A1 The Postal Service The District Sleeps Alone Tonight 4:41
A2 The Postal Service Such Great Heights 4:25
A3 The Postal Service Sleeping In 4:21
A4 The Postal Service Nothing Better 3:45
A5 The Postal Service Recycled Air 4:24
B1 The Postal Service Clark Gable 4:53
B2 The Postal Service We Will Become Silhouettes 4:57
B3 The Postal Service This Place Is A Prison 3:51
B4 The Postal Service Brand New Colony 4:12
B5 The Postal Service Natural Anthem 5:06
C1 The Postal Service There's Never Enough Time 3:30
C2 The Shins We Will Become Silhouettes 2:58
C3 Iron And Wine Such Great Heights 4:11
D1 The Postal Service Suddenly Everything Has Changed 3:51
D2 The Postal Service The District Sleeps Alone Tonight (DJ Downfall Persistent Beat Remix) 6:51
D3–The Postal Service Such Great Heights (John Tejada Remix) 5:45
Give Up is the only studio album by electronic music band The Postal Service, released February 19, 2003 on Sub Pop Records.
The band began as a side project between electronic music artist Jimmy Tamborello and Death Cab for Cutie's vocalist Ben Gibbard. The two had previously worked together for a track on Dntel's album Life Is Full of Possibilities.
The Postal Service's only full-length release, Give Up was the second Sub Pop Records release to receive platinum certification, their best selling album since Nirvana's Bleach. The album peaked at #114 on the U.S. Billboard 200 album chart in its initial release; the 2013 tenth-anniversary reissue of the album peaked at #45 in April 2013. As of January 2013, Give Up had sold 1.07 million copies. The album was generally well received, and critics commented on its throwbacks to the eighties new wave genre.
Give Up was generally well-received by music critics. Matt LeMay of Pitchfork Media called the album "a pretty damned strong record, and one with enough transcendent moments to forgive it its few substandard tracks and ungodly lyrical blunders". Heather Phares of AllMusic felt that while Give Up did not measure up to either Gibbard or Tamborello's main projects, it was nonetheless "far more consistent and enjoyable than might be expected." Michaelangelo Matos of Rolling Stone described the album as "a cuddly little new wave reverie".
Online music magazine Pitchfork Media placed Give Up at number 104 on their list of top 200 albums of the 2000s. Rolling Stone ranked the album at number 86 on their list of the 100 Best Albums of the Decade.