You could take the cynical view and surmise that Adam Young’s label is trying to squeeze every last dime out of the cash-cow that's become Owl City (of which he is the sole member). Ocean Eyes was Owl City’s second album but Young’s third (you really need a scorecard). You see, Sky Sailing pre-dates Owl City, and while An Airplane Carried Me to Bed is no Ocean Eyes it’s a worthy effort and a must for those who seek to complete their Adam Young catalog.
Noticeably less electronic and much simpler sonically than Ocean Eyes, Airplane is still a fairly diverse album.
Those looking for a relentless attack of catchy songs might be disappointed with Airplane, but there are enough gems here to make it worthwhile.