500 Greatest Albums of All Time

Rolling Stone's definitive list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.

The Police, 'Ghost in the Machine'
178/500

178. The Police, 'Ghost in the Machine'

A&M, 1981

Here, the previously punkish trio added synth strings and politics, and blew up even further. "Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic" is a pop smart bomb, and "Invisible Sun," about the violence in Northern Ireland, is genuinely moving.

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