Albums to watch

57th & 9th


57th & 9th

The Police frontman goes for straight up rock 'n' roll vibe for his ninth solo record

ADM rating[?]


UK Release date
US Release date
  1. 8.0 |   All Music

    Stands as a testament to Sting's inherent gifts as a songwriter and record-maker
    Read Review

  2. 7.0 |   Rolling Stone

    You'd have to go all the way back to "Born in the 50's," from the very first Police album, to hear him sing over guitars as rough as the ones on the lonely-horn-dog anthem "I Can't Stop Thinking About You"
    Read Review

  3. 6.7 |   Consequence Of Sound

    It’s a pleasure to hear him singing over cranked guitars instead of pan flutes once again
    Read Review

  4. 6.5 |   Gig Soup

    In its most successful moments, he almost manages to recapture the knack for pop song-writing that made him a superstar at the height of the MTV era
    Read Review

  5. 6.0 |   The Arts Desk

    Any po-facedness is largely offset by the nostalgic charm of hearing that iconic tenor back in its rightful setting
    Read Review

  6. 6.0 |   The Independent

    The arpeggiated guitar parts, rolling gait and familiar chord changes of opener “I Can’t Stop Thinking About You” bring echoes of The Police flooding back
    Read Review

  7. 6.0 |   Mojo

    Most of 57th and 9th has a youthful energy suggesting that Sting hasn't faded yet
    Read Review

  8. 5.0 |   Spectrum Culture

    Polite has rarely suited Sting well and it doesn’t here. Stalwart fans may find more to praise as they wander through these fields of rust. The rest of us? Don’t look for your Sting here. He’s gone
    Read Review

  9. 5.0 |   Uncut

    Tentative. Print edition only

  10. 4.0 |   The Guardian

    There’s a strong whiff of the 1980s, too, on the Wembley-sized plod of 50,000, a song about the absurdities of being an aged rock star
    Read Review

blog comments powered by Disqus

Watch it

Roll over video for more options

Hear it

Latest Reviews

More reviews