Label
Sub Pop
Release date
30 Jun 2003
Running length
10 tracks
Running time
44:43

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Tracklist

    Track     Duration Listeners
1 The District Sleeps Alone Tonight 4:43 653,790
2 Such Great Heights 4:25 1,050,745
3 Sleeping In (Album) 4:20 13,965
4 Nothing Better (Album) 3:45 15,866
5 Recycled Air (Album) 4:28 12,706
6 Clark Gable (Album) 4:53 12,283
7 We Will Become Silhouettes 4:59 517,227
8 This Place is a Prison (Album) 3:53 14,636
9 Brand New Colony (Album) 4:11 15,701
10 Natural Anthem (Album) 5:06 12,949

About this album

Already assured a place on the best of 2003 cd list, The Postal Service’s first album ‘Give Up’, and the group themselves, have experienced a sudden almost startling rising success. They’ve deftly shaken-up America like a gentle, buzzing electrical storm, sending out wonderfully harmonic, wake up world tones from seemingly everyone’s stereos. Originally created as a by mail, almost pen pal style, side project, in only a few short months people have embraced and clamored for this wonderfully grand, unique blend of intelligent electronic music and emotional indie pop.

By teaming together, The Postal Service has managed to create a sort of Indie Supergroup. By following the typical Dntel m-o, Jimmy Tamborello united talented artists to contribute to his electronic stylings. Apparently, since the team stayed the same throughout each song they decided to give themselves a name and come out as a full-blown side project. All of the players in this postal game come from bands rolling uphill in their own right. The talented sirens Jen Wood, who has a list of credits a mile long including a fairly successful solo career and the singing duties of the former band Tattle Tale, and Jenny Lewis, lead vocalist from Rilo Kiley whose band had an explosion of popularity last year when their latest album received rave reviews from every conceivable publication, add grace tremendously to the album with their angelic voices harmonizing and backing each track, in some cases adding more and turning these electro pop morsels into full blown duets.

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  • kat-tun

    ditto dude... one of my favourites :( v

    22 Aug 12:36pm Reply
  • hashtagbluejay

    The fact that this is the ONLY album they made pisses the fuck off of me.

    22 Apr 3:16am Reply
  • taIktostrangers

    never ages.

    13 Jan 10:36am Reply
  • Utt-Anton

    This can save anyone :)

    1 Dec 2013 Reply
  • TylerSymes

    Some decent songs but overrated.

    20 Oct 2013 Reply
  • HeyJeremyC

    Perfect album. 10/10

    16 Oct 2013 Reply
  • tresfoufou

    if youre feeling nostalgic for the early 2000s you can always play this album and write livejournal entries about all the girls/boys you have crushes on.

    4 Oct 2013 Reply
  • x-jayque-x

    "This was nearly 10 years ago? Holy shit." [2] Time goes by quick..

    10 Jun 2013 Reply
  • nomadicherder

    This album stuck with me while growing up probably more than any other. I'm pretty sad that I won't be seeing them live this week :/

    15 Apr 2013 Reply
  • bullandgate

    this album is already a classic [2]

    27 Mar 2013 Reply
  • oix

    i absolutely agree. even the sleeves are freaking nice.

    8 Nov 2012 Reply
  • Cheezdude

    I've gotta say the Sub Pop pressing of this record is stunning. Nice thick vinyl, a poster, a lyrics booklet, a second record with b-sides (it's essentially the two eps, I think). Totally worth grabbing if you're into this album. I haven't scrobbled it on the computer since I got it.

    15 Oct 2012 Reply
  • JustBreathe94

    Slowly becoming one of my favorite albums.

    25 Aug 2012 Reply
  • hakefead

    This was nearly 10 years ago? Holy shit.

    29 Feb 2012 Reply
  • captainyodel

    i will never tire of listening to this album. not since i was 16 (now 23) <3

    12 Dec 2011 Reply
  • paroxysm8bit

    there's probably no better album to fall asleep to, or to listen to as the sun rises on a summer morning.

    10 May 2011 Reply
  • LeBeatLove

    classic

    5 Feb 2011 Reply
  • JaJaJacksonx

    Best album title ever.

    16 Jan 2011 Reply
  • gonzstrokes

    this album is already a classic

    23 Nov 2010 Reply
  • kaw1216

    this album will forever pull at everyones heart strings. i don't know anyone who doesnt love at least one track on here. indie/electronic/heartbreak/love-songs. "Give Up" will always be an amazing classic.

    19 Nov 2010 Reply
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