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|The Police Albums Ranked|
I posted a Sting review today, so here's a list to accompany it. Because The Police called it quits at the top of their game, all of their albums are really good -- my lowest rated album is still a 3.
Ghost in the Machine
Last only last because the competition is so stiff. But some great songs here, including "Spirits in the Material World", "Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic" (how many songs did Sting repeat that line about the umbrella in after this one?) and "Secret Journey".
Their first album, and some pretty great songs here. Yes, "Roxanne" has been played to death, but I don't hold that against it. And other tracks like "Can't Stand Losing You" and "So Lonely" make this a pretty strong debut.
Reggatta de Blanc
They showed some growth here from the first album -- this one is more cohesive. Plus songs like "Walking on the Moon", "Message in a Bottle", "Bring on the Night" and "The Bed's Too Big Without You" make it a winner.
For years, this was my favorite Police album, until Synchronicity finally overwhelmed it. Highlights here include "Don't Stand So Close to Me", "De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da" and "Driven to Tears".
Seldom has a band broken up while at quite this high a level. This is a ridiculously good album. Includes great songs like "King of Pain", "Wrapped Around Your Finger" and "Synchronicity II", plus minor gems like "Murder By Numbers" and "Tea in the Sahara". And I guess "Every Breath You Take" is OK too.
|Yeah, they're a Dad band. But I'm a Dad, so it works.|
|I love "On Any Other Day" and "Spirits in the Material World" a lot|
"De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da" is awful though
I mostly know their hits without a few non-hits sprinkled in though
|So Lonely is probably my favorite Police track overall, but they definitely wrote a lot of tasty jams.|
|2 is 5, don't get the love for that one|
Otherwise good ranking, mine would be 1,3,5,4,2
|Nice list. I'd personally swap 4 with 5. They haven't found their sound yet for Outlandos d'Amour, except for the songs you mentioned.|
1, 2 and 3 are all masterpieces for me.
|lol I remember I reviewed all of their albums after I joined the site, like 8 years ago. Switch 3 and 5 and you have my ranking.|
|1 is an easy 1|
good band, i'm a sucker for this kind of shit
|Yeah BigHans, one of all these good things you made for the site :)|
I don't understand your hate for Reggatta de Blanc. No bad songs in it. The weakest are the last two ones and they're not half bad.
|cheers Jethro. To be fair, I haven't listened to that album since I wrote the review.|
|^It's understandable if you under-esteemed it. But I just noticed you have it at a 3...|
So you must be willing to give it another serious listen, so you could 3.5 it :)
|That's kind of where I am with the Police, Jethro. My lowest two ranked albums are still rated as 3's.|
|You forgot to put The Police (Greatest Hits) on here. |
|@Diva, 3/5 is still good, but I think you're a bit harsh for them, especially for Ghost. There are so many gems in there. ''Too Much Information'' and ''Omegaman'' are the only skippable songs imo.|
|3 and 4 are my faves|
|My favorite Police albums: Reggatta de Blanc, Zenyatta Mondatta and Ghost In The Machine. Outlandos D`Amour is great,too and Synchronicity holds well, after all these years.|
My Police albums rating:
1. Outlandos D`Amour: 4.5 stars
2. Reggatta de Blanc: 5 stars
3. Zenyatta Mondatta: 5 stars
4. Ghost In The Machine: 4.5 stars
5. Synchronicity:4 stars*
*One point off for "Mother".
NOTE: All my ratings are in between 4 to 5 stars.