The Dream Of The Blue Turtles (album) by Sting

The Dream Of The Blue Turtles
The Dream Of The Blue Turtles by Sting (1985)
Overall rank: 1,673rd   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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73/100 (from 192 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 1985 (20th)
Award Top albums of the 1980s (262nd)
Award Best albums of all time (1,673rd)
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Sting bestography

The Dream Of The Blue Turtles is ranked 2nd best out of 17 albums by Sting on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Sting is ...Nothing Like The Sun which is ranked number 1164 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 1,533.

Sting album bestography « Higher ranked (1,164th) This album (1,673rd) Lower ranked (2,341st) »
...Nothing Like The SunThe Dream Of The Blue TurtlesTen Summoner's Tales

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Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 80 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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This album has a mean average rating of 71.0/100. The trimmed mean (excluding outliers) is 73.4/100. The standard deviation for this album is 16.8.

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From Sandrof1969 02/17/2018 17:40
Posto che io sopporto poco certe sonorità anni ottanta e pure certe cose dello Sting solista, queste tartarughe blu o tristi non sono poi male. Con "Russians", poi, ci sono cresciuto…
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From garycottier 06/21/2016 16:04
I've always loved this album. It's full of great songs and has a fantastic atmosphere running through it. Some of Sting's greatest post Police songs here. If you love somebody, moon over bourbon street, fortress around your heart, Russians, and, love is the seventh wave, are all great. The rest isn't bad either, including a new of version of Police song, shadows in the rain. Excellent album.
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95/100
From Edwarda85 06/09/2016 15:47
Sting's debut definetly sounds like the 80's. Drenched in every conceivable 80's sound but used in the best way's possible throughout.

This debut is musically complicated and wrought with emotion throughout, Sting tackles injustices like no other.

There isn't a dud song here but I personally love Russians, Moon Over Bourbon Street, Shadows in the Rain

Second best Sting behind Ten Summoners Tales
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85/100
From Leonard 10/27/2015 15:50
in 1985 we translated all songs ....
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From mostlymor 11/05/2014 19:18
Beautiful songwriting. Classy playing. Sophisticated production - Not as bad, thankfully, as so many overproduced '80's albums. This guy doesn't get much love anymore(probably because he comes across as being a pretentious, tree hugging, tantric sex gloating, ego maniacal beardy bore). But for this album he deserves a little place in every music lover's heart. He probably won't get it, even though this album is better than almost all of the Black Flag, Husker Du, Minutemen, Replacements, and Scraping Foetus Off The Wheel back catalogues put together!
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From Jasperjames 11/20/2012 15:36
This didn't continue his career in exaactly the same path as the Police but laid the grounwork for a new beginning, less obvioulsy commercial he became his own man. Whilst he came close he was never able to defeat this fine opening effort.
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90/100
From subtleman22 08/08/2012 01:07
Sting's first, and best, solo record. While I can't imagine The Police performing this material, Sting was still writing very good songs and using this as a platform for his own distinctive sound. His later efforts would be much more MOR, and much less interesting. Best cuts: the bluesy "Consider Me Gone" and "Moon Over Bourbon Street" and the more up-tempo "Fortress" and "Shadows in the Rain" (which is actually better than the Police's version). I like the short, jazzy title track as well.
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From 06/24/2012 18:17
Great way to start his solo career. Plenty of hits to be found; however, one of the best tracks on here is Black seam,
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