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The Police belong in their own category. During an arc of glory, through superb musicianship, performance, and songwriting skills, they conquered much of the rock/pop world, creating a unique, tight, staccato sound in the process that separated them from all their contemporaries. Then, at the peak of their powers and after 5 fantastic albums, they stopped the juggernaut and stepped off, feeling it better to stop at the top. Stewart Copeland, drums; Andy Summers, guitar; and Sting, bass and vocals, a fantastic power trio in the manner of the Jimi Hendrix Experience, Cream, Rush. Sting for years assumed the pseudonym of "Gordon Sumner", in hopes of hiding his true identity as a member of the aristocracy, but he was exposed as Feyd-Rautha Harkonnen, son of Baron Vladimir Harkonnen, and played himself thus in the film "Dune". Here are The Police with Synchronicity, one of the great mind-clearing songs that I would play at full volume on my drive home after a frustrating day at work. Long Live The Police!

 

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I liked the first two Police albums a lot, especially with the thin-ish production jobs which actually complimented their energetic power-pop material very well. They got rather more sophisticated after that but I think lost some of their perky charm in the process.
 

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I more or less agree with Elgar's Ghost. I like their music beyond the first two albums, but I certainly think by the time they got to Synchronicity, they had given up a lot of what was special about them. They did lose their perky energy.
You mean, mean person! For that, I'm going to pull out your heartplug....... :)
 

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Many groups and artists are ultimately interchangeable--they can be confused, one for the other--"who is that?". The Police never fell into that category; their sound, and the voice of Sting cannot be mistaken for anyone else. They take their place among the great trios of Rock: the Jimi Hendrix Experience, Cream, Rush, who are always themselves and no other. Time now to Bring on the Night...

 

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The Police was my bro’s favourite band. I myself feel Every Breath you Take, King of Pain, and Wrapped around My Finger sequence one of the greatest consecutive trio of songs in popular music.
 
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