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Although it's probably mainly nostalgia rather than actually thinking they're great 'cause the lyrics are stupid and it's all a bit emotionally cloying.
Only started listening to it when the reissue was announced earlier in the year, was too young when it first came out. If you can look past some of the dodgy lyrics it's a great pop album, really well-paced compared to the slow trudge of a lot of music from the same genre
Loved it when i was younger, but have grown out of it on the whole. Still have *some* time for it, as is often the case with albums you loved during your formulative years getting into music, because of what it meant to me then. The music's extremely repetetive, the lyrics, as someone mentions above, are largely throwaway, and Gibbard's voice grates on me now. The only thing i still definitely love about the album are the female vocals.
Having said that, i must've listened to it a thousand times, so it's probably partly my own fault. Every now and then my mp3 player will shuffle a track on and it makes me pretty happy, but deep down i know that there's too much brilliant music out there to spend your life listening to this kind of wet indie.
but I had a whole lot of time for it years ago. I'd probably turn my nose up at someone doing the same thing now but I'm still looking forward to the Brixton gig.
The first two songs on the album are great and then I lose interest a bit.
one of the first proper CDs I ever bought. Rinsed the sheeeeit out of it on my fat green boombox.
Its such a perfect song. However, the rest of the album doesn't quite reach those (ahem) heights.
the intro sounds like advert music. or getting a call on Skype or something.
according to last.fm it's the most skipped track on there too.
and I do think Ben is the weak link, but I love the album
but the trouble for me was always that it never out-did the song that inspired them to make a whole album in the first place. (This Is) The Dream Of Evan And Chan is the self-written shoulder that The Postal Service has to stand on.
Maybe you could listen for the first time and do a live blog?
it was just a nice beepy poppy background album to stick on in dim lighting when i had a girl in my room, or was smoking weed with my friends.
love it for the nostalgia of the time, more than anything else.
Recycled Air or This Place Is A Prison.