The Postal Service - Give Up

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Post by neil » Mon Sep 13, 2004 1:31 pm

Derek wrote:This was hardly the best album of 2003.
I vote for The Meadowlands by The Wrens.

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Post by Kazu » Mon Sep 13, 2004 1:46 pm

Neil wrote:I vote for The Meadowlands by The Wrens.
I second that, though Give Up is pretty high up on my list....
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Post by TheBeff » Wed Oct 27, 2004 12:40 pm

o man burn, piano island burn is terrible.

i vote damien rice 'o'
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Post by neil » Mon Nov 08, 2004 12:07 pm

I find this article hilarious.

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Post by Monk » Mon Nov 08, 2004 4:01 pm

I heard about that on NPR the other day... think ANYone at USPS has ever heard their music? I can't see it meshing well with a) USPS commercials, or b) a convention of senior executives...

Though I'd buy a stamp with Ben Gibbard's head on it. That'd be cool with me.
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Post by Kazu » Mon Nov 08, 2004 9:00 pm

Even though this doesn't have much to do with anything... I think postal workers are super cool. I love going to the Post Office and just listening to the local workers interact. At the offices near me, the people are so lively and nice, despite the ugly fluorescent lights and the common stereotypes of postal workers... :D
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Post by Kean » Mon Feb 21, 2005 2:11 pm

Like a houseguest that has outstayed their welcome, here's a b-side from the group that absolutely refuses to go away (Give Up is two years old now!) -- The Postal Service's "Be Still My Heart," from their "We Will Become Silhouettes" CD single.

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Post by dan » Tue Feb 22, 2005 7:29 am

Can't beleive i didn't see this post! I love the Postal Service and Death Cab for Cutie. It's really great music to work to. :)

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Post by T-lapia » Tue Feb 22, 2005 3:24 pm

i feelt like a pirate and just Dl-ed some songs coz i was thinkin the Cd wasnt worth the whole price.

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Post by dik pose » Tue Feb 22, 2005 4:19 pm

Thanks for that link Kean, I still need to get their album (two years later :? ) but at least I have this song to warm my cold damp days...

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Post by Ayo » Wed Mar 16, 2005 9:05 pm

My friend put "Nothing Better" on a mix CD he gave me. I don't know anything about this musical group or what their other songs sound like, but out of the 66 songs given to me in this group of mix CDs, this is the only one that really makes me want to get the album.

"Nothing Better," indeed.
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Post by Butcher Blind » Wed Mar 23, 2005 12:09 pm

call me old fashioned but i think 'Who Will Cut Our Hair When We're Gone?' and 'Hail To The Thief' were the 2 best albums of that year.
whilst Hail to the Thief was no OK Computer....i liked it a whole lot.

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Re: The Postal Service - Give Up

Post by will » Thu Mar 24, 2005 2:38 pm

Postal Service doesn't really do it for me at all, though the original version (by Iron and Wine) of Such Great Heights is great.

Postal Service is one of those groups I'd think I'd like from hearing a description of their music, but I really don't think they're all that interesting or good (Deathcab for Cutie doesn't really do anything for me either). Maybe I'll hear something that will change my mind....

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Post by neil » Thu Mar 24, 2005 7:23 pm

Butcher Blind wrote:call me old fashioned but i think 'Who Will Cut Our Hair When We're Gone?' and 'Hail To The Thief' were the 2 best albums of that year.
Yeah those are both excellent...
will wrote:Postal Service doesn't really do it for me at all, though the original version (by Iron and Wine) of Such Great Heights is great.
The Iron & Wine version is a cover... Ben Gibbard wrote that song for the Postal Service. But it's amazing how much Sam Beam is able to inhabit it with his own meaning; it really could sound like his version is the original.

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Post by will » Fri Mar 25, 2005 11:53 am

Ben Gibbard wrote that song for the Postal Service. But it's amazing how much Sam Beam is able to inhabit it with his own meaning; it really could sound like his version is the original.
Eep. Mea culpa. And I actually knew that at one point, which makes it more embarassing. But the Iron & Wine version is still better.

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