The Postal Service – Give Up

13 07 2010

Listened: Wednesday July 7

Give Up is another classic “driving to Coachella” jam we would always put on in the early years. Hearing it never fails to take me away to flying down Interstate 5 through miles and miles of farmland, shooting the shit with my friends, on the way to a weekend of fun.

It’s also a really touching album backed with unexpected music. It’s sometimes difficult for real emotion to come through a structure of so much computer-generated music, but The Postal Service succeed effortlessly. I actually prefer these songs to alter ego band Death Cab for Cutie, who play much more traditional “rock” music. The electronic music makes it complete, I guess. I wish they would release a second album, but it sounds like it was never intended to happen and won’t happen. Bummer.



2 responses

13 07 2010
Concert Confessions

I am still obsessed with this record, it’s about as perfect as they come. As much as I would like another round, could lightning stike twice? With it being so long since this came out, there is no way anything could top Give Up.

12 07 2012
Freelance Whales – Weathervanes « Emily's Albums A to Z

[…] reminds me a bit of The Postal Service, as does the skittery-sweet sound of Starring. There are also constant references to creating music […]

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