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Synchronicity (album) by The Police 

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Synchronicity
Synchronicity by The Police (1983)
Overall rank: 284th   Overall chart history
Average Rating: 
78/100 (from 746 votes)
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Accolades: Top 5 albums of 1983 (3rd)
Top 50 albums of the 1980s (37th)
Top 500 albums of all time (284th)

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The Police - Synchronicity II - Vinyl Record 7" 45 RPM
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THE POLICE - ROXANNE/SYNCHRONICITY - EXCELLENT - 1983
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The Police bestography

Synchronicity is ranked as the best album by The Police.

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Average Rating: 
78/100 (from 746 votes)
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From titansaurs28 06/25/2018 23:58
Synchronicity has fantastic moments but is limited but jazzier and popier tracks of the b-side.
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From kingofstorm 04/18/2018 15:35
Favourite album of the Police. Solid songs all around, but the singles are the strongest part of the song. "Every Breath You Take" is a bona fide classic at this point.
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From Sandrof1969 02/17/2018 15:33
Ultimo atto dell'avventura Police con Sting che mi pare già orientato, come tipo di canzoni, verso la carriera solista, soprattutto nel lato A; il lato B è il solito pop marca Police, non solo per "Every breath you take". Qualche buona o ottima canzone da inserire nelle raccolte, più che un album veramente valido in toto.
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80/100
From Ashmark 02/14/2018 02:38
Some good songs but just doesn’t grab me the way earlier albums do.
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80/100
From libertine 02/13/2018 18:46
A final hurrah for The Police. Their best album.
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From Steven 11/29/2017 04:34
In my opinion this was the best album of the full 80´s decade.
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95/100
From poppmusic 03/26/2017 06:57
Anyone else think the first half is an absolute artistic triumph (comparable to "OK Computer" in terms of tone) and that the second half pales in comparison?

The first half is dark, expansive, and quite experimental, even beyond "Mother." Love the ringing "they say the meek shall inherit the earth" in "Walking in Your Footsteps", an otherwise foreboding tale, almost German-operatic. I love "Miss Gradenko" too- especially as I enter the workforce and almost feel the temptation to submit to the technocracy. "Synchronicity II" is maybe the centerpiece with its implausible yet still spine-tingling tale of the Loch Ness monster rising to devour the problems of the ordinary man. It's a searing and revelatory set of songs that really deserve a lot more praise.

The second half is fine in terms of pop- I like the ringing 80s sound and elements continue the expansiveness of the first half- "that's my soul up there", but goodness this album really ends with a long whimper.
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70/100
From souplipton 12/24/2016 05:26
Great album...except for "Mother"...that one's just plain bad. It's an excellent album overall...but yeah, that track really sucks....
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From Kstoclet 09/27/2016 07:29
Very inchoherent album for me. Timeless songs as 'Synchronicity II' and 'O My God' alternated with experimental stuff such as 'Mother' works rather confusing.

Surely I'm in love with some monumental songs on the album but the general concept escapes me.
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From Onater 09/11/2016 19:18
Tracks 1-5 are terrible, but 6-10 are excellent.
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