The Police   Message in a Box: The Complete Recordings
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Release Date: 1993
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4.5 superbStrizzMatik | January 16th 10

Starting out as a bunch of jazz/progressive musicians masquerading as punks during the punk explosion of the late 70's, it was pretty clear with one spin of "Roxanne" that The Police were on to bigger and better things. Combining the energy of punk with reggae stylings, jazz-inflected melodies and God-given pop hooks, The Police sounded like no other band at the time and were truly a pop band for real musicians. With Sting's distinct vocals, godly songwriting abilities, jazz-funk basslines combined with Andy Summers' pioneering use of chorus and delay with jazz-inflected chord voicings (which essentially created an entirely new guitar style that has been shamelessly copied by virtually every pop/rock band since) and Stewart Copeland's unparalleled groove and virtuosity on the drums, The Police pretty much took over the world and were one of the biggest bands to ever walk the Earth. While considered inconsistent on record by some, The Police wrote arguably some of the most timeless singles ever: "Roxanne", "So Lonely", "Don't Stand So Close To Me", "Message In A Bottle", "Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic", "Every Breath You Take", "Synchronicity II", and "Wrapped Around Your Finger" are only a few in a long line of pop brilliance, and considering that this box has their entire recorded output (including b-sides), you'd be a fool not to get this. Simply put, one of the best bands to ever exist.

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