Give Up (studio album) by The Postal Service

Give Up by The Postal Service
Year: 2003
Overall rank: 425th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
79/100 (from 637 votes)
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Award Top 100 albums of the 2000s (74th)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (425th)
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79/100 (from 637 votes)
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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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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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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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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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