Monday, June 11, 2012

The Police "Outlandos d'Amour (Vinyl)

The debut by Police, released in 1978, shows a band springing from the womb practically fully-formed. Their first album contains some of their most well-known and enduring hits including 'So Lonely,' 'Roxanne,' and 'Can't Stand Losing You.' Demonstrating a mastery of the Punk ethos, the Police aren't content to only serve dishes created in the Punk kitchen; 'So Lonely' jumps into reggae with enthusiasm. I first encountered Sting (and the Police) as part of a best-of album I bought while at a music festival in Ohio. From the very beginning I have always been struck by the Polices' melodic sensitivity and awareness.

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