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Solid 3rd album from Sting & Co.
on 16 October 2015
The Police's 3rd studio release is often cited as the band's least interesting album although, in reality, it is still decent enough in my view and forms an important bridge between two highly acclaimed LPs, namely 1979's 'Regatta De Blanc' and 1981's 'Ghost In The Machine. The superb 'Don't Stand So Close To Me' is a strong opener and 'Driven To Tears' keeps the momentum going very nicely; to be honest, there's nothing too much to quibble about regarding the running order given that most of the tracks are short and sweet ('Canary In A Coalmine', 'Bombs Away', 'Behind My Camel') with the exception of the ponderous 'Shadows In The Rain' which, at over 5 minutes, is an exception. An enjoyable album which is worth picking up at a friendly price.