Tagsecho & the bunnymen

'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

Sinead O'Connor -

13 Albums That End With Their Title Track: Bruce Springsteen, Sinead O'Connor, And More

Exclusives 12:37PM EDT

An album's title track is inevitably given more weight than the album's other songs, because it's natural to assume that the one song the entire album s named after must be something special. However, these artists chose to place even more weight on these particular songs by choosing to close out the entire album with them.READ MORE

The Doors -

9 Classic Songs That Should Be Shorter: The Beatles, The Doors, And More

Exclusives 10:03AM EDT

As a songwriter, it's very easy to fall in love with your own chord progressions and melodies, which sometimes results in songs that end up being much longer than they need to be. Here are nine classic songs that should be shorter.READ MORE

The Smiths -

8 Albums That Omit Great Songs On Some Editions: The Strokes, The Smiths, And More

Exclusives 12:56PM EDT

When a band achieves international success, their albums are often re-released in different countries with bonus tracks, or sometimes with altered tracklistings. These eight albums, however, have incredible songs that, for one reason or another, aren't included on every edition.READ MORE

Real Time Analytics