Style: feel-good dance pop; compare to Carly Rae Jepsen, The Postal Service, Relient K

Top tracks: "Dreams and Disasters," "Shooting Star," "Embers"

Midsummer Station spins the hits and pure pop confection. No surprise. Adam Young has built his electro-mixing talents into a juggernaut of danceable positive anthems. "Good Time," the ubiquitous hit duet with Carly Rae Jepsen, gives the gist: Throbbing house or guitar-rock backbeats. Superglue hooks. Geek-boy charm. All powered with the burning heart of young idealism. It's the stuff of teenage abandon that pulls even parents into windows-down, full-blast sing-alongs. Sure, it can mire in cheese ("I'm Coming After You"), but the collection is crisp, clean, anti-cynical. Credit that to Young's Christian faith—subtle but foundational to encouragement anthems ("Dreams and Disasters," "Gold"). Like the love it exudes, Midsummer Station always endures, believes and, most of all, hopes.

The Midsummer Station
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3 Stars - Good
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Release Date
August 21, 2012
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