Sound — 10
The sound. It's Sting. For the people who have been living in a cave for the last thirty years sting and the police are a sort of SKA band. The sound is a bit like the specials but with better lyrics and a middle aged womens idea of a sex god singing it. It is basicly a collection of the band's most famous songs and you can easily listen hrough without having to get up and skip a track. Every song on the album is a classic.
Lyrics — 9
It's Sting. His lyrics are great. Telling a story in most songs and he fits the lyrics with the music beautifully. All of his famous songs are on here and the album has a total of eighteen great tracks on. The song 'So Lonely' features a vocal solo from sting that fits the music very well. The chorus for the song 'De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da' is excatly the same as the songs name. This makes the song (in my opinion) original and he fits the lyrics in with the chorus extremly well. The song 'Dessert Rose' features backing vocals from a famous foreign singer that haunts the song throughout and adds greatly to the asian feel of this song without making it sound naff.
Overall Impression — 10
This album is a must have for all modern music lovers. There are many pop singers trying to imitate this band but this album shows all of them how its done. The guitar work on this album is some what underated as the long solo in the song 'So Loneley' before Sting's vocal solo is simple but adds to the song and makes it twelvety times better then it would be without it. The drums and other precussion on this album I find quite intresting and different and one of the things that makes 'The Police'. This album is perfect for listening to in the car and everyone knows the words to 'Roxanne' and 'Don't Stand So Close To Me' so you can not just listen, you can sing along. Great!