Ghost In The Machine (studio album) by The Police

Ghost In The Machine by The Police
Year: 1981
Overall rank: 1,043rd   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
75/100 (from 478 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 1981 (12th)
Award Top albums of the 1980s (160th)
Award Best albums of all time (1,043rd)
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Ghost In The Machine is ranked 4th best out of 14 albums by The Police on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by The Police is Synchronicity which is ranked number 337 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 5,767.

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  Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 78 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Average Rating: 
75/100 (from 478 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 11% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 75.5/100, a mean average of 75.1/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 75.5/100. The standard deviation for this album is 13.0.

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65/100
From 06/26/2020 00:22
The first 5 songs are pretty good, it gets really annoying after that; too brassy, loud, and bombastic with not enough substance to back it up.
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85/100
From 04/03/2020 17:52
Has anyone noticed, the three symbols are their heads? Misunderstood album. It is a dark, serious, album, other than "Everything she does is magic". I love "Darkness", no one else seems to.
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75/100
From 07/25/2019 20:01
Uma bela pegada pop esconde a complexidade de suas músicas. Muito bom!
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70/100
From 02/17/2018 14:39
"Ghost in the machine" è un disco riuscito, dinamico, con ottime canzoni, che magari non indica nuove vie per i Police ma almeno non sembra non andare da nessuna parte, come invece era accaduto per "Zenyatta mondatta"
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From 11/21/2016 21:47
Favoritas: Demolition Man, Every Little Thing She Does Is MAgic, Spirits In The Material World, Invisible Sun
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90/100
From 06/18/2016 10:23
my favorite police-album,
invisible Sun is their best song ever
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75/100
From 06/05/2016 14:57
A darker record from The Police. As always, the singles from the album are fantastic. Every little thing she does is magic, spirits in the material world, and, invisible sun, are all excellent. The rest of the album is fine, another good Police record.
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From 08/06/2015 01:17
The first two tracks are really good. That's about it though.
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75/100
From 07/30/2015 18:23
To me the lowest point of The Police's discography, too many trumpet, too many pop, too few rock. I feel it to have little energy.
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Best Albums of 1981
1. Moving Pictures by Rush
2. Computerwelt [Computer World] by Kraftwerk
3. Discipline by King Crimson
4. My Life In The Bush Of Ghosts by Brian Eno & David Byrne
5. Juju by Siouxsie And The Banshees
6. Time by Electric Light Orchestra
7. Dare by The Human League
8. Faith by The Cure
9. Damaged by Black Flag
10. Fire Of Love by The Gun Club
11. Deceit by This Heat
12. Ghost In The Machine by The Police
13. Youth Of America by Wipers
14. Tattoo You by The Rolling Stones
15. Heaven Up Here by Echo & The Bunnymen
16. The Ascension by Glenn Branca
17. Face Value by Phil Collins
18. Killers by Iron Maiden
19. Movement by New Order
20. Nightclubbing by Grace Jones
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