Yeah the couple people hating it on this website doesn't account for everyone. There's an overwhelming amount of positive comments on twitter, instagram, iTunes reviews, etc. Critics are also loving it from what I've seen. I can't stand Owl City either, so I don't know how you could compare the two, other than the synth intro to "Catching Cold." I understand how one who holds such high expectations from his old material could find this disappointing, but think of this as a separate project, not a continuation. I think this could be a big break for him mainstream wise if this gets the promotion it deserves. "After the Fire" is a Top 40 hit.