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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 06-19-2010, 02:01 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Old 06-19-2010, 08:58 AM   #2 (permalink)
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But seriously, I think the Police are kind of underrated in a weird way. This thread reminds me that I should listen to them more. They're a band that I sort of forget about when I'm looking for something to listen to because everything I have by them is on vinyl.
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I do think The Police are underrated. They don't get talked about nearly enough, I think all of their albums are excellent.

Maybe it's because Sting is a pretentious twat, I can't argue with that. But at least when he was in this band he was a fantastic songwriter, and a very underrated bass player. Actually maybe that's why they aren't considered as hip as their new wave peers, they were classically trained musicians with a background in jazz and prog.

Sting used to play in jazz fusion bands, Copeland used to drum for prog rock weirdos Curved Air and Summers used to play with Soft Machine, Eric Burdon & The Animals and Deep Purple keyboardist Jon Lord.

Fun fact, when The Police first formed they had another guitarist but it was through another project called Strontium 90 where they would become the band we know today, it was founded by former Gong bassist Mike Howlett, it was Howlett who introduced Summers to Sting and Copeland. Copeland was brought onto the project when Henry Cow drummer Chris Cutler wasn't available. After this project desolved Sting decided to hire Summers as a second guitarist for The Police but he eventually replaced the other guy.

They were prog musicians disguised as a new wave band.

My favorite member is Summers, I know his sound wouldn't be as unique if it wasn't for that chorus pedal but he really is a fantastic guitarist.

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Bombs Away is the best bass line
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I nominate O My God for best bassline. But Shadows in the Rain is second.

Regatta is probably his best basswork on a consistant level though.
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So listening through these again, in retrospect I'm gonna admit that Zenyatta is better than Ghost. But Synchronicity is still superior to all.

Synchronicity > Zenyatta > Ghost > Reggatta > Outlandos
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