posted at 3/15/2013 11:15 AM EDT
In response to ZILLAGOD's comment:
I'll team up with polar, and stick with Police/Synchronicity ( because it's an awesome LP)...anyone not agree?
Probably my least favorite Police album. Might as well be a Sting solo LP, to me. Despite its popularity, the band was done after Ghost In The Machine (which may have been a better final)
But I will add:
Talking Heads - Naked
Again, I don't think they made a truly bad album, but this one struck a higher chord than True Stories and is just loaded with funky, complex arrangements and arty coolness. "Nothing But Flowers" was a big hit and provides a worthy final bow (in radio terms).
But the whole album is still pretty great: "Blind", "Mr. Jones", "Cool Water", "Big Daddy" rank with some of their best tunes. Great guest musicians, too: Johnny Marr, Kirsty McColl, Lenny Pickett, and a slew of horns and percussion.
Though I suppose it couldn't be avoided (still can't), they sadly rate high for me as a band that folded way too soon. Their respective solo work is still pretty good, but they were much better together, IMO.