I rarely buy music.
That used to be a statement of how much I would download illegally… but after the great crash of 2003, I went legit… (which is somewhere in this blog I think). So my music almost exclusively purchased from Itunes, or are direct rips of my own personal CD collection.
So when I buy music, it’s normally a song that I want to hear on loop. Amber is the one that buys full CD’s.
Owl City is my exception.
I failed to realize they had a new CD on iTunes until today when I decided to check. I picked it up and so far, the lyrics are doing what they always do… making me somewhat somber but cheery.
Some say this Minnesota kid (bonus points) took his style from Postal Service and a few other groups… and that may be, but I like the Postal Service too.. so that’s ok.
What I do like is his constant use of nature metaphors. Most groups that become popular these days do it through party or sex driven lyrics… This guy seems to be doing it with nothing but nature metaphors. It’s very… child-like (in the good way).
Amber doesn’t like Owl City. “Everything sounds the same” she says… Which I guess that’s true… But that’s a good thing :-).