Pamela Littky
Melissa Maerz
July 22, 2009 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Ocean Eyes

type
Music
Current Status
In Season
genre
Pop

We gave it a B+

Adam Young lists God, optimism, and G-rated movies among his biggest influences. Such innocence will surely get beaten out of him in a back alley one day, but for now, it’s made this 23-year-old’s one-man band, Owl City, the fourth most-played act on MySpace, where teen girls eat that stuff up. For good reason: Young’s second set of lush, Postal Service-indebted electronic pop, Ocean Eyes, is so daydream-ready, you might forgive him for admitting out loud that he’d ”rather pick flowers instead of fights.” The most thrilling part? Check out the soaring chorus on ”Dental Care.” The least thrilling part? The fact that it’s about dental care. B+

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