Give Up (studio album) by The Postal Service

Give Up
Give Up by The Postal Service
Year: 2003
Overall rank: 418th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
79/100 (from 609 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 10 albums of 2003 (7th)
Award Top 100 albums of the 2000s (72nd)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (418th)
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Give Up by The Postal Service [2 CD 10th Anniversary Deluxe Edition]
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Postal Service Give Up USA CD album promo + e.p DEATH CAB the SHINS SUB POP
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79/100 (from 609 votes)
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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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85/100
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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70/100
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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From 05/29/2016 22:51
I like this better than any Death Cab albums. Death Cab has some decent singles, but their albums bore me. This is fantastic.
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100/100
From 05/09/2016 21:31
One album in my top 5 that I will never be able to explain how it got there...it just is.
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From 01/15/2016 19:20
A legendary, beautiful and nearly perfect album.
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90/100
From 10/19/2015 01:45
Fantastic production! Lyrics are great too. This may be the best Ben Gibbard related work I've heard.
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55/100
From 09/09/2015 17:53
Contains some classic Ben Gibbard lyrics that sounds super meaningful if you're just barely paying attention but actually are similar to things high schoolers would write in their notebooks for motivation. It's an interesting album but the beats are a little too simple to really grab me and Gibbard's lyricism doesn't help.
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