The Postal Service - Give Up
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Based on 13 reviews
2003 Ratings: #47 / 293
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Based on 618 ratings
2003 Ratings: #19
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Give Up.

Give Up is the one and only release from The Postal Service, and a legendary electropop project at that. With adolescent yet emotional lead vocals from Ben Gabbard and complex yet easy-to-understand production from Dntel, Give Up manages to balance depression and excitement with elegance, with an equal amount of bummers and summers, but is always able to craft memorable electropop bops with captivating lyricism and perfect production. And at a smooth ten tracks and 44 minutes, Death ... read more


Fuck it

*review coming soon*


You would not believe your eyes


A cold, glitchy and dystopian indietronic masterstroke that acts as the perfect soundtrack to the coming apocalypse


Give Up is one of the greatest records of all time.

In an era of lo-fi hip hop chill beats to sleep/study with, The Postal Service sounds fresher than ever. There is something so empty and lethargic about most modern "chill" songs, that really just doesn't cut it. Now, I understand they're really not made for active listening, and that is probably why I don't like it very much. But Give Up is a "chill" record that is also made for active listening. The record gives more ... read more


Fav Tracks: The District Sleeps Alone Tonight, Such Great Heights, Nothing Better, We Will Become Silhouettes, Clark Gable

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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

Year End Lists

#8/Slant Magazine
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