The Police
Synchronicity


5.0
classic

Review

by Sok98 USER (3 Reviews)
February 25th, 2005 | 74 replies


Release Date: 1983 | Tracklist


#455 On The Rolling Stone's Top 500 Albums


The Police - Synchronicity

Synchronicity, the Polices last and final album was released June 1983. Not only was this their last album but also the greatest album the Police ever did and possibly one of the best album in the 80's. Then again, with the vocals and bass skills of the incredible Sting, amazing guitar skills by Andy Summers, and former drummmer of Curved Air Stewert Copeland, how could this album be bad" I must also note that this album is much different to the Polices other work, it has much darker lyrics and the melody is alot more mellow in most of the record. Every single song on this album is amazing, with the exception of one song. This album truly is the higlight of the Police's career.

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Synchronicity I

I must first note that this song has no relation to part II. They do not work together and the lyrics do not have a connection. Aside from that, this song is really cool! It starts off adding in one instrument at a time and gradually gets faster until it explodes with all the instruments at once! A good song in the end and has a catchy chorus. Lyics don't really have a point but who says they need to! I prefer part II more then this one but.4.5/5

Walking In Your Footsteps

Now this song is amazing. Its very jazz influenced and has some amazing vocals by Sting near the end of the song. This song is so ingenious and its about...Dinosaurs" Oh well the songs amazing and has a really good feel to it. 5/5

Oh My God

This song is really upbeat. Its got some good rythem in it but iots not one of my favorate songs... but that doesn't mean much on this album because its all great! It ends in kind of sax solo which goes into the next song.... 4/5.

Mother

Well here we are. Whats so bad about this song" Well everyting. There isnt a chorus first off. It's just a splur of angery things about his mother... The songs is terrible. Its just.... weird. Listen to the song give it a chance but if you like it something is seriously wrong with you. 1/5

Miss Gradenko

I like this song! No matter what other peoples opinions are on it i still like it. Alot of people I know don't like this song because the lyrics are strange and instrumentaly its kinda weird too but i like that! It unique and thats something i like to see in the Police. This song was written by Stewart Copeland also. 4.5/5

Synchronicity II

The second side of Synchronicity truly beats its original. Its alot more catchy and makes more sence in the lyrics. Sting vocals (like always) are great in the song also. Not that there is anything wrong with the first part, but this song is just superior. 5/5

Every Breath You Take

Face it: Whether you like the group or not you've heard this song and you like it. As an obvious single for the album, its hard not to like this song. Its so brilliantly written and so basic its just great. The later version is done by Puffy Daddy in memory of Notorious BIG. Well Sting did not intend for this song to be a happy one. Its about someone who loses his girlfriend and is stalking her. A true classic Police song and probably the most popular one too. 5/5

King Of Pain

Another single of the album. Its one of the few songs thats 'radio-friendly' on the album. Its a little more poppy and typical Police material if you like that, which I do and so does probably everyone whos reading this review. 4.5/5

Wrapped Around Your Finger

Heres something a little more mellow and something that really fits in this album. If you look back you can sort of see the songs get more mellow as it progresses. Another great song by the Police and has some great vocals by Sting. Get a little repitive but not too much. One of my favorates on the album. 4.5/5

Tea In The Sahara

An even more mellow song then the previous song. Its got some very basic bass throughout the whole song and I like that about the song, it gives it an edge. Any one who plays bass learn this song! Its really easy to play and its fun. 5/5

Murder By Numbers

This is another mellow song but its a little more catchy then the previous song. The chorus is basic and can be learned easily and sting once again shows off his extraordinary voice in this song. The lyrics are basically about if you want to kill someone go for it if your willing to. Then when you kill some more you donít feel as bad. Then you become addicted and should kill your family and eveyone else you don't like... Good song though :). 5/5

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As you can see the police left the music business on a good note with Synchronicity. They left us with memorable tracks like, Murder By Numbers, Every Breath You Take, Tea In The Sahara and Walking in Your Footsteps. Without this album I wouldn't of even known about the works of the Police, or Sting in general and Before I conclude this I must advise any fans of this album to get Stings 'Dream of Blue Turtles' and 'Nothing Like The Sun'.


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Sok98
February 25th 2005


36 Comments


Comments?

Sok98
February 26th 2005


36 Comments


anyone?

LedHead712
April 15th 2005


22 Comments


great review. swayed me to get the album

Sok98
April 29th 2005


36 Comments


hey thanks this was my favorate album in all the 80's tied with the Joshua Tree. If you like anything by the police or sting get this.

Med57
Moderator
April 30th 2005


1002 Comments


I like The Police but I don't think me or my family have this anywhere. Good review though.

br3ad_man
Emeritus
April 30th 2005


2126 Comments


I have this, it's quite good really.

sj_2150
September 23rd 2005


251 Comments


i wouldnt say its the polices best album, its awesome, but i say its too slow paced to be their best, standout tracks: every breath you take, syncronicity II, king of pain, murder by numbers

Patrick
October 6th 2006


1891 Comments


King Of Pain is epic. Everything thing else is quite good also.

StrizzMatik
December 2nd 2007


3631 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

Great great great album. The Police are most definitely criminally underrated, especially on this site. Synchronicity II is such a fantastic song!

Digging: Glassjaw - Material Control

kygermo
September 16th 2008


1007 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Second best, only behind Zenyetta. Murder By Numbers is one of the best songs Ive ever ever heard.

Iai
Emeritus
May 7th 2009


3553 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

Wow. Surprised to see this rated so highly on here.

StrizzMatik
August 18th 2009


3631 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

^^ Probably because it's one of the best pop albums ever.

Nagrarok
August 18th 2009


8546 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

I've recently heard Every Breath You Take only SOUNDS like a love song, but is actually about stalking.

AtavanHalen
August 18th 2009


17920 Comments


What a great band.

Crymsonblaze
January 29th 2010


8218 Comments


Review is too opinionated.

TheCompilationMan768
October 28th 2010


75 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Nice review and album. Mother is terrible but I listen to it every time to get a laugh out of it. Everything else I can dig.

ViperAces
April 12th 2013


12571 Comments


"There isnt a chorus first off. "
lol is this serious?

facupm
March 4th 2014


11295 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

i like miss grandenko im gay

Rowan5215
Staff Reviewer
March 4th 2014


39417 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Every song on here is awesome so not really

Digging: The Used - The Canyon

facupm
March 4th 2014


11295 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

yeah great album



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