All Things Bright and Beautiful

  • Record Label: Republic
  • Release Date: Jun 14, 2011
Metascore
49

Mixed or average reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 15
  2. Negative: 3 out of 15
Buy On
  1. 20
    Soppy nostalgia that bares little else.
  2. May 19, 2011
    12
    All Things Bright and Beautiful, 12 sterilized laptop clunkers that are indeed bright but far from beautiful. There's no maturity in sight.
  3. May 24, 2011
    0
    Owl City is electro-pop's unwanted bastard child, combining all the worst elements of the genre. The production is lazy and unbelievably dull.
User Score
6.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 59 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 21
  2. Negative: 2 out of 21
  1. Jun 16, 2011
    0
    Awful, sugary manufactured pop music that will turn from (somewhat) heartwarming to nauseating within minutes of your listening. I beg of you;Awful, sugary manufactured pop music that will turn from (somewhat) heartwarming to nauseating within minutes of your listening. I beg of you; avoid All Things Bright and Beautiful at all costs if you would like to keep your sanity when you listen to music. Full Review »
  2. Jul 10, 2011
    8
    What a shame for an album that innovating and refreshing to have a score of only 5.2!
    As said before, Young's Owl City is dividing listeners
    What a shame for an album that innovating and refreshing to have a score of only 5.2!
    As said before, Young's Owl City is dividing listeners into haters and lovers and, despite some apprehension, I have to admit that I belong to those who are enchanted by his music.
    This album really shows the musical maturity of this project: Young tries new things and each song carries a completely different universe of its own.
    Just take a minute to listen to Alligator Sky, Galaxies, Kamikaze or Angels and you'll be convinced that Young has more potential that what a lot of haters think.
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  3. Jun 29, 2011
    5
    Owl City is one of the most interesting artists because of their style of music and their creativity, but this album has to much productionOwl City is one of the most interesting artists because of their style of music and their creativity, but this album has to much production and doesn't have the originality and is almost a complete copy of "Ocean Eyes" but not as good. I hope the next one will be better. Full Review »