The Police – Outlandos d’Amour

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  1. Next to You: πŸ‘πŸ»
  2. So Lonely: πŸ‘πŸ»
  3. Roxanne: πŸ‘πŸ»
  4. Hole in My Life: πŸ‘πŸ»
  5. Peanuts: πŸ‘πŸ»
  6. Can’t Stand Losing You: πŸ‘πŸ»
  7. Truth Hits Everybody: πŸ‘πŸ»
  8. Born in the ’50s: πŸ€·β€β™‚οΈ
  9. Be My Girl – Sally: πŸ‘ŽπŸ»
  10. Masoko Tanga: πŸ€·β€β™‚οΈ


Inspiration comes from lots of weird places for this blog. Sometimes it’s a recommendation from a friend. Sometimes it’s the soundtrack to a beloved movie. TodayΒ it’s a funny tweet:

 

So Lonely is track 2 on Outlandos d’Amour. I’ve mentioned a couple of times now that at some point I tried to listen to entire discographies of some bands, and The Police was another one. Their albums are all pretty good, but I forgot how great this one is. It does fall apart a little at the end, but 7 great songs in a row is nothing to turn your nose up to.

One thing I was quite surprised to find myself writing in my notes was just how Punk this album sounded to me. Especially because it sounded like 90’s Punk. In fact, I actually wrote “I wish someone had told me about this record when I was obsessed with Green Day.”

Another thing that really stood out to me today wasΒ Stewart Copeland’s drumming. Because of his performance but also because of the quality of the recording. I think this album might have the best mic-ed drum kit I’ve ever heard. It sounds really crisp which matches his style quite nicely.

I’ll end with some random Stewart Copeland trivia: he composed the music for the Playstation game Spyro the Dragon.

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