I heard the Postal Service's CD, Give Up for the first time this week and was pretty impressed. Their lyrics are what really caught my attention- lines like "And I want life in every word to the extent that it's absurd" really appealed to me. The music is calm and mellow, bordering on what I consider "emo." There doesn't seem to be one distinctly upbeat song, and the CD leaves you feeling reflective and not particularly excited to get up and do something. It does contain some great melodies, the song "The District Sleeps Alone Tonight" being my favorite. All in all, the CD doesn't break its trend of thoughtful, moody music, which is good if you're in that particular mood. After one run-through though, I had to put on some more upbeat music to counteract the Postal Service.
Rating: 4 out of 5