those megabytes make little girls wet or something.
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#9
bleh Hello Seatle is better song than fireflies imo >.>
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#10
Where are the "Who the **** are owl city" and "Who the **** gives a ****?" options in the poll?
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#11
http://www.myspace.com/owlcity

First time I've heard of them. I sort of like them, actually. Although the lack of bass is annoying. And they're not exactly something I'd obsess over.
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#12
It's good considering the guy is almost 100% DIY.
In terms of his music? My mom screams more pleasingly than he sings.
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#13
Meh. His voice reminds me of the singer from The Postal Service and Death Cab (not a bad thing, I like DCFC and TPS). Also, if you listen to the Such Great Heights cover by The Postal Service, it's almost like TPS and Owl City could be the same band...with just....well...different lyrical content...and creativity on TPSs side IMO.
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#15
I just heard "Fireflies" for the first time while watching MTV (yes, they still show music videos...if you wake up early enough...) and thought it was splendid...though, I'd hate to make an assumption of their/his music just off that one song.
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#20
i started listening to him two years ago, and kinda have been listening to it evolve over time, so i definitely still really like him. who gives a flying **** what other people listen to, just listen to what you like and thats that

fireflies is probably the only #1 in the past 10 years i would have listened to even if it wasn't anywhere near the top of the charts
#21
He's a playradioplay ripoff, who's a ripoff of the postal service, the postal service it good though.

This thread sucks, and will be closed. If would could have hate threads, the pit would be 50 percent bitching about bands...which is more then now.
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#23
Owl City is like a lame version of The Postal Service.
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#25
If Owl City is a ripoff of the Postal Service then doesn't that mean every band of the rock genre is a ripoff of another..?

Seriously, they sound the same because it's the same genre.. people say that since they don't hear the genre much.

It's just your normal synthpop electronica type stuff.

I don't care for the vocals in the songs but I do like Owl City as embarrassing as that is, because I find the music to be calm and relaxing. I like synth type stuff like that. If it was all instrumental I'd still play it.

Same goes for other bands like that, like PlayRadioPlay!
#28
I had to sit through this band that I couldn't stand to see relient k.
the only credit I give him is that he writes his own music.... for now
#29
Owl City is amazing. And I've never even heard Fireflies. I just know that The Saltwater Room is insanely catchy. Everyone that I've let listen to that song has enjoyed it.


So, no. Owl City does NOT suck.
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#30
I like Fireflies, but I haven't heard any of his other stuff. It's catchy, so I listen.
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#32
It's not that bad. If it came on the radio I wouldn't change station. Then again I'd prefer him to keep his vocals auto-tuneless.
#34
Hmm, well it doesn't suck ... it's a bit bland if anything.

It's like a musical baked potato ... it's totally acceptable, but without an extra topping it's pretty boring.

So essentially Owl City are a plain baked potato.
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#35
I used to think Owl City was alright, then my ladyfriend and I went to go see them live. The show was awful, especially the crowd. It was nothing but a bunch of 15-16 year old MySpace kids, which was kind of expected I guess, but the overall attitude was very unpleasant. I saw less fights break out when I saw Flogging Molly. Us two just ended up getting a bit drunk and talking the whole time. Wasn't a total loss I guess.
#36
First time i heard it i was like WTF Ben Gibbard?

there are very few bands i hate, cuz i can't knock it if u find it entertaining.

but this one goes with the Disturbeds and the Nickelbacks.
#37
"Fireflies" is such a blatant ripoff of the Postal Service's "Such Great Heights", which really really pisses me off.
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#38
I hear plenty of bass.

At least, at the moment I'm playing "Cave In" which is the first song off of Ocean Eyes and there's a bass line that's very noticeable.
#39
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It's not that bad. If it came on the radio I wouldn't change station. Then again I'd prefer him to keep his vocals auto-tuneless.


Someone needs to learn what auto-tune is since there is none in any Owl City songs.

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I do have to say some of the music is growing on me. I've played the stuff alot because like I stated before, I like the synthpop electronica type stuff. It's just real calm music which is nice to hear sometimes rather than all the heavy rock and metal stuff and hardcore guitar instrumentals, etc etc or whatever else I might be listening to at the time.

But one of my favorite songs by Owl City is an instrumental which is a remix of Hello Seattle. It's just a totally fun song.
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