Give Up (studio album) by The Postal Service

Give Up by The Postal Service
Year: 2003
Overall rank: 428th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
79/100 (from 662 votes)
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Award Top 10 albums of 2003 (7th)
Award Top 100 albums of the 2000s (72nd)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (428th)
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79/100 (from 662 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 2% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 79.3/100, a mean average of 77.9/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 79.5/100. The standard deviation for this album is 16.2.

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95/100
From 06/08/2023 16:16
Sonically one of the most interesting albums I've ever heard. So intricate and melodic with gorgeous and interesting lyrics accompanying it.
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From 03/02/2023 16:19
Bom uso do eletrĂ´nico!
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From 02/27/2023 01:09
This album picks up where the Lightning Seeds left off. In case anybody was looking for something from where the Lightning Seeds left off. I kind of was.
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85/100
From 10/11/2021 09:35
The production on this album is just pure brilliance. It is so smooth and slick that you glide from song to song and before you know it you have reached the end. Alongside this is the fact that there are some truly great songs on here, such as Such Great Heights, Nothing Better and others. There a several layers of sound as well making for a vibrant and fun experience every time you listen. As well as that the lyrics are pretty good and well worth looking into. Overall, a thoroughly enjoyable record I can see myself coming back to many times in the future.
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From 04/30/2021 21:16
What a year that must have been for Ben Gibbard, fuck.
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80/100
From 07/11/2020 19:03
Definitely an 8, this album feels like an 8 as soon as the mid album starts to develop. Really fun, some iconic songs but not a legendary work, still glad I listened to it, different styles are always fun to listen to.
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From 04/28/2018 13:28
This is album kind of blew me away upon first listen, really good production as well.
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95/100
From 01/24/2017 00:16
An album that is fairly light on the lyrics, with some cliches, it does still turn out to be a pretty good album for the one album band.

Favorite Track: Such Great Heights
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From 10/24/2016 20:23
This album can sound a little too simple (almost 8-bit) in places but becomes much more interesting when the layers of sound kick in. Such Great Heights and Sleeping In the top tracks for me. Quite different to most of the electronic/synth pop I own.
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Best Albums of 2003
1. Elephant by The White Stripes
2. Hail To The Thief by Radiohead
3. Absolution by Muse
4. Room On Fire by The Strokes
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