Owl City has its detractors--it's been harshly and dismissively called "mind-numbing" and "utterly execrable" by some critics--but 2009's Ocean Eyes is still wanted and desired by Seattleites. (Well, at least those Emerald City residents that are members of the Seattle Public Library system). The album is currently the 15th most-requested album in the library's database, beating out new releases from Beach House and Joanna Newsom. As of today, 197 people are each willing to wait weeks (or even years) to temporarily own Ocean Eyes. Maybe we're all just suckers for songs that call out this fair city by name. Or maybe it's just logical that a small percentage of Seattleites would like Ocean Eyes, given that the album went platinum today.
Curious what else SPL members are still waiting on? Well, more and more people have signed up for Lady Gaga's The Fame Monster (there's now 571 people on the hold list, compared with 523 just six weeks ago.) Broken Bells' debut disc is coveted by 313 Seattleities, making it the fifth most requested album on the hold list. And finally, SPL members really like smooth operators: both Sade's and Michael Buble's latest releases make the top 25.