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5.0 out of 5 stars Their best album along with "Regatta De Blanc", 6 Feb 2010
This review is from: Synchronicity (Audio CD)
Bearing in mind that the band broke up a year or so after recording this album, its not difficult to think that this sounds almost like a sting solo album in places. It's certainly unlike anything The Police had recorded previously, much of the reggae influence is absent here(but not totally), and in its place a more straight ahead rock sound (check "Synchronicity II"). There isn't a single dud track on here, it's also probably their most diverse album to date as well. There is so much more on this to enjoy than "Every Breath You Take". Fave tracks include "Synchronicity I", "Mother", "Wrapped around your finger" and the brooding "Tea in the sahara". If you don't own any Police records, get this and "Regatta de Blanc" first.

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4.0 out of 5 stars Underappreciated neo prog from the 80's, 31 Jan 2010
This review is from: The Wake (Audio CD)
I bought this album mainly out of curiosity for the neo-progressive rock revival from the 80's, being a fan of Marillion and other such great artists from an early age (thanks to my fellow music loving parents). It is rather a good listen, although i find Peter Nicholls voice a little TOO close to Peter Gabriels for comfort in places (Note the first verse of opening track "Outer Limits"). Aside from being a little derivative, coupled with a less than sympathetic production, the music itself is excellent, full of great all round musicianship and some pretty eclectic styles thrown in for good measure (I.E "Corners" and the hard rocking title track). It is a shame that the majority of the bands involved in the scene never quite made it in as big a way as Marillion did, as there really are some hidden gems, and this is no exception. Recommended for serious prog fans.

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