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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

Songs:

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

Review:

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:

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

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