UK, 1978, new wave / pop rock

The PoliceOutlandos d’Amour

I always tune up my annoying falsetto voice when this album comes along…after all, I gotta completely ruin the wonderful “Roxanne” in the best way I know how. Actually the end of side A, “Peanuts”, is one of my favorite musical moments on this album, because amid all the groovy white reggae, there’s an interlude of wild guitars and jazzy-edge saxophones. But then it’s right back into the witty, sarcastic songwriting of The Police.

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