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20 Music Videos of the '80s That Have Aged Well

In this second installment of the retrospective of music videos from the 1980s, we focus on 20 promos that have, remarkably, stood the test of time.

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Sting Finds Path Back to Rock Music with '57th & 9th' + Celebrates at Irving Plaza

After years of diverse projects, including a musical based on his home town, a holiday album and a classical album, Sting has returned to rock.

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The 100 Greatest Alternative Singles of the '80s: Part 5: 20 - 1

Songs of anxiety, paranoia, freak-outs, chilling verses, feverish desire, harrowing lyrics -- they all make for damn good music.

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Counterbalance: The Police's 'Synchronicity'

Another suburban family morning here at Counterbalance. We have to shout above the din of our Rice Krispies — and the 272nd most acclaimed album of all time. Many miles away, something crawls to the surface of a dark Scottish lake.

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Global Citizen Festival: 27 September 2014 - Photos & Videos

Almost 50,000 people gathered in Central Park for the 3rd Annual Global Citizen Festival, a star-studded affair that draws attention to extreme poverty with world leaders pledging funds for relief.

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Circa Zero: Circus Hero

Andy Summers teams up with Rob Giles to make an album of '80s-style rock. If those two names are exciting to you, then get this now. Otherwise, only big fans of middle of the road '80s rock will find enough here to get excited about.

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'Lick Me' Dishes Out Delicious Things About Cherry Vanilla

This is a guilt-free pleasure for Cherry Vanilla fans and those mesmerized by the myths surrounding the rock 'n' roll of the '70s.

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Could These Be the Nominees for the 2011 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame?

This year’s list of nominees will be released on Tuesday, September 28th, with over 500 selected industry insiders choosing which five acts will be honored.

Books

Walking on the Moon: The Untold Story of the Police and the Rise of New Wave Rock by Chris Campion

The Police certainly didn't cause Thatcherism or Reaganomics, and I don't think the band was a product of those policies, either.

Music

The Police: The Police

This two-disc collection presents most of the great songs from one of the best bands ever. Obscenely, I had hoped for even more.

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The Police: Everyone Stares: The Police Inside Out [DVD]

Everyone Stares: The Police Inside Out is more effective as a nostalgia trip for people intimately involved in the early days of The Police than as a telling work of cultural history.

Matthew A. Stern
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The Police: Every Breath You Take -- The Classics (Remastered)

At their best the Police were an adventurous pop act, but this remastered and reissued compilation makes them seem as bland as Sting's solo career.

Hunter Felt

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