It's easy to forget how amazing this album sounded back in 2003, especially since it spawned an army of mediocre imitators. Electronica-based indie pop is an established branch of indie rock these days, but no one's managed to do it as good as Jimmy Tamborello and Ben Gibbard did it with Give Up, the duo's first and only album.
While the novelty of pairing Gibbard's warm vocals with Tamborello's cold soundscapes may have been what caused many people to pay attention to the project initially, there's a world of difference between a novel concept and the solid execution of that concept. Luckily, the Postal Service delivers (honest-to-God-no-pun-intended). - Culture Bully
Streaming source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0wrsZog8qXg