448 The Police - Synchronicity

The Review

Growing up I was a pretty big fan of The Police. However by time Synchronicity was released I had sort of lost interest a little bit so this is probably the The Police album I am least familiar with.

There is a maturity in the songs on this album that is a definite progression from their earlier work. The high quality of musicianship I always associate with Sting, Summers and Copeland is about as good as it gets and the album is a lot tighter than their earlier work.

Sadly in some ways this excellence also takes away from it a little for me as some of the rawness that brought a real energy to The Police's sound seems to have got lost leaving you with an album that is excellent yet not quite as exciting as it could have been.

With all that said it's an album by The Police and therefore there is no doubt it should be in your music collection.

Favourite Track: King Of Pain

Why Does This Review Exist?

I am working my way through Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of all time list and reviewing each album.

  • Each album is listened to only once.
  • The album is used as background music while working so how much attention I pay to it will depend on what I am doing at the time.
  • I do no research about the album or the artist.
  • The review is a one off, one moment opinion that may change with further listening.