Ghost In The Machine (studio album) by The Police

Ghost In The Machine by The Police
Year: 1981
Overall rank: 1,053rd   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
75/100 (from 515 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 1981 (14th)
Award Top albums of the 1980s (164th)
Award Best albums of all time (1,053rd)
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The Police bestography

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 322 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 5,534.

The Police album bestography « Higher ranked (752nd) This album (1,053rd) Lower ranked (1,069th) »
Outlandos D'AmourGhost In The MachineZenyatta Mondatta

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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 515 votes)
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02/11/2024 12:45 Squonk007  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 60123/100

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This album is rated in the top 8% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 75.3/100, a mean average of 75.0/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 75.4/100. The standard deviation for this album is 12.9.

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65/100
From 02/11/2024 12:42
The first 3 tracks are stand out. Invisible Sun is the best thing they've done an excellent track. There are some mediocre songs in the middle but the album finishes well.
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75/100
From 02/06/2024 12:20
I thing that this album has only one standout, The rest are nice but quite forgettable within the non-Police fans aural spectrum. The playing is excellent throughout, but some of the finesse and dynamic definiton from Zenayatta is missing.
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From 08/29/2022 13:01
They try some new ideas here and the overall effect is not very bad, I just don't really like The Police albums, only hit songs.
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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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80/100
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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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From 06/18/2016 10:23
my favorite police-album,
invisible Sun is their best song ever
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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. Juju by Siouxsie And The Banshees
5. My Life In The Bush Of Ghosts by Brian Eno & David Byrne
6. Time by Electric Light Orchestra
7. Dare by The Human League
8. Faith by The Cure
9. Damaged by Black Flag
10. Deceit by This Heat
11. Youth Of America by Wipers
12. Fire Of Love by The Gun Club
13. Tattoo You by The Rolling Stones
14. Ghost In The Machine by The Police
15. The Ascension by Glenn Branca
16. Heaven Up Here by Echo & The Bunnymen
17. Face Value by Phil Collins
18. Killers by Iron Maiden
19. Movement by New Order
20. Architecture & Morality by Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark
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