Album Review: Owl City - 'All Things Bright And Beautiful'

Soppy nostalgia that bares little else

Pamela Littky
Pic: Pamela Littky
It’s been eight years since the release of The Postal Service’s ‘Give Up’, and we’ve still got wannabes channeling their inner Gibbard while vying for the title of most emotionally over the top. Owl City’s no different with his gooey, nostalgic third offering that once again drips with saccharine-sweet sentimentality, the musical equivalent of overhearing tweens wax poetic at the mall.

Attempts at “stirring” imagery (‘Angels’, ‘Honey And The Bee’) to articulate the thoughts of a man in love find you wondering if throwing grenadine on the record player might get the point across more quickly.

Anne T Donahue

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