AOTY 2019
The Postal Service - Give Up
Critic Score
Based on 13 reviews
2003 Ratings: #48 / 280
User Score
Based on 340 ratings
2003 Ratings: #33
February 18, 2003 / Release Date
LP / Format
Sub Pop / Label
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About a day ago, I reached out to a friend after a bit of time and we ended up chatting, giving some album recs, talking about various records and moods they give off. Amongst the conversation, I mentioned Give Up. They replied; “I haven’t heard Give Up, what’s it like?”

For no real reason, I had no problem jumping on the opportunity to really go in depth about it. I have never taken a moment to really convey the very deep feelings that dance around this album.

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Not really vibing with this... I like what it's going for and the production is decent, but the vocals and lyrics aren't really to my personal taste. I see why people like this so much, but it isn't for me at all.
Damn. Glitched out, distant and gorgeously arranged electronic music, with some somewhat corny yet emotional lyrics backed up by some of the best production and beats that I have heard in a while. It's really beautifully constructed, with the electronic elements giving a distant approach to them, so when the more organic elements come into play it makes it feel all the more human. With lyrics extremely telling of Benjamin Gibbard's personal fears and anxiety. It's an extremely interesting and ... read more
The Postal Service, a group I was introduced to years back and for that, my view on music has changed since then. Before I was one to listen casually like most people. But this album shot that attitude into the stratosphere, I loved it on first sight, the rhythmic beats on Such Great Heights captivated me and I had to head home and find the song immediately after school, and I did, and it was a wonderful. After listening to the album in its entirety, I felt wonderful, the sonic perfection to ... read more
A flawed, yet nonetheless extremely special indietronica classic. Some of gibbards lyrics are cliche, but nearly all instrumentals hit the mark.
Favorites: Such great heights, we will become sillhouettes
Least: Clark gable
81/100(great borderline good)
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Track List

  1. The District Sleeps Alone Tonight
  2. Such Great Heights
  3. Sleeping In
  4. Nothing Better [feat. Jen Wood]
  5. Recycled Air
  6. Clark Gable
  7. We Will Become Silhouettes
  8. This Place Is a Prison
  9. Brand New Colony
  10. Natural Anthem
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