Outlandos D'Amour (studio album) by The Police

Outlandos D'Amour by The Police
Year: 1978
Overall rank: 839th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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78/100 (from 557 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 1978 (19th)
Award Top albums of the 1970s (187th)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (839th)
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The Police bestography

Outlandos D'Amour is ranked 3rd best out of 14 albums by The Police on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by The Police is Synchronicity which is ranked number 332 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 5,939.

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78/100 (from 557 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 3% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 78.0/100, a mean average of 77.3/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 78.1/100. The standard deviation for this album is 13.1.

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From 09/30/2020 00:28
I'll give you and advice. Skip the last two songs and you have an almost perfect debut album.
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From 08/24/2020 15:27
Great debut! Rating (81.50)
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From 08/25/2019 17:22
Actually pretty good, apart from last 3 tracks.
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From 07/10/2019 19:45
75/100

i am so disappointed with this album :(
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From 01/14/2019 16:16
Not a bad album, three great tracks, but badly let down by the last two.
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From 02/15/2018 21:41
Che colpo deve essere stato al momento della sua uscita "Outlandos d'amour" ! E si che nel 1978 le sorprese discografiche non mancavano… Credo che una simile concentrazione di hits ( "Roxanne", "So lonely", "Can't stand losing you", "Born in the 50's"… ) non la si aveva dai dischi dei Beatles. E' un disco imperfetto, questo; un diamante grezzo di pop secco, intelligente, sanguigno e ballabile insieme. Verrà la perfezione ( "Reggatta de blanc" ) e la perdita dell'ispirazione ( "Zeniatta Mondatta" ), la ricerca di nuove strade ( "Ghost in the machine" ) e la quadratura del cerchio ( "Synchronicity" ), prima dello scioglimento, ma nessun disco dei Police sarà più altrettanto eccitante, per me, di questo esordio.
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From 11/09/2016 23:08
An outstanding debut album full of fresh sound and energy.
The Police is not a band that I like to listen much but I recognize their talent.

Can't help to point out how the spoken part of "Be my girl - Sally" almost blows the unity and flow of the album.
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From 08/09/2016 22:26
When the seventies veered towards progressive and harder rock/metal The Police reflected music that fit more of my taste. One of my favorites of that decade.
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From 05/28/2016 16:37
One of the great British debut albums of the seventies. Outlandos d'amour is a wonderful new wave/punk record with hints of reggae and rock. It features some of The Police's best songs. Roxanne, is of course superb, one of the great all time singles, along with, so lonely, and, can't stand losing you. Off the lesser known tracks, next to you, hole in my life, peanuts, and, truth hits everybody, are the best ones. The blow up doll fetish, be my girl, is okay, but probably the weakest moment here. All in all, a great LP, ful of energy and grit. Excellent.
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