Outlandos D'Amour (studio album) by The Police

Outlandos D'Amour by The Police
Year: 1978
Overall rank: 765th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
78/100 (from 609 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 1978 (16th)
Award Top albums of the 1970s (174th)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (765th)
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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 328 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 5,517.

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Reggatta De BlancOutlandos D'AmourZenyatta Mondatta

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Average Rating: 
78/100 (from 609 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 77.9/100, a mean average of 77.2/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 78.0/100. The standard deviation for this album is 13.1.

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90/100
From 03/26/2023 08:22
3 and 6 are masterpieces, especially 6 🥰 I like Sting in The Police, and I don’t like him in solo career 👎🏻
Sting without The Police 👎🏻
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75/100
From 05/28/2022 21:24
There are some excellent tracks here like Roxanne, Truth Hits Everybody, Next To You, but the rest is mostly annoying high vocals and tracks that are too long.
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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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80/100
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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3. The Cars by The Cars
4. This Year's Model by Elvis Costello
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16. Outlandos D'Amour by The Police
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