Owl City
Cinematic


2.0
poor

Review

by SowingSeason STAFF
June 10th, 2018 | 45 replies


Release Date: 2018 | Tracklist

Review Summary: This sure is an album.

Composed of fifteen songs, wielding titles such as ‘Fiji Water’ and ‘The 5th of July’, Adam Young has once again made a thing. There are synthesizers, and even drums! Young puts his heart on the line with ‘All My Friends’, in which he raps some of the verses: “we’re about to light a fire like never before.” On ‘House Wren’ he whistles like a bird, but then there are real, actual bird chirps in the background haha! That clever rascal. On ‘Not All Heroes Wear Capes’, he lets us know that not all heroes wear capes because his dad built him a tree house. Ballads like ‘Always’ certainly do feature pianos and lyrics about angels, in case you were wondering. It’s a sonic adventure, absolutely. The handclaps throughout the experience let us know that even though there are deep lyrics, it’s okay to have fun every once in a while! ‘Firebird’ is a penultimate anthem of youth – “it’s alright, everything changes” Adam squeals, before getting all poignant, penning straight from the lyrics of his tattered journal, “Tell me why I look back and I wanna cry.” Don’t worry though, things end on a super positive note. After the heartbreak of looking in the rearview mirror, Adam comes out with the epic closer ‘Cinematic’, euphorically giving the album an aluminum silver lining: “Your worst critics are sitting up front / And they're giving you two thumbs way, way up.” You can say that again.

2/5



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SowingSeason
Moderator
June 10th 2018


28120 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

I feel like this is my strongest review to date.

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BlushfulHippocrene
Contributing Reviewer
June 10th 2018


2559 Comments


:D

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Papa Universe
June 10th 2018


17689 Comments


it's a 2.0? I take it this is his magnum opus

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Dewinged
June 10th 2018


11306 Comments


I am not coming close to this.

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NocteDominum
Contributing Reviewer
June 10th 2018


8873 Comments


I thought you only reviewed 4.5’s or higher Sowing

Toad
June 10th 2018


1982 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5 | Sound Off

Taking some doofspiration, I see

Good review. My 2.0 feels a lil forgiving right now

Divaman
June 10th 2018


2920 Comments


Yeah, I saw John from ARTV didn't much care for this either.

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onionbubs
June 10th 2018


9669 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5 | Sound Off

john from ARTV isnt worth shit



that said this still looks horrendous tho judging by that rating and average, somehow one of his better albums

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Toad
June 10th 2018


1982 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5 | Sound Off

nah, this and mobile orchestra are the absolute bottom of the owl city barrel.

mindleviticus
June 10th 2018


9560 Comments


Funny review, on point as always there Sowing!

LethalPaintball
June 10th 2018


995 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

okay this was a good writeup

Conmaniac
Contributing Reviewer
June 10th 2018


23717 Comments


this is a fantastic review holyyyy

gryndstone
June 10th 2018


1137 Comments


This sure was a review

clavier
Contributing Reviewer
June 10th 2018


790 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

This and Rudy's Owl City review are now officially my favourite negative reviews

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JesperL
June 10th 2018


297 Comments


really deep stuff. staying as far away from this as possible after having heard fiji water and all my friends

bloc
June 10th 2018


52346 Comments


Album art is hilariously bad

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Lucman
June 10th 2018


1076 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

I love everything about this review. This year has seen nore awful records than I can remember. My friend and I spun this and we barely made it half way.

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MotokoKusanagi
June 10th 2018


1544 Comments


looks like an angels and airwaves album cover

onionbubs
June 10th 2018


9669 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5 | Sound Off

ya its somehow an even more laughable looking version of i-empire

BMDrummer
June 10th 2018


14293 Comments


holy shit



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