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All Things Bright and Beautiful

Owl City | A CITY OF ONE Adam Young, a.k.a. Owl City

A CITY OF ONE Adam Young, a.k.a. Owl City

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All Things Bright And Beautiful

Genre: Pop; Music Label: Universal Republic

Two years ago, Owl City (a.k.a. Adam Young) topped the Hot 100 with his emo-electro ditty ”Fireflies,” perhaps the wimpiest tune to pull off that feat since James Blunt’s ”You’re Beautiful.” So has success boosted Young’s swagger? Hardly. ”It’s suffocating to say,” he coos, ”but the female mystique takes my breath away.” Awww. Even on All Things Bright and Beautiful’s grandly titled ”The Yacht Club,” he laments that his heart ”can’t harbor this paddleboat.” B?

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Originally posted June 8 2011 — 12:00 AM EDT

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