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'Dream of The Blue Turtles'

Ranking New Wave Vocalist Solo Debuts: Sting, Debbie Harry, David Byrne and More

Buzz 14:35PM EDT

On this date 30 years ago, Sting released his first solo album—The Dream of The Blue Turtles—after the inevitable split of the feuding Police. Some band vocalists have the chops to make it on their own, and some don't. Based on how Turtles did, we'd say that the bassist was doing alright, and since then he's been nominated as a solo performer for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame...so it seems both fans and critics have taken a liking. You can argue that Sting's solo debut has nothing on Synchronicity, The Police's last album (and tough competition), but it deserved kudos nevertheless. Music Times looked at the first album from a number of other New Wave vocalists and ranked them, from best to "shoulda never left." Check out individual releases from David Byrne, Debbie Harry, Ric Ocasek and more.READ MORE

Hint: 'Thriller' didn't win any big prizes.

30 Years of The VMA's: Music Times Fixes MTV's Errors from 1984 for Michael Jackson, The Police and Herbie Hancock

Genres 16:21PM EDT

Music Times looks back at the major awards presented at the 1984 rendition of the VMA's and makes the revisions that history needs for closure.READ MORE

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5 VMA 'Video Of The Year' Nominees That Were Robbed: Michael Jackson, Weezer, And More

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This may be hard to believe, but award shows don't always make the right choice, and the Video Music Awards is certainly no exception. A lot of excellent, worthy videos have been named "Video of the Year" by MTV, but there have been some years where another video deserved the title more than the actual winner. Here are five videos that should have won Video of the Year.READ MORE

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5 Worst VMA Video Of The Year Winners: Katy Perry, Britney Spears, And More

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Many of the music videos that have won the top prize at MTV's Video Music Awards are beautiful works of art, and some of them are just plain awesome. However, there are a couple videos that will leave you wondering (at least they left me wondering) what the voters thought was so great about them. Here are the five worst VMA Video of the Year winners.READ MORE

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12 Classic Albums Produced By Musicians Outside The Band: Weezer, Beck, And More

Exclusives 14:07PM EDT

Today marked the tragic passing of Ramones drummer Tommy Ramone, and along with being a founding member of one of the most influential bands in history, another one of his crowning achievements was his production of the Replacements' classic 1985 album Tim. Here are some other classic albums that were produced by musicians outside of the band.READ MORE

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