by The Police
Released: Jan 1978
Even compared to the rest of their catalog -- one of the strongest in all of modern rock -- the Police's debut could be considered the band's greatest moment. More punky, less polished, Outlandos (with its nonsensical pseudo-French title) shows signs of the Police's later radio-ruling pop sensibilities with skuzzy up-rockers like "Next to You" and "So Lonely" and of course the iconic "Roxanne." But there's a subversive wink in the unpredictable reggae-rock production, long run times, and "(Be My Girl) Sally" -- the first hint of Sting's penchant for kinky sex.