#21 – The Police – “Synchronicity II” – (1983)

Okay, so there was a more obvious choice for The Police but I thought it was too obvious. I narrowed it down between this and “Spirits in the Material World” but I thought since Synchronicity is one of the best albums of the decade, it should be represented – with its near title track at that. There’s kind of a dark tone to this song. “Another suburban family morning… Grandmother screaming at the wall.” It is, lyrically, one of the Police’s most interesting songs. “Many miles away… something crawls to the surface… of a dark, Scottish loch.” And of course there is that wonderful Police-only blend of reggae, punk and rock. Good stuff.