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View Poll Results: What's your favorite Police album?
Outlandos d'Amour 4 13.79%
Reggatta de Blanc 7 24.14%
Zenyattà Mondatta 3 10.34%
Ghost in the Machine 7 24.14%
Synchronicity 8 27.59%
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Old 11-18-2012, 12:35 AM   #91 (permalink)
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Recently, I've had the song Roxanne stuck in my head. Personally, I think they only have a few good songs.
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Old 11-19-2012, 11:39 AM   #92 (permalink)
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Hmm gonna have to go with Synchronicity for my favorite album of theirs. Used to listen to my dad's record on the patio sometimes when I was younger, but one day I left it there and forgot about it and the next day I realized the summer heat had melted/bent and ruined it... Wrapped Around Your Finger and King of Pain were my favorites... I'll have to find a copy of that album again sometime.
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Old 07-23-2013, 10:30 PM   #93 (permalink)
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Although I have soft spots for Outlandos d'Amour & Zenyattà Mondatta, it's hard to beat Synchronicity, the only album to challenge Michael Jackson's Beat It in the charts, quite a feat, when you consider the latter is the world's top selling album of all time.
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Old 07-24-2013, 09:38 AM   #94 (permalink)
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Although I have soft spots for Outlandos d'Amour & Zenyattà Mondatta, it's hard to beat Synchronicity, the only album to challenge Michael Jackson's Beat It in the charts, quite a feat, when you consider the latter is the world's top selling album of all time.
While it was commercially successful on a huge scale I still would rather hear Outlandos any day of the week. Can't stand losing you by itself would make me pick up Outlandos. All three are outstanding albums with the amazing drumming of Copeland to carry them.
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Old 07-24-2013, 11:47 PM   #95 (permalink)
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While it was commercially successful on a huge scale I still would rather hear Outlandos any day of the week. Can't stand losing you by itself would make me pick up Outlandos. All three are outstanding albums with the amazing drumming of Copeland to carry them.
You know I'm a big enough music geek to try and dissect this to see if I agree.

3=awesome 2 = good 1= okay 0 = sucks

Outlandos

Next To You 1.5
So Lonely 3
Roxanne 3
Hole In My Life 2
Peanuts 1.5
Can't Stand Losing You 3
Truth Hits Everybody 2
Born In The 50's 0
Be My Girl 1
Masoko Tanga 2.5

Total 19.5

Synchronicity (minus 1 weak track)

Synchronicity I 2.5
Walking in Your Footsteps 1.5
O My God 2
Miss Gradenko 1
Synchronicity II 3
Every Breath You Take 3
King of Pain 3
Wrapped Around Your Finger 3
Tea in the Sahara 2
Murder by Numbers 2

Total 23

In the end I still have to go with Synchronicity, its singles push them over.

Hmmm that was fun lets do Zenyatta Mondatta minus one weak song.

Don't Stand So Close to Me 3
Driven to Tears 2
When the World Is Running Down 1.5
Canary in a Coalmine 2
Voices Inside My Head 2
Bombs Away 1
De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da 3
Man in a Suitcase 3
Shadows in the Rain 1
The Other Way of Stopping 0

Total: 18.5
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Old 07-25-2013, 08:20 AM   #96 (permalink)
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You know I'm a big enough music geek to try and dissect this to see if I agree.

3=awesome 2 = good 1= okay 0 = sucks

Outlandos

Next To You 1.5
So Lonely 3
Roxanne 3
Hole In My Life 2
Peanuts 1.5
Can't Stand Losing You 3
Truth Hits Everybody 2
Born In The 50's 0
Be My Girl 1
Masoko Tanga 2.5

Total 19.5

Synchronicity (minus 1 weak track)

Synchronicity I 2.5
Walking in Your Footsteps 1.5
O My God 2
Miss Gradenko 1
Synchronicity II 3
Every Breath You Take 3
King of Pain 3
Wrapped Around Your Finger 3
Tea in the Sahara 2
Murder by Numbers 2

Total 23

In the end I still have to go with Synchronicity, its singles push them over.

Hmmm that was fun lets do Zenyatta Mondatta minus one weak song.

Don't Stand So Close to Me 3
Driven to Tears 2
When the World Is Running Down 1.5
Canary in a Coalmine 2
Voices Inside My Head 2
Bombs Away 1
De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da 3
Man in a Suitcase 3
Shadows in the Rain 1
The Other Way of Stopping 0

Total: 18.5
I rated Miss G a zero and knocked the Synchronicity songs down a notch from your voting. Is it a fantastic album certainly, but I find their shift into the more commercial pop sound took away from the musicianship to a certain degree. I really love all three albums though and all the remaining songs you gave a three were certainly worthy of that. Every Breath You Take and Wrapped Around were so wonderfully written and really strike a chord with just about anyone due to the amazing lyrical content. I'd still pull out Outlandos, I find it more fun in relation to the more serious tone of Synchronicity.
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Old 09-09-2013, 11:33 PM   #97 (permalink)
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Love this goofy song.

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Old 11-14-2013, 02:33 AM   #98 (permalink)
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Old 12-16-2013, 07:58 AM   #99 (permalink)
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I saw the Police in a basement rock club called The Rat on their first American tour back in 1978. They played high decibel punk rock and reggae influenced rock. I'm not really fond of the "adult contemporary" sound they fell into in the early 80s. It was a harbinger of Sting's move to soft jazz later in his career.

The Rat closed down about 15 years ago to build a luxury hotel. It was sad because the Rat was a landmark Boston club that debuted such great artists as the Cars, Mission of Burma and Aimee Mann. I still have a picture of my ex-girlfriend that I took in front of the Rat way back in 1980.

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Old 12-25-2013, 10:33 PM   #100 (permalink)
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The Police is one of the few bands of which I can say that I have every single one of their studio albums (a few others are The Beatles, Blue Öyster Cult, Steely Dan and Madonna).

My favorite album is Reggatta De Blanc.

My favorite songs by The Police are:

Message In a Bottle, Fall Out, Peanuts and Every Breath You Take.
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