Monday, December 07, 2009

TK # 74: The Postal Service - Give Up (2003)

While it basically sounds like a couple of guys and their laptops, two things set Postal Service apart from thousands of cheap imitators – Ben Gibbard’s sweet, choirboy voice and classic pop songwriting that eludes so much of indie rock. Loaded with pleasant blips and gurgling beats, Give Up’s shimmering dance pop endures on the strength of the Pitchfork nation wet dream of “Such Great Heights” and the gentle but anthemic declarations of “The District Sleeps Alone Tonight” and “We Will Become Silhouettes”.

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