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The Best Sting Albums of All Time

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List RulesThis list includes studio albums only, so if you add an album make sure it's a proper studio release.

Sting is one of the greatest solo musicians of all time and his band, The Police, is one of the greatest rock bands of the 80s and of all time. List of the best Sting albums, including pictures of the album covers when available. This Sting discography is ranked from best to worst, so the top Sting albums can be found at the top of the list. To make it easy for you, we haven't included Sting singles, EPs, or compilations, so everything you see here should only be studio albums. If you think the greatest Sting album isn't high enough on the list, then be sure to vote for it so it receives the credit it deserves. Make sure you don't just vote for critically acclaimed albums; if you have a favorite Sting album, then vote it up, even if it's not necessarily the most popular.

Sting famously got his start at part of the widely popular band The Police, but has also enjoyed a very successful solo career. His debut solo studio album, The Dream of the Blue Turtles, was released in 1985. 

If you want to know the best Sting album of all time, or the top Sting albums, this list will answer your questions. Examples include  ...Nothing Like the Sun (1987), Ten Summoner's Tales (1993), and Brand New Day (1999). These popular Sting CDs have been voted on by music fans around the world, so the order isn't just one person's opinion. 

  • Symphonicities
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    1. Next to You
    2. Englishman in New York
    3. Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic
    4. I Hung My Head
    5. You Will Be My Ain True Love
    6. Roxanne
    7. When We Dance
    8. The End of the Game
    9. I Burn for You
    10. We Work the Black Seam
    11. She's Too Good for Me
    12. The Pirate's Bride


    • Release Date: 2010
    • Artist: Sting, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
    • Producer: Sting, Rob Mathes
    • Tracks: Next to You, Roxanne, She's Too Good for Me
    • Genres (Music): Rock music, Classical music
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  • The Last Ship
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    1. The Last Ship
    2. Dead Man's Boots
    3. And Yet
    4. August Winds
    5. Language of Birds
    6. Practical Arrangement
    7. The Night the Pugilist Learned How to Dance
    8. Ballad of the Great Eastern
    9. What Have We Got?
    10. I Love Her But She Loves Someone Else
    11. So to Speak
    12. The Last Ship (Reprise)


    • Release Date: 2013
    • Artist: Sting
    • Tracks: The Last Ship (Reprise), The Last Ship (reprise), Hadaway
    • Label: Cherrytree Records
    • Genres (Music): Jazz
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  • 1. Gabriel's Message
    2. Soul Cake
    3. There Is No Rose of Such Virtue
    4. The Snow It Melts the Soonest
    5. Christmas at Sea
    6. Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming
    7. Cold Song
    8. The Burning Babe
    9. Now Winter Comes Slowly
    10. The Hounds of Winter
    11. Balulalow
    12. Cherry Tree Carol
    13. Lullaby for an Anxious Child
    14. The Hurdy-Gurdy Man
    15. You Only Cross My Mind in Winter

    • Release Date: 2009
    • Artist: Sting
    • Tracks: Bethlem Down, Christmas at Sea, Gabriel's Message
    • Label: Deutsche Grammophon
    • Genres (Music): Rock music, Classical music, Pop rock
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  • 44/876
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    1. 44/876 
    2. Morning Is Coming 
    3. Waiting For The Break Of Day
    4. Gotta Get Back My Baby
    5. Don't Make Me Wait
    6. Just One Lifetime
    7. 22nd Street
    8. Dreaming In The U.S.A.
    9. Crooked Tree
    10. To Love And Be Loved
    11. Sad Trombone
    12. Night Shift
    13. If You Can't Find Love
    14. Love Changes Everything
    15. 16 Fathoms
    16. Don't Make Me Wait (Dave Audé Rhythmic Radio Remix)

    • Release Date: 2018
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