Synchronicity (studio album) by The Police
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Synchronicity is ranked as the best album by The Police.
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This album is rated in the top 2% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 78.6/100, a mean average of 77.7/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 78.6/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.6.
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This is definitely their best work, Stnchronicity I and II are great as well as mlst of the second side. First side brings it a little down, but overall there are far more great tracks here than tylically on their records.
A fantastic album. Probably my favorite of the 80s right after Disintegration.
The hate that "Mother" is getting is absolutely infuriating. Click on the comments for that song, they're absurd. You'd think that people devoted to ranking ALBUMS would think about that song in the context of the fucking ALBUM. "With one flow, you will know, synchronicity." "If we share this nightmare, we can dream." "You'll be, wrapped around my finger." "Walkin in your foooootsteeeeeps." "Every breath you take, every move you make, every vow you break, every step you take, I'll be watching you." "I'll always be, king of pain." "Nobody alive in here, nobody but us." They're making sounds palatable to the masses of the time just to terrorize them on a deeper level. They're punks to the core.
I can only imagine the groupies of this band to be like those crazy women who write love letters to serial killers in prison. I honestly wouldn't be surprised at all to find out that Sting has tons of bodies in his crawl space. They have an obsession with prostitutes to boot. It didn't stop with Roxanne, on this album we get the line, "like cheap tarts in a red light street." Take the common themes of possessiveness and jealous nature into context of this obsession. Jealous + possessive + obsession with prostitutes + insane mother issues = ???? Do you come up with anything OTHER than "serial killer"?
You know that campfire story where someone gets a puzzle with no picture on the box from a creepy thrift store and as they're putting it together, they realize that it's a picture of the room that they're sitting in? The last piece of the puzzle is the window of the room and there's a monster outside the window. They look at their own window and the monster is there. That's what piecing together this album is like, only there's a window for each band member and they're all holding axes and looking like, "HERE'S JOHNNY!"
Next time you hear this, do yourself a favor and listen for qualities of a horror movie soundtrack.
I'm really fucking disappointed in you this time, BEA. Synchronicity II is the best song here btw (followed by Mother), and if you don't realize this, you need to study up on Carl Jung and give it a few deep listens with the lyrics out until you do. I swear this album used to be rated higher, where it belonged. I almost want to add it to my chart just to help get it back there. It probably belongs on my chart anyway.
[BTW, check out Black Midi's cover of Talking Heads's "Psycho Killer" using lyrics from The Police's "Roxanne."]
This might be the most schizophrenic album of all time. Side 1 would fit along with earlier Police songs, especially with Synchronicity I and II and Mother. Fun, irreverent, complex.
Side 2 is Sting rushing out the door to make his first solo album, eagerly looking forward to the time he could make easy listening albums without a band to get in the way of him soft rocking his way to middle age.
You can almost hear Andy Summers’ and Stewart Copeland’s eyes rolling to the back of their heads on Wrapped Around Your Finger or Tea In The Sahara.
Thanks and good bye Police, you did well.
a hit bonanza
La calidad de las canciones de este disco le dan el nivel que podría tener un recopilatorio. Mi favorito de Police.
Tracks 6,7,8,9 = great
Tracks 1,2,5 = good
Track 3,10 = it's alright
Track 4 = LOL wut?!
Não tem como ouvir e não se transformar em tiozão... Mas um tiozão de melhor qualidade.
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