History YMMV / ThePolice

6th Mar '16 11:15:40 AM czfjrod
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** Stewart himself found [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1PNpPScloXw a middle ground between the two]] when scoring ''Everyone Stares: The Police Inside Out'' with what he called "derangements".
8th Dec '15 10:00:30 PM youngbond007
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** Those who prefer the '86 version like it because the more somber music fits the lyrics better; and because it sounds more mature and atmospheric with its 80's synth pop sound to it, while criticizing the original for being way too upbeat for a song that deals with such a dark and serious topic.

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** Those who prefer [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4jSl-Lr4VuY the '86 version version]] like it because the more somber music fits the lyrics better; and because it sounds more mature and atmospheric with its 80's synth pop sound to it, while criticizing the original for being way too upbeat for a song that deals with such a dark and serious topic.
8th Dec '15 9:59:43 PM youngbond007
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** Those who like the former call it a classic among the band's repertoire and enjoy it for its fun, upbeat sound, while criticizing for the '86 version of its more depressing sound and the fact it was a drum machine, not Stewart Copeland, that provided the drums on the track.

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** Those who like [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=18OCCAqlx7k the former former]] call it a classic among the band's repertoire and enjoy it for its fun, upbeat sound, while criticizing for the '86 version of its more depressing sound and the fact it was a drum machine, not Stewart Copeland, that provided the drums on the track.
8th Dec '15 9:59:00 PM youngbond007
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* BrokenBase: Very few examples of this among the fandom, but they are there. For example, what was better? The original version of "Don't Stand So Close To Me", or it's 1986 remake?
** Those who like the former call it a classic among the band's repertoire and enjoy it for its fun, upbeat sound, while criticizing for the '86 version of its more depressing sound and the fact it was a drum machine, not Stewart Copeland, that provided the drums on the track.
** Those who prefer the '86 version like it because the more somber music fits the lyrics better; and because it sounds more mature and atmospheric with its 80's synth pop sound to it, while criticizing the original for being way too upbeat for a song that deals with such a dark and serious topic.
3rd Sep '15 4:59:52 AM LaptopGuy
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** [[Music/{{Synchronicity}} "Every Breath You Take"]] and "Roxanne" tie for gold (these are the two songs most people think of when the band is mentioned).
** "Message in a Bottle" and "Don't Stand So Close to Me" tie for silver (two of their most beloved songs, but not as ground-breaking as the previous two).

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** [[Music/{{Synchronicity}} "Every Breath You Take"]] Take"]], "Message in a Bottle", and "Roxanne" tie for gold (these are the two three songs most people think of when the band is mentioned).
** "Message in a Bottle" "Every Little Thing She Does is Magic" and "Don't Stand So Close to Me" tie for silver (two of their most beloved songs, but not as ground-breaking as the previous two).three).



** Honorary mentions go to "Every Little Thing She Does is Magic" and "King of Pain" (both great songs, but neither really captures the distinctive Police sound).

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** Honorary mentions go mention goes to "Every Little Thing She Does is Magic" and "King of Pain" (both (a great songs, song, but neither really captures doesn't capture the distinctive Police sound).
25th May '15 7:12:03 AM Michael_McManus
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* SignatureSong: [[Music/{{Synchronicity}} "Every Breath You Take"]], "Message in a Bottle" and "Roxanne" tie for gold. "Walking on the Moon", "Every Little Thing She Does is Magic" and "Don't Stand So Close to Me" tie for silver.

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* SignatureSong: Quite a few, considering how brief the band's tenure was.
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[[Music/{{Synchronicity}} "Every Breath You Take"]], Take"]] and "Roxanne" tie for gold (these are the two songs most people think of when the band is mentioned).
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"Message in a Bottle" and "Roxanne" tie for gold. "Walking on the Moon", "Every Little Thing She Does is Magic" and "Don't Stand So Close to Me" tie for silver.silver (two of their most beloved songs, but not as ground-breaking as the previous two).
** "Walking on the Moon" and "Can't Stand Losing You" tie for bronze (probably the best representation of reggae in their catalogue).
** Honorary mentions go to "Every Little Thing She Does is Magic" and "King of Pain" (both great songs, but neither really captures the distinctive Police sound).
1st Feb '15 1:34:15 AM RisefromYourGrave
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* SignatureSong: "Every Breath You Take", "Message in a Bottle" and "Roxanne" from ''Music/{{Synchronicity}}'' tie for gold. "Walking on the Moon", "Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic" and "Don't Stand So Close to Me" tie for silver.

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* SignatureSong: [[Music/{{Synchronicity}} "Every Breath You Take", Take"]], "Message in a Bottle" and "Roxanne" from ''Music/{{Synchronicity}}'' tie for gold. "Walking on the Moon", "Every Little Thing She Does Is is Magic" and "Don't Stand So Close to Me" tie for silver.
15th Jan '15 2:48:09 PM Patachou
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** "Mother" on ''Synchronicity''.

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** "Mother" on ''Synchronicity''.''Music/{{Synchronicity}}''.



* SignatureSong: "Every Breath You Take", "Message in a Bottle" and "Roxanne" tie for gold. "Walking on the Moon", "Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic" and "Don't Stand So Close to Me" tie for silver.

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* SignatureSong: "Every Breath You Take", "Message in a Bottle" and "Roxanne" from ''Music/{{Synchronicity}}'' tie for gold. "Walking on the Moon", "Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic" and "Don't Stand So Close to Me" tie for silver.



* {{Wangst}}: "King of Pain". It doesn't really have any overt whining or self-pity apart from the incredibly vague "but it's my destiny to be the king of pain", but the title is super angsty and the lyrics are full of little depressing vignette [[BuffySpeak things]].
* TheWoobie: The nameless main character in "Synchronicity II". His family life is a ball of insanity, his job sucks, and by the end of the song he may be losing his mind from the combined stress.

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* {{Wangst}}: "King of Pain".Pain" from ''Music/{{Synchronicity}}''. It doesn't really have any overt whining or self-pity apart from the incredibly vague "but it's my destiny to be the king of pain", but the title is super angsty and the lyrics are full of little depressing vignette [[BuffySpeak things]].
* TheWoobie: The nameless main character in "Synchronicity II".II" from ''Music/{{Synchronicity}}''. His family life is a ball of insanity, his job sucks, and by the end of the song he may be losing his mind from the combined stress.
30th Nov '14 12:01:43 AM bt8257
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* EnsembleDarkhorse: Stewart Copeland. Rolling Stone readers voted him the fifth greatest drummer of all time in 2010.

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* EnsembleDarkhorse: EnsembleDarkHorse: Stewart Copeland. Rolling Stone readers voted him the fifth 5th greatest drummer of all time in 2010.
14th Nov '14 11:52:13 AM Willbyr
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* NightmareFuel: The song "A Kind Of Loving" is just over two minutes of a woman screaming over a backing track. Admittedly a soundtrack piece but when you hear it on Message In A Box it stands out like a sore thumb.

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* NightmareFuel: The song "A Kind Of Loving" is just over two minutes of a woman screaming over a backing track. Admittedly a soundtrack piece but when you hear it on Message ''Message In A Box Box'' it stands out like a sore thumb.



* TheWoobie: The nameless main character in "Synchronicity II".

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* TheWoobie: The nameless main character in "Synchronicity II". His family life is a ball of insanity, his job sucks, and by the end of the song he may be losing his mind from the combined stress.

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