Give Up: The Postal Service
Such gorgeous, well-crafted pop songs. A great album, a collaboration between Ben Gibbard of Death Cab for Cutie, and Jimmy Tamborello. They passed the tracks back and forth through the mail. An intersting approach, but the results are such stunning, pretty electro-pop songs, that it doesn't matter how it was conceived to me. An interesting conceit, but a great album nonetheless.
One of the best albums of the decade, this side project by Death Cab for Cutie frontman Ben Gibbard transcends musical boundaries. If you haven't heard this yet, do yourself a favor and give it a listen.
This, the one and only studio album from Postal Service proves to be more than enough. It may not be on par with my current taste in music, but it's innovative sounds have proven timeless in my life.