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Reggatta de Blanc, by The Police: an Album Review

General Information:

-Album Title: Reggatta de Blanc

-Artist: The Police

-Release Year: 1979

-Album Length: 41:52

-Genre: New Wave, Post-Punk, White Reggae, Reggae Rock

-How to Listen: Spotify (with subscription), Apple Music (with subscription), iTunes (for purchase), CD, or look for it at your local library

-Page of Reference in RP1: 63


A Side:

  1. Message in a Bottle
  2. Reggatta de Blanc
  3. It’s Alright for You
  4. Bring on the Night
  5. Deathwish

B Side:

  1. Walking on the Moon
  2. On Any Other Day
  3. The Bed’s Too Big Without You
  4. Contact
  5. Does Everyone Stare
  6. No Time This Time


Two of my favorite songs from The Police are on this album.  Message in a Bottle and Walking on the Moon. 

Like their first album this one is the essential sound of The Police.  I find it interesting that their sound never really changed through all their albums.  There is a core rhythm and style that doesn’t seem to change over the years.  Its kind of impressive that they found their sound so early on.  And it is quite distinctive. 

But I do really just like the songs that got the radio time.  The ones that most people over 30 know…the ones a lot of us grew up with.  Otherwise the rest of the album is just fine. 


Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

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